Virginia State Government
ARLINGTON VA 22204
### Position Information
## Job Description
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC), a Commonwealth of Virginia Independent Agency is dedicated to protecting the rights and dignity of or clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. The Arlington Public Defenders Office is now accepting applications for the position of Secretary I. The qualified candidate will provide administrative and clerical support for attorneys, investigators and sentencing advocates in the Public Defenders office. The Secretary position reports to the Public Defender of the Arlington Office and is employed at will. The hours for this position are 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM. The successful candidate will be subject to fingerprint based criminal background checks.
Duties for the position include greeting persons entering the Public Defender Office as well as operating a multi-line telephone to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information to callers, taking messages and scheduling appointments. Additional qualifications include typing a variety of documents to include but not limited to memos, letters and various types of legal documents, maintaining a filing and record keeping system, collect, sort, distribute, and prepare mail and communicating and interacting with the public defender office colleagues, clients and judicial system personnel.
## Minimum Qualifications
The qualified candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and work independently and dependently in a fast paced team driven environment. The position requires a working knowledge of office practices and procedures as well as creating and editing, letters, memos and legal documents. The desired candidate will be proficient in the use of computer software to include Microsoft Word and Excel and database applications are needed along with creating and managing an electronic and manual filing system. The qualified candidate will be able to type at least 30 WPM with minimal errors and fluent in English and Spanish.
## Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, verification of employment history and reference verifications.
Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. The VIDC does not sponsor employment visas. Sponsors includes H-1B or any other employment-based immigration cases or visa statuses.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. VIDC does not accept "see resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Applications should include complete work and salary history, contact information for all current and prior employers, reasons for leaving all prior employment and explanations for any periods of unemployment. Blank fields in the application are considered incomplete applications and will be disqualified.
You will receive a confirmation number once your application has been successfully submitted. Edits cannot be made to the application once you have received a confirmation number. Phone calls are not accepted regarding an inquiry to the status of an application. Please refer to RMS for status updates.
### Contact Information
*Working Title:* Secretary I
*Role Title:* Non-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 02/12/2018
*Open Until Filled:* Yes
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $34,793
*Agency:* Indigent Defense Commission (848)
*Location:* Arlington - 013
*Position Number:* 32218
*Job Posting Number:* 1034413
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* Yes
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* UG