Secretary To Judge (Female, Age 38) in Carle Place, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSecretary To Judge
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationCarle Place, NY
Years Experience11 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
NYS Courts

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Secretary to Sup. Court Judge

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Pension, Health Plan, 401 (b)

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Just the Judge and a Law Secretary

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
NYC Office

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 4
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amNA
8am to 9amNA
9am to 10amGo through mail, listen to voice mail message from previous night/morning
10am to 11amCheck on cases for day, find any missing folders on calender
11am to 12pmType any decisions due in Court, take phone calls, filing
12pm to 1pmType any decisions due in Court, take phone calls, filing, go to courtroom to check on Judge and see if he needs anything
1pm to 2pmLUNCH
2pm to 3pmType any decisions due in Court, answer phones, filing, retrieve mail a second time
3pm to 4pmGet Court files ready for next day’s session
4pm to 5pmFinish up last of typing, filing, photocopying
5pm to 6pmGO HOME!
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Referral from a former co-worker

What was the application process?
Resume and interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
One interview with the Judge. We clicked and he hired me on the spot!

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What were my duties in my former job, salary looking for, experience

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, told me what was expected from me

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No training. Just “real” experience from high school and former job

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, learned great typing, steno and computer skills

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Take NY State Court Exams

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Typing and computer skills, filinf, telephone. Basic secretarial duties

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
HS/2 yr. college

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Great job if you can get into a City or State position in your own State. Great benefits such as Pension, 403b, vacation time, salary increases, location pay

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I will stay in the Court system until I retire.

What are your current career goals?
Stay in the Court system with my current Judge

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Fufilling, interesting and great people from Court Officers to Judges in Court System.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Prior Job 1Legal Secretary1035000
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3St. John’sBusiness
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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