County of San Diego

Are you a self-motivated individual ready to apply your legal secretarial experience in an exciting environment? If so, the County of San Diego is looking for you. Apply today!  

As a Confidential Legal Secretary you will be responsible for composing and preparing highly confidential legal documents concerning lawsuits involving the County, and internal County matters. In this position, you will provide legal secretarial services for attorneys and other professional staff within the Office of County Counsel.

The County Counsel’s Office generally supports remote teleworking and a teleworking schedule with a mix of in-office and remote work may be available in this position.

Interviews will be held on August 10 and August 11, 2022 and additional interview dates may be added. The department will be reaching out to candidates to invite them to participate in an interview.

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The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can effectively prioritize multiple tasks and assignments; apply their knowledge of basic legal processes and procedures to efficiently prepare litigation filings in state and federal court; compose highly-confidential legal documents; review a variety of legal documents for completeness and accuracy; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information pertaining to the decision making process of the County; and be a team player with excellent communication skills and initiative.

Due to the nature of the cases the County handles, the incumbent may handle sensitive evidence.

Minimum Qualifications

1. One (1) year of full-time experience performing legal secretarial duties for attorneys or other professional staff in a legal office, which must have included preparing briefs and pleadings, checking citations, setting up depositions, maintaining files and calendars, screening phone calls and using computers, OR;

2. Completion of a legal secretarial curriculum at a community college or a recognized accredited business school.


Required attachments submitted on or after February 29, 2008 do not need to be resubmitted. Please submit only the documents required. Additional documentation, such as awards, letters of recommendation, unsolicited certifications, etc. will not be added to your application file.


As part of the County of San Diego’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.


Qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment application and supplemental application questionnaire. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our Strategic Plan ( (Download PDF reader) as well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a Framework for the Future that will create a County that works for all.

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