Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Nov 16, 2020
Mar 01, 2021
Required Test: Clerical (Call 888-0208 to schedule before closing date)
Assists a Justice of the Peace by greeting the public, answering telephones and handling a variety of clerical and bookkeeping functions, in order to free the Justice of the Peace to attend to judicial responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following:
Enters all tickets, hot checks, juvenile complaints, mental health commitments, barber and cosmetology complaints, plumbing complaints, administrative hearings, civil, small claims and forcible detainer actions in the appropriate docket.
Assigns numbers to each case, indexes cases, files all cases by number including truancy cases and delinquent tax suits.
Waits on customers. Determines the problem and/or assists with filing procedures.
Refers customers to Judge, proper agency or proper court.
Copes with difficult customers as necessary.
Issues warrants, subpoenas, summonses, citations, abstracts of Judgment, executions, sequestrations, garnishments and capias pro fine.
Assembles judgments for signature and enters all papers issued in docket and refiles.
Enters all returned papers including warrants, etc. in docket and refiles.
Collects all fees, fines and filing fees in proper ledger for all agencies who file in this precinct.
Issues receipts for all fines or fees and enters in the proper docket.
Separates reports to Parks and Wildlife and issues checks to the proper agency.
Makes monthly statistical report to the Judicial Council of all cases filed, dismissed, paid, etc.
Prepares bank deposits.
Makes monthly reports on civil and small claims, dismissals, etc.
Sets cases for hearing or trial after defendant has entered plea. Notifies all parties of trial or hearing either in person or by mail.
Makes copies of citations for attorneys.
Resets cases for trail depending on papers filed by defendant or attorneys. Keeps inventory of all materials and orders materials when needed.
Sends warrants, summonses, capias, etc. to proper agency for execution.
Enter all occurrences in dockets daily.
Keeps record of all mail received and dates and stamps mail.
Keep files up to date with all entries.
Makes certifications on records for Judge to sign.
Types correspondence at request of Judge.
Takes wedding appointments, type certificate and returns licenses to County Clerk.
Accepts appeals on all cases when properly applied.
Makes transcripts and copies to send to the County Clerk.
Other duties may be assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED plus one year of clerical experience, at least six months of which have been in a legal/judicial setting
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
May be required to be a notary public.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of courtroom procedures and associated clerical functions.
Ability to apply legal terminology.
Ability to use independent judgment regarding release of confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees, attorneys, judges and the general public.
Ability to remain calm and courteous in high stress situations with people who are very upset.
Ability to establish appropriate priorities and to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer in the performance of duties.
Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish is desirable.
Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:
Group Insurance Benefits Health Insurance - Aetna
Dental Insurance - optional Vision Insurance - optional Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - optional Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible health and dependent day care accounts
Retirement program - TCDRS
Deferred Compensation 457
Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays
Education Assistance Program
Do you have a High School Diploma or GED certificate?
Website : http://www.co.nueces.tx.us