COURTROOM CLERK

Location
22201
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Closes
Mar 31, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: COURTROOM CLERK Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/30/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $22.03 - $33.65 Hourly
$1,762.40 - $2,692.00 Biweekly
$45,822.40 - $69,992.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 1425 N. Courthouse Road, 6th Floor, Arlington *METRO accessible*, Virginia       The Courtroom Clerk works directly for the Clerk of the Arlington Circuit Court  and provides assistance to the Circuit Court Judges in processing civil and criminal court cases.
Specific duties include:
  • Attends court and prepares the official record of proceedings in all criminal matters, consistent with procedures established by the court;
  • Administers oaths to litigants, jurors and witnesses;
  • Works closely with Circuit Court judges, Sheriff's deputies, probation officers, and attorneys to manage daily court dockets and civil and criminal bench and jury trials in an orderly and expeditious manner;
  • Interacts with citizens called to serve jury duty and impanels and swears in jurors;
  • Prepares large volume of electronically generated documents including criminal court orders, inmate transportation orders, bond instruments, bench warrants, and jail cards for signature by the Circuit Court judges;
  • Responds to inquiries from court personnel, attorneys, jurors, and the public regarding court proceedings and case status;
  • Works cooperatively with other Deputy Court Clerks and judicial law clerks to ensure courtrooms are staffed and work is completed timely;
  • Enters case information in Court's case management and records management systems, prepares court cost information from Court's Financial Management System; and
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of non-public information and documents.
  
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Substitution: Additional qualifying experience in a related discipline such as courts or legal environment may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Desirables:  Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment;
  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and its legal procedures and resources, including previous courtroom experience;
  • Paralegal certification or coursework in the legal field; and/or
  • Experience preparing official records for public boards or bodies.

 Additional Information: Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.