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Legal Services Specialist I
Legal Services Specialist I

Legal Services Specialist I

Company : City of Mesa, AZ
Salary : $42,953 - $62,941 a year
Location : Arizona

Full Description


There is currently one full-time vacancy. This recruitment will also be used to establish an Eligible List to fill possible future vacancies.

A Legal Services Specialist I performs a variety of responsible paraprofessional work including administrative support and public contact duties in the City Prosecutor's Office, typically in support of an Assistant City Prosecutor I or Assistant City Prosecutor II. Work involves difficult clerical, public contact, and varied paraprofessional assignments requiring a high degree of thoroughness and accuracy in performing administrative details within established time constraints. This class performs related duties as required.

A Legal Services Specialist I must thoroughly understand the full scope of procedures and processes in the City Prosecutor’s Office in order to respond effectively to difficult questions from: defendants, victims, court staff, Police Department personnel, attorneys, governmental agencies, staff within the City Prosecutor’s Office, and other City employees. Work is typically performed in one of seven major areas of job responsibilities. The public contact work of this class requires considerable judgment, patience, and persuasion in explanations concerning Arizona Revised Statutes, City codes and ordinances, and criminal justice process. Employees in this class may progress by noncompetitive promotion to Legal Services Specialist II upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of experience, training, and performance. Employees in this class are supervised by a Legal Team Supervisor who reviews work for completeness and compliance with legal standards and policies. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

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Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Considerable (3 - 5 years) clerical or paraprofessional experience, including good (1 - 3 years) experience in a law office or related environment; or training which provides a familiarity with legal procedures, principles, and terminology.

Special Requirements. For this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa.

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