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Litigation Legal Assistant

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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  • Job Code
    137494176
  • Jobs Rated
    138th
Salary: $26.73 - $35.94 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0058-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Legal Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem City Attorney's office is seeking an experienced, proactive, enthusiastic Litigation Legal Assistant. The City Attorney's office deals with Civil Litigation in both State and Federal Courts, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Civil Forfeiture, Condemnation as well as cases involving the Land Use Board of Appeals and the Employee Relations Board.

The Legal Assistant provides highly responsible administrative support work within the City Attorney's Office to designated attorneys and other staff members. This position involves working directly with the Litigation Attorney and the Litigation Paralegal and includes; electronic and manual management of case files; composing correspondence and pleadings; arranging appointments, meetings, hearings and depositions; fact gathering; basic legal research; creation of legal reports; proofreading of material for content, grammar and spelling errors; and computerized calendaring. The position will also assist the Office Supervisor with a variety of administration duties, including but not limited to review of accounts payable, coordination of facility requests and organization of office equipment and supplies.

The Legal Assistant must have knowledge of state and federal eFiling rules for Oregon; state and federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and Oregon appellate court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filing procedures. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook is essential with the skill to work with redline/track changes/table of contents/table of authorities desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as customer services skills are desired along with attention to detail, ability to take initiative and follow through with assigned tasks.

The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Salem is within an hour drive of the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and Portland metro area. The Salem area offers abundant year-around outdoor, art, cultural, family, educational, and recreational opportunities. With competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and opportunities to develop skills and grow within the organization, the Salem City Attorney's office is a great place to work.

What are the Litigation Legal Assistant minimum qualifications?

  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • High school diploma or GED and three years of experience as a civil litigation legal assistant (defense work is preferred), or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Notary Public license or ability to obtain one within the first six months of employment.
  • Must pass criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) clearance (clearance must be maintained throughout employment). and
  • Must have Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment).
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with employment litigation and administrative proceedings and working with LexisNexis and TimeMatters is preferred.

Where can I find out more about the Litigation Legal Assistant position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Legal Assistant or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .

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Posted: 2021-05-24 Expires: 2021-06-25

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