County of San Luis Obispo


Job Information

The Sheriff's Office is conducting an open recruitment for Legal Clerk. The Legal Clerk will perform specialized clerical work of a legal nature where the majority of tasks are completed for law enforcement agencies, the courts or the criminal justice system. The role will require proficiency in a wide variety of office equipment and may act as a lead-worker and assist in the training of other staff.

Daily tasks include transcription activities, typing various legal documents and ensuring timely processing of important legal documents.

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The ideal candidate will have an interest in the criminal justice system, work well under pressure and embrace a working environment with constant interruptions. We are looking for detail-oriented individuals that put a premium on accuracy and can juggle multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment.


Two years of clerical experience in a legal office, court or criminal justice system; OR One year of experience equivalent to an Administrative Assistant III.


Must be able to type 50 wpm (candidates will be required to provide proof of typing speed at some point in the recruitment process).

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click "apply" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at . Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at .

Background Check:

To accept a position with the Sheriff's Office, you must successfully complete a Sheriff's Background Investigation. Below is a partial list of offenses or issues that may disqualify you from successful completion. Please review the below list:

  • Any felony conviction
  • Recent misdemeanor conviction, or any two misdemeanor convictions as an adult
  • Poor employment history
  • Any sale, manufacture, or cultivation of illegal drugs
  • Recent use of illegal substances such as opiates, hallucinogens, injectables, cocaine, methamphetamine, or similar substance
  • Use of Marijuana within the past two years
  • Poor driving record such as numerous hazardous traffic violations or chargeable accidents
  • Recent conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or any two convictions for this offense as an adult
  • Any act of domestic violence, as defined by law
  • Any crime committed against a child
  • Behavior or derogatory remarks constituting discrimination or bias toward others based on their race, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other protected class
  • Any material misstatement of fact or intentional omission of information during the application or background process
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

County of San Luis Obispo