Clerk/Receptionist Public Defender

Clerk/Receptionist Public Defender
Salary: $16.04 – $24.11 per hour, DOQ Closing Date: April 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM Would you enjoy the challenge of: Providing excellent clerical support to the Whatcom County’s Public Defender’s Office? Working successfully in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Applying your first-rate attention to detail to consistently produce accurate work results?

If you answered yes to these questions, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience. The Clerk/Receptionist works in an office setting assisting clients in person and on the telephone. He or she serves as the primary clerical support person in the Public Defender’s Office.

Duties include answering telephones; greeting visitors, including offenders, the public, outside agency staff, and Court personnel; and recording and retrieval of critical data and information. The position has constant contact with a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are under high levels of stress and may be angry, under emotional distress, confused or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, distracting environment, have excellent skills working with others, and must be able to work with and exert a calming influence on people in crisis.

Qualifications Requires a high school diploma AND two years of progressively responsible general office, clerical and/or secretarial experience.

Experience in a criminal justice setting and knowledge of legal terminology is preferred. Background check must meet County criteria for criminal justice positions. Must pass job related tests.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225