Legal Clerk III – SR

Duties Summary Performs a wide variety of legal clerical work in support of staff attorneys to include preparing, checking, and processing legal forms, documents, and related materials; locating and abstracting information from legal files and records; and gathering and organizing relevant material for use in legal proceedings; and performs other related duties as required. One (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy in Hilo. The eligible list may be used for other Legal Clerk III permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list for the Office of the Corporation Counsel and Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment. Examples of Duties Prepares and processes standardized legal forms and documents such as subpoenas, motions, petitions, orders, complaints, affidavits, stipulations, and other court documents independently. Types from rough draft such materials as letters, memoranda, reports, legal opinions, briefs, proposed legislation, complaints, contracts, and other documents; reviews same for correct form, accuracy, and timeliness. Initiates and composes standardized legal forms routinely needed. Establishes and maintains case files and records. Prepares computer equipment to verify, input, update, correct, and extract data from information systems. Coordinates schedules with courts; maintains court calendars and reminds attorneys of court appearances and deadlines for submitting various actions or documents. Compiles and readies all relevant materials for use by attorneys in court proceedings. Coordinates with court personnel in making corrections to records. Researches files and references to obtain information needed by attorneys. Responds to inquiries over the phone and/or in person concerning the status of cases or disposition of completed cases. Prepares reports of assigned cases and their status. Assists in providing training to other employees. May take and transcribe dictation. Minimum Qualification Requirements Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to: graduation from high school, and three (3) years of legal clerical work experience involving the preparation, typing, and processing of a variety of legal forms and documents which required substantive knowledge of legal terminology, procedures, practices, forms, and documents, and possession of a State of Hawai`i driver’s license (class 3) or other comparable driver’s license at the time of filing, as applicable to position. You will be required to submit your valid driver’s license at time of hire. Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant’s training, education and experience as presented in the application. Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application. Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai’i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process. Knowledge of: legal terminology; form, content, and use of legal documents; legal processes and procedures; the various types of court actions and associated processes; filing methods and systems; grammar, spelling, and word usage; law office practices and procedures. Ability to: prepare and type or keyboard documents, standard forms needed for specific legal actions, and other materials accurately; applicants may be required to demonstrate ability by satisfactorily passing a performance exercise at the time of interview; locate and abstract data from legal files and records; establish and maintain case files and systems of legal records; operate computer equipment to input, verify, update, and extract data from information systems; provide information to defendants, witnesses, attorneys, court personnel, and the public; explain legal processes, procedures, and/or departmental policies; work within constant time constraints and deadlines; as applicable to specific positions, take and transcribe notes accurately; applicants may be required to demonstrate ability by satisfactorily passing a performance exercise at the time of interview; deal effectively with employees, attorneys, court personnel, and the public. Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Physical Effort Grouping: Light Supplemental Information Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required: an official college transcript, a valid driver’s license, a temporary assignment verification, professional licenses, and/or certificates, Veterans applying for veteran’s preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application. PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS: Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. 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