The Legal Assistant/Administrative Assistant position pays between $15.00 to $16.80 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

JOB SUMMARY

The Legal Assistant / Administrative Assistant will deliver an appropriate response to cases and maintain a professional and courteous demeanor at all times. This employee will respond to any request for action or information in an efficient and timely manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Prepare legal pleadings for the Solicitor-General’s office
  • Attend court to assist in the orderly and efficient presentation of cases
  • Enter case information into the Case Management system
  • Manage incoming and outgoing office mail
  • Manage incoming and outgoing phone calls
  • Greet and assist visitors
  • Maintain records and files in a timely and organized manner, as directed
  • Work closely with the Sheriff’s Office and Clerk’s Office to process cases
  • Assist victims of crimes and witnesses
  • Perform budget tracking for accounts, purchase order requests, invoice coding and monthly, quarterly and yearly reports as assigned by Solicitor
  • Assist the Solicitor in budget preparation
  • Maintenance of all state and federal grants
  • Compose all letters and memo correspondence from the Solicitor
  • Review and submit payroll bi-weekly
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at anytime.

COMPETENCIES

  • Thorough knowledge of business English, punctuation, spelling, arithmetic, modern office practices, procedures and equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including the ability to respond in a calm and businesslike manner during stressful situations
  • Ability to type 40 words per minute with skill and accuracy  
  • Ability to assemble and organize data, prepare reports and maintain records
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Diploma
  • Significant experience as a Legal Assistant / Administrative Assistant

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be skilled in the use of a PC with Windows applications
  • Excellent at utilizing Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Working knowledge of Google For Work (G Suites) is a plus
  • Ability to quickly learn to use Case Management Software
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Legal Assistant / Administrative Assistant. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally. The employee must be able to sit in an office chair at a desk for extended periods of time and also stand, squat, bend and reach over their head.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Legal Assistant / Administrative Assistant will spend the majority of the workday in an office and courtroom environment. On occasion, this employee will visit other locations to assist the department as necessary.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided
  • Effective leadership
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with professional associates
  • The accomplishment of job functions in an effective and timely manner
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects
  • The exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions
  • Achievement of budgeted expense goals
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Tabitha Cantrell, Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to Tabitha Cantrell.

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