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

JOB SUMMARY

To assist the Solicitor General of State Court in case management and organization, maintaining files and records, attending and assisting during court, coordinating case management and court scheduling with the Clerk of Court of Walker County and the State Court Judge of Walker County.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Have or develop a working knowledge of the filing system used by the Office of Solicitor General for State Court the Clerk of Court for Walker County and the case management software, Tracker
  • Type and prepare letters, court orders, and other documents essential to the function of the Solicitor General of State Court in a timely manner
  • Interact with the public in person and via telephone in a polite manner, sometimes concerning stressful cases
  • Attend all sessions and terms of the State Court of Walker County, Georgia, and assist the Solicitor General during same, including one Saturday per month
  • Manage the calendar and schedule of the State Court Solicitor General
  • Work and communicate with other office and other courthouse personnel in a professional and polite manner
  • Other duties as assigned by the Solicitor General of State Court.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a High School Diploma.
  • Preference given for college degree or college experience.
  • Preference given for training or experience in office or legal administration or management.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the Solicitor General’s office and other courthouse offices.
  • Must be able to keyboard effectively and efficiently, and learn to use the office software.
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to follow general safety rules pertaining to duties.
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures relating to duties.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • A valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

Speak, hear, stand, walk and see frequently.  Repetitive motions requires, 15 pounds of force to lift books or files, negligible force to move objects.  Employee sits most of the time, with ability to stand or walk frequently as needed.  Manipulate hands, fingers, arms to operate office equipment.  May be subjected to disruptive or contentious people.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud. About 80% of the work is performed in a controlled office environment with regulated heating and air conditioning.

An estimated 20% of the time is spent in the court room. Employee will also spend some time driving from one location to another in traffic and weather conditions normal to this region.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups and professional associates
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects
  • Adherence to standard 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 Government
c/o Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

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

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