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Legal Assistant   

JOB TITLE:

Legal Assistant

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Pueblo Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary

Provides legal assistance and technical support to the professional staff within and external to an assigned department.
Prepares and processes legal documentation, researches/exchanges information and provides confidential and complex secretarial support to an assigned division.

What You Will Do

  • Provides confidential and complex assistance and support to professional legal staff and related law enforcement agencies including, but not limited to, drafting, preparing, developing, proofreading and verifying a variety of reports, letters, memoranda, forms, pleadings, motions, releases, affidavits, jury instructions and subpoenas.
  • Prepares charges, jury instructions, motions and other legal documents for attorneys.
  • Types and processes charges, warrants, summons, briefs, affidavits, petitions, orders, motions and other legal documents.
  • Prepares dockets for distribution to attorneys and other staff.
  • Collaborates with court staff to ensure compliance with statutorily defined time frames.
  • Prepares legal case files.
  • Reviews briefs, jury instructions and relevant cases.
  • Photocopies documents for distribution.
  • Receives calls and visitors; responds to general complaints and requests for information as appropriate; conducts necessary research to respond to specific inquiries; interprets basic services, policies, rules and regulations and assists in resolving concerns and complaints; routes inquires appropriately for more complex matters and interpretation issues to the appropriate staff or agency.
  • Coordinates legal activities and documents with judicial and penal systems, appropriate deputies and related parties.
  • Prepares summaries and reports as assigned; performs routine research; assemble and categorize case materials for trial.
  • Contacts individuals and agencies and arrange receipt of reports and case materials.
  • Utilizes current technologies to enter, store and/or retrieve information as required.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of complex, tangible files; file, retrieve, store, track and purge information as required.
  • Contacts victims and maintains ongoing liaison with them during the criminal justice process; provides referrals, explains court procedures and their rights, accompanies victims to court, provides assistant and support during the process and provides mandated services.
  • Arranges for victims compensation and other entities and services.
  • Maintains contact with attorneys regarding cases.
  • Maintains assistance records and prepares reports.
  • Collects and duplicates bills, records and other materials for victim compensation program.
  • Knowledge of criminal statutes preferred.
  • Maintains ticket books.
  • Maintains check fraud files.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

What You Have



EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible office clerical experience required
  • Experience in a legal environment preferred

**Must successfully pass background check.


What Pueblo County Offers




  • Comprehensive Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.
    ) for full-time employees
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual
  • County Retirement Program
  • Autonomy to grow and find your career path with supportive leadership
  • Truly inclusive and diverse environment
  • Fitness Center (Historic Pueblo Courthouse Building)
  • 4-week Paid Parental Leave Benefit


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUMMARY
2024

HOLIDAYS

  • New Year's Day - January 1st
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Day
    - January 15th
  • Presidents' Day - February 19th
  • Memorial Day - May 27th
  • Employee Appreciation Day Picnic - June 5th
  • Juneteenth Day (observed) - June 19th
  • Independence Day - July 4th
  • Day before Labor Day - August 30th (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
  • Labor Day - September 2nd
  • Francis Xavier Cabrini Day - October 7th
  • Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day - October 14th
  • Halloween - October 31st (Early Release At 3:00 pm)
    • Veteran's Day - November 11th
    • Day before Thanksgiving - November 27th (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
    • Thanksgiving Day - November 28th
    • Day after Thanksgiving - November 29th
    • Christmas Eve Day - December 24th
    • Christmas Day - December 25th
  • Day before New Year's Day - December 31st (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
  • One (1) Personal Day **
  • One (1) Commission Appreciation Day ***

* = Regular Part-Time Employees who are scheduled to work on the 2024 Holidays will receive Holiday Pay for two (2) of the Holidays of their choice (marked with the single asterisk * above) as approved by their Elected Official or Department Director

  • When a holiday falls on a Saturday, Friday will be celebrated as the County holiday
  • When a holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will be celebrated as the County holiday
  • Personal Day **: Paid day off chosen by the employee and approved by their Elected Official or Department Director
  • Commissioner Appreciation Day ***: Paid day off chosen by the employee and approved by their Elected Office or Department Director
  • Elected Officials and Department Directors may vary these holidays based on the needs of their offices/departments.
  • Early releases are at the discretion of the Elected Official or Department Director and may vary based on the operational needs of their offices/departments.
  • All time off work taken by County employees for the days designated as Early Release shall be considered holiday time off for purposes \"worked time\" in determining Overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • If an employee is absent the day preceding or following the holiday without prior approval, the employee will not be paid for the holiday

