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Child Support Legal Assistant Full-time

at St. Charles County Government - Prosecuting Attorney in Missouri (Published at 15-05-2019)

$36,350 a year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of clerical and secretarial duties to support legal and investigative functions of the Child Support Division; and prepare an organized file for all referrals upon receipt and ensures all accurate and necessary information is received. This position acts under the supervision of unit attorney.

  • Maintains accurate records in MACSS for auditing purposes regarding compliance to time frames set out under State mandated guidelines for the Child Support Department.
  • Responsible for assessing and opening cases, maintaining and closing cases both physically and in the computer.
  • Enters and updates data into four different computer systems.
  • Maintains organized case files, gathers data, and updates case diaries and file for each activity attempted or completed.
  • Monitors payment records and updates records as needed.
  • Calculates child support arrearages and resolves differences for payments not recorded with DCSE.
  • Works with defense counsel, Missouri Department of Child Support Enforcement, probation and parole, courts and commissioners to ensure child support is paid and to answer inquiries.
  • Prepares a variety of legal documents from template or rough draft, such as; motions, petitions, information?s, interrogatories, memoranda, complaints, discovery, jury instructions, sworn affidavits, subpoenas, correspondence, contempt orders, UIFSA documents, paternity orders, warrants of commitment, reports, certified court documents, business record affidavits, and notarizes probable cause statements.
  • Schedules depositions and maintains trial dockets, daily calendars and court calendars.
  • Assists with trial docket. Assures all documentation is in file and organized to proceed with case.
  • Files documents with court or determines FIPS to use in cooperation with responding states.
  • Notifies court clerk if attorney delayed.
  • Researches legal records, runs record checks, makes calls and gathers last minute data. On occasion, appears in court to testify as to arrears or employment verification, and support the victim.
  • Contacts clients, schedules appointments and assists clients with completing affidavits and questionnaires. Explains process, limitations, and consequences. Follows up with non-compliant clients.
  • Contacts witnesses and victims regarding court proceedings.
  • Advises of court dates, advises victim when testimony is needed for court, answers inquiries when attorney is in court. Inform victims of right to make an impact statement.
  • Assists investigator with research to track down fugitives, non-custodial parents and their employers using telephone, internet and Westlaw.
  • Teletypes law enforcement officials to pick up fugitives. Prepares and files extradition paperwork.
  • Monitors probationary compliance and initiates appropriate action for non-compliant defendants.
  • Serves as a Notary of the Public and provides necessary services.
  • Appears in court to support victims when necessary.
  • Accepts and processes non-cash payments brought to court by defendants for forwarding to Family Support Payment Center and ensures that all case identifying information is on payment for proper disbursement.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with additional clerical or secretarial training (preferably some legal secretary or paralegal training).
  • Minimum of one to two years legal secretarial experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. REJIS, MULES, IRS Safeguard Testing, ACCURINT, SECURE CASENET required.
  • Employment will be contingent on successfully completing a full criminal background check.

Must successfully complete computerized clerical skills testing be including minimum scores 45 net wpm in Legal Keyboarding, 70% in Legal Proofreading, 50% in Legal Terminology, and 50% in Microsoft Word. *Please call 636-949-7320 x7198 to schedule clerical testing. *

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 522, St. Charles, MO 63301 Monday ? Friday 8:00 am ? 5:00 pm.

To assure consideration, applications must be submitted, AND clerical testing must be completed by May 28, 2019.

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,349.89 /year

Experience:

  • Legal Secretarial: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


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