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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: District Attorney
Job Title: Legal Assistant
Salary: $16.67 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:

1900 E. Morris

Job Objectives:
Responsible for filing process of new Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases within the Office of the District Attorney. Drafts various legal documents related to CINC cases and provides support to attorneys as needed.

Essential Job Functions:
Coordinates with social workers to prepare for incoming CINC cases. Reviews documentation and reports regarding suspected cases of abuse/neglect. Meets with social worker during filing appointment to obtain all necessary information to support the filing of the CINC petition and related documents. Reviews various reports to compile all necessary information from multiple sources and summarizes this information in the drafting of the CINC petition according to an established format and procedure. Makes revisions to the petition as requested by the filing attorney. Completes final draft of petition and files with the court in accordance with mandated time limits. Meets with Judge and social worker to secure judge’s approval and signature on Ex Parte Order for removal of children from the home. Drafts motions for termination of parental rights in accordance with directives from the assigned attorney. Compiles information from various sources and summarizes in the motion. Drafts and files various other documents related to the CINC cases.

Job Standards:
Bachelors degree in sociology, psychology, criminal justice or a related field. Three years’ experience in legal field OR any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. Knowledge of juvenile law and the court process. Ability to compile and maintain complex records; assemble and organize information, and prepare reports and legal documents from such records. Must be highly organized and able to work under stressful time constraints. Must be able to meet strict deadlines and occasionally work after hours to do so. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, other employees, other agencies and the public. Must be able to work in a team environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Ability to operate standard office equipment (copiers, fax machines, computers, document scanners). Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Work Environment:
Professional law office environment.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002018

Open Date: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/8/2018 11:59:59 PM