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Job Announcement - Legal Secretary Friday, October 1, 2021

Job title: Legal Secretary – Victim Witness
Location: Bismarck, ND
Terms: Full time / Non-Exempt
Salary: $16.80—18.71 per hour, Grade 3

Application Deadline: October 24, 2021, by 5:00 PM CST

About Burleigh County: Burleigh County is a county in the state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 95,262 making it the second-most populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is Bismarck, the state capital.

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.
Perform legal secretary work assisting members of the staff.
Provide clerical assistance to staff to include typing, filing, word processing and documentation of dispositions, fingerprint checks, and other information.
File legal documents and correspondence and record dispositions of criminal judgments.
Process reports and citations, gather supporting documents, record dispositions and assist 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
Applications and all supporting material must be received in the Burleigh County Human Resources office by the deadline listed.
Supporting documents may be emailed to:
Or mailed to: Burleigh County Human Resources
316 N. 5th St Suite 106
PO Box 5518
Bismarck, ND 58506

We only accept applications online for vacant positions that are listed on our website.

Veteran’s preference: Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.

People who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Burleigh County Human Resources at 701-222-6669. A complete job description is available from the Burleigh County Human Resources Office.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The employing agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.