Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant – Office of the Municipal Public Defender Job at City and County of Denver – 3.6 in Denver, CO

Job Description

About Our Job

W e encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advanced notice.

The Office of the Municipal Public Defender has been in existence for five years in the City and County of Denver. We are excited to invite applications for a Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant for this growing agency.

The Municipal Public Defender’s Office provides legal services to indigent defendants of Denver County who are facing the possibility of jail for traffic, municipal violations and specialty courts. The Chief Municipal Public Defender reports directly to the Municipal Public Defender’s Commission. The Public Defenders and administrative staff report to the Chief Public Defender.

The Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant will perform various office duties and will be the face of the office as the receptionist and greeter of our clients. Our clients have a multitude of questions and this role will be to either answer the questions or to refer them to the person that can. We are looking for a driven individual who is passionate about criminal justice and the communities the Municipal Public Defender supports. This role will report directly to the Chief Municipal Public Defender. This position will be an in office role.

As the Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant you can expect to:
Manage documentation and files for the Office of Municipal Public Defender

Utilize a computer to input information/data and creating reports;

Perform word processing

Be the front desk receptionist and the face of the office.

Provide the public with general and/or explanatory information; explaining and clarifying rules, processes, and procedures

Compile information and generate reports.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have/be:
Experience in a legal setting or a degree in Criminal Justice/related field

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Customer service experience, ability to work with diverse groups and communities

Ability to work under pressure

Data entry skills

Ability to learn Legal computer systems

High amount of attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bilingual or multilingual

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSet, or TASC Certificate.

Experience: One (1) year of clerical experience.

Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):


Cover letter detailing your desire to work with the Municipal Public Defender.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CC1484 Administrative Support Assistant II

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$15.89 – $23.20

Starting Pay

$15.89 – $20/hour based on experience and education


Office of Municipal Public Defender

Assessment Requirement

Administrative Professional

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

About Company

Company: City and County of Denver – 3.6

Company Location:  Denver, CO

Job Category: Legal Jobs, Law Jobs, Regulatory Jobs

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