*** The above 2024 Holiday Schedule resolution number 23-222 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 19th, 2023***

DEPARTMENTS SCHEDULED TO WORK ON HOLIDAYS
Due to operational requirements, some employees will be required to work on holidays.
The employee must take the holiday by the end of the month following the holiday at a date approved by their Elected Official or Department Director

SICK LEAVE
Regular full-time employees accrue eight (8) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 960 hours.


VACATION

  • 0-5 years: earn eight (8) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 144 hours.
  • 5-10 years: earn twelve (12) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 216 hours.
  • 10+ years: earn sixteen (16) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 288 hours.

RETIREMENT
All Regular Full-Time employees and Elected Officials are required to participate in the County Retirement Plan upon completion of one (1) month of continuous employment.
A pre-tax deduction of 8.
25% will be deducted from the employee's monthly pay.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EMPLOYER MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION
Pueblo County's contribution toward the purchase of your benefit options on a tiered approach and based on which medical plan you elect.


If Benefit Selections:

  • Are greater than the employer contribution dollar amount, the difference is deducted from paycheck
  • Are equal to the employer contribution dollar amount, there is no effect on pay
  • Are less the employer contribution dollar amount, additional pay or cash back is not optional
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MEDICAL INSURANCE - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (optional)
HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $746.
68 $1,401.
20 $1,933.
00
Employer Contribution $776.
00 $1,286.
06 $1,741.
01
Employee Contribution -$29.
32 $115.
14 $191.
99
LOW HMO
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $943.
18 $1,818.
34 $2,513.
73
Employer Contribution $785.
55 $1,310.
55 $1,775.
09
Employee Contribution $157.
63 $507.
79 $738.
64
HMO/Ded
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $907.
40 $1,748.
52 $2,417.
07
Employer Contribution $783.
44 $1,306.
45 $1,769.
42
Employee Contribution $123.
96 $442.
07 $647.
65
PPO
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $807.
46 $1,555.
62 $2,135.
34
Employer Contribution $777.
58 $1,295.
13 $1,752.
88
Employee Contribution $29.
88 $260.
49 $382.
46
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DENTAL INSURANCE - AMERITAS (optional)
Ameritas Dental
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $27.
34 $59.
85 $91.
20
Employer Contribution $7.
29 $15.
95 $24.
31
Employee Contribution $20.
05 $43.
90 $66.
89
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VISION INSURANCE - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (optional)
Anthem Blue Cross- Blue Shield
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $6.
84 $12.
12 $19.
42
Employer Contribution $0.
00 $0.
00 $0.
00
Employee Contribution $6.
84 $12.
12 $19.
42
Note: There is no Employer Contribution to Vision Insurance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LONG TERM DISABILITY - THE STANDARD (required)
Coverage pays 60% of your wages up to $4,800 with a 90-day waiting period.

Your monthly cost = (monthly pay)/100 x 0.
410


BASIC LIFE AND AD&D BENEFIT (required)
Employees are required to purchase the basic option for $1.
90
, however, they may elect to purchase additional coverage.


FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (optional)
This benefit allows you to pay for certain expenses (medical and/or dependent care needs) with \"pre-tax\" dollars.
You specify the dollar amount you would like deducted from your monthly paycheck (minimum of $25), then when you incur an eligible expense, you pay it.
Then you submit a claim form and original receipt for reimbursement.

Note: According to IRS rules, any funds left in your FSA account(s) at the end of the year cannot be returned to you.
They are considered \"use or lose\" funds.


ADDITIONAL INSURANCES/BENEFITS (optional)

  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Spouse/Dependent Life Insurance
  • Other Self-Funded Retirement Plans
*** These are post-tax benefits.
***


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For hiring related questions, please contact WPC - Workplace Policy & Compliance; HR Staffing at: hrstaffing@pueblocounty.
us

For benefits related questions, please contact TPS - Talent & People Services; HR Benefits at: hrbenefits@pueblocounty.
us

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

4922 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707243365-612a88e25ecbdc91661ad64f18dbfe9b

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Pueblo

Job Origin:

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Position Summary

Provides legal assistance and technical support to the professional staff within and external to an assigned department. Prepares and processes legal documentation, researches/exchanges information and provides confidential and complex secretarial support to an assigned division.

