Legal Records Clerk

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
Posted
Jul 31, 2021
Closes
Aug 14, 2021
Ref
21-01468
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a judgment clerk in the Judgment Section of the Land Records Division. Processes all judgments in land records division. Dockets and releases judgment orders and discharges of judgment in bankruptcy issued daily by judges. Assists in managing workload to ensure judgments are docketed within legal mandates.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Receives and reviews documents to ensure completeness for filing and recording;
  • Prepares and processes legal documents;
  • Enters and updates case information in the case management system;
  • Scans and indexes documents in the case management system;
  • Calculates and collects fines, court costs, and restitution;
  • Notifies defendants of court fines, fees, and restitution balances and payment options;
  • Reconciles daily receipts, identifies discrepancies and makes corrections;
  • Assists customers by phone, and in person with miscellaneous inquiries;
  • Maintains, stores, and ensures accessibility of case files;
  • Assists the public requesting to review, and/or obtain copies of case files;
  • Prepares and monitors Court dockets;
  • Ensures the confidentiality of court records in accordance with the Code of Virginia and the Rules of the Supreme Court.


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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two or more years of experience in court/legal, or the land title industry.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Cashiering experience.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and work with limited direction to address identified objectives.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience using Court Case Management systems, scanning and imaging software.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word and Outlook) and Adobe Suite.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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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