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LEGAL ASSISTANT II- VICTIM/WITNESS UNIT

Prosecuting Attorney
K-4 (A) $15.19/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 081-19
Date Posted: 07/07/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 07/21/2019

Provide secretarial duties for the Victim/Witness Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office in order to ensure efficient and personalized services to victims, witnesses, law enforcement personnel, and the general public as it pertains to this Unit. The duties of this position ensure that the OPA complies with the 1985 Michigan Crime Victim Rights Law and the Michigan Constitutional Amendment for Victim’s Rights.

Act as initial resource person for all who enter or call the Victim/Witness Services Unit. Receive & screen all incoming phone calls; provide information, answer queries & resolve basic problems of victims or witnesses; refer complex problems to Victim Advocates or Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys.  Coordinate & complete daily mailings to crime victims as mandated by law; to include (but not limited to): letters, brochure of rights, impact statements, surveys, Michigan Department of Corrections forms/brochures, etc.  Process incoming and returned mail, process surveys, process court notices, review court schedules, perform light statistics and other duties as assigned.

                                                           

High school diploma. 2 year degree and/or 5 years’ experience working in the criminal justice system is preferred. Previous multi-line telephone/receptionist work is preferred. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system. Clerical skills & computer data entry and retrieval. Being able to work under stress, at a fast pace, and with constant interruptions. Strong ability to multi-task and work independently. Maintain excellent rapport with the public as well as police & court personnel. Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated and/or displeased persons.

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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Rhonda Baxter-Todd 227 W. Michigan Ave. 5th Floor
227 W. Michigan Ave. 5th Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007