Employment Opportunities: Legal Process Server
The position of Legal Process Server is an entry-level position that requires a time commitment of between 15 to 40 hours per week. Each time you report to work, our Dispatch group will provide you with a number of assignments that may include requests for the service of process; public office filings or document retrievals; deliveries; pick-ups; or a number of other types of requests. They also provide detailed instructions on how to complete these requests, and specify time deadlines that you are expected to meet. The dispatchers, as well as the rest of our staff, function as a support group to assist you in completing your assignments. Once you're on the road it is up to you to complete the assignments accurately and completely and explain any difficulties which kept you from doing so.
The job requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to follow instructions closely yet think independently on your feet. You must be able to occasionally lift and carry a 40 pound legal file box. You must have a dependable automobile that is insured with minimum liability limits of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident. You must have a valid driver's license. Your driving record must be clean except for the following: no more than one minor violation allowed during the previous three years; no more than two minor violations during the previous five years; and no major violations during the previous five years. A working knowledge of Twin Cities geography is extremely helpful.
Each day approximately 50 shifts (or "runs" as we call them) are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in either our Minneapolis or St. Paul offices. They start throughout the day and last between three to eight hours, depending on the type and number of requests contained in each run. Shifts scheduled to begin after 4:00 may last until 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. and you will be expected to complete or attempt all of the assignments you are given. The assignment of shifts is flexible to meet odd scheduling needs on the part of our employees. Priority in the assignment of these shifts is given to top performers and people with flexible schedules and a demonstrated willingness to work. We require that everyone work a minimum of three shifts per week, up to a maximum of ten.