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Legal Secretary III - Full-time - Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts

Kittanning, PA
This position is full-time.  37.5 hours per week.  M - F, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Overall Responsibilities
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To perform varied secretarial and administrative functions in a timely manner to assure efficient operation of Prothonotary’s office; and to act as liaison between the office and other County agencies and/or departments. Includes 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:
Attend court proceedings for criminal, civil, juvenile and domestic hearings; swear witness and jury; document criminal data into computer system; prepare Court Orders for Judge; control custody of exhibits in court cases; assist in selection of jury; assists attorneys and customers at counter with a variety of department needs including but not limited to researching judgments, liens and civil cases.
Performs routine accounts receivable functions. Enters and maintains civil and criminal case database. Prepares and distributes copies of documents as directed. Performs general clerical duties such as data entry, copying, proofreading and printing. Operates and maintains typewriter, computer, and other office equipment. Prepares and processes required department forms and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:    
EDUCATION/TRAINING:
High school diploma or equivalent, plus some computer and bookkeeping skills required.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Working experience in office environment, county government, court system, and any acceptable combination of training and experience.  Individual must have complete knowledge of the duties of the Office of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts including experience using the Common Pleas Case Management System.


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.
 
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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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