Legal Secretary III Fine Collections


$22.08 - $/hour


Sioux City


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Woodbury County benefits include:  IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded, Free Dental, Life & LTD    Insurance, Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid holidays and 2 Personal Days!

ENTRY SALARY: $ 22.08/ hour (Plus Benefits)

Under general supervision of an attorney, performs legal work assigned including answering phones and filing, specializing in fine collection.  

Essential Functions

  • Review applications to determine eligibility to determine whether a person qualifies to be on a county attorney payment plan in accordance with set office guidelines.  File the necessary paperwork with the Clerk of Court.
  • Verify information on applications if necessary, prepare payment plans, meet with applicants to go over payment plans and all requirements.
  • Monitor changes to laws/regulations relevant to the fine collection program and speak with the County Attorney to request to update the guidelines/policies.   
  • Maintain records to verify and ensure compliance with the payment plan.   File revocations of payment plans as necessary in accordance with the guidelines.   Send collection letters for delinquent fines. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform the Essential Functions: 

  •  Possess High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)  
  •  Good knowledge of basic secretarial skills including typing, transcription, computer    skills, recordkeeping and   filing, scanning and electronically filing
  •  Computer skills (including computer using Word and Excel)
  •  Ability to learn County software
  •  General knowledge of legal terminology
  •  Ability to type accurately with a minimum of 40 words per minute (net score)
  •  Ability to communicate with others in a tactful and courteous manner by means of  clearly spoken English, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Associate District Court and County District Court procedures.  
  • Needs to be fluent in English for the effective performance of the position. 
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check , a physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment.  
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.   A five-minute validated keyboarding test (with a minimum 40 wpm net score result) must accompany your application.  Typing tests can be taken at the Iowa Workforce Development Center, 2508 Fourth Street, Sioux City, Iowa, or you can call Woodbury County Human Resources at 712-279-6480 to schedule a test.  A County Application, resume and typing test are required. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:   4:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, or until position filled.  Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer. 

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