DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is professional level office/clerical and administrative work performed to support the efficient operation of a public law office. Work involves the operation of office related technologies in the preparation and storing of legal documents and correspondence. Work is performed under general supervision of the department head, and direct supervision of higher-level administrators. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position. The Principal Office Assistant (Legal) is distinguished from the Senior Office Assistant (Legal) by the greater complexity of related duties. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern public law office methods and procedures, legal forms and legal terminology. Thorough knowledge of executive secretarial skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and legal formatting; working knowledge of legal terminology; good knowledge of the capabilities of computer systems equipment and software for legal documents; Good knowledge of the operations of a public law office; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to verbally express facts in a concise manner; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; accuracy; resourcefulness; initiative; good judgment; tact; neat appearance; organization; and courtesy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512