ReddingRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Redding jobs

Law Clerk

Company: County of Shasta
Location: redding
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

CURRENT VACANCIES ARE WITHIN THE SHASTA

COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2021

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: MAY 5, 2021 AT 12:00 AM

SALARY INFORMATION

$14.76 - $18.84 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY

Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under supervision, to assist in legal work involved in the preparation of criminal cases; to perform legal research; to assist in the preparation of trial briefs; and to do other work as required.

Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Benefits are not included.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class are distinguished from positions in the Deputy District Attorney classes in that incumbents, not being members of the State Bar, primarily provide subprofessional support services for staff attorneys by performing legal research and preparing memoranda for criminal and consumer fraud cases.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Performs legal research and prepares trial briefs and legal memoranda by collecting data on precedents applicable to current cases; prepares legal documents and reports; interviews and advises complainants and witnesses in regard to prospective criminal complaints; investigates consumer fraud complaints and does legal research in preparation for trials; researches and records background information and factual statements; assists investigators in securing and verifying evidence; reviews complaints and law enforcement agency reports; attends staff or other meetings as requested; confers regularly with staff attorneys; assists in maintaining law library; may conduct hearings and trials in municipal courts, under supervision of an attorney, when certified by State Bar.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of : Legal principles and practices; methods of legal research; trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence.

Ability to : Research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; present statements of law and fact clearly, accurately and logically in written and oral form; evaluate persons and effectively obtain information through interviewing; develop and maintain effective relationships with staff members, departmental representatives and the public.

These employment standards are typically attained by successful completion of one full year at an accredited law school or by passing the First Year Law Student Examination.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

  • Must be currently enrolled in law school in good standing and must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in Civil Procedures and Evidence coursework.
  • Must have submitted an application for Certification to the State Bar and received a Notice of Certification.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics/attributes:

  • A demonstrated interest in criminal indigent defense
  • Self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds and experiences
  • Excellent oral communication ( e.g. , motions, plea negotiations, preliminary hearings, arraignments)
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Organizational, legal, and administrative skills necessary to handle a high caseload
  • Eligible for Practical Training of Law Students (PTLS) certification

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  • How would you describe a public defenders role within the judicial system?
  • Do you wish to become a public defender? If so, why?
  • Describe any aspect of your background and experience which you feel demonstrates a substantial interest or motivation in indigent criminal defense work?
  • Why do you wish to work in Shasta County?
  • Are you currently PTLS certified or eligible to be PTLS certified by Summer, 2021?
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

    • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
    • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history , (if any) , will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application . Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
    • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
    • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click
      • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
      APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

      Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 12:00 a.m., on May 05, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter, or See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

      Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

      Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

      Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

      SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

      Shasta County Personnel

      1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Keywords: County of Shasta, Redding , Law Clerk, Other , redding, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Redding RSS job feeds