MURRAY CITY Legal Administrator I in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Murray City Corporation is now accepting applications for Legal Administrator I. Your written application and related education and-or experience will be the basis for determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications to be placed on the register for this position. JOB SUMMARY Works closely with Attorneys and Risk Manager in handling cases and other legal matters for the City, responsible for criminal prosecution case preparation, civil claims resolution, legal research, drafting of legal documents including pleadings for criminal prosecution processes, contracts, resolutions, ordinances, releases, notices and other such legal work. Also works with City Attorney in handling administrative matters for the day to day operation of the City Attorney's office. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Four (4) years office administrative experience or equivalent education. Must include two (2) years of general legal related experience or education. Special Requirements One (1) year experience in word processing in the Windows environment. Must pass security clearance to have access to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation database. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Some working knowledge of legal processes. Ability to prioritize and plan work daily. Ability to perform administrative work requiring the exercise of independent judgment; ability to perform complex work with accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and other departments in the City; ability to communicate verbally and in writing. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in positions of this class. Specific duties shall be assigned by the City Attorney) *Coordinates and assists attorneys in gathering information. *Interacts frequently with City attorneys, City prosecutors, court clerks, police officers, Risk Manager, City departments, City Mayor and Council, defense counsel, defendants, victims and the public. *Assists attorneys in complying with court rules of procedure for filing briefs. *Answers single or multi-line phones; screens and routes calls and walk-ins to appropriate staff. Provides public information to inquiring parties; directs complex questions to appropriate senior staff. Greets and interacts with people in a friendly and helpful manner. *Often provides opinions on routine departmental matters. *Maintains confidentiality on all legal matters. Prosecution Duties: *Prepares criminal prosecution cases for court, including the preparation of formal information, summons, bench warrants, complaints, orders to show cause, subpoenas, restitution requests, motions, court docket files and other legal pleadings. Ensures the correctness of the form and content of the pleadings. *Posts, tracks, and maintains files for arraignments, pre-trials, bench trials, jury trials, suppression hearings, conflict cases, district court appeals, traffic hearings, bench warrants, pleas in abeyance, sentencing and other case files; maintains court appointment calendars. Utilizes statewide court software. *Obtains police reports, rap sheets, driving records and requests other supporting evidence for criminal matters. Utilizes confidential BCI, driver's license division and other records. Ensures the receipt of payment for criminal discovery costs. *Uses Word, PowerPoint, Excel and any other software applicable to the organization, including BCI, UCJIS and Spillman. Is familiar with the courts and legal system, legal procedures and legal terminology. *Prepares legal pleadings, discovery responses and other supporting legal documents and correspondence as directed by the City Attorney; ensures correctness of form and content; takes and transcribes dictated material. Downloads dash camera and lapel camera video files, copies video files onto discs or USB drives, keeps log