|Principal Legal Assistant|
|Organization: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department|
Principal Legal Assistant (Interest Pool)
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|Interest Pool Name
||Principal Legal Assistant
|Job Class Title
||Principal Legal Assistant
|Minimum Monthly Salary
|Maximum Monthly Salary
Definition: Performs advanced legal support work with much autonomy in the LVMPD Office of Legal Affairs, including performing court filings, interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting and preparing legal documents, coordinating with outside counsel; performs related duties as necessary.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This position is appointed by the Sheriff and is not subject to the competitive requirements of the Civil Service Rules of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Supervision Received: Receives direction from the Metro Counsel.
The appointing authority may determine training and experience guidelines as requirements.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience as a Legal Secretary and/or Assistant.
Training/Education: High School graduation or equivalent. College coursework in Business, Law, Public Administration, or a related area is desirable.
License or Certificate: A valid and appropriate Nevada driver’s license or the ability to obtain such immediately before being hired.
|Essential and Marginal Functions; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Organizes, indexes, and summarizes research results, including opinions, medical reports, and other documents.
- Monitors changes in case law, statutes, and ordinances.
- At the direction of Metro Counsel, drafts legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings, including motions, interrogatories, briefs, contracts, settlement proposals and agreements, legal position papers, briefs, memoranda, advice, and opinions.
- Locates and interviews clients and witnesses to obtain information regarding cases, judgments, etc., explaining procedures, regulations, and policies to those interviewed.
- Contacts witnesses and arranges for depositions, court appearances, administrative hearings, and arbitrations.
- Summarizes depositions, interrogatories, and testimony.
- Performs court filings; monitors various court calendars; keeps abreast of rules and procedures associated with administrative and judicial hearings.
- Maintain Metro Counsel’s calendar and monitor task due dates.
- Organizes exhibits and other documents for court appearances; attends depositions and hearings with the Metro Counsel.
- Coordinates with outside counsel, including the Civil Division of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
- Maintains various legal documents, records, and research tools.
- Designs and maintains system for tracking expiration dates for MOUs and other Metro Agreement.
- Designs and maintains system for tracking repetitive legal issues.
- Exemplifies the Department Values, both on and off duty.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Legal principles, practices, and procedures of constitutional, criminal, and administrative law at the para-professional level;
- Tort and tort claims;
- Federal, state, and local court rules;
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations and their past applications;
- LVMPDstructure, regulations, functions, general administration, legal requirements and constraints;
- Structures and functions of local and state political subdivisions;
- Computer applications related to research and related record keeping;
- Modern office methods, practices, procedures and computer equipment.
- Prepare legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings;
- Draft legal documents, including contracts and settlement agreements;
- Draft goals, objectives, policies, and procedures;
- Build cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work, including other government entities and law enforcement agencies;
- Exercise, tact, compassion and self-restraint while establishing rapport in dealing with a variety of people in stressful and non-stressful situations;
- Maintain confidentiality;
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both in oral and written forms;
- Exemplify those characteristics which are consistent with the Department’s values; and
- Maintain physical and mental conditions necessary for the performance of assigned duties.
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Environmental Conditions: Typical office environment, with exposure to computer screens; may be required to work in variety of work schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Physical Conditions: Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time.
|Special Instructions to Applicants
This interest pool is being created to establish a list of individuals interested in this position, which is currently NOT open. When this position opens and is accepting applications, individuals on this interest pool list will be notified via their email address on file at that time. Therefore, it is important that individuals update their email address in their user account if it changes. Thank you for your interest in employment with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
|Number of Days Interest Application is Active
||Active until December 1, 2012
LVMPD Personnel Bureau|
101 Convention Center Drive P 200
City: Las Vegas
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$ 5295.33 to $ 7540.00 Monthly