Legal Secretary I

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No.: OC-61006 Name: Legal Secretary I
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 12/08/20 05:00PM
Exam Date: 02/06/21 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a legal secretarial position responsible for the performance of complex secretarial work and legal clerical tasks requiring independent judgment and decision-making responsibilities. Duties involve utilizing and training others in the use of a variety of office equipment in the preparation and typing of confidential legal documents including an electronic work station, and transcription equipment. This title differs from the lower title, Legal Secretary II, by virtue of frequently exercising independent judgment, supervising other clerical employees and/or processing the more difficult and technical documents.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an attorney or administrator. General supervision may be exercised over clerical employees.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:
 
      (A)  Four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** office secretarial, clerical or paralegal* experience, one
             (1) year of which must have been in legal work; OR,
 
     (B)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, or school of business or business institute with an Associate's degree or Certificate in Secretarial Science, Office Management, Office Administration, Office Technology, Administrative Assistant or Support Services, Legal Studies, Law and Legal Studies, Legal Support and Services, Paralegal Studies or any other secretarial, office management, or legal studies field plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** office secretarial, clerical or paralegal* experience, one (1) year of which must have been in legal work; OR,
 
      (C)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined in (A) and (B) above.
 
*Paralegal experience can include cooperative education (co-op) or internship experience (paid or unpaid).

 

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