State of Massachusetts Executive Assistant to the Chief Justice and Legal Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts
Supreme Judicial Court Job Opportunity
Executive Assistant to the Chief Justice and Legal Counsel
This position is posted from February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Please apply directly to the Supreme Judicial Court as directed below, not through this portal.
Supreme Judicial Court Mission Statement
To promote the rule of law and foster public trust by leading an independent judiciary that assures every person equal access to the fair, timely, and impartial resolution of disputes in courts managed with efficiency and professionalism.
The Executive Assistant provides high level administrative and secretarial support to the Chief Justice and the Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice in a setting that requires the ability to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of tasks and to treat confidential matters with discretion.
Completes a broad variety of administrative and secretarial tasks for the Chief Justice and Legal Counsel including, but not limited to: answering the telephone and greeting visitors; managing an extremely active calendar of appointments and meetings; scheduling and arranging court and committee meetings; preparing and compiling documents and materials; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging travel and preparing expense reports related to travel; and coordinating special events
Assists the Chief Justice in proofreading and final editing of opinions
Performs non-legal research
Provides a bridge for smooth communication and collaboration among the Chief Justice, the SJC Associate Justices, SJC staff, and Trial Court leadership
Works closely and effectively with the Chief Justice to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately
Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously and proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
Maintains discretion and confidentiality in all tasks
Receives supervision from the Chief Justice and the Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice.
This position is Grade 18 pay scale, with a salary range from step 1 $70,747.42 to step 8 $93,257.93. New employees typically begin at or near step 1 and thereafter receive annual increases through step 8.
Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume and completed SJC Employment Application and Addendum by March 23, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Supreme Judicial Court is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Requirements *
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
At least 10 years of work experience, with a minimum of five years in a high level administrative support position, preferably in a legal or governmental setting
Highly motivated, possessing a professional and calm demeanor
Strong administrative, prioritization, organizational and problem solving skills. Must be flexible and able to work under deadlines and multitask and be adaptable to various competing demands
Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail, precision, and accuracy
High comfort level with technology, including proficiency in MS Office. Willingness to learn and ability to work within the court's current case management and document management systems as well as new technologies as they are implemented within the court
Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with Justices, SJC staff, Trial Court judges and staff, attorneys, and visitors to the chambers
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Mature judgment, along with a sense of humor
By statute, employees of the Massachusetts courts must be Massachusetts residents.
Job: *Administrative Services
Organization: *Supreme Judicial Court
Title: Executive Assistant to the Chief Justice and Legal Counsel
Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 1 Pemberton Square
Requisition ID: 180001HM