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LEGAL CLERK (SR-14) - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Reference #: 1414781
Keywords: clerical, office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 216232 - The immediate vacancies are located in Downtown, Island of Oahu Employment Only. Some of the immediate vacancies are for temporary employment.

Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.

Note:  Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Independently perform a wide variety of legal clerical work in support of attorneys which primarily involve the preparation, processing and filing of a variety of complex legal and court documents with courts or quasi-judicial bodies; prepare a successive variety of documents for each case which require a variety of specialized procedures for preparation, processing and filing; prioritize assignments in order to complete preparation and processing of legal and court documents for various cases within frequent time constraints and established deadlines; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Specialized Experience: Two years of progressively responsible legal clerical work experience which involved preparing, typing, processing and filing legal documents and which demonstrated the prerequisite knowledge and abilities described below.

Knowledge of: Legal terminology; court functions; format, content and the use of legal documents; various types of court actions and associated processes and procedures; legal and office practices and procedures; grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage and sentence construction; legal documents preparation, processing and filing practices and procedures; and procedures for processing and filing legal and court documents with courts, boards and commissions.
Ability to: Prepare, process and file a variety of legal and court documents, in proper format, in accordance with established procedures; carry out legal office clerical routines; communicate effectively with others and maintain harmonious working relationships;; and type accurately (using a computer, word processing and/ or other software applications) at the rate of 40 net words per minute.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Skilled Typing: Applicants must be able to type accurately, using a computer, word processing and/ or other software applications, at the rate of 40 net words per minute.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.