Deputy Municipal Court Clerk - City of McKinney

September 14, 2021 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


$32,313.01 - $46,853.60 Annually


Texas 75069, TX

Job Type

Full Time


Municipal Court

Job Number



9/23/2021 5:00 PM Central


Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job.  It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.  It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.  In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America."  Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family.  That's why we exist.
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace.  However, we also look after and support one another.  All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE).  We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture.  All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
Under general supervision of the Court Administrator or designee, this position is responsible for providing assistance in the municipal court system regarding citations and or Class C Misdemeanors.  Employees in this classification perform clerical level work.  This position may perform other related functions as assigned.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



  • Input and assemble offenses and citations.
  • May accept payments in person at customer service counter, by mail or after-hours deposits and posts payments in computer database.
  • Receive and post bonds in computer database.  (Bonds may be received in person at customer service counter, by mail or after-hours deposits.)
  • Assist public with questions or concerns regarding citations, payment plans, court dates.  Provide requested information for military and handgun applicants regarding Class C charges.
  • Issue warrants and probable causes for Judge's signature. 
  • Enter and clear warrants on TLETS as assigned.
  • Issue court summons.
  • Assign, record and enter (on court computer database) initial appearance dates and preliminary hearing dates.
  • Responsible for in-house collections improvement program. Assess the eligibility of a defendant for a payment plan; creates, monitors and enforces the payment plans to ensure timely compliance with judicial court orders.
  • Receive written and oral requests, complaints, and inquiries, and follow through with details, when necessary act as receptionist.
  • Answer telephone and screen calls; relay messages and instructions.
  • Post and maintain records.
  • Receive and deliver mail.
  • Read documents and computer screens.
  • Communicate effectively with the public via correspondence, telephone and in person.
  • Provide customer service at public service desks and/or courtroom.
  • Perform clerical duties, filing, typing, faxing, etc.
  • Prepare courtroom for court sessions.
  • Prepare end of the day cash report and deliver cash deposit, responsible for balancing cash drawer.
  • Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.           
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.                         
  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to pass a background and drug screen. 
  • Ability to calculate, compute, summate, and/or tabulate data and/or information. Includes the ability to perform subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to use good decision making skills.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as TMCCA Policy Manuals, street maps, Department of Public Safety regulations, and Traffic/Criminal Code Handbook, Offense Code List, City Code of Ordinances and computer program documentation.
  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment required in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.
  • Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as operating a computer terminal, calculator, copier, fax machine, shredder and cash register.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and two (2) years previous experience and/or training
Must obtain Level One CMCC Certification within 18 months of employment.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Bilingual preferred
Prior collections experience
Level One CMCC Certification
NCIC/TCIC Certification

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver's License
Physical Demands/Supplemental

Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).  Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Some tasks are performed with exposure to violence.

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