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The Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a permanent full time Legal Office Assistant in the Tacoma Division, General Services Section. This position is located in Tacoma, Washington.
The Tacoma Division is comprised of 37 attorneys and 42 professional staff including legal assistants, office assistants and paralegals. This division provides a variety of legal services for a number of different client agencies, including the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), Employment Security Department (ESD), Department of Licensing (DOL), and the Department of Early Learning (DEL). Employees in the Tacoma office also handle consumer protection and tort matters.Duties
Under the supervision of the Administrative Operations Manager, this position performs complex clerical tasks within the General Services Section which include but are not limited to:
? Answering incoming calls and greeting visitors to the division;
? Properly forwarding calls to the appropriate individuals in the division;
? Receiving and processing incoming mail and deliveries;
? Processing of outgoing mail;
? Photocopying, printing, and scanning projects for the Tacoma Division staff;
? Reserve, setup, and maintain conference rooms, and accurately maintain the calendars for each conference room;
? Reserve vehicles for staff and accurately maintain the calendars for each vehicle;
? Arrange for the maintenance and repair of multifunction devices and other office equipment;
? Backup for the maintenance of state vehicles assigned to the division;
? Backup for maintaining the division's library.
? Serves as backup to other Office Assistants in the General Services Section, and to lead/supervisor.
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and two years of clerical experience including a minimum of six months of experience in a legal office environment.
Option 2: One year of legal office experience.
Option 3: A combination of two years of college education and/or relevant experience.Supplemental Information
Applicants for office assistant positions with the Attorney General's Office are required to take a skills assessment prior to appointment in our agency.
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
- A letter of interest, describing their specific qualifications for the position;
- A current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.
READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMPLETELY:
- Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
- You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days.
- The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
- A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
- All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.
The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Judith Vandergeest at (360) 586-7691 or [email protected].
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or [email protected].
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
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