Manager of Court Services - City of DeSoto

December 31, 2020 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Title:Manager of Court Services

Opening Date/Time:  Wed. 12/30/20 12:00 AM Central Time

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

Salary:  $35.05 - $43.58 Hourly
              $2,803.77 - $3,486.14 Biweekly
              $6,074.84 - $7,553.30 Monthly
              $72,898.06 - $90,639.58 Annually

Job Type:  Regular Fulltime

Location:Town Center: 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas

The purpose of this position is to supervise the operations of the department.  This is accomplished by scheduling court dockets; developing work plans; supervising staff; developing procedures; coordinating activities with judges and prosecutors; developing and monitoring budgets and revenues; responding to inquiries; and maintaining all records and court documents.  Other duties include coordinating activities with other departments.

 Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages staff by scheduling and assigning tasks; developing working guidelines; assigning special projects; reviewing performance; and assisting in resolving customer inquiries.
  • Assists judicial staff by researching information; developing and implementing procedures; identifying, recommending and implementing business system changes; reviewing software processes; ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations; ensuring the accuracy of legal notices; managing the calendar; retaining relevant documents; overseeing work plans and assignments; maintaining websites; overseeing payment calculations; and monitoring internal controls.
  • Supports budget activities by reviewing expenditures and revenues; recommending changes; reviewing staffing; approving invoices; and monitoring changes.
  • Assists with dockets by preparing files and notices; preparing and issuing jury summons; registering jurors; and processing related documents.

  • Bachelor's Degree in public administration or related field from an accredited university
  • Five years of experience managing municipal court activities
  • Two years of experience with LT Systems Software 
  • Court Clerk II Certification required with Court Clerk III Certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to maintain while employed  

 Supplemental Information:
  • Knowledge of relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal court administration
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials
  • Ability to be certified for TCIC/NCIC and TLETS
  • Skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products

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