What You Will Do

  • Provides confidential and complex assistance and support to professional legal staff and related law enforcement agencies including, but not limited to, drafting, preparing, developing, proofreading and verifying a variety of reports, letters, memoranda, forms, pleadings, motions, releases, affidavits, jury instructions and subpoenas.
  • Prepares charges, jury instructions, motions and other legal documents for attorneys.
  • Types and processes charges, warrants, summons, briefs, affidavits, petitions, orders, motions and other legal documents.
  • Prepares dockets for distribution to attorneys and other staff.
  • Collaborates with court staff to ensure compliance with statutorily defined time frames.
  • Prepares legal case files.
  • Reviews briefs, jury instructions and relevant cases.
  • Photocopies documents for distribution.
  • Receives calls and visitors; responds to general complaints and requests for information as appropriate; conducts necessary research to respond to specific inquiries; interprets basic services, policies, rules and regulations and assists in resolving concerns and complaints; routes inquires appropriately for more complex matters and interpretation issues to the appropriate staff or agency.
  • Coordinates legal activities and documents with judicial and penal systems, appropriate deputies and related parties.
  • Prepares summaries and reports as assigned; performs routine research; assemble and categorize case materials for trial.
  • Contacts individuals and agencies and arrange receipt of reports and case materials.
  • Utilizes current technologies to enter, store and/or retrieve information as required.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of complex, tangible files; file, retrieve, store, track and purge information as required.
  • Contacts victims and maintains ongoing liaison with them during the criminal justice process; provides referrals, explains court procedures and their rights, accompanies victims to court, provides assistant and support during the process and provides mandated services.
  • Arranges for victims compensation and other entities and services.
  • Maintains contact with attorneys regarding cases.
  • Maintains assistance records and prepares reports.
  • Collects and duplicates bills, records and other materials for victim compensation program.
  • Knowledge of criminal statutes preferred.
  • Maintains ticket books.
  • Maintains check fraud files.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

What You Have



EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible office clerical experience required
  • Experience in a legal environment preferred

**Must successfully pass background check.

What Pueblo County Offers




  • Comprehensive Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for full-time employees
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual
  • County Retirement Program
  • Autonomy to grow and find your career path with supportive leadership
  • Truly inclusive and diverse environment
  • Fitness Center (Historic Pueblo Courthouse Building)
  • 4-week Paid Parental Leave Benefit


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUMMARY
2024

HOLIDAYS

  • New Year's Day - January 1st
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 15th
  • Presidents' Day - February 19th
  • Memorial Day - May 27th
  • Employee Appreciation Day Picnic - June 5th
  • Juneteenth Day (observed) - June 19th
  • Independence Day - July 4th
  • Day before Labor Day - August 30th (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
  • Labor Day - September 2nd
  • Francis Xavier Cabrini Day - October 7th
  • Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day - October 14th
  • Halloween - October 31st (Early Release At 3:00 pm)
    • Veteran's Day - November 11th
    • Day before Thanksgiving - November 27th (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
    • Thanksgiving Day - November 28th
    • Day after Thanksgiving - November 29th
    • Christmas Eve Day - December 24th
    • Christmas Day - December 25th
  • Day before New Year's Day - December 31st (Early Release at 12:00 pm)
  • One (1) Personal Day **
  • One (1) Commission Appreciation Day ***

* = Regular Part-Time Employees who are scheduled to work on the 2024 Holidays will receive Holiday Pay for two (2) of the Holidays of their choice (marked with the single asterisk * above) as approved by their Elected Official or Department Director

