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Legal Administrative Assistant I/II
Job ID: 2874
City of San Jose, South Bay


For more info contact:
(408) 535-1939
Close Date: Jan 1, 1900
Salary: $45,843.20 - $63,460.80 Annually

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.  Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region.


The Office of the City Attorney is committed to providing excellent legal services, consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards, to the City with the goal of protecting and advancing its interests in serving the people of San José.  The Office is seeking a motivated individual with the ability to work independently and also in a team environment.


Position and Duties


This position is responsible for performing legal secretarial duties requiring both sound judgment and good technical skills. These duties may include, but are not limited to, transcribing, preparing, and processing pleadings/briefs in the various state and federal courts; preparing and processing correspondence, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, City Council memoranda, and other legal documents and instruments; maintaining calendars for attorneys; answering telephones and contacting other offices to provide, obtain, and/or coordinate information and/or appearances; and performing office filing; as well as organizing and maintaining a wide variety of information and materials in support of attorneys.  The skill level of this position places strong emphasis on accuracy, quality, and attention to detail.  A strong knowledge base of legal procedures and court rules (federal and state) is desirable.  This position involves a variety of legal matters including civil litigation, workers' compensation, and all aspects of municipal law.  Incumbent must be proficient in the use of personal computers and able to work with various types of software in the Windows environment.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


- Education:  Graduation from high school or equivalent (G.E.D or California Proficiency Certificate).


- Experience:  Legal Administrative Assistant I:  One (1) year of experience in legal administrative assistant work at a level comparable to Legal Administrative Assistant Trainee learning to compose and type legal documents, ordinances, resolutions, and briefs.  Legal Administrative Assistant II:   Three (3) years of experience in legal administrative assistant work including one (1) year at a level comparable to Legal Administrative Assistant I with the City of San José


- Licenses or Certificates:  None.


- Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.  Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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