WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON invites applications for the position of:
Legal Specialist II
SALARY: $24.77 – $30.10 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 09/19/21 11:59 PM
JOB # 2021-209
Do you have excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy? Are you a collaborative team player who possesses the ability to focus on your own responsibilities, as well as take on other tasks as needed? Do you have an affinity for multi-tasking and performing a variety of legal administrative duties efficiently and independently? If so, Come Join Our Team as a Legal Specialist II in the Office of County Counsel!
As a Legal Specialist II, you will be responsible for providing support to attorneys working in civil litigation and general counsel work as well as formatting and finalizing correspondence, pleadings, and other memoranda complying with established procedures, court rules, administrative rules, and statutes; preparing documents using templates; preparing trial and arbitration notebooks; and providing backup to front office reception. Additionally, you will maintain paper and electronic files; assist in organizing and producing discovery; file updates for publications; schedule meetings, hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and other events; maintain attorney calendars; scan, copy and run errands as requested. This position requires proficiency with Oregon state and federal court rules and procedures, state and federal appeals courts, and electronic court filing.
As an ideal candidate, you will have four years of civil litigation experience in the Oregon state, federal, and appeals courts. You will also have high-level organizational skills, attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, reliability, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment. Strong computer skills are essential especially with Microsoft Outlook and Word. Experience with Prolaw is a plus.
Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration, and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- High school diploma or equivalent; AND
- Four (4) years of experience providing administrative or clerical support, two (2) years of which must be in a legal support role in a law office or an office environment with a focus on legal issues; OR
- Four (4) years of experience providing administrative or clerical support, one (1) year of which is in a civil law office.
A Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in a related field or a Paralegal certificate may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
This position requires that successful candidates pass a criminal history background investigation, post job offer.