OFFICE CLERK II
|Department||OPD District Operations|
|Date Opened||9/20/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/20/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$15.00 - $15.80/hour|
|HR Analyst||Saundra Sheed|
The Office of the Public Defender is a statewide independent agency charged with providing superior legal representation to 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 applicants with excellent customer service, communication and computer skills, to fill a full-time Contractual Office Clerk II position, in our Harford County Maryland office. A Contractual Office Clerk II will serve as the receptionist answering a multi- line phone system, greeting clients, directing and providing information on Office of the Public Defender services to clients and the public. Working with a database unique to our agency, searching and verifying client information, data entry, updating confidential client case information, processing and distributing electronic discovery files, opening and sorting mail, and filing will also be required in the position.
LOCATION OF POSITION
2 South Bond Street, Suite 203, Bel Air, MD 21014
Main Purpose of Job
*Receptionist answering a multi- line phone system, greeting clients, directing and providing information on Office of the Public Defender services to clients and the public.
* Working with a database unique to our agency, searching and verifying client information, data entry, updating confidential client case information, processing and distributing electronic discovery files, opening and sorting mail, and filing will also be required in the position.
Education: Completion of the eighth grade.
Experience: One year experience performing clerical duties in an office environment.
1. Additional experience performing clerical duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate may be substituted for six months of the required experience.
3. Six months clerical training with three courses in subjects such as keyboarding, clerical math, word processing, spreadsheets, data base, graphics presentation, proofreading, or office etiquette may be substituted for six months of the required experience.
4. 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 Clerical Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent communication, customer service and computer skills. The ability to work in a fast paced environment and experience working with diverse populations. High School Diploma or GED.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the examination for this classification. Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, OR QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online Applications Preferred. Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-2260.
Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8500, toll free: 877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.
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.