This position typically reports to a Judicial Case Manager and functions within a clerical operation. The work of a Judicial Assistant will include: process electronically filed documents, assist court patrons including self represented litigants, process payments, attend court hearings, administer oaths, monitor the digital recording of proceedings, and prepare/distribute orders.
Example of Duties: This position has three (3) career levels where additional skills and responsibilities may be required. Assist court patrons and self represented litigants in person or over the phone. Process case filings electronic and non-electronic. Payment receipting. Phone and email correspondence with public and attorneys. Schedule and attend hearings and/or trials, administer oaths, manage digital recording, and exhibits. Prepare/distribute minute entries and orders. Perform other duties as assigned.
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position) Bachelors degree and two (2) years of experience in a professional environment; or a Paralegal certificate or Associates degree and four (4) years of related experience. Effective communication and customer service skills with a demonstrated ability to professionally interact with colleagues and court patrons. Proficiency in a technologically driven environment with intermediate to advanced computer skills. Knowledge of court procedures, rules, and processes. Ability to manage time effectively and transition between multiple tasks. An attention to detail and strong organizational skills to manage competing priorities. Basic cashiering and math skills. Ability to analyze information, solve problems, and make effective and informed decisions. Ability to function both independently and within teams. Ability to work under pressure.
Supplemental Information: This position may be under filled depending on the availability of fully qualified applicants. If the position is under filled, compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. Some travel is required throughout the district and court sites to attend meetings and training.
This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.
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