Employment Opportunities


Description: Legal Secretary – Juvenile Division  PART TIME (<28 hours per week).

This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge (at-will employment).

Legal Secretary Job Purpose: Provides administrative assistance and support to Magistrates/Judge and other court staff as directed. 

Juvenile Division Legal Secretary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Extensive familiarity with, and ability to use, Outlook, Word and Excel software;
  2. Extensive familiarity and ability to process court cases, particularly juvenile delinquencies, custody/visitation, traffic, support enforcement modification, and the like;
  3. Drafting/transcribing of a variety of legal documents (e.g., opinions/decisions, memos, correspondence, subpoenas, amendments, addendums, etc.);
  4. Responsively and courteously handling all incoming inquiries (whether by phone, mail, email, or office visit) to the Juvenile Division;
  5. Accurately and efficiently inputting reports, evidence, documents and media associated therewith with cases into a network environment;  
  6. Prepares monthly and yearly statistics and invoices for Magistrate contract with the Bureau of Support;
  7. Maintaining, filing and accessing all Juvenile Division records;
  8. Maintaining and updating any requisite Juvenile Division reports, such as Child Support Enforcement Agency reporting;
  9. Preparing paperwork and maintaining files for all Juvenile Division cases;
  10. Processing sealing of record requests and orders;
  11. Subpoenaing and calling off witnesses/officers for any Juvenile Division hearings;
  12. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance;
  13. Maintaining Juvenile Division Magistrates’ calendars;
  14. Maintaining the voice mail messaging system for after work hours;
  15. Maintaining professional appearance of the office;
  16. Maintaining closed juvenile case files pursuant to the Wayne County Juvenile Court Record Retention Schedule;
  17. Maintaining a professional relationship with outside agencies;
  18. Retrieving, opening, sorting, date-stamping, and distributing incoming mail;
  19. Process and appropriately responding to incoming Juvenile Division emails;
  20. Retrieving and reviewing case files for following day’s docket;
  21. Copying and sending facsimiles of documents to appropriate requestors;
  22. Performing duties for the Court as necessary;
  23. Meeting all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions; and
  24. Any other duties which the Judge, Magistrates, and/or Court Administrator may assign.

Skills/Qualifications: Reporting Skills, Transcription Skills, Administrative Writing Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information, Professionalism, Verbal Communication.

Please send a Wayne County Employment Application (can be downloaded from Wayne County http://www.wayneohio.org/sites/default/files/Employment%20Application%20rev1.doc or obtained from the Wayne County Commissioner’s Office, 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio), resume and cover letter stating your ability to address the responsibilities of this position to: Wayne County Juvenile Court, ATTN.: Katherine Gallagher, Court Administrator/Staff Attorney, 107 West Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691, no later than Friday, December 16, 2016. No phone calls or emails, please.


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