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  • September 20, 2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department: Municipal Court
    Reports to: Clerk of the Court
    Salary: Up to $39,187.80


    PRIMARY DUTY:

    The purpose of this position is to provide clerical, administrative, and quasi-judicial services through assistance in all facets of the operations of the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court Clerk will be responsible for maintaining records of court process, filing complaints, and providing premier customer service while coordinating activities with the general public.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Required:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • One year experience in local, county or state government

    Preferred:

    • Two years experience in any court related support position

    CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

    • Texas Court Clerk Level 1 Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months;
      • Employee must maintain certification through continuing education hours during duration of employment.
    • Valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record

    Apply at: www.burlesontx.com/jobs


  • September 15, 2022 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary

    $31,949.00 - $45,503.00 Annually

    Once certifications are obtained, Municipal Court Clerk I is eligible to be promoted:
    Municipal Court Clerk II - salary $33,547 - $47,779/yr DOQ
    Municipal Court Clerk III - salary $35,224 - $50,168/yr DOQ

    Location

    Victoria, Texas

    Job Type

    Full-Time

    Department:

    Municipal Court

    Job Number

    22-00140

    Apply Online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/victoriatx/jobs/3391689/municipal-court-clerk-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    Examples of Duties

    1. Performs a full range of court operations work including case processing in traffic, criminal, and civil using an electronic case processing system, related applications, and equipment.
    2. Provides assistance to attorneys, court parties, defendants, and the public by responding to a variety of questions in-person, over the phone, by mail, and/or electronically; Provides forms, documents, and court procedure information, checks people in for court, and refers new or complex questions to higher level staff.
    3. Effectively greets visitors to department and advises defendants of their rights in reference to Municipal Court procedures and provides public information as authorized by department and/or State Law.
    4. Initiates case records at the court clerk’s customer service window using electronic means or paper documents; Records required data regarding parties, documents, flags, comments, events, and dispositions in case processing system and other relevant systems; notifies relevant individuals about missing information, documents, or non-compliant legal forms.
    5. Processes cases within assigned area of responsibility; Researches, tracks, and monitors case status and progression; Follow up with defendants, officers, and/or other parties as necessary.
    6. All other job-related duties as assigned or as become apparent.

    Minimum Education, Experience and Certification

    High school diploma or equivalent required; associate’s degree in a related field preferred. Three years of clerical or office experience required. Minimum of 6 months cash handling and customer service required. Level I Municipal Court Clerks Certification required, or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment. Will consider equivalent combination of experience and education, which provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills required for the job. Valid Texas driver’s license with a driving record that meets City guidelines. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.


  • August 29, 2022 7:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Starting Salary: $51,000 - $55,000 DOQ
    FLSA: NON-EXEMPT

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    1. Plan, direct and supervise non-judicial functions of the Municipal Court.
    2. Responsibilities include case flow management, records management, jury management, managing budget and fiscal functions, and ensure compliance with state laws and judicial rulings.
    3. Perform other administrative duties as required or directed by City Manager.

    ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

    1. Does not directly supervise any other employees.

    2. Reports to City Secretary

    EXAMPLES OF WORK:

    • Maintains all official Municipal Court records of the City according to generally accepted accounting principles and standards, as well as state law.
    • Maintains accurate records for the Court including: (1) the docket of the Court proceedings, (2) fee book and receipt book showing the fines and fees collected in each case, and (3) prior violators file which may be needed in hearing cases against those violators or in drivers’ license suspension hearings against habitual violators.
    • Works with the City Secretary in preparing the Court’s annual operating expense budget and annual revenue projections; and assists in monitoring the daily management of the operational budget to ensure that expenses are made according to schedule.
    • Prepares all Court requisitions for expenditures and classifies them by the proper accounting code number and submits to City Secretary for approval.
    • Schedules cases for hearings according to Court policy and prepares daily dockets, one master which list all cases filed with Court and subsidiary docket of cases which requires action each day.
    • Notifies defendants and jurors in a timely manner of Court appearances and informs of penalties for failure to appear.
    • Accepts and accounts for payment of fines for certain offenses authorized by the municipal Judge.
    • Accepts appearance bonds from persons charged with offenses in Municipal Court.
    • Prepares subpoenas and attachments for witnesses accurately and in a timely manner in compliance with state law.
    • Effectively communicates Court procedures to defendants and assists them as needed with obtaining legal documents.
    • Prepares statistical reports for the Judge, City Manager, the Texas Judicial Council, the State Comptroller, and others; prepares other financial reports including the daily cash deposit.
    • Develops, manages, and maintains all data processing of Court records.
    • Performs Collection Improvement Program (CIP) activities.
    • Performs other related work as required.

    Education, Experience, and Licenses:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred or experience equivalent

    2. License/Certification: Level I Certified Municipal Court Clerk with ability to obtain Level 2.

    3. Experience: 3 years’ experience in a related field.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    2. Should have knowledge of the Court software, database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

    3. Skill and ability to communicate ideas, facts and technical information in writing and orally, in an accurate, thorough manner that can be easily understood by the intended audience.

    4. Ability to effective plan work activities and utilize resources.

    5. Ability to deal with confidential subject and proper management of public matters in a professional manner.

    6. Ability to read and understand laws, ordinances, correspondence, reports, complaints, and legal documents filed in court.

    7. Considerable knowledge of Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and Texas Transportation Code.

    8. Knowledge of Alcohol Beverage Code, Texas Education Code, Family Code, Health and Safety Code, and City of Robinson Code of Ordinances as they apply to the Municipal Court.

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, climb, and lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds; ability to hear well enough to deal effectively with customers on phone.


  • August 16, 2022 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posting Closing Date:    September 30, 2022

    Posting Number:                          2022-05-002

     Salary:                                   Up to $120,000

    Position Available:                Immediately

    JOB DUTIES

    Performs highly advanced and supervisory (senior-level) appellate work. Supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

    Oversees scheduling, preparation, and coordination of the court’s calendar and docketing. Oversees the maintenance of the official court minutes, orders, and opinions. Oversees the drafting of and/or drafts judgments and mandates and provides instruction on the use of an electronic filing system and on the use of computer software to create electronic briefs. Responsible for the collection of court fees and costs.

    Ensures that the rules governing court filings and filing requirements are followed. Prepares and forwards records for review by higher courts. Answers correspondence from judges, attorneys, and other parties. Files and preserves records, transcripts, proceedings, and decisions of the court. Certifies the judgments of the court to the proper trial courts. Serves as the court’s liaison with the Office of Court Administration and with executive and legislative branch agencies. Assists in transferring cases between courts.

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

    Experience in legal work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with coursework in administration. Knowledge of principles and practices of general administration and management, and of the Texas court system and the rules of civil and appellate procedure. Skill in the use of a computer and office equipment, in analyzing and solving problems, and in making decisions affecting overall program operations. Ability to prepare reports; to analyze, process, and dispose of legal documents; to evaluate and administer programs; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others

    REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE

    Must be bondable.

    Application Procedure:

    Please send your completed application package to:

    Myrna Gasc, Business Administrator

    600 Commerce Street, Suite 200

    Dallas, TX 75202

    Or via Email to:  BusinessAdministrator@5th.txcourts.gov

    The Fifth Court of Appeals is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the applicant should communicate any request for reasonable accommodations needed during the application process to the Court’s Business Administrator 214-712-3417.

     




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