Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1336

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

(Administrative Assistant V)
May be underfilled

Circuit Court and Records

Job # 13-1336

$43,095 to $57,460  (Grade S19)

Serves as a probate specialist in the Circuit Court. Acts as the legal authority to qualify and appoint personal representatives of estates. Meets daily with the public and attorneys in order to process all aspects of probate and guardianship matters. Evaluates and determines the validity of wills presented for probate. Administers official oath of office to all qualified fiduciaries. Calculates and collects all probate tax and recording/filing fees. Provides support, training, and acts as a resource to judges, law clerks, attorneys, paralegals, and the general public.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school; plus four years of experience providing administrative support.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.



Experience in a court or legal environment, preferably in the probate area. Team player with excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in dealing with the public on sensitive issues. Good organizational skills and data entry skills. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite software, especially Word, Excel and Outlook.



Panel interview. As part of the interview process, a written exercise may be administered.



Position may be underfilled at the Administrative Assistant IV level ($39,334 to $52,446). The minimum qualification for an Administrative Assistant IV are any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school; plus three years of experience providing administrative support.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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