Position: Legal Assistant I, II or III
Salary Range: Legal Assistant I - $2,889/month to $3,872/month; DOE, DOQ Legal Assistant II - $3,124/month to $4,186/month; DOE, DOQ Legal Assistant III - $3,437/month to $4,606/month; DOE, DOQ
Location: Prosecutor’s Office
Employment Type: Full-time (35 hours/week); FLSA Non-Exempt, Benefits Apply
Open Until Filled
Full Time Benefits Include:
• County pays $1,500.00 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members. • Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) • HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply. • Wellness program • Deferred compensation plans offered • Met Life Pet Insurance may apply • Twelve paid holidays annually • Vacation accrual based on seniority • Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of seven (7) hours earned per month based on a thirty-five(35) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
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Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinates office activities for attorneys by performing a variety of legal secretarial duties such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases, and maintaining court dockets and office records, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. The Legal Assistant I is an intermediate level performing a variety of legal secretarial and related duties. The Legal Assistant II is an experienced level position that performs a full range of legal secretarial and related duties in support of assigned Attorney(s) and the ongoing operations of the office in addition to that of the Legal Assistant I. The Legal Assistant III is an advanced level position that performs advanced legal secretarial duties in support of assigned Attorney(s) and the ongoing operations of the office in addition to that of the Legal Assistant II. Please see the job descriptions for the complete list of essential duties.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work is normally performed in an office and courtroom setting. Must possess physical ability to sit for long periods of time, able to lift up to 20 pounds, climb and balance on step stool. There may be stressful conditions such as workloads and/or deadlines inherent in certain positions.
Minimum Qualifications: For Legal Assistant I: High school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of administrative support experience where use of a personal computer to prepare correspondence, reports, charts, etc., or to enter/retrieve/update information is an essential part of the work, including one (1) year equivalent to administrative support experience.
For the Legal Assistant II: High School Diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of administrative support experience where use of a personal computer to prepare correspondence, reports, charts, etc., or to enter/retrieve/update information is an essential part of the work, including two (2) years involving legal secretarial practices equivalent to a Legal Assistant I.
For the Legal Assistant III: High school diploma or equivalent. Seven (7) years of administrative support experience where use of a personal computer to prepare correspondence, reports, charts, etc., or to enter/retrieve/update information is an essential part of the work, including two (2) years involving legal secretarial practices equivalent to a Legal Assistant II. Bilingual preferred.
Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Visit www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to view the job description and to apply online.
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK, AND ORAL INTERVIEWS.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER / ADA COMPLIANT
Walla Walla County
Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.
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