Civil Case Status Clerk (legal Records Clerk)

Fairfax, Virginia
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
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In the Circuit Court Civil Branch, under the supervision of the Civil Status Division supervisor, performs a wide variety of complex and technical processes and duties in the team. Specific duties include:

  • Prepares cases for appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.
  • Prepares garnishment dismissal and show cause orders.
  • Assists in the administration of the Differentiated Case Tracking Program (DCTP).
  • Prepares and coordinates all elements of various dockets and analyzes information from civil law/domestic case documents for the Circuit Court.
  • Assists the public, attorneys, staff, and judges in person, via written correspondence, through the court's website, email, and over the telephone.
  • Performs other duties 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 standard administrative procedures, practices, and equipment;
  • Knowledge of common legal terminology, documents and procedures;
  • Ability of comprehend applicable Virginia Code sections and laws;
  • Ability to process a considerable volume of record work in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Ability to perform data entry, scanning, indexing and retrieval with computer information systems;
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • 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 two years of experience providing administrative support, technical support, customer service, or working in a court or legal environment.

Not applicable.

  • Two or more years of court and/or legal experience.
  • Two or more years of experience in providing front-line customer services.
  • 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 using Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word, Excel, and Outlook).

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

Ability to lift boxes and files and push a cart weighing up to 30 pounds. Ability to input and retrieve data from a computer. 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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