County of Los Angeles Los Angeles County
Chief Executive Office

Class Specification: SENIOR TYPIST-CLERK


APPROVAL DATE: 06/28/1993

Does skilled typing work and performs highly specialized clerical duties requiring a highly specialized knowledge of a particular function with responsibility for applying proper procedures and for carrying out the work with only general direction.

Types and processes court orders, minutes, petitions, and other legal documents requiring the analysis of complex source material and a thorough familiarity with the various legal codes in order to obtain the necessary data.

Answers questions that require such things as searching for and abstracting technical data and detailed explanation of laws, policies, or procedures, checks nonroutine applications, collects variable fees, etc., and refers only unusual inquiries to his immediate superior.

Checks legal documents such as writs, petitions, warrants, purchase orders, claims and bonds for form, validity, and compliance with legal requirements in cases requiring the application of highly specialized knowledge and the resolution of debatable points, and where a mistake in judgment may entail serious consequences.

Makes statistical computations and analyses, estimates of fees, etc., where specialized knowledge of laws, policies, and procedures are involved to an unusual degree, as in the recording of documents, property assessments, and tax collections.

Advises employees on problems within his jurisdiction, and on his own initiative, makes such decisions as are permissible.

Reviews for accuracy and conformity to established procedures the work of others performing preliminary operations in the course of the flow of work.

Makes final check of permits, authorizations, etc., without higher level review.

Prepares correspondence requiring the application of highly specialized knowledge and discrimination in the selection of data or interpretation of laws, rules, or policies.

May supervise a small section or unit engaged in related work where responsibility for supervision is subordinate to the performance of the highly specialized clerical work.

May routinely access such office equipment as video display terminals, word processors, or personal computers to input data, perform computations, or produce documents not requiring the formatting or programming of such equipment.


Three years office clerical experience involving typewriting, one year of which must have been in a specialized or supervisory capacity. * Typewriting skill:Ability to type at the rate of 40 net words per minute.

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For specialized examinations add:
...*and six months must have been in___________________.