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  • June 17, 2019 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $32,926.40 - $37,856.00 Annually

    Closing Date: 6/18/2019

    For more information and to apply go to City of Sugar Land Jobs


    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land "One of America's Best". The Municipal Court Division of the Finance Department has an opening for a Court Services Specialist.

    This position assists the Court Services Supervisor with coordinating activities associated with all court trials between the Judge, City Prosecutor, Police Department, defendants and attorneys.  This position also prepares dockets; generates and sends notices, such as subpoenas and jury notices.

    SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

    • Assist the Court Services Supervisor with coordinating trial activities between Judges, City Prosecutor, Police Department and defendants.
    • Maintain an effective working relationship with other City departments, the judiciary and other related agencies.
    • Assist with preparing dockets for all court proceedings, including generating all complaints, subpoenas, jury charges, and jury summonses for trial.
    • Process resets and motions for continuance for defendants and attorneys.
    • Process all attorney letters of representation (LOR's) by placing LOR's on file and sending attorneys written notification of their client's reset.
    • Verify defendant's insurance prior to court proceedings.
    • Assist with planning and setting trial schedules for efficient coordination of caseload.
    • Prepare all associated paperwork for appeals to County Court.
    • Annually create the officer arraignment schedule for the police department
    • Answer incoming calls, direct calls as required, and research informaitonn for defendants and attorneys daily .
    • Perform case management duties (i.e. scanning documents to the case file).
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or required by the Court Services Supervisor

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Formal Education:

    • High school diploma or equivalent GED supplemented with course work in typing, business machine and personal computer operations.
    • Some college and/or continuing education coursework is desirable.

     
    Relatable Work Experience:

    • Three years of experience dealing with the public/customer service and data entry.
    • At least five years of municipal court experience is preferred.
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

     
    Training (License and/or Certification):

    • Valid Class "C" Texas Drivers License.
    • Must be able to obtain a Certified Court Clerk I (CCCI) certification within one year of hire.
    • Must be able to obtain a Certified Court Clerk II (CCCII) certification within two years of hire.



  • June 17, 2019 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $43,411.72 - 54,264.65 Annually

    Closing Date: 6/28/2019

    For more information and to apply go to City of Fort Worth Jobs

    About Us

    The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

    The City of Fort Worth is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy City Marshal.  The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring the physical security of the City of Fort Worth’s Municipal Courts, City Hall, and Lake Worth.  The Deputy City Marshal will also be responsible for operating security screening check points, serving as a court bailiff, serving warrants, affecting arrests, patrolling the waters of Lake Worth, transporting prisoners, and enforcing traffic laws in accordance with state law and department policies. 

     Essential Duties:

    • Operates security screening check points; searches and inspects persons and their property entering secure facilities for weapons, explosives, and other contraband.

    • Serves as court bailiff in assigned courts and performs related duties; ensures the safety and security of the courtroom, jury, and trial participants at all times.

    • Responds to emergencies and incidents in the Municipal Courts, City Hall Complex, and in/around Lake Worth.

    • Transports prisoners to and from surrounding jurisdictions; ensures proper restraint of prisoners during transportation.

    • Conducts traffic stops and investigations, enforces various traffic laws and water or boating ordinances; issues citations as required.

    • Detains, questions, and investigates persons suspected of violating certain court orders.

    • Serves warrants and arrest persons named there in.

    • Testifies in court when required to do so.

    • Completes and maintains accurate reports, inventories, and documents.

    • Maintains required certifications and proficiencies.

     

    Other Requirements:

    • Able to qualify with issued firearm(s) at least once a year

    • Able to learn applicable laws and ordinances

    • Able to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions

    • Able to follow verbal and written instructions

    • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

    • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and supervisors; judiciary and other city employees/appointees/electorates

    • Able to deal courteously but firmly with citizens

    • Able to learn the city's geography

    • Able to maintain regular and punctual attendance

     

    Minimum job requirements include:

    • High School Diploma/GED

    • At least two (2) years of experience in a law enforcement related field, or security of governmental buildings/structures, or active duty military police experience

    • Possession of a valid driver’s license

    • Possession of a valid Texas Peace Officer’s license

     

    Preference may be given to applicants who possess the following:

    • Basic Texas Peace Officer’s license or higher

    • Completed minimum TCOLE training hours for the training cycle

    • Continued education

    • Experience operating a watercraft.

    • Firearms proficiencies in pistol, shotgun, and rifle, platforms

    • Completed procedural justice training

     

     

    Work Conditions include:

    Environmental Conditions:  Field environment, courtroom environment, travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments 

    Physical Conditions:  Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical condition necessary to function as a peace officer and sitting, walking and standing for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; the ability to discharge a firearm  

     

    Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.  Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position:  Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A Misdemeanor Conviction, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions in the last 10 years, Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication in the last 10 years, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and ALL Family Violence Convictions regardless of class.

    Applicants must pass an intensive personal history background investigation. Must pass polygraph, psychological testing and drug screening. Must meet L2 and L3 TCOLE requirements as applicable.  Must be available to work varying shifts including nights, weekends and holidays


  • June 17, 2019 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $47,826 - $62,174 Annually

    Closing Date: 6/26/2019

    For more information and to apply go to City of Fort Worth Jobs

    About Us

    The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

    What We’re Looking For

    The Municipal Court Services Department is recruiting for an experienced Training Specialist who has a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, engineering, industrial technology or a related field and two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in developing and conducting training programs for educational related purposes. The candidate will be a part of the Municipal Court Training Unit.  This unit will work with subject matter experts to design, develop and maintain educational material while contributing substantive expertise to program and material development. 

    The position will perform/coordinate a wide variety of responsibilities including but not limited to:

    • Provide training as necessary and appropriate for new hires and current staff, including eLearning delivery.

    • Provide training to end-users; may provide basic desktop training on new systems and hardware.

    • Perform quality assurance checks and control data integrity.

    • Oversee data tracking, including education records tracking

    • Make necessary changes and improvements based upon feedback and lessons learned.

    • Monitor compliance with mandated training requirements.

    • Perform other related duties as required.

    • Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and city attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.

    Preference may be given to applicants who possess the following:

    • Skill in limited jurisdiction court processes

    • Texas Court Clerk Certification

    • Advanced experience with eLearning software

    • Advanced experience with SharePoint

    • Proficiency in problem solving ability

    • Initiative and self-motivation with the proven ability to achieve results

    • Experience in public speaking and/or presenting to large and small group

      Other requirements:

    • Valid Texas Driver’s License
    • Must be able to pass a CJIS fingerprint background check


  • June 17, 2019 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    3 - 4 Month Assignment

    Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

    For more information and to apply go to City of Bee Cave Jobs


    GENERAL PURPOSE

    Provides professional analytical, administrative, and management system services to support the Municipal Court.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED

    Works under the direct supervision of the City Manager.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED

    None

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Follows procedures for the operation of the Court. 
    • Provides case management of all criminal cases filed in the Municipal Court. 
    • Compiles reports and summaries of work; updates, checks and completes records, forms and documents. 
    • Ensures that all correspondence to the Court or Presiding Judge that are not ministerial in nature is immediately directed to the Presiding Judge. 
    • Follows appropriate internal controls to ensure proper allocation of fine revenue, fees, bonds and State Comptroller costs. 
    • Issue summons to prospective jurors. 
    • Assists with processing incoming mail, email, online request; maintains and routes publications. 
    • Assists other agencies and the public with information, forms and other Court resources; clearly communicates procedures. 
    • Greets defendants, attorneys and guests in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner. 
    • Answers telephones and transfers the caller to the appropriate associate or associate’s voicemail. 
    • Takes and forwards messages for various personnel. 
    • Provides callers with Court information such as address, directions to the location, fax number, website and other related information. 
    • Handles highly confidential information. 
    • Maybe called upon to deal with difficult customers. 
    • Assist with other administrative duties as required. 
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish DESIRED 
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience: 

    • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting and bookkeeping (associates degree preferred); and
    • Two (2) years of related experience (strong preference will be given to current court experience); 
    • Current experience with Court Records Management Systems (Incode preferred); or
    • Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

    Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public administration, courts, and police departments; Extensive knowledge of office practices and procedures; Thorough knowledge of filing methods and modern records management techniques, including legal requirements for recording, retention and disclosure; • Working knowledge of Incode/Tyler Court Systems; 
    • Skilled in operation of listed tools and equipment; 
    • Ability to accurately record and maintain records; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, other departments, officials and the public; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to plan and organize clerical work. 
    • Knowledge of and skilled in budgeting process. 
    • Exceptional communications skills. 
    • Ability to read and comprehend policies and instructions. 
    • Knowledge of principles and practices related to court records

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    (a) Must be bondable; (b) Valid State Driver's License, or ability to obtain one; (c) Prefer Texas Municipal Court Clerks Certification; (d) Will be required to have a favorable result from an extensive background investigation.

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

    Personal computer including Windows XP office, Outlook, Excel, Word, INCODE, Laserfiche Client, word processing, spreadsheet, internet, web client, Incode, 10-key calculator; phone; scanner/copy machine; fax machine

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  


  • June 17, 2019 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $16.95 Hourly  $35,248.10 Annually

    Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

    For more information and to apply go to City of Bedford Jobs

    JOB SUMMARY:

    To assist in various aspects of the activities of the HEB Teen Court for Juvenile Offenders; and to assist in recruiting, training, and supervising youth and adult volunteers.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1.  Assists in the overall activities of the Teen Court Program including pre-court processes, docket and trial scheduling, and recruiting, training and supervising youth and adult volunteers; implement program goals and objectives.
    2. Assists in the implementation of goals, objectives, and modifications to systems.
    3. Assists in Teen Court scheduling, trials and case dispositions to ensure proper court procedure.
    4. Creates and maintains Teen Court defendant records in Access, defendant file folders, letters of notification, and court dockets.
    5. Distributes incoming and outgoing mail.
    6. Answers phone calls in a professional and courteous manner.
    7. Interviews juvenile defendants to determine their eligibility to enter assigned program; refer youth to appropriate resources for counseling in substance abuse, psychological or physical abuse.
    8. Communicates with representatives from other agencies involved in the Teen Court program including court and police agencies, school districts, and county probation services; maintain and monitor community service work site placements.
    9. Assists in monitoring youth and adult volunteers participating in court roles including defense attorneys, prosecutors, and jurors.
    10. Assists in docket scheduling, trials, and case dispositions; notify defendants of trial dates and assigned attorneys; compile data on teen court activities; develop and maintain records and provide periodic reports of teen court activities.
    11. Helps maintain frequent contact with the public, municipal judges, other city departments and outside agencies appointed boards and commissions.
    12. Provides input into the development of assigned program budget: forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary and may provide input into the performance evaluations of subordinate personnel.
    13. Attends Teen Court sessions and Teen Court Advisory Board meetings after regular office hours.
    14. Notarizes Teen Court documents.
    15. May perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
    16. Regular and timely attendance is required, as well as, the ability to get along with others in a professional and cordial manner.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of use and application of computer software relevant to the position, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Print Artist or other graphic package. 
    • Basic working knowledge of office machinery. Keyboarding/typing skills.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    High school diploma / GED; one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    Valid Texas Driver's License.

    Must be Notary Public or be bondable.

    Desired: Certification as Deputy Court Clerk

    Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm / Various Mondays 12pm-9pm


  • May 29, 2019 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $14.36 - $17.23 Hourly

    Closing Date:  June 7, 2019

    For more information and to apply go to City of Pearland Jobs

    Benefits

    The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match. The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents

    Job Summary:  

    The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform a variety of clerical duties related to the maintenance of court records.

    This class works under close to general supervision according to set procedures, but determines how or when to complete tasks.

    Essential Functions:

    Performs clerical duties in court of law.

    Prepares records case disposition, court orders, and arrangement for payment of court fees; collects court fees or fines and records amounts collected.

    Performs computer data entry of all citations and other Class "C" misdemeanor charges filed in Municipal Court.

    Processes defendant case files from the jail; processes payments and jail credit, including all community service credits; updates and documents information in the computer software system; recalls all warrants and releases cases; scans all documentation.

    Manages payment schedule for defendants who have been granted time payments.

    Processes warrants and enters information onto Southeast Texas Crime Information Center (SETCIC) database.

    Reconciles the monthly jail credit report.

    Additional Duties:

    Explains procedures or forms to parties involved in a case.

    Prepares docket or calendar of cases to be called.

    Processes and distributes jury summonses.

    Secures information for judges; contacts witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court; and instructs parties when to appear in court.

    Examines legal documents submitted to court for adherence to law or court procedures; prepares case folders and posts, files, or routes documents.

    Performs related work as assigned.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent.

    Requires one year of general clerical and detail related work or closely related experience.

    Valid Texas Class "C" Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain within 90-days of hire)

    Special Certifications and Licenses:

    Texas Municipal Court Clerk Certification


  • May 22, 2019 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $14.62 - $17.92 Hourly

    Closing Date:  May 31, 2019 at 5pm

    For more information and to apply go to City of Colleyville Jobs

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    Under general supervision, the purpose of the job is to provide a variety of office support.  Employees in this classification provide general information about court procedures and citations.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

    • Greets visitors and responds to questions regarding court procedures; provides information and materials; accepts payments.
    • Processes citations.
    • Prepares and files a variety of documents (tickets, complaints.)
    • Verifies insurance coverage presented to the court office and files closed court document cases in the municipal court.
    • Balances and deposits court fines, fees, bonds and miscellaneous cash receipts.
    • Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.
    • Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
    • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
    • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by one (1) year of clerical or customer service experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Requires obtaining Notary Public License within thirty (30) days of employment.

    The selected candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and credit check as a condition of employment.

  • May 01, 2019 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $35,796.80 - $42,099.20 Annually

    Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

    For more information and to apply go to Town of Prosper Jobs

    Under the direction and supervision of the Municipal Court Administrator, the position performs and completes routine clerical and customer service functions.  This is accomplished by answering the phone or greeting customers, responding to inquiries, processing records and posting and recording payments and bonds, maintaining files and filing, preparing documents and court dockets.  Other duties include providing information to outside agencies and personnel.


    The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    Essential Functions:

    • Provides clerical support for the department by answering and directing incoming calls, greeting visitors, responding in a professional and courteous manner to inquiries from both internal and external customers.
    • Enters and retrieves data accurately. 
    • Handles information and/or monies received by entering information into the computer, process incoming and outgoing mail, posting transactions, verifying payments, balancing cash drawers and preparing bank deposits. 
    • Processes judicial information by posting and receipting payments and bonds, preparing warrants for signature, notifying defendants, processing citations and insurance verifications, and completing related court case monitoring tasks. 
    • Maintains files and records by reviewing and filing documents and related paperwork, monitoring systems and reviewing entries.
     
    Other Important Duties:
    • Prepare files and dockets for criminal and civil court cases and proceedings.
    • Issue court notices and summons.
    • Serve as courtroom clerk during court sessions.
    • Prepare materials and information for the Municipal Judge to review and sign.
    • Handle attorney, defendant, citizen and agency requests for services.
    QUALIFICATIONS

    Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

    • Two years of clerical experience in a customer service environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • Graduation from high school or equivalent. 
    • Knowledge and skill in the use of standard software programs and office equipment. 
    • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with the public and co-workers.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Class C drivers license and meet all Town policies regarding insurability.
    • Preference may be given to applicants with at least one or more years of full-time court experience.

    Other
    • English/Spanish:  Bilingual speaking ability preferred but not required.
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

    Ability to:

    • Administer directives, policies and procedures of both the Town of Prosper and the Municipal Court and to work within these guidelines.
    • Understand and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations; interprets and applies as necessary.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of the town and the surrounding vicinity as it relates to territorial limits for violations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge Class C Misdemeanors.
    • Demonstrate skill in communicating professionally, clearly and concisely, both oral and written.
    • Demonstrate skill to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
    • Demonstrate skill to resolve a variety of situations characterized by conflict.
    • Work with limited supervision.  
    • Display initiative and motivation.
    • Demonstrate skill to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions.


  • April 09, 2019 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $17.73 - $20.64 Hourly

    Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

    For more information and to apply go to City of Athens Jobs


    JOB SUMMARY

    Under supervision of the Finance Director, the Court Administrator manages the professional services of the Municipal Court. Plans, coordinates and directs the non-judicial services, activities, and operations of the Court. Establishes, develops, monitors, interprets and enforces policies and procedures set by the judge, prosecutor, and State and Local law. Responsible for supervising and training of court personnel. Acts as the court coordinator and the court’s project manager. Researches, compiles, evaluates and analyzes the court statistical data. Produces reports for local and state agencies. Responsible for the maintenance of the computer software program in conjunction with updates to legislation. Responsible for case management and records management. Acts as the Court Clerk of the Municipal Court in accordance with State law, City Charter and Ordinances.

    This position requires extensive knowledge of municipal court operations and municipal court law. Performs a wide variety of complex, responsible, and confidential administrative duties in direct support of the municipal court. Must exercise a high degree of independent judgment and discretion. Handles issues and information of a sensitive nature.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience:

    The position requires an Associate’s degree in a paralegal, public administration, or business discipline and four years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience in a court environment. Preference will be given to holders of the Court Clerk Level I Certification through the Texas Courts System, which may also be considered a substitute for higher education.

    Must have a working knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures, Texas Penal Code, Texas Motor Vehicle Laws, Alcohol Beverage Code, Education Code, City Ordinances and other laws applicable to Class C misdemeanors.

    Special Qualifications:

    Must attend the State's yearly required training. Court Clerk Level I Certification is required of the position and if not already held, applicant must be able to obtain within 1 year. Level II Certification through the Texas Courts System must be obtained within 3 years. Must have a valid Texas driver's license. Bilingual abilities preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • The position requires in-depth knowledge of business & management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and internal controls.
    • Manages the trial dockets and court calendar. Coordinates the availability of the courtroom, judge, prosecutor, and police officers. Sets cases on the trial dockets. Summons the jury panel. Prepares cases for trials including preparing all legal documents, processing summons and subpoenas, reviewing complaints, and creating jury charges.
    • In depth knowledge of the organizational and operational requirements, procedures, characteristics, services and activities of a municipal court.
    • Requires knowledge of legal terminology, court policies, procedures and practices, and record retention schedules.
    • Requires knowledge of the laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations served by the court.
    • Cash handling experience and the ability to resolve issues in processing payments.
    • Requires knowledge of modern office organization, information flow, and equipment.
    • Requires well-developed knowledge of personal computer-based information systems used in the courts, including specialized databases for storing and retrieving information and common office productivity software.
    • Researches, complies, evaluates court statistical data and prepares monthly reports including reports to the Texas Judicial Council/Office of Court Administration, the State Comptroller, the Department of Public Safety and others. Prepares statistical reports for various city departments.
    • Requires well-developed skill using the English language to prepare paralegal correspondence.
    • Requires well-developed human relations skills to make present a positive image of the department, convey technical information to others, review performance, and use patience and sensitivity in dealing with angry/hostile/upset customers.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Requires the ability to perform all duties of the position efficiently and in an open environment with interruptions and distractions.
    • Requires the ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the activities of a municipal court system that includes jury selection, records management, restitution and probation, accounts receivable, and leadership over general Court clerical work.
    • Requires the ability to select, supervise and review the performance of assigned staff.
    • Requires the ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
    • Ability to set goals and objectives, motivate employees to excel and meet expectations.
    • Must be able to interpret, explain and apply knowledge of department organization, operations, programs, functions and special terminology when performing assignments.
    • Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules and timelines.
    • Requires the ability to work cooperatively with members of the news media and the public.
    • Requires the ability to work as contributing member of a team, work productively and cooperatively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the City and its services.
    • Requires the ability to utilize computers & systems including hardware & software to set up functions, enter data & process information to serve departmental user’s needs & to conduct data searches and produce correspondence and reports.
    • Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality of private and sensitive information.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The position incumbent must be able to function indoors in a fast paced and stressful office environment. Requires ambulatory ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, to use microcomputers and peripheral equipment, accomplish other desktop work, and to move to various City locations. Requires the ability to use near vision to read printed materials. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write, use a pointing device and keyboard at an advanced rate, operate microcomputer, and to operate other standardized office equipment, almost constantly requiring repetitive motions.




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