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Deputy Court Clerk - City of La Porte

November 18, 2020 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Salary is based on experience:  $14.907 - $22.358

Opening date:  November 17, 2020
Closed date:  Until filled.

DEFINITION

To assist with the daily operations of the municipal court requiring a specialized knowledge of court operations and municipal court law while possessing strong organizational and basic accounting skills.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the journey level of the general clerical series. This class may be distinguished from the Clerk I level by the difficulty and complexity of work performed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Court Administrator and Senor Deputy Court Clerk.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Duties may Include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Processing citations
  • Collecting fines and fees
  • Scheduling hearings, court dates and trials
  • Maintaining warrants database
  • Preparing court dockets, jury charges, and summons.
  • Assisting with the preparation of complaints, appeals, cases transfers and judgments Corresponding with defendants and attorneys
  • Serving as courtroom clerk.
  • Data entry and reporting convictions to DPS.
  • Responding to complaints and requests for information on procedures relating to responsibilities assigned.
  • Working with other departments to insure the timely processing of paperwork.
  • Providing a professional level of customer service at all times.
  • Perform general clerical work including filing, payroll and purchasing information.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office environment; writing; walking; typing; stooping; standing; squatting; sorting; sitting; seeing; filing; data entry; cleaning; reading; decision making; lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by telephone; fine finger manipulation; operation of calculator, personal computer and typewriter; operation of a variety of office tools and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment and business letter writing. Record keeping principles and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn department policies, procedures, organization and operating details.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
  • Type at a speed necessary for adequate job performance.
  • Operate a personal computer.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED. Level 1 Court Clerk Certification preferred, and one year experience as a court clerk required.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

  • Possession of a valid Texas Driver's License.


* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

* Duties, responsibilities and actions may change at any time with or without notice.

The City of La Porte is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Qualified Individuals.


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texascourtclerks@yahoo.com

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