COURT ASSISTANT

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$36,192.00 - $55,286.40 Annually
Posted
Apr 16, 2021
Closes
Apr 23, 2021
Ref
9126-21D-CCT-HQ
Function
Management
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County is seeking a motivated and highly detailed administrative Court Assistant to support a variety of functions within the Clerk to the Circuit Court's Office.

Specific duties include:
  • Entering data, including filing details and party information, into a computerized database system;
  • Determining fees and/or court costs for specific filings and cases;
  • Analyzing legal documents to determine proper processing;
  • Processing and indexing court documents both in paper and electronically;
  • Responding to questions from court personnel and the public regarding court processes and procedures in person, via email and by telephone;
  • Preparing and administering oaths of public offices;
  • Preparing and issuing appropriate court documents;
  • Processing and filing documents electronically to maintain accurate and complete court records;
  • Processing transactions in computerized financial system; and
  • Reviewing court orders for scheduling and other dispositions.
The ideal candidate will be highly detailed and demonstrate great levels of accuracy to perform the daily work. Due to the extensive interaction with people including attorneys, court personnel, and the general public this position requires strong interpersonal skills to respond to a variety of individuals and situations.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent; and considerable administrative support experience which includes a full range of administrative support functions to include data entry, filing, maintaining records, and providing direct service to the public in person or by telephone in a court or legal environment.

Substitution: College education may substitute on a year-for year basis for up to two years of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Clerical experience in a court or legal environment;
  • Familiarity with legal terminology;
  • Experience calculating complex fees accurately; and/or
  • Data entry and retrieval experience.


Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who qualify for this position. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Additional Information

This is a 40 hour a week position. Normal work hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Are you willing to complete a pre-hire background check as a condition of employment? It may include extensive checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
  • Yes
  • No


02

What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some College
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree


03

How many years of full-time administrative support experience do you possess?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One but less than two years
  • Two but less than three years
  • Three years or more


04

How many years of experience working in a court or legal environment do you have?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One but less than 2 years
  • Two but less than three years or more
  • Three years or more


05

How many years of experience calculating and assessing fees or costs do you have?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One but less than two years
  • Two but less than three years
  • Three years or more


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