Office Specialist – Dept. of Assigned Counsel
$16.74 per hour/40 hours per week
Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel has three openings for Office Specialists, performing specialized legal support services for Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel operations, in case and court areas as assigned, sorting and analyzing legal/medical documents, reports and statements; initiating and conducting complex researches in various judicial databases; extracting or interpreting appropriate information to identify complex relationships and potential conflicts of interest; sorting and entering information into reports and client database systems; making decisions regarding absence of conflicts applying legal and policy guidelines; referring anomalies and issues requiring attorney determination to assignment attorney; preparing summary conflict reports and legal document case assignment; contacting private attorneys concerning appointments to cases within parameters set by supervising attorney and conferring on factual and legal issues to obtain agreement to be appointed and preparing court orders to implement appointments. Performs additional duties in support of ongoing cases, files, complaints, and administrative operations with supervisors, attorney staff, clients, public and other law and justice agencies.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years of general office experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. (Training should lead to a general understanding of legal documents, court procedures, administrative functions and databases.)
To Apply: For more information and to apply, visit our website at https://www.yakimacounty.us/1268/Employment. Please apply by job closing date for this position as specified on the Yakima County website. For assistance, contact the Yakima County Human Resources Department at (509) 574-2210. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.
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