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Douglas County Legal Assistant 1 (Front Desk/Reception) in Roseburg, Oregon

Legal Assistant 1 (Front Desk/Reception)



Legal Assistant 1 (Front Desk/Reception)


$14.09 - $15.81 Hourly


Justice Building - Roseburg, OR

Job Type

Full Time - at will


District Attorney

Job Number



10/31/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits


Full time position.Includes excellent benefit package, including medical/vision/dental/long-term disability/basic life coverage and County-paid PERS retirement after required waiting periods.

This position will serve in an at-will position under an elected official

This position performs legal clerical activities to assist the District Attorney and legal staff in processing criminal cases for the State of Oregon.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Receptionist duties including, but not limited to, answering the office multi-line phone and greeting the public;

  • Assisting civilians/victims with their questions;

  • Check witnesses in for hearings;

  • Process Expungment requests;

  • Close all criminal case files;

  • Distribute all incoming mail including incoming e-Court notices

  • Process evidence disposition requests.

  • Provides data entry of all attorney notes pertaining to defendant's case file;

  • Enter next hearing dates and other related information;

  • Prepare a large number of legal documents pertaining to specific case files at attorney's request; prepare trial worksheets and witnesses;

  • Make all travel and lodging accommodations as needed;

  • Contact other agencies to obtain information relevant to specific case files and contact other Court for certified documents on case files;

  • Prepare all warrant transmittals for outgoing warrants on case files.

  • Work with State Police and Probation Department to obtain their warrant requests;

  • Open new case files and prepares appropriate legal documents to file cases with Circuit Court and route files to other departments for review and discovery;

Requires regular and consistent attendance.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Three years clerical experience of a progressively responsible nature, two years of which must have been in a private law office OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Computer experience required.

Work is primarily sedentary and performed in an office setting requiring bending, climbing short ladder/stepping stool, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 34 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking. Must be able to deal with hostile and difficult people.


A written examination and typing test for those applicants selected for an interview may be scheduled at a later date.

Background Investigation: While not part of initial applicant screening, the finalist for this position may be required to pass acriminal history backgroundcheckas part of a contingent offer of employment. Conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual from employment. Successful candidates for this position must also pass aCriminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check. The CJIS Clearance is done within the first 30 days of employment and is processed at no expense to the applicant/employee.

Drug Screen:Employment is contingent upon a pre-employment drug screen. Presence of non-prescribed drugs, including marijuana, on drug screen results will result in disqualification pursuant to the County's drug and alcohol policy.

To learn more about this position, please review theposition classification.

If you have further questions about the position, contact Lisa Thompson by email

Douglas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Douglas County Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity

If you require any special assistance at any point during the application or selection process and would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail a description of your request to Human

Douglas County offers a competitive benefit package for employees working in positionsbudgeted to work 30 or more hours per week. The benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, a confidential employee assistance program, deferred compensation account options, and more. Information on county-sponsored benefits can be found at Vacation and sick leave accrual policies are described inDouglas County Personnel Rule 9. Benefit options and leave accruals may vary if position includes membership in a collective bargaining unit (union).

Douglas County is a PERS employer. After meeting specific pre-defined service criteria, eligible employees join thePublic Employees Retirement System(PERS) for retirement benefits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department with questions regarding the benefits associated with this position.

ph: (541) 440-4405


Douglas County (OR)


1036 SE Douglas Ave.Room 322Roseburg, Oregon, 97470