Job Opportunity - Legal Secretary

For Immediate Release – February 18, 2022

The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary for working in its Misdemeanor Division.

Position: Legal Secretary–Misdemeanor Division

Legal Secretary Job Purpose: Provides administrative assistance and support to Prosecuting Attorney and his assistant prosecuting attorneys.

Misdemeanor Division Legal Secretary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Extensive familiarity with, and ability to use, Word and Excel software;
  2. Ability to learn and use MatrixPointe software (hereinafter “Matrix”) in all aspects of processing Misdemeanor Division cases;
  3. Drafting of a variety of legal documentation (e.g., charges, memos, correspondence, subpoenas, motions, discoveries, amendments, addendums, praecipes etc.);
  4. Responsively and courteously handling all incoming inquiries (whether by phone, mail, email, or office visit) to the Misdemeanor Division and/or Felony Division;
  5. Maintaining, filing and accessing all Misdemeanor Division records;
  6. Maintaining and updating any requisite Misdemeanor Division reports (e.g., “After 45 days report”);
  7. Preparing paperwork and maintaining files for all Misdemeanor Division cases;
  8. Drafting and filing of destruction/forfeiture orders in Misdemeanor Division cases and, when signed, route to the appropriate agencies;
  9. Processing sealing of record requests and orders;
  10. Subpoenaing and calling off witnesses/officers for any Misdemeanor Division hearings;
  11. Maintaining Misdemeanor Division prosecutor’s calendars;
  12. Maintaining the voice mail messaging system for after work hours;
  13. Maintaining professional appearance of the office;
  14. Maintaining misdemeanor case files pursuant to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Record Retention Schedule;
  15. Maintaining a professional relationship with outside agencies;
  16. Collecting information associated with cases not normally submitted by law enforcement (e.g. BMV packets, certified prior records, criminal histories);
  17. Retrieving, opening, sorting, date-stamping, and distributing incoming mail;
  18. Retrieving and reviewing case files for following day’s docket;
  19. Copying and sending facsimiles of documents to appropriate requestors;
  20. Performing duties for the Civil Division, Juvenile Division and/or Felony Division as necessary;
  21. Meeting all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions;
  22. Tracking incarceration status of criminal defendants for calculation of speedy trial deadlines; and
  23. Any other duties which the Prosecuting Attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney may assign.

Skills/Qualifications: Reporting Skills, Administrative Writing Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information, Professionalism, Verbal Communication.

Please send a Wayne County Employment Application (can be downloaded from Wayne County or obtained from the Wayne County Commissioner’s Office, 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio), resume and cover letter stating your ability to address the responsibilities of this position to: Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 115 West Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691, no later than noon, Friday, March 4, 2022. 


The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer