Pay Range: $18.77 - $21.87 Hourly
Closing Date: April 19, 2019 (Subject to Close Without Notice)
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JOB DESCRIPTION:Performs administrative clerical duties for the Denton Municipal Court. Responsible for preparing case files for various courtroom dockets, trials, and hearings. Also responsible for monitoring,
screening, & assessing juvenile cases filed in the Municipal Court. Provides recommendations to
the Court and monitors compliance. Serves as Juvenile Case Manager and Teen Court Administrator.
- Performs duties as a Deputy Court Clerk in the Municipal Court
- Swears to or affirms complaint filing and probable cause affidavits
- Prepares and coordinates court dockets including jury and non-jury trials, juvenile proceedings, non-compliance hearings, environmental, insurance, special motions, attorney dockets, arraignments, civil nisi and bond forfeiture processes, property and dangerous animal hearings, red light camera and parking hearings
- Prepares documents and forms such as subpoenas, summons, and affidavits for failure to appear warrants, as needed by the judges, attorneys, defendants, witnesses, jurors, etc.
- Processes representation letters, motions, and summons requests received from attorneys.
- Prepares and processes cases for bond forfeiture and monitors compliance
- Functions in a paperless environment utilizing macros in a queue-based workflow
- Assists judges, attorneys, citizens and defendants in the Courtroom; communicates with public regarding court procedures
- Prepares and processes cases before and after plea bargains; maintains communication with attorneys and bondsmen regarding defendant appearances and case processing
- Utilizes and monitors electronic recording system for trials, arraignments, and other hearings and maintains security and tracking for court of record requirements
- Maintains case management for non-traffic offenses and monitors compliance with court orders to final disposition
- Utilizes and monitors electronic recording system for trials, arraignments, and other hearings
- Provides customer service to defendants, parents of defendants, officers, citizens, and other parties as needed via in person and by the phone
- Manages and coordinates all functions of jury notification, selection and utilization activities
- Arranges for defendant special needs or interpretation in the courtroom
- Answers Municipal Court phone line assisting the public with questions regarding citations
- Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
- Assists in other dockets and special hearings as needed
- Archives court recordings and processes requests for motion for new trial
- Provides individual assessment of juvenile offenders to the Municipal Court Judge and State Prosecutor.
- Prepares recommendations and referrals to state-mandated programs and community resources to increase awareness and decrease delinquent behavior for juvenile cases.
- Performs clerical duties as required for maintenance of juvenile cases and dockets.
- Manages, schedules, and conducts Teen Court Program.
- Provides case management for juvenile and minor cases in the Municipal Court and monitors compliance with Court orders. Serves as Juvenile Case Manager for the Court.
- Develops and maintains an approved community service provider listing for the Court.
- Verifies community service compliance from community service providers.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, or related field
- Three years of experience working in a Court or a Court related field including one year of experience with docket processes in a courtroom environment
- 1 year of experience working with a Juvenile Case Management Program or Teen Court Program.
- Level 1 certification through TMCEC
- Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and customers
- Ability to find creative solutions to routine challenges and demonstrate initiative to follow through.
- Ability to demonstrate punctuality to assignments and personal organization.
- Ability to work quickly and modify the routine to fit the needs of the court on a day to day basis.
- Displays high standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
- Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
- Must be able to work overtime when requested
- Must currently hold Level I Court Clerk Certification through TMCEC
- Must obtain level ll certification through TMCEC within two years of employment.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English
- Experience working in a paperless court
- Working knowledge of Incode Court Software and Laserfiche or another imaging system
- Level ll clerk certification through TMCEC
- Individual with docketing experience in a medium to large Court
- Previous experience in Juvenile Case Management