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Description of Work

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $36,000.00 - $38,000.00

The Office of the Public Defender, District 3B in Craven/Pamlico Counties, seeks a qualified individual to provide secretarial support for the office attorneys.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Answer telephone, take messages, direct calls, greet and direct visitors, provide limited program information.
  • Respond to routine inquiries regarding court dates, office practices, and court procedures.
  • Screen and route mail according to content of communication.
  • Type correspondence, motions, orders, and index tracking cards.
  • Open and maintain status cards and files on active and closed cases.
  • Make copies.
  • Review court calendars and identify clients. Notify attorneys and clients of court date and time.
  • Maintain court dates for attorneys and clients.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

    Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; legal terminology; grammar and punctuation;legal forms for orders, judgments, and other documents; and commonly used rules, procedures, or methods to perform limited, recurring assignments such as operate computer, printer, switchboard, and copiers.

    Skill in: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; typing with accuracy and speed; and answering a multi-line telephone system.

    Ability to: screen communications and, based on content, handle independently or route to proper destination; spell accurately and use proper grammar; learn specific rules and regulations related to verifying, processing, and maintaining records and documents; use judgment in organizing and establishing document formats; develop a general knowledge of the role and mission of the office and its relationship to other judicial offices; and provide basic information and instructions regarding programs and office procedures.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    High school graduation or equivalency certificate and one (1) year of legal clerical experience.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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