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Legal Secretary I – Tax Office

Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Legal Secretary I for the County Tax Office. The purpose of the position is to perform administrative and legal tasks to support the Tax Office and to ensure the timely preparation of documentation for the tax sale of delinquent properties. 
Job duties include but are not limited to:

Prepare all legally required documents to move forward with tax sales of properties with delinquent taxes.
File all necessary legal documents, including complaints for judicial sale, for properties with delinquent taxes with the Prothonotary Department. 
Prepare required petitions, including scheduling of sales and confirmation of sales.
Prepare deeds for properties with delinquent taxes that have been sold in accordance with the Real Estate Sales Law.
Prepare required Statement of Value of the Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax purposes.
Record executed deeds for sold properties with delinquent taxes at the Recorder of Deeds Office.
Complete any other secretarial and clerical duties assigned to the position by Tax Claim Bureau management personnel.
Organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail are of the utmost importance. Excellent written and oral communication. 

High school diploma or equivalent plus, clerical, transcription skills and computer training required.  Paralegal training preferred, plus, 2-4 years of working experience with government or private law office with a civil practice. Prior knowledge of the Annual and Judicial Sale Process, Repository Properties, and Court Petitions is preferred. Competent with Word and Excel, must be able to type 60 words per minute. 

County residency must be established within 180 days and maintained throughout employment.  Resumes, cover letters, and salary requirements should be sent to:

Alexis Bevan, Human Resource Manager
2 North Main Street, Suite 108
Greensburg, PA  15601
Or may be emailed to

Deadline for applications is 12/19/18.  Emailed applications must place Legal Secretary I in the subject line.  EOE

Source: Employment in Westmoreland

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