County Court Administrative Assistant

Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, 500 Court Street, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 no later than Tuesday,November 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm. Interviews will be held Friday, November 15, 2019. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.


Sherman County Judge and County Commissioners


Regular part-time, salaried position, 32 hours per week or 0.80 FTE


Performs responsible administrative functions to assist the County Court in planning, direction, supervision and coordination of County operations. Track and report progress of all Court projects. Requires use of independent judgment and interpretation of Court policy and procedure, including ordinances, contracts and any other agreements the Court may enter into. Immediately reports concerns and problems to the Supervisor.


Works under the direct supervision of the Sherman County Judge and County Commissioners, subject to Sherman County Personnel Policies.


Court Meetings:

  1. Schedule dates and appointments for Court meetings
  2. Prepare and distribute agendas for Court meetings
  3. Prepare all reference material for Court meetings
  4. Prepare electronic packet for Court meetings
  5. Schedule Departmental Quarterly Reports as requested
  6. Attend and record all Court meetings and hearings including executive sessions
  7. Prepare official minutes for Court meetings
  8. Maintain a file for each Court meeting with related material
  9. Organize and staff County Department meetings


  1. Maintain Court calendar
  2. Schedule appointments for Judge and Commissioners aligning Juvenile Court, County Court and other meetings
  3. Make travel arrangements for court and record expense


  1. Receive and distribute incoming and outgoing communication for Judge and Commissioners
  2. Generate reports and correspondence required by State and Federal agencies to include the annual DEQ Opportunity to Recycle Report
  3. Complete surveys and other information requests on behalf of the County
  4. Prepare County Court Notes for E-News
  5. Prepare Court Session news releases for Times-Journal
  6. Prepare and edit County newsletter The Citizen-Reporter


  1. Advise the County Court when terms expire and appointments need to be made
  2. Advertise board and committee vacancies
  3. Maintain committee appointment correspondence
  4. Purge and update County committee member information


  1. Prepare advertisements for Court-related legal notices
  2. Schedule and advertise public hearings and public meetings

Sealed Bids:

  1. Receive sealed bids and process information
  2. Assist in bidding process as required

General Duties:

  1. Facilitate communication and interaction between the Court and all County Departments and programs
  2. Respond to problems identified by the Court which may require research and analysis
  3. Coordinate special projects
  4. Maintain adherence to the current budget for the County Court
  5. Monitor legislation
  6. Maintain familiarity with Oregon Revised Statutes as they affect business of the County Court, conferring with legal counsel as needed
  7. Maintain general knowledge of the activities and programs of other County Departments
  8. Compile data
  9. Prepare required reports, records and documentation
  10. Maintain files
  11. Maintain and update the Sherman County Web site
  12. Staff Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
  13. Serve as a member of the DEQ Recovery/Recycling Team
  14. Assist in grant preparation, administration and reports as required
  15. Purchase needed supplies and equipment for the Office of the County Court
  16. Represent Sherman County at the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) conference Tasting Tour every November.
  17. Publish the Sherman County Citizen Reporter
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned


  1. Abilities: Effective communication skills, written and oral; works independently with initiative, making decisions independently and using effective time management; operation of modern office equipment, computer systems and programs; maintains confidentiality; maintains records, reports and statistical data; independent decision making in accordance with established policies and initiative and judgment when carrying  out  tasks  and  assuming  responsibilities with  general instructions and guidance; serving the public, other County personnel, organizations and executives  and officials from other  agencies with tact and
  2. Knowledge: Thorough understanding and effective use of standard office procedures and practices, English composition, spelling, punctuation, office record keeping and reporting and reasonable knowledge of legal documents and terminology.
  3. Special Qualifications: Valid Oregon driver’s license and insurance as required by the State of Oregon, reliable transportation and the ability to travel occasionally in the region. Must pass a criminal background


High school graduate, preferably followed by college or business school training, at least three years’ experience in an increasingly responsible business office environment or suitable comparable experience.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see, hear, walk, handle objects, tools, standard keyboards of office equipment, and reach with arms and hands.
  2. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The Administrative Assistant’s work is evaluated formally once each year by the assigned Supervisor. Interim reviews are conducted through informal conferences and status reports.


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