Probation Legal Processor I
Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 19, 2023
The Probation Department seeks a detail-oriented individual with
service skills for their Legal Processor I position.
Starting salary up to $23.67/hour ($49,402/year), a cash allowance
of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for
growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging
and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing
you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward
to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits including:
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when
working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a
salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until
reaching the top of the salary range
With time and good performance, the opportunity for career
advancement to Legal Processor II (salary up to
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and
an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of
employee-only and employee + family health plan options
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to
$500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help
fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental
Leave after 12 months of County employment
About the Position
In the Probation Department, Legal Processors work with a diverse
customer base that includes the public, attorneys, law enforcement
officials, and court personnel answering a variety of questions
regarding department services and operations. They assist Probation
Officers with various clerical duties such as typing, preparing,
confirming, copying, distributing, and filing a variety of material
including court documents. Additional responsibilities include:
Opening the front lobby area, restocking information pamphlets,
maintaining the seating area, and organizing interview rooms
Gathering and delivering documents to the Court and other County
Processing client payments
Preparing daily court calendars
Assisting at front desk as needed
Providing customer service to visitors in-person, electronically,
and over the phone
Receiving and processing mail, including time-sensitive legal
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual, who enjoys
learning new information and processes and working in a
collaborative, team environment. They also bring:
Experience working with the public in a customer service
Experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel,
Outlook, and Word and completing data entry tasks
The ability to work with a diverse customer base
A flexible mindset in order to shift gears quickly and work in a
fast-paced work setting
Patience, positivity, empathy, and a sense of humor
Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits
described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed
without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service
Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of
Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits Directory.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Probation Legal
Processor I position in the Probation Department. This recruitment
may also fill other full-time, part-time, and extra-help positions
that may occur during the active status of the employment list.
Qualified county employees who wish to be considered for future
positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil
Service title for this position is Legal Processor I.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work
experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the
knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, one year of
clerical work experience in an office providing substantial
customer service would provide this opportunity.
Special Skill Requirement: The ability to type at a corrected speed
of 45 words per minute may be required for some assignments.
Background Requirements: Applicants for some assignments must
successfully complete a thorough background investigation.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate
level including special endorsements, as required by the State of
California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform
the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: basic arithmetic, English grammar,
vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
Working knowledge of: general clerical and office practices and
procedures; word processing and other data processing programs used
in business offices.
Ability to: understand, explain, and apply specific statutes,
codes, laws, regulations, and procedures; maintain complex legal
records, assemble materials and prepare reports; locate, identify
and correct technical inaccuracies; work independently in
performing assignment and in resolving problems and deviations; use
independent initiative and discretion in organizing work and
carrying out instructions within a structured environment;
establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships
with judges, attorneys, litigants, law enforcement officials, other
employees, and the general public; make accurate arithmetic
calculations; operate a variety of office equipment.
Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying
Your application information and your responses to the supplemental
questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the
entire selection process.
You should list all employers and positions held within the last
ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as
thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental
You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position
for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one
employer, list out each position separately.
Failure to follow these instructions may impact your
competitiveness in this process or may result in
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more
detailed information about the hiring process, including the
application process, examination steps, and department selection
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE
Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using
position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed
responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment
of your qualifications. Responses that state "See Resume" or "See
Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not
The selection procedure will consist of the following
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination
(weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's
application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of
minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational
coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which
relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on
the following criteria:
Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level
of education and/or training as described in the application and
responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications
will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to
least qualified based on the achieved score received in the
Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination.
Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as the number of
candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural
breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
It is the policy of law enforcement and legal offices and
departments, in the County of Sonoma, that candidates complete a
thorough background investigation process prior to employment. This
policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees
and the public safe and to maintain high standards in the law
enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a
selection interview are typically required to sign authorization
and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign
prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered
further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made
available to applicants.
The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of
a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and
credit history. The investigation may include but is not
necessarily limited to: the use of prescription and/or other drugs,
reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational
institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court
reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources.
Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that
may arise during the background process. Deception during any
portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after
All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical
examination . click apply for full job details
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