17-1 Legal Specialist

Umatilla County
Job Description


POSITION: Legal Specialist
POSITION #: 17-71
DEPARTMENT: District Attorney
SALARY: $2681/Month (to start), plus excellent benefits
CLOSING: Open Until Filled

Provide support enforcement services including enforcement of child support orders, establishment of paternity, establishment of support order, and modification of existing orders. Confidentiality is crucial. Assist Support Officer in the establishment of orders by obtaining information to build establishment or paternity case. Calculate support obligations per Oregon Administrative Rules, prepare and issue notice and finding of financial responsibility and serve the parties. If appealed, schedule paternity testing and/or request administrative hearing. Enter case information on computer. Conduct modification reviews at the request of either party per eligibility requirements; compute support obligations per administrative rules; prepare and serve paperwork; if objection received, prepare evidence for, and represent office in administrative hearings and/or testify at court hearings. Initiate and respond to interstate/international requests under UIFSA Act, including establishment, enforcement, modification and paternity actions. Monitor and maintain State Child Support computer system (CSEAS) for case information for compliance with State and Federal requirements. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DUTIES PREFORMED BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK, THE INCLUSION OF WHICH WOULD BE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE FACTOR DEGREES ASSIGNED TO THIS JOB.

High School Diploma/GED and knowledge of legal secretarial/legal assistant disciplines acquired through specialized course work, training or equivalent experience. Proficiency in word processing, secretarial skills, legal form and court procedures. Prior legal secretarial experience for over one year.

Notary public; Associates degree or certification as a legal secretary, paralegal or legal assistant. Bilingual.

Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. Anyone who qualifies for Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839- 006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department. This job announcement is not intended to serve as a comprehensive job description. Blank applications and a complete job description can be obtained on our website at www.umatillacounty.net or the Human Resources Office, Room 108. Applications will be accepted by hand delivery, mail, fax, or email to hr@umatillacounty.net. 
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