|Department||OPD District Operations|
|Date Opened||3/7/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/21/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$33,012.00 - $51,835.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Tawanda Jackson|
The Office of the Public Defender is a statewide independent agency charged with providing superior legal representation for indigent defendants. The agency's vision is Justice, Fairness and Dignity for all. Employees are committed to the core values of culture of excellence, client centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united in achieving the agency's mission.
The Office of the Public Defender is seeking detailed oriented applicants with legal secretarial experience who are familiar with legal terminology and possess excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as, problem solving skills and significant customer service experience with the ability to work independently. We are looking for someone who knows how to create/format pleadings, motions and discovery documents. The Administrative Aide will be responsible for providing secretarial support, maintaining the day-to-day operations of the office, data entry of case information, and efiling through MDEC (Maryland Electronic Courts) for our Glen Burnie District Court Office. This position involves significant client contact to provide and gather information over the phone and in person.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Support staff attorneys with filing of any and all legal correspondence (motions, subpoenas, pleadings)
Process Discovery and Body Worn Camera Footage
Process and Distribute incoming mail and correspondence
Schedules meetings and interviews as requested by attorneys and management
Type client correspondence
Create/modify reports and documents as requested by staff attorneys or administrative staff
Makes photocopies, faxes documents and performs other clerical functions
Update Prolaw Database with client information
Assist with the preparation of client files
Files papers and documents into appropriate client files
File client correspondence
Maintain Office Equipment
Perform other duties as assigned
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Four years performing secretarial work or clerical work involving typing duties.
1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:
Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304
Baltimore, MD 21202;
Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-8134. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Additional questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to (410) 767-8503, toll free: 877-430-5187;
A paper copy of the MD State application form and questionnaire can be downloaded from the link below.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
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