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Legal Secretary / Criminal Appeals Section

Administrative Services, Public Safety

RICHMOND

Legal Secretary / Criminal Appeals Section

  • 493987
  • 202 NORTH 9TH ST , Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219
  • Attorney General & Dept of Law
  • Administrative Services
  • Public Safety
  • Wage (Hourly)
  • Attorney General & Dept of Law

Title: Legal Secretary / Criminal Appeals Section

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Agency: Attorney General & Dept of Law

Location: Office of the Attorney General

Agency Website: www.oag.state.va.us

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Office of the Attorney General is recruiting for the position of Legal Secretary for its Criminal Appeals Section. Prior legal secretarial experience and exceptional skills are preferred. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and more.

This position provides a full range of legal and administrative support to 3 to 4 litigation attorneys, including typing legal documents, briefs and correspondence from machine dictation and hard copy, filing, answering telephones, responding to citizen inquiries, creating/maintaining legal databases, managing docket/correspondence control for attorneys and record keeping. Duties may include maintaining case management database. This position will fill multiple vacancies.


Minimum Qualifications

Should be proficient in MS Word, encompassing the preparation of litigation documents (including briefs and tables of authorities), memoranda and correspondence. Workload demands typing skill of at least 65-70 wpm. Candidates must be detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to work proficiently in an intense, litigation-deadline environment. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team player in covering the work of others when the situation demands. Experience in Law Base case management software is desired, but not required.

Preferred Qualifications:

This position will be based in Richmond or Fairfax. The final base location will be determined at the time of hire and is dependent on candidates’ home of residence.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

The following application materials are required:

Cover Letter
Resume

A criminal background check will be conducted on successful candidate.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 804-786-2071

Email: helppersonnel@oag.state.va.us

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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