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Warrant Clerk - San Antonio Municipal Court

June 13, 2024 8:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


$22.20 Hourly


78207, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Job Number



Municipal Courts

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/26/2024 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status



Job Summary

Under direction, is responsible for coordinating magistration efforts in the City Magistrate/Detention Center and coordinating with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. Exercises no supervision. 

Work Location
Magistrate Detention Center, 401 S Frio San Antonio, Texas 78207

Work Schedule
Training will take place on all three shifts:

  • 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • 10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Permanent schedule after training will be based on business needs but will be nights and weekends. This position supports 24/7 operation, which involves shift-work and rotating work schedules, including weekends and holidays. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides assistance to the public, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Determines priority magistration for judge and moves processes in a timely manner.
  • Intakes and updates municipal court violations when arrested party arrives in the City Magistrate/Detention Center.
  • Utilizes financial, employment, and application information to compile and verify data regarding defendant's ability to pay fines and court costs.
  • Calculates initial payment 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 procedures or transports defendant to a fine payment facility.
  • Directs and facilitates phone access for parties to obtain commercial bonds and/or pay fines.
  • 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, and law enforcement officials.
  • Reviews National Crime Information Center, Texas Crime Information Center, Texas Department of Public Safety (NCIC/TCIC/DPS) databases for criminal histories, warrant records and driving records.
  • Updates NCIC/TCIC databases with warrant records and conviction records reported to DPS.
  • Prepares payment agreements based on court orders, interview, and application information; files payment agreements; monitors and maintains contract records and payment schedules.
  • Prepares delinquent/warning notices to defendants for mail payment.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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‚Äôs Cash-Handling Certification Training.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Criminal Justice experience.
Application Information
  • 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 programs.
  • 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.

Agency:  City of San Antonio

Address:  Human Resources Department

San Antonio, Texas, 78205

Phone:  210-207-8705


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