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Legal Secretary II - Full-time - Public Defenders' Office

Kittanning, PA
This is a full-time position.  Hours of work are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, M - F.

Overall Responsibilities
To assist the department with the secretarial needs, including preparation of complex litigation, forms, procedures, and related duties, which includes the use of discretion, independence and judgment.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Takes, transcribes and types dictation, including legal opinions, briefs, memos, subpoenas and other related legal documents; develops and maintains legal files and filing/tracking systems on all court cases and appeals, invoices and billings; processes a variety of legal forms, completely and accurately, to implement court orders and proceedings; operates computer and software to maintain necessary information; opens, screens and distributes mail appropriately; composes replies to routine correspondence; answers phone calls and routine inquiries, or directs calls to appropriate individuals.
Interacts with general public, clients and other internal departments; makes and cancels appointments as required; assigns arraignment dates and caseloads for attorneys as required and prepares arraignment schedule; attends court hearings as required to record dispositions; distributes files for pre-trial conferences; assists attorneys with preparation of hearings/trial information as needed; interviews clients as required.

High school diploma or equivalent, plus some secretarial, legal and computer training.
3-5 years working experience in law office, including taking and transcribing of legal dictation, notes.  Experience in government preferred.

Armstrong County considers qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, service animals, familiar status, veteran status, gender, non-job related disability, or any other legally protected status.

For questions concerning this or any other position, please contact the Employment Coordinator at (724)548-3205.

The County of Armstrong is an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of its responsibility to its staff and the community it serves, we reaffirm our policy to assure fair and equal treatment in all of our employment practices, for all persons. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin, nor against any qualified individual with a disability, disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam War.
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