  • When a holiday falls on a Saturday, Friday will be celebrated as the County holiday
  • When a holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will be celebrated as the County holiday
  • Personal Day **: Paid day off chosen by the employee and approved by their Elected Official or Department Director
  • Commissioner Appreciation Day ***: Paid day off chosen by the employee and approved by their Elected Office or Department Director
  • Elected Officials and Department Directors may vary these holidays based on the needs of their offices/departments.
  • Early releases are at the discretion of the Elected Official or Department Director and may vary based on the operational needs of their offices/departments.
  • All time off work taken by County employees for the days designated as Early Release shall be considered holiday time off for purposes \"worked time\" in determining Overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • If an employee is absent the day preceding or following the holiday without prior approval, the employee will not be paid for the holiday

*** The above 2024 Holiday Schedule resolution number 23-222 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 19th, 2023***

DEPARTMENTS SCHEDULED TO WORK ON HOLIDAYS
Due to operational requirements, some employees will be required to work on holidays. The employee must take the holiday by the end of the month following the holiday at a date approved by their Elected Official or Department Director

SICK LEAVE
Regular full-time employees accrue eight (8) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 960 hours.

VACATION

  • 0-5 years: earn eight (8) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 144 hours.
  • 5-10 years: earn twelve (12) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 216 hours.
  • 10+ years: earn sixteen (16) hours per month with a maximum accrual of 288 hours.

RETIREMENT
All Regular Full-Time employees and Elected Officials are required to participate in the County Retirement Plan upon completion of one (1) month of continuous employment. A pre-tax deduction of 8.25% will be deducted from the employee's monthly pay.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EMPLOYER MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION
Pueblo County's contribution toward the purchase of your benefit options on a tiered approach and based on which medical plan you elect.

If Benefit Selections:

  • Are greater than the employer contribution dollar amount, the difference is deducted from paycheck
  • Are equal to the employer contribution dollar amount, there is no effect on pay
  • Are less the employer contribution dollar amount, additional pay or cash back is not optional
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MEDICAL INSURANCE - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (optional)
HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $746.68 $1,401.20 $1,933.00
Employer Contribution $776.00 $1,286.06 $1,741.01
Employee Contribution -$29.32 $115.14 $191.99
LOW HMO
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $943.18 $1,818.34 $2,513.73
Employer Contribution $785.55 $1,310.55 $1,775.09
Employee Contribution $157.63 $507.79 $738.64
HMO/Ded
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $907.40 $1,748.52 $2,417.07
Employer Contribution $783.44 $1,306.45 $1,769.42
Employee Contribution $123.96 $442.07 $647.65
PPO
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $807.46 $1,555.62 $2,135.34
Employer Contribution $777.58 $1,295.13 $1,752.88
Employee Contribution $29.88 $260.49 $382.46
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DENTAL INSURANCE - AMERITAS (optional)
Ameritas Dental
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $27.34 $59.85 $91.20
Employer Contribution $7.29 $15.95 $24.31
Employee Contribution $20.05 $43.90 $66.89
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VISION INSURANCE - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (optional)
Anthem Blue Cross- Blue Shield
Employee Only Employee + 1 Family
Plan Cost $6.84 $12.12 $19.42
Employer Contribution $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Employee Contribution $6.84 $12.12 $19.42
Note: There is no Employer Contribution to Vision Insurance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LONG TERM DISABILITY - THE STANDARD (required)
Coverage pays 60% of your wages up to $4,800 with a 90-day waiting period.

Your monthly cost = (monthly pay)/100 x 0.410

BASIC LIFE AND AD&D BENEFIT (required)
Employees are required to purchase the basic option for $1.90, however, they may elect to purchase additional coverage.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (optional)
This benefit allows you to pay for certain expenses (medical and/or dependent care needs) with \"pre-tax\" dollars. You specify the dollar amount you would like deducted from your monthly paycheck (minimum of $25), then when you incur an eligible expense, you pay it. Then you submit a claim form and original receipt for reimbursement.

Note: According to IRS rules, any funds left in your FSA account(s) at the end of the year cannot be returned to you. They are considered \"use or lose\" funds.

ADDITIONAL INSURANCES/BENEFITS (optional)

  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Spouse/Dependent Life Insurance
  • Other Self-Funded Retirement Plans
*** These are post-tax benefits. ***

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For hiring related questions, please contact WPC - Workplace Policy & Compliance; HR Staffing at: hrstaffing@pueblocounty.us

For benefits related questions, please contact TPS - Talent & People Services; HR Benefits at: hrbenefits@pueblocounty.us

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