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Job Announcement - Legal Secretary Monday, September 11, 2023

Job title: Legal Secretary

Location: Bismarck, ND

Terms: Full time / Non-Exempt / Full Benefits

Salary: $17.98 to $19.96 per hour, Grade 3

Application Deadline:September 25, 2023

About the role:

Under supervision of the department supervisor, perform duties related to legal secretary responsibilities, general clerical work and receptionist duties to include answering telephones, typing correspondence, greeting and directing the public, and work closely with Law Enforcement and other county agencies.

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Requires a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), one year of office support, clerical, or secretarial work experience. College coursework in an administrative support program with an emphasis in the legal field may substitute for the work experience requirement if it provides the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of the position.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants with legal office setting experience.
  3. Knowledge and skills in the use of computers for data entry, reports and correspondence. Experience with Word preferred.
  4. Requires a high degree of written and/or verbal communication skills dealing with employees, clients, or the general public, with the ability to handle multiple duties and priorities under limited supervision.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Perform receptionist duties of answering phones, taking and delivering messages, process incoming and outgoing mail, and assist members of the public.
  • Processing and monitoring restitution payments.
  • Perform legal secretary work assisting members of the legal staff.
  • Accept documents from the public, including restitution payments, witness reimbursement forms, NSF/No account checks from businesses, etc. and refer to appropriate personnel.
  • Provide clerical assistance to staff to include typing, filing, word processing and documentation of dispositions, fingerprint checks, and other information.
  • Record and process initial charge for fingerprint forms.
  • File legal documents and correspondence and record dispositions of criminal judgments.
  • Process reports and citations, gather supporting documents, record dispositions and assist legal staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply and register at the following website: 

Applicants must also provide:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (if any)

The complete job announcement can be viewed by clicking the following link: