Secretary 1 - Special Defense Unit

State of Iowa Des Moines, IA
Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals Office of the State Public Defender is looking to fill a Part-time Secretary 1 to assist the state.

Duties for the successful part-time candidate includes scheduling, opening mail and answering the phone, as well as routine clerical support duties.

Candidate must have good computer skills. Preference given to those with expertise in word processing, Google, database, and spreadsheets.

This position has contact with Public Defender clients, Court administrative staff, and attorneys, and good people skills are necessary.

Good customer service is also required.

Legal experience required.

This is a Part-Time position with a 20 hours work week


930 Legal Secretary

6 months' experience, twelve semester hours, or a combination of both in the following: A person who works in the legal profession whose expertise includes typing and filing of contracts, appeals, pleadings, or other legal documents.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience equal to one year of full-time clerical or closely related work;


post high school course work in an accredited secretarial, business, or closely related curriculum may be substituted for the required experience on a month-for-month basis;


completion of thirty (30) semester (or equivalent) hours of undergraduate college level course work may be substituted for the one year of required experience;


certification from the State of Iowa Administrative Assistant Certificate Program will substitute for six months of the required experience;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes permanent status as a Typist‚ÄďAdvanced.

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