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Legal Office Assistant 2

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 3, 2021.

Legal Office Assistant 2 Print ( Apply Legal Office Assistant 2 Salary $27,668.88
– $37,334.88 Annually Location Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentProsecuting AttorneyJob Number21-00173Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Job SummaryPerforms varied legal support work for attorneys, judges, court commissioners and other judicial officials.

Positions in this classification are generally responsible for word processing of standard legal documents, public contact involving communicating legal information and responding to questions, reading mail and composing responses and other routine clerical support work in a legal office environment.TOTAL COMPENSATION: $35,416
– $47,788 annually.

Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave).

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.Examples of Duties(Duties may vary depending upon the needs of the particular department and may include, but are not limited to the following.)Performs counter and/or phone work providing information to the public that requires limited interpretation of established policies and procedures; provides attorneys, judicial officers and other interested parties information regarding the status of cases and legal procedures while maintaining security and confidentiality.Prepares reports requiring the extraction of database information using established policies and procedures.Creates and maintains files by extracting information from local and state databases; enters new client/defendant and other information into computer database, orders client/defendant records and documentation, extracts information from files; andprepares standard legal forms.

Responsible for closing, storage and/or destruction of files.Using considerable skill in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, generates routine and moderately complex legal documents such as briefs, motions, legal pleadings, appointment letters and other routine correspondence, reports and memorandum with minimal instruction and in support of assigned attorney(s), judicial officers or managers; secures appropriate signatures, case numbers and authorizations and mails or routes as designated.May prepare responses to legal correspondence either from dictation or oral instruction; obtain required signatures and mail or route as designated.Responds to questions and provides answers to parties regarding case status in accordance with regulations on public records and confidentiality.

Monitors custody status of defendants on a daily basis.

May determine eligibility for first appearance.Responds to discovery requests from opposing counsel per statutory time limits.

Provides appropriate documentation per statute and court rules.Upon instruction, may contact other attorneys and parties to legal actions to obtain or relay technical information related to the case.

May interact with other county and outside agencies.May schedule meetings and appointments, arranges meals, travel and accommodations.May collect information in accordance from defendants in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.

Assists in caseload management and monitoring of case plans.

Reviews reports for timeliness, accuracy and validity to ensure full compliance.May assist other staff in cashiering duties to provide internal controls for routine financial transactions.May provide dockets or calendars for review, as well as support in a courtroom setting.Performs other related work as assigned.Minimum RequirementsTRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of experience equivalent to a Legal Assistant 1.

A comparable amount of legal assistant, paralegal or related coursework may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience.Selection FactorsKnowledge of
• legal terminology, legal and regulatory requirements, procedures and standard content of documents (including document formatting per court rules) and records as required by the position;
• general legal office practices and procedures;
• business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; word processing, database and presentation applications, including the knowledge of macros;
• the operation of general office equipment such as copiers, faxes, telephones, personal computers.Ability to
• accurately keyboard a minimum of 50 words per minute;
• deal appropriately with sensitive and/or potentially volatile situations;
• resolve conflict and problem solve using confidentiality, discretion, patience, empathy and professionalism;
• understand and apply legal guidelines and regulations to varied operational requirements;
• prepare legal documents and correspondence using appropriate formatting, terminology and references;
• maintain confidentiality;
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public officials, and the general public;
• accurately complete work within established timeframes;
• communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• adhere to prescribed office routines, policies, procedures and directions;
• maintain a professional personal appearance and courteous attitude toward the public and fellow employees.Skilled in
• in the use of personal computers and software related to the position.SPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees.

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department.

This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.

PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank.

There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year.

After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time.

(Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).

Sick LeaveSick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.Other LeavesSpokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.

INSURANCE BENEFITSMedical InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2020 Rates:Premera Employee Only: $17.18 per pay period Employee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay period Employee & Family: $94.70 per pay period Employee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay period Kaiser:Employee: $16.23 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $88.58 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay periodDental InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.2020 Rates:Delta Dental Willamette DentalEmployee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per pay Family: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per payGroup Life InsuranceThe County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690.

The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Long Term Disability CoverageProvides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month.

Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.RETIREMENTRetirement Plan (401a)Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System.

Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan.

This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program.

Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.VOLUNTARY BENEFITSAFLACSupplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance.

The employee pays 100% of the premium.Travel AssistanceProvides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home.

Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars.

Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.Voluntary Term Life InsuranceVoluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance.

New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.WORK/LIFE PROGRAMSEmployee Assistance ProgramEmploye

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