Judiciary Clerk (Temporary) - 9187 at Maryland Judiciary

Maryland Judiciary

Full-Time

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Position

Temporary Judiciary Clerk – 6 months

Multiple positions available. Full time or Part time

Closing Date

December 6, 2022

Office

Circuit Court for Prince George’s County

Upper Marlboro, MD

Salary

$22.74 per hour*
• A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at https://mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Position Type

Temporary Full Time or Part Time

Financial Disclosure

No

Essential Functions: The Judiciary Clerk processes and maintains case files by reviewing and determining case type; uses a computer keyboard to input docket information; prepares and issues appropriate summons, notices, or writs; calculates and collects fees; and handles the collection, review, and docketing of case file documents prior to and following court hearings. Assists the public and attorneys by providing information about the status of the cases and Clerk’s Office procedures. Assist a Department within the Clerk’s Office in multiple clerical functions, which may include but are not limited to: working in multiple departments such as Civil Domestic, Civil Law & Equity, Child Support & Paternity, Criminal, and Courtroom Clerks. Pulling and re-filing case file folders. Filing pleading in case file folders. Scanning or wanding case files in MDEC/USC and entering proper locations. Research and locate records for others. Basic data entry into MDEC/UCS. Assisting customers with their inquiries at the counter and/or by answering telephones. Processing mail. Making copies. Sending faxes. Using a computer and printer to prepare file folder labels, form letters, etc. Performs all other related functions of the division as needed.

Education: High School Diploma (or GED equivalent)

Experience: One (1) year of work experience, preferably in court operations, or in the fields of criminal justice, parole, and probation, legal or financial services.

Note: A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute the required work experience.

A Paralegal/Associates Degree or 60 college credits may substitute the required work experience.

A Paralegal Certificate may substitute for the required work experience.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and equipment; standard legal forms and documents used in the Judiciary; basic English and arithmetic to include, but not limited to, spelling, punctuation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Skill in customer service and handling problems tactfully and patiently; typing on a personal computer; accuracy and attention to detail.

Ability to use standard office and business equipment including, but not limited to, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, copier, microfilm machine, register, scanner, fax machine, etc; use and maintain alphabetical and numerical filing systems. Communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with judges, the public, police agencies, attorneys, and other court officials and personnel, both verbally and in writing. Understand and abide by departmental rules, regulations, and procedures. Exercise tact, diplomacy, and impartiality in dealing with the public, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys. Follow procedures, verbal and written instructions, and protocols for any given assignment. Use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying appropriate policy, procedure, rule, law, and/or regulation to a situation. Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot.

This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Job Responsibilities

  • Essential Functions: The Judiciary Clerk processes and maintains case files by reviewing and determining case type; uses a computer keyboard to input docket information; prepares and issues appropriate summons, notices, or writs; calculates and collects fees; and handles the collection, review, and docketing of case file documents prior to and following court hearings
  • Assists the public and attorneys by providing information about the status of the cases and Clerk’s Office procedures
  • Assist a Department within the Clerk’s Office in multiple clerical functions, which may include but are not limited to: working in multiple departments such as Civil Domestic, Civil Law & Equity, Child Support & Paternity, Criminal, and Courtroom Clerks
  • Pulling and re-filing case file folders
  • Filing pleading in case file folders
  • Scanning or wanding case files in MDEC/USC and entering proper locations
  • Research and locate records for others
  • Basic data entry into MDEC/UCS
  • Assisting customers with their inquiries at the counter and/or by answering telephones
  • Processing mail
  • Making copies
  • Sending faxes
  • Using a computer and printer to prepare file folder labels, form letters, etc
  • Performs all other related functions of the division as needed
  • Understand and abide by departmental rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Follow procedures, verbal and written instructions, and protocols for any given assignment

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma (or GED equivalent)

  • Experience: One (1) year of work experience, preferably in court operations, or in the fields of criminal justice, parole, and probation, legal or financial services

  • Note: A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute the required work experience

  • A Paralegal/Associates Degree or 60 college credits may substitute the required work experience

  • Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and equipment; standard legal forms and documents used in the Judiciary; basic English and arithmetic to include, but not limited to, spelling, punctuation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Skill in customer service and handling problems tactfully and patiently; typing on a personal computer; accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to use standard office and business equipment including, but not limited to, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, copier, microfilm machine, register, scanner, fax machine, etc; use and maintain alphabetical and numerical filing systems

  • Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying appropriate policy, procedure, rule, law, and/or regulation to a situation

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States

Benefits/What We offer

  • $22.74 per hour*

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