Job Announcement
Legal Secretary
City of Bismarck, N.D.

The City of Bismarck is seeking a Legal Secretary in the City Administration Legal Department to provide clerical support for the operations of the department.

Hiring Rate: $20.00/hr PLUS benefits! Closing Date: September 14, 2018 at Midnight

Description:

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Establishes and organizes case and department files.
  • Confirms case status with attorneys.
  • Documents court actions; inputs information into file database and case management software.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence and legal documents, including complaints, subpoenas, and discovery responses.
  • Mails, faxes or arranges for the delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Makes photocopies of correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Receives and relays telephone messages.
  • Greets and receives visitors.
  • Informs attorneys regarding court cancellations.
  • Maintains spreadsheets of discovery logs, complaint logs, court calendars and officer subpoenas.
  • Types office memoranda, letters, and other correspondence.
  • Consults with police department to schedule officers for court.
  • Performs related duties.

    Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

    Knowledge Required:

    Knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology.

  • Knowledge of modern office principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the preparation of reports.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

    Miscellaneous:

    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered.

    Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. Finalists will be required to take tests for Word 2010, Excel 2010, Spelling, Typing and Proofreading.

    For details and to apply online: www.bismarcknd.gov/jobs

    For more information: Wes Long Feather at 701.355.1334 or wlongfeather@bismarcknd.gov

    The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer