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OPENING DATE: 08/10/20
CLOSING DATE: 08/17/20 05:00 PM
Grant Funded: No
Work Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
The City of Austin is seeking two highly qualified individuals to fill the Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court positions, which report to the Municipal Court Clerk.
The next two Deputy Clerks will have several exciting challenges to address and areas of opportunity in which to excel. Among these is the need to provide the administrative support services necessary to direct, plan and coordinate the activities of the Municipal Court. The successful candidates will be instrumental in driving the department’s programs and promoting organizational success. Specific areas of responsibility will be determined based on the selected candidates’ qualifications.
This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger, 2010), the “Top Creative Center” in the US (Entrepreneur.com, 2010), #1 on the Best Place to Live in the U.S. and #4 on the Best Places to Retire (U.S. News & World Report, 2019), and ranked in the top ten on Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for 2017.
Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated, where community needs and values are recognized, where leadership comes from its community members, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.
Austin continues to lead the country with its vision of being the “Most livable city in the country,” emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as the Austin Marathon, Rodeo Austin, Austin Urban Music Festival, Blues on the Green, Austin Pride Festival, Austin Trail of Lights, SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Formula 1, and being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, Oracle, IBM, and Ascension Seton Health. From the home of state government and institutions of higher education to the “Live Music Capital of the World” and its growth as a film center, Austin has gained worldwide attention as a hub for education, business, health, and sustainability. From founding through the year 2000, Austin’s population roughly doubled every 20 years.
The City offers a wide range of events, from music concerts, food festivals, and sports competitions to museum displays, exhibits, and family fun. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum.
Located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country -- rolling terrain of limestone bluffs, springs, rivers, and lakes -- Austin’s climate is ideal for year-round jogging, cycling, hiking on the City’s many trails or swimming at Barton Springs or one of the area’s many other swimming holes. There are several excellent golf courses in the area, as well as opportunities for rowing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, rock climbing, disc golf, mountain biking, fishing, and more. Austin has something for everyone.
AUSTIN CITY GOVERNMENT
The City of Austin is a progressive, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin’s mayor is elected from the city at large, and ten council members are elected from single-member districts. Terms of the mayor and council members are four years, and terms are staggered so that a general election is held every two years with half the council being elected at each election. Term limits for the mayor and council members provide for two consecutive four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for the appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges, and the Municipal Court Clerk.
To learn more about the dynamic City of Austin, visit austintexas.gov.
CITY OF AUSTIN STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2023
The City Council adopted six Strategic Outcomes and Indicators in 2018 as part of its Strategic Direction 2023 (SD23) to guide the City in improving quality of life and civic participation in the Austin Community over the next three to five years. The Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court reports to the Municipal Court Clerk, who is an appointee of the Mayor and Council. The Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court will be responsible for supporting department programs and initiatives as it relates to all six of the Strategic Outcomes in SD23.
For more information, visit Austin Strategic Direction 2023.
THE AUSTIN MUNICIPAL COURT
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Austin. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail, which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.
The courts adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases, most of which are criminal, including traffic, city ordinance, state code, juvenile, and disabled parking. Most parking violations (other than disabled) are civil (non-criminal).
The four court divisions are Judiciary, Court Operations, Support Services, and the Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC). The Austin Municipal Court employs 147 employees, which includes seven full-time judges and 15 substitute judges.
The Judiciary administers effective and impartial justice to all persons with business before the court. It is made up of a Presiding Judge, six Associate Judges and 15 Substitute Judges. Three legal secretaries providing support. Judges preside over scheduled appearance dockets, bench trials, and jury trials, which are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily (and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday). They provide 24/7 magistration services at the Travis County jail.
Municipal Court Operations & Support Services
Municipal Court provides case management for the public in order to facilitate the swift administration of justice. The operational staff provides customer services, administration of civil cases, courtroom support, warrant processing, magistrate support, collection services, youth services, case monitoring and updating. The support staff provides the necessary tools to perform our jobs including accounting, budgeting, human resources, technology, contract management and administration. The goal of our more than 140 employees is to provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers.
Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC)
The DACC provides creative and individualized sentencing options to offenders so that they are held accountable for their actions, reduce the recidivism rate, restore the debt they owe to the community as a result of their offenses, and to provide supportive services to assist them with modifying their offending behavior. DACC handles Class C misdemeanor quality of life violations within a specific jurisdiction boundary. Visit DACC for more information.
Under general direction of the Clerk of the Municipal Court, the Deputy Clerk is responsible for providing the administrative support services necessary to direct, plan and coordinate the activities of the Municipal Court.
DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the minimum qualifications required for the Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court:
The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position. Prior experience working in Court Administration in a large, robust city/organization is desirable.
The following core competencies are important for this role:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $125,000—$135,000. The benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, compensated leave, short-term disability, and retirement benefits. The City is a member of the Proportionate Retirement Program. Optional benefits include supplemental life insurance, a 457 deferred compensation plan, long-term disability plan, and a legal plan. Visit austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits to learn more about the City’s employee benefits.
Reasonable relocation benefits will be provided to the successful candidate.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by August 31, 2020. To apply, candidates must submit an application, a comprehensive resume, and cover letter online via the City of Austin jobs website at http://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/84425. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
For more information on this position, candidates may contact:
Information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public in compliance with the Texas Open Records Act.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please contact 512-974-3210 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.
Responsible for coordinating and supervising court services operations as well as serving as the main administrative contact within Municipal Court Operations & Support Services.
Target Hiring Range: $47,923/yr - $61,069/yr
Associate’s degree from an accredited college
5 years experience in a Court environment
3 years of supervisory experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Valid State of Texas Class C Driver’s License
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; because the work environment requires face-to-face interaction with customers the incumbent may be exposed to high stress, non-violent confrontational situations. The incumbent is expected to adequately use verbal skills to defuse interpersonal confrontation or conflict.
Models Organization Values
Customer Focus/Results Focus
Managing Projects/Managing People
Closing: Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)
Salary will be determined based on experience and knowledge
The City of Magnolia, a rapidly growing Texas Municipality is searching for an experienced Municipal Court Clerk to help us grow into the future. We need a person that can provide administrative support to the City of Magnolia’s Municipal Court system by processing payments of fines and fees, warrants and cases set on arraignment and trial dockets, and providing customer service to citizens and interfacing with citizens and other City personnel. Other duties include assisting the Judge by processing documents and attending court proceedings when needed and maintaining office supply inventories.
Requirements: Must have a High School Diploma, pass a drug test and a background test, must have at least two (2) years court experience and administrative experience. Cash handling experience is a must. Court Clerk Level 1 certification preferred.
Please provide your resume and cover letter to:
City of Magnolia, TX
18111 Buddy Riley Blvd.
Magnolia, TX 77354
Or email to: email@example.com
The City of Magnolia is an EOE employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.
Salary: $14.99 - $19.42
. The application can be found at www.texascitytx.gov
Under direct supervision of Municipal Court Administrator; maintains all court records, assists the Judge and Prosecutor, assists customers on the telephone and in person at the cashier’s window, requires a specialized knowledge of court operations, policies, and procedures, and does related work as required.
Work involves judicial and financial record keeping, requiring the exercise of judgment within established departmental guidelines and policies.
Work includes completing court processes.
Work involves responsibility for receiving payment for a variety of transactions requiring knowledge of legal codes, payment and charge codes, regulations, and department and city policies.
Work is performed independently within established policies and procedures and is reviewed by internal checks and audits, and through conferences and reports.
1. Assist in achieving court objectives.
2. Participate in all phases of the Court’s clerical, legal, and cashiering activities as required.
3. Considerable knowledge of office standards and procedures and how to apply said procedures and standards.
4. Assist with coordinating the Court’s docket and ensure that the necessary processes and paperwork of the Court are issued, signed, and approved.
5. Maintain a professional working relationship with employees in the office, the general public, appointed and elected officials and city management.
6. Type and mail standard correspondence letters as needed.
7. Attend assigned Court sessions.
8. Assist with records management; including the filing, scanning, and maintenance of court records.
9. Keep the Municipal Court Administrator informed of all problems and important issues.
10. Perform related work as required.
11. Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
12. Make mathematical computations and tabulations rapidly and accurately.
13. Understand and carry out oral and written instruction.
14. Practice good organizational skills.
15. Train new employees.
16. Utilize popular forms of word processing software as well as basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills.
17. Work with little or no direct supervision.
1. Must be a US Citizen.
2. Must have no criminal history.
3. Must have a good credit history.
4. High school diploma or GED.
5. Three years general business and clerical experience.
6. Knowledge of court operations, policies and procedures preferred.
8. Work independently.
9. Good organizational skills.
10. Type 40 wpm.
11. Ten key by touch.
12. Use a computer with proficiency.
13. Knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures.
14. Minimum of five (5) years Municipal or County Court experience preferred.
15. Must be fluent in office software (INCODE) and computer hardware.
1. Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds of records in boxes.
2. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required of personnel classified.