Family Justice Legal Assistant

Employer: Williamson County Attorney’s Office
Location: Georgetown, Texas
SALARY:      $35,841.78-$41,218.05

JOB SUMMARY:

Primary responsibilities include preparation / processing of petitions, motions, orders and other legal documents related to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) also known as Child Protective Services (CPS) within the Williamson County Attorney’s Office.

Provides confidential high-level support to the TDFPS, Civil and Victim Services Divisions of the County Attorney’s Office.

Cross-trained to all other Legal Assistant duties within the TDFPS, Civil and Victim Services Divisions and provide back-up duties and responsibilities as needed.

General Duties:

Prepares petitions, motions, orders and other legal documents.

Requests hearing dates, mediation dates and other settings.

Prepares and sends out notice of Court hearing and arranges mediations.

Researches case information.

Files, makes copies and mail notices, prepares subpoenas, bench warrants and legal documents.

Arranges and coordinates witnesses and notarizes legal documents.

Attends court to assist Assistant County Attorneys as needed.

Assists with the preparation of discovery, subpoenas, briefs and other time sensitive legal documents.

Assists with records management and filing, including e-filing and use of the County’s electronic case management system.

Maintains calendar, case files and dockets.

Assimilates legal discovery.

Works closely with outside agencies including TDFPS, Respondents and their attorneys, CASA, The Office of the Attorney General, as well as inter-office departments such as the criminal divisions of the County and District Attorney’s office, Clerks’ offices, court staff and other office staff.

Provides back up duties and responsibilities as needed for all other Legal Assistants in within the TDFPS, Civil and Victim Services Divisions.

Serves as liaison between the County Attorney’s Office and Elected Officials, department heads and representatives of other governmental entities, as well as members of the general public.

Functions as a resource for outside agencies which have business with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office.

Exhibits and ensures outstanding customer service is provided at all times.

Responds to incoming telephone calls, takes messages and routes to appropriate person.

Maintains knowledge of the Texas Family Code.

Must readily comply with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.

Related special projects as assigned.

Performs other duties and related special projects as assigned.

The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position.

REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent and combination of education and experience equivalent to six months of paralegal or related field.  Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.  Able to work under pressure in a high volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines.  Dependable, resourceful, and able to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality.  Proven knowledge and experience with system software such as Oracle, Microsoft Excel, 10 key calculators by touch, fax and copy machines.  Ability to type and enter data with appropriate speed and efficiency.  Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employees and management in a pleasant, professional manner.  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Mainly indoor activity.  Significant contact with the public, crime victims, witnesses, persons accused/convicted of crimes, police officers, and other law enforcement /courthouse personnel.

About This Office

Williamson County is a medium size office serving approximately 28 law enforcement agencies including the City of Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Georgetown. Health and retirement benefits provided through Williamson County.

APPLICATIONS

To be considered, interested candidates must submit an Employment Application online only thru Williamson County Human Resources at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/williamsonco/default.cfm

Not every applicant will be interviewed.  No phone calls.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Employment is ALWAYS AT WILL of the County Attorney.