Clerk of Court
The clerk of court is appointed by the judges of the court in which he or she serves. This is a high-level management position that functions under the direction of the chief judge of the court. The clerk of court is responsible for managing the administrative activities of the clerk's office and overseeing the performance of the statutory duties of the office.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
- General: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business which provides a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization.
- Management Responsibility: At least three of the ten years' experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility.
- Practice of Law--Active Practice: An attorney who is or has been in the active practice of law in either the public or private sector may substitute active practice on a year-for-year basis for the management or administrative experience requirement.
Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
- Undergraduate: Education in a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required general experience on the basis of one academic year of education equals nine months of experience. A bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for three years of the required general experience. Preferably such degree should have included courses in law or government, or public, business, or judicial administration or related fields.
- Postgraduate: A postgraduate degree in public, business or judicial administration from such a college or university may be substituted for one additional year of the required general experience.
- Legal: A degree from an accredited law school may be considered as qualifying for two additional years of the required general experience.
- A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.
- A master's degree or post-graduate certification, in either case in a relevant area, is desirable.
- Preference will be given to court administrators. Experience in the federal court system.
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communications skills.
- As a condition of employment, a ten-year background, income tax, and credit investigation of the selected candidate must be successfully completed, with reinvestigation every five years thereafter.
- Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits.