Senior Legal Records Clerk

Fairfax, Virginia
$43,461.81 - $72,436.42 Annually
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a subject matter expert and team leader of the Civil Intake Team of the Circuit Court. The position works under the supervision of the assistant manager and r esponsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs lead administrative duties ensuring coordination and consistency in processing a civil or domestic law case from initiation to completion.
  • Assists in training staff, updating training manuals, serving as a subject matter expert in all civil case intake processes; and performs tasks as a floater in the team.
  • Indexes new case filings, issuance of subpoenas, garnishments, levies, interrogatories, service of cases, confessed judgments, orders of publication, processing of the General District Court appeals and all other section responsibilities as required.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the functions of the assigned business areas and/or court procedures;
  • Knowledge of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court's Clerk's Manual, laws and regulations related to the assigned business areas;
  • Knowledge of standard administrative procedures, practices, and equipment;
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex rules and regulations to staff and customers;
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to motivate, train, and mentor staff;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, including the judges, general public, members of the legal and business community, and department staff.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation; plus three years of experience providing administrative support, technical support, customer service, or working in a court or legal environment.

Not applicable.

  • T hree or more years of Court and/or legal experience
  • Knowledge of the Code of Virginia and regulations in relevant areas
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, initiative, creativity, and independent judgment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The positions within this class are subject to criminal background checks as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter. An applicant or employee will be required to submit a request for a criminal history record check to the appropriate agency.


Ability to lift boxes, files and push a cart weighing up to 20 pounds. Ability to input and retrieve data from a computer. Copy and scan court documents. Must be able to type at least 30 words per minute due to high volume of documents. Must be able to sit at a desk or on a counter stool or stand for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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