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Appellate Court Secretary 1 (SCA 13011-001)

Date Posted
February 12, 2021
Full Time

Job Details


Friday, February 12, 2021

Position Title

Appellate Court Secretary 1

Position Location

Judicial Branch Building
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA  50319


Pay Grade 22, $39,332.80 - $58,032.00 Annually


Appellate Court Secretary 1 for the Iowa Judicial Branch Court of Appeals. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications.
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits.   


Under general supervision performs highly responsible secretarial and administrative work for one or more judges of the Court of Appeals. Employees in this class are supervised directly by the judges, with general office management being exercised by the State Court Administrator.

Makes administrative decisions within designated areas of responsibility.

Receives visitors, answers phones, opens and distributes mail.

Creates and edits draft documents, prepares and distributes final copies as directed, in paper or electronic formats; proofreads and corrects materials.

Copies opinions for both circulation and filing in printed and electronic formats; posts copies to Internet.

Prepares and obtains research material for judges and law clerks as necessary.

Maintains and updates printed and electronic library and reference materials.

Maintains filing systems for correspondence and other records; files and retrieves information and documents from printed or electronic media.

Performs moderate to extensive word processing duties for orders, notices, and opinions.

Maintains an adequate supply of office materials and supplies.

Performs other related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited high school (or GED) with at least three years experience in secretarial skills and general office procedures.
Graduation from a secretarial or legal secretary training program and two years of experience in a court or court-related agency.

Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.

Contact Information

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment to:

Iowa Court of Appeals
Chief Judge Thomas Bower
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319

Or email to:

Posting Close Date

Application materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021.


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