Applying To: Legal Secretary

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  • Minimum: $33,020.00
  • Maximum: $51,610.00

Normal entry salary is 33,020.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for providing secretarial support and clerical assistance to attorneys requiring knowledge of: appellate briefs, subpoenas, trial court memoranda, ordinances, contracts and other general legal correspondence such as briefs, pleadings, affidavits, summonses, complaints, legal opinions, responses to discovery requests and summaries and depositions.  

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Legal Secretary

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience providing secretarial support for attorneys in a private law firm, governmental agency, or other business setting.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience with electronic court filing is preferred.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Some positions may require candidates to pass a "Character Investigation" prior to appointment.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

A limited number of candidates may be called for the oral interview based on an evaluation of their experience and education as listed on the employment application. Please fully describe your work experience and educational achievements.

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2697
December 18, 2017
1151-12G (No Wav)

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