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Office Administrator

FLSA Exempt
Date 05/20/2023
Location(s) Lubbock
Salary $54,000 D.O.E.
Reports To System Administrator


Provides a variety of complex and technical legal document preparation and other clerical support to attorneys, investigators and other staff, which are often confidential and may include the use of problem-solving skills and independent decision-making.  Prepares files and materials for use in court appearances.  Acts as the office manager.  Provides limited supervision to other legal assistants and interns.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Prepare  agendas and plan for meetings, conferences and telephone conferences
  2. Arranges travel for the department as needed.
  3. Organizes new employee set-up (desk, supplies, computer, software, etc.)
  4. Assist in set up and oversee  administrative policies and procedures for offices.
  5. Review operating practices and procedures in order to determine whether improvements can be made i n areas such as reporting procedures or expenditures.
  6. Performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
  7. Proofreads and edits drafts and completed materials for format, accuracy, grammar, spelling, punctuation, English usage and consistency.
  8. Coordinate and direct office services, such as records and budget preparation, personnel, and housekeeping .
  9. Performs a variety of general office support work on a relief or as-needed basis, including maintaining accurate records and files and providing coverage for other assignments.
  10. Uses a variety of office equipment such as computer terminals, printers, scanners, and copy reproduction and FAX equipment as well as standard office software such as word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  11. Prepares periodic spreadsheets to track status of cases.
  12. Assists with compilation of statistical data.
  13. Coordinates work schedules, personal leave and other staff issues.
  14. Acts as office manager ensuring that supplies are maintained, and upkeep of the offices are sufficient.
  15. Provide administrative services for Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender
  16. Provides supervision to the other legal assistants and interns in the offices, ensuring that work is properly carried out as directed by the attorneys, investigators and/or the mitigation expert.

Qualification Requirements

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the individual the ability to be professional in the essential duties listed.  Must be able to type 50 words per minute.  At least two years of experience in processing legal documents in a court, criminal justice or legal office setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal office and criminal justice system terminology, forms, documents and procedures;
  • knowledge of the standard format for a variety of legal documents and forms, including briefs, motions, opinions, subpoenas and warrants;
  • knowledge of the use of specified computer applications involving word processing, spreadsheets and standard report generation;
  • knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment;
  • knowledge of record keeping principles and practices; knowledge of correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • general knowledge of the organizational, procedural and human aspects in supervising within an organization. 
  • Skill in independently preparing a variety of legal documents and forms;
  • skill in editing and reviewing for accuracy, format and correct English usage technical and complex legal and court documents;
  • skill in using applicable legal office terminology, forms, documents and procedures in the course of the work; skill in performing detailed legal office support work;
  • skill in composing correspondence or documents independently or from brief instructions. 
  • Ability to be flexible and able to competently perform in a variety of assignment areas;
  • ability to use sound independent judgment in following and applying appropriate laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to maintaining accurate legal office files;
  • ability to organize one’s own work, set priorities, work in a high volume setting and meet critical deadlines;
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

Physical requirements include lifting/carrying 25 lbs. occasionally; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard and basic office equipment.  Subject to sitting, standing, walking, reaching and handling to perform the essential functions.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, liability insurance as required by law and be able to safely operate a vehicle in furtherance of job requirements.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to

Regional Public Defenders for Capital Cases

PO Box 2097
Lubbock, Texas 79408

Tel. (806) 696-3740
Fax. (806) 696-3750


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