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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Secretary I
# Position Information

Job Description
The Staunton Public Defender is hiring for the position of part-time Secretary I. The Staunton Public Defender represents indigent persons charged with crimes in the Staunton region. The qualified candidate will provide administrative and clerical support to the criminal defense team of attorneys, investigators and sentencing advocate in the Public Defender's office. The part-time Secretary reports to the Staunton Public Defender and is employed at will. This position may include opportunity for future advancement.
Duties for the position include: 1) Occasionally greeting persons entering the Public Defender Office; 2) operating a multi-line telephone to answer, screen and forward calls and provide information to callers, take messages and schedule appointments; 3) Typing a variety of documents on a computer, including memos, letters and legal pleadings. 4) Maintaining a filing and record keeping system; 5) Data entry in a case-management system; 6) Mail related tasks such as collecting, sorting, distributing, and posting mail; 7) Communicating and interacting with Public Defender office colleagues, clients and judicial system personnel.
## Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: The qualified candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and work independently and/or with direction in a fast paced, team-driven environment. The ability to maintain a positive, respectful attitude with co-workers and clients under stressful circumstances is required. The position requires a working knowledge of office practice and procedures. The qualified candidate will have the ability to operate a multi-line telephone to answer, screen and forward calls. The qualified candidate will have the ability to create and edit letters, memos and legal documents on a computer. The qualified candidate must be able to follow instructions and pay attention to detail. Experience in use of computer software to include word processing, spreadsheet and database applications is needed. Experience with data entry is required. Regular, reliable attendance during scheduled work hours Monday to Friday is required.
## Preferred Qualifications
Immediate availability to work in the Staunton office. Prior experience providing administrative and clerical support in a criminal justice and/or legal environment is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to working with or serving the indigent population is preferred. Experience using Microsoft applications to include, Word and Excel. Ability to speak and understand basic Spanish is preferred. Flexibility to modify daily work hours subject to office needs.
## Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, verification of employment history and reference verifications.
Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. The VIDC does not sponsor employment visas. Sponsors includes H-1B or any other employment-based immigration cases or visa statuses.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Your cover letter must highlight the following:
Any prior experience working in a legal office;
Any prior experience working in a high volume client service environment;
Any life experience you have working with an indigent population;
Any experience showing your commitment to the community in the Staunton region.
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. VIDC does not accept "see resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Applications should include complete work and salary history, contact information for all current and prior employers, reasons for leaving all prior employment and explanations for any periods of unemployment. Blank fields in the application are considered incomplete applications and will be disqualified.
You will receive a confirmation number once your application has been successfully submitted. Edits cannot be made to the application once you have received a confirmation number. Phone calls are not accepted regarding an inquiry to the status of an application. Please refer to RMS for status updates.
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*Working Title:* Secretary I
*Role Title:* Non-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 04/16/2018
*Job Close Date:* 04/27/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $14,483
*Agency:* Indigent Defense Commission (848)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Staunton - 790
*Position Number:* 30118
*Job Posting Number:* 1036782
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* Yes
*Job Type:* Part-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Part-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- PTS-1
*Pay Band:* UG

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