Salary - $18.53 per hour
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Under direction, is responsible for efficient data entry of arrested persons and magistration efforts in the City Magistrate/Detention Center while coordinating with Law Enforcement. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. Exercises no supervision.
Working conditions are primarily in a Detention Center environment.
Work Hours: Primary hours will be nights and weekends, in support of the 24/7 Magistrate Operation. Schedule to include holidays and on-call duty.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides assistance to the public and law enforcement agencies.
- Intakes and updates municipal court violations when arrested party arrives in the City Magistrate/Detention Center.
- Determines priority magistration for judge and moves process in a timely manner.
- Process payment arrangements based on defendant’s financial status, schedules payment arrangements and explains terms and conditions of payment plan.
- Collects outstanding fines/costs using established credit card and cash handling procedures.
- Performs administrative duties including but not limited to report writing, activity documentation, statistical reporting, case processing and filing.
- Provides clear, concise, and accurate information to the judge, public, law enforcement officials and prosecutors office.
- Reviews National Crime Information Center, Texas Crime Information Center, Texas Department of Public Safety (NCIC/TCIC/DPS) databases for criminal history histories, warrant records and driving records.
- Provide excellence in customer service.
- Interview arrested persons in the detention center.
- Answers call center phone calls.
- Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
- Two (2) years of experience in administrative/office support.
- Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the City of San Antonio's Cash-Handling Certification Training.
- 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 & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
- Valid Texas Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center (TCIC/NCIC) Certification within one (1) year of employment and re-certified yearly.
- Must maintain Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Access (TLETS) eligibility for continued employment in position (TLETS provides access to TCIC and NCIC).
- Must obtain the Municipal Court Clerk Certification, Level I, within 18 months of date of hire.
- Level 1 Municipal Court Clerk Certification.
- 24/7 Operation. Shiftwork, Rotating Work Schedules, Weekends & Holidays.
- If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
- Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
- Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
- Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of court procedures.
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of Code of Criminal Procedures, regarding laws governing Class 'C' misdemeanors.
Knowledge of city, building and fire codes.
Knowledge in deciphering court judgments.
Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software
Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
Ability to interpret court documents and understand legal terminology.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perform physical requirements of the position.
Ability to perform customer service.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, judges and the general public.