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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4347

Occ. Group:  

Legal Assistant

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing daily support to the university counsel; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Serving as a liaison between the university counsel and various groups and individuals on and off campus.

Provides expertise and direction in university policy and procedures.

Composes routine and non-routine correspondence.

Makes travel arrangements for university counsel and maintains all travel claims.

Takes and transcribes dictation.

Maintains and monitors budgets.

Coordinates and participates in investigation, collection and compilation of information.

Develops and maintains office filing system.

Maintains and updates database and other files.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of office functions.

Knowledge of legal terminology and processes.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize work.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent supplemented by some college coursework; three to five years related experience.

  Date     Skill         Eval            
4/1/05       9         624132342

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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