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Legal Assistant 1

Douglas County District Attorney

Full time position available with competitive full-family benefit package.
PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings.

This position will serve in an at-will position under an elected official

Job Summary:
This position performs legal clerical activities to assist the District Attorney and legal staff in processing criminal cases for the State of Oregon.

Essential Functions:
This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties or functions associated with the job.

  • Receptionist duties
  • Assist civilians/witnesses with questions
  • Check witnesses in for hearings
  • Process Expungement requests
  • Close all Criminal case files
  • Distribute incoming mail including e-Court notices
  • Process evidence disposition requests
  • Provides data entry of attorney notes pertaining to defendant case files
  • Enter hearing dates and other related information
  • Prepare legal documents pertaining to specific case files at attorney’s request; prepare trial worksheets and witnesses
  • Make all travel accommodations as needed
  • Obtain relevant information to specific court cases from outside agencies/courts
  • Prepare all warrant transmittals
  • Work with State Police and Probation Department to obtain warrant requests
  • Open new case files, prepare appropriate documents and route files to departments for review and discovery.

This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties or functions associated with the job.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities required, will be considered. however, the following is preferred:

  • Three years clerical experience of a progressively responsible nature, two years of which must have been in a private law office.

Knowledge of: Reasonable and adequate knowledge of standard legal office practices, procedures, documents, terminology, business English, grammar, spelling, basic arithmetic, composition, recordkeeping, filing and database entry to perform the required tasks; knowledge of State and Federal Court Rules. Skill in: Computer systems and computer applications related to the job with advanced keyboarding skills; taking and transcribing dictation, use of modern office equipment, telephone, and computer software systems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, maintain confidentiality, accurately perform basic mathematical operations, plan and prioritize work and make relevant decisions using sound judgement; establish and maintain records, reports, calendars and statistical data; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, clients, families, other agencies, court personnel, attorneys, law enforcement officials, commissions, contractors, vendors and the general public; and maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon Drivers License
  • Regular and consistent attendance
  • Computer experience

A written examination and typing test for those applicants selected for an interview may be
scheduled at a later date.

Background Investigation: While not part of initial applicant screening, the finalist for this
position may be required to pass a criminal history background check as part of a contingent
offer of employment. Conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual from
employment. Successful candidates for this position must also pass a Criminal Justice
Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check. The CJIS Clearance is
done within the first 30 days of employment and is processed at no expense to the

Drug Screen: Employment is contingent upon a pre-employment drug screen. Presence of nonprescribed drugs, including marijuana, on drug screen results will result in disqualification pursuant to the County’s drug and alcohol policy.

Position requires a minimal amount of driving. Finalist will be required to provide a court print driving record that meets the Douglas County Driver Policy, as part of contingent offer of employment.

To learn more about this position, please review the position classification.

If you have further questions about the position, contact Lisa Thompson by email at
Douglas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer._*

  • *Douglas County Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity

*If you require any special assistance at any point during the application or selection process and would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail a description of your request to Human Resources.

Douglas County offers a competitive benefit package for employees working in positions budgeted to work 30 or more hours per week. The benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, a confidential employee assistance program, deferred compensation account options, and more. Information on county-sponsored benefits can be found at Vacation and sick leave accrual policies are described in Douglas County Personnel Rule 9. Benefit options and leave accruals may vary if position includes membership in a collective bargaining unit (union).

Douglas County is a PERS employer. After meeting specific pre-defined service criteria, eligible employees join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) for retirement benefits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department with questions regarding the benefits associated with this position.

ph: (541) 440-4405

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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