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Office Assistant – Public Defender's Office

Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Office Assistant in Public Defender’s Office.  The purpose of this position is to assist in administrative and legal tasks with regard to criminal, juvenile, and domestic cases, to support the office and to ensure the timely preparation of documentation for the function of the department. Also, this position serves as backup to the department receptionist when necessary.Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.   Some secondary education and knowledge of the legal administrative process preferred. Must be able to type 50 wpm. Computer and clerical skills required.Some of the job duties but not limited to are:Answer telephone; take message and refer callAssist potential clients with the application process for representation. Provide general information as it relates to the Public Defender’s OfficePrepare letters, correspondence, memos and a wide variety of legal documentsResponsible for the work for an assigned group of attorneysUse legal software to enter data, docket cases, run court lists and get case specific informationMaintain and update files; make copies, assemble documents, file paperwork; box files for storagePrepare files for court and distribute   County residency must be established within 180 days and maintained throughout employment.  Resumes, cover letter, and references should be sent to:                             Human Resources Department2 North Main Street, Suite 108Greensburg, PA 15601Or email to: employment@co.westmoreland.pa.us             Deadline for receiving applications is August 10, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Source: Employment in Westmoreland

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