Administrative Assistant I

Committee for Pub Counsel Srvc - Lowell, MA

Full-time | Part-time
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********************ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU APPLY THROUGH MASS CAREERS AND DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK): https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1782/administrative-assistant-i-pdd-lowell/job *****************

The Lowell Trial Office in the Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking to fill an Administrative Assistant I position to work with attorneys who provide legal representation and advocacy to indigent adults in criminal misdemeanor and felony cases in area courts.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT

CPCS is committed to protecting the fundamental constitutional and human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy, community-oriented defense, and excellent representation. In fulfilling its mission, CPCS is committed to fostering diversity at all levels of the agency. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. In striving always to achieve those goals, CPCS embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and is steadfast in our commitment to: (1) ensuring that CPCS management and staff members represent a broad range of human difference and experience; (2) providing a work climate that is respectful and that supports success; and (3) promoting the dignity and well-being of all staff members. CPCS's leadership is responsible for ensuring excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

AGENCY OVERVIEW

CPCS is the state agency in Massachusetts responsible for providing an attorney when the state or federal constitution or a state statute requires the appointment of an attorney for a person who cannot afford to retain one. The agency provides representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, guardianship, mental health, sexually dangerous person, and sex offender registry cases, as well as in appeals and post-conviction and post-judgment proceedings related to those matters.

CPCS is an equal opportunity employer.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking to fill an Administrative Assistant I position to work with attorneys who provide legal representation and advocacy to indigent adults in criminal misdemeanor and felony cases in area courts.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

An Administrative Assistant I in this office will support a teams of attorneys by:

Opening and closing out cases;
Maintaining open case files;
Word processing of CORI requests, subpoenas, motions, letters, running sheet entries, etc.;
Filing, faxing, photocopying, and scanning large volumes of documents;
Providing telephone coverage for assigned attorneys;
Filing, scanning and shredding of closed cases; and
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in administrative work or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:

Substitutions:
An Associate’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, or public administration may be substituted for the required experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Strong communication, organizational and detail skills;
Ability to establish effective working relationships and to work as a team member;
Flexibility, and strict adherence to confidentiality;
Typing skill of 50 to 60 wpm preferred;
Familiarity with advanced Word formatting and editing, and Microsoft Excel;
Legal office experience a plus; and
Foreign language skills are strongly preferred.
EEO Statement

The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes and organizational policies. Applicants who have questions about equal employment opportunity or who need reasonable accommodations can contact the Director of Human Resources Management, Lisa Bacon, at lbacon@publiccounsel.net

********************ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU APPLY THROUGH MASS CAREERS AND DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK): https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1782/administrative-assistant-i-pdd-lowell/job *****************

Official Title: Admin Assistant I-CPC
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Lowell - 42 Church Street
Job: Administrative Services
Agency: Committee for Pub Counsel Srvc
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Jun 26, 2019, 4:18:33 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 41,000.00 - 51,000.00 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Lisa Bacon, HR Director - 617-482-6212