at County of Aroostook in Houlton, Maine, United States
The County of Aroostook is accepting applications for a Deputy Register in the Probate Office in Houlton, Maine. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.
This is an appointed position by the Register of Probate, subject to the requirements of Title 30-A section 501, in accordance with Title 18-C MRS, Section 1-506. The Deputy Register may perform any of the duties prescribed by law to be performed by the Register. The Deputy Register shall act as Register in the event of absence of the Register. The Probate Court is a Court that operates according to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedure and two (2) years of education, training or work experience in paralegal studies, business administration or similar field, is recommended.
- Applicant must possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to effectively communicate with the public and legal personnel concerning matters before the court, is required.
- Applicant must be able to organize work in a timely and accurate fashion and be able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet strict deadlines.
- Ability to work independently, make effective decisions, prepare correspondence, open and prepare files, process and proofread electronic filings and prepare, organize and process legal documents related to the probate of estates with or without a will, petitions for guardianships and conservatorships of minors and adults, petitions for the change of name of minors and adults, and petitions for adoptions of minors and adults.
- Must be able to travel to Presque Isle/Caribou/Fort Kent when needed, to attend to Court hearings and/or meetings, in the absence of the Register.
- Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Excel and ability to use Zoom, is required. Applicant must possess skills in operation of modem office equipment such as facsimile, copy machines, typewriters, and telephones.
- Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check.