The responsibilities of this position include providing operational support to judicial officers, clients and lawyers including scheduling court dates, determining case priority and ensuring case readiness. Duties include managing pending cases on the Commissioners’ case loads; resolving inquiries and issues referred to the Commissioners; and assigning confirmed motions to specific courtrooms and Commissioners. The incumbent also facilitates communication between the court and various participants in family law matters including dissolution, separation, custody and parenting plans.
Why work for King County Superior Court? King County Superior Court offers an outstanding benefit package including medical, dental and vision benefits, paid holidays, vacation with pay, life insurance, sick leave, transit passes and much more.
Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Work location: This position is primarily located at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The incumbent may be required to work at other Superior Court locations.
Work schedule: This is a full-time position working 35 hours per week. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Additional materials required: Please include a resume and cover letter that describes how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the on-line application with your relevant education and work experience . Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter. Applications that state "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. Your options are:
1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
2) Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
The following duties are not intended to represent the entire functional capacity of the position at the task level.
Facilitate the flow of courtroom proceedings; oversee courtroom logistics during trials and hearings. Perform tasks in court, including writing court orders based on judicial officers’ determinations and monitoring case readiness. Notify all parties of case status.
Perform operational support activities including scheduling of court dates and determining priority order of cases with respect to local court rules/legal time frames. Perform related calendaring, motion tracking and pre-trial conference functions.
Coordinate security response to courtrooms and court-related areas when required.
Assess trial readiness status of pending cases. Assign confirmed motions to specific courtrooms and commissioners. Coordinate with courts regarding reassignment of cases.
Facilitate communication between judges, commissioners, court staff, and the public. Respond to various questions and inquiries regarding specific court rules, policies and procedures.
Record all pertinent information from court orders onto court calendars to facilitate future court hearings; transmit documents and synchronize notices.
Confirm court hearings and prepare working papers for the commissioners in a timely and accurate manner.
Handle sensitive, confidential situations; responds to inquiries and resolve issues.
Generate reports from databases. Process mail.
May train new employees in courtroom and hearing procedures, confirmations procedures and computer applications.
Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED); Associate's degree preferred, and three years' experience in court procedures and processes. Court-related experience in the area of Family Law is preferred.
Knowledge of the court system, procedures and processes. Knowledge of general office policies, principles and practices. Experience with the operation of standard office equipment. Knowledge of rules, regulations, codes, laws, policies, procedures and programs of the arbitration section. Successful applicants must have demonstrated experience and skills using computer software applications, including word processing and database management.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Knowledge of and able to use proper English grammar and spelling. Skill in working with diverse populations and/or emotional situations with cultural sensitivity. Able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters.
Special requirements: Finalists must have successfully passed a criminal background check and reference check.
Selection process : Application materials will be screened for qualifications and the most competitive candidates will be invited for interviews. Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions.
If you have questions regarding this posting, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.
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