JOB TITLE: LEGAL ASSISTANT
LOCATION: City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 200, Peoria, Illinois
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
SALARY: 2015 Management Salary - $47,751 (Negotiable depending on qualifications)
SUMMARY: Coordinates, prepares and represents the City in ordinance court and before the Administrative Hearing Officer (Professor Higgins). Assist attorneys in researching and preparing lawsuits, organizing, and maintaining files and calendars for lawsuits.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Paralegal Certificate; one to two years of progressively responsible paralegal experience; and a typing speed of 60 wpm required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, considered.
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES: Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of conducting legal research and all available resources; court procedures and operations, and formatting of legal documents, standard legal practices to include pleading sequences. Skill in drafting court orders, communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Work is performed in a normal office environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. Working conditions are typically quiet.
*Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.
INITIAL SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
OPEN UNTIL FILLED