Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580-581-3392

     

Job Title:

Legal Assistant II     One (1) position available
Announcement #:2376
Location: Legal Department/City Attorney Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,172.80 to $1,824.80i-weekly   DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Status: Full-time     

Position Purpose

Performs a variety of complex clerical, secretarial and administrative work in keeping official records, providing administrative support to the legal staff, including researching law, investigating facts and preparing documents, and assists in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the legal department.  This is the journey level class in the professional legal assistant series. 

Job Duties/Knowledge

Receives the public, answers incoming calls, and responds to inquiries. Drafts confidential and specialized documents and correspondence; may transcribe from recorded material. Researches and assembles a variety of data.  Maintains calendar and schedules. Assists in trial preparation; grievance arbitration preparation; tort claim investigation; performs legal research and receives depositions. Maintains attorney-client privileges and safeguards confidential information. Acts as custodian of departmental documents. May attend various meetings. Accomplishes routine assignments with minimum supervision. Purchases department materials and assists with budget preparation. Composes, types and edits a variety of correspondence. Makes travel arrangements.  Assists in the training of new personnel.  Skill in use of modern office equipment. Types with speed and accuracy. Knowledge of legal office practices, procedures, accounting principles and practices.  Knowledge of court rules, regulations, procedures and policies.  Knowledge of municipal operations. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to handle stressful situations and work independently.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

Requirement-Education & Experience

Must have valid typing and spelling scores taken in the Human Resources office and be less than one (1) year old.  Tests may be taken on a walk in basis between the hours of 9:00 to 11:15 am and 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm.  A picture ID is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit test scores. Tests must be on file prior to closing date of position.  50 wpm or greater is preferred. Graduation from an accredited high school, vocational school or possess a GED.  A minimum of two (2) years previous experience in legal research, legal report writing, and preparation of ordinances or closely related field. Prefer training equivalent to undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, human relations, business administration, communications or closely related field. Possession of valid driver’s license.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, appointment as a Notary Public.

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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.