Legal Typist

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Legal Typist

Monterey County Human Resources Salinas, California, United States

Job Description:

Legal Typist


Position Description

Final Filing Deadline: 07/19/2024

Exam #: 24/80B11/06SA

Legal Typist

The Monterey County District Attorney's Office is recruiting to fill a Legal Typist position in the Criminal Division who will work under the close supervision of experienced staff. This position performs varied, complex and responsible legal clerical work for one or more attorneys and performs other related work as required.

The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record showing knowledge of English grammar, spelling, written format, and punctuation, as well as proficiency in legal office work, procedures, and terminology. Additionally, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the skill and ability to comprehend and execute complex oral and written instructions, operate office equipment, and safeguard confidential materials.

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used County-wide to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties

To view the complete classification description, please visit the County of Monterey website: Legal Typist Classification Specification

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Working Knowledge of:
Skill and Ability to:

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:


One year of clerical experience in a class comparable to Typist Clerk II with Monterey County, performing a variety of clerical and typing duties in a legal office or court.


Two years of clerical experience in a legal office or court.

Additional Information

The required conditions of employment include, but are not limited to the following:
The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package. Please visit our website to view the Unit J Benefit Summary Sheet . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Application and Selection Procedures

Apply On-Line at ,

By Friday, July 19, 2024, 11:59 PM(PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours,

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:

Human Resources Department

Attn: Stephanie Ahumada, Associate Personnel Analyst

168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor

Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: (831) 755-5238 Fax: (831) 757-5792

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the final filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Stephanie Ahumada, Human Resources Analyst, at (831) 755-5238, or

Closing Date/Time: 7/19/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


$3,790.80 - $5,177.81 Monthly
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