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Municipal Court Clerk - City of Crowley

January 24, 2024 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Job Summary

Under general direction of the Court Administrator. Responsible for all clerical and quasi-judicial administrative functions of the municipal court.

Starting Pay DOQ


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by an employee in this role; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

  • Perform complicated administrative duties and clerical functions requiring considerable discretion and specialized knowledge of Courts, court operations, policies and procedures.
  • Enter citations filed by officers and complaints filed by citizens; maintain all records pertaining to each case.
  • Prepare complaints for State Law and City Ordinance violations.
  • Prepare search warrants and arrest warrants for Judges signature.
  • Administer oaths and affidavits, affix seal of the Court thereto.
  • Schedule cases for hearings and verify the Court Docket before court is in session; notify defendants, jurors and police officers of court appearances.
  • Maintain and keep status current on each case filed.
  • Assist customers with questions regarding tickets and payment of fines.
  • Collect fines, fees, bonds and miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Write and balance cash receipts and prepare deposits when necessary.
  • Deal courteously and effectively with customers and other city employees.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are an essential function of this job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Display good decision making abilities.
  • Able to do arithmetic calculations; read, write and converse in English.
  • Be able to push, pull, lift and/or drag up to 40 pounds.
  • Self-starter, work independently.
  • Good organizational skills; type 50 wpm, 10 key by touch, computer proficient.
  • Working knowledge of accounting procedures and data processing.
  • Good working knowledge of the Municipal Court System, polices, procedures and laws.

Education, Experience and Certification

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Four years of general business and clerical experience involving public contact.
  • Two years of experience in Municipal Court.
  •  Texas Municipal Court Clerks Certification Level I.
  • Notary Public or able to obtain.
  • Must be able to be Bonded.
  • Must be able to attend the required 12 hours of continued education each year.

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