Magistrates are judicial officials who evaluate requests for criminal charges and issue criminal process and search warrants. In addition, magistrates conduct initial appearances, including bond hearings, for defendants upon arrest. Magistrates preside over Small Claims Court hearings and marriage ceremonies. Must be able to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. The person in this full time position will serve as an officer of district court in accordance with NC General Statutes §7A-170.
Entry rate of pay commensurate with prior experience as a Magistrate; $46,551 is the entry rate of pay for a Magistrate with a North Carolina law license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Individuals most suited for magistrate positions possess the ability to exercise sound judgment and to make decisions, are proficient at general office and computer skills, understand North Carolina Court Systems, procedures, are team players with the ability to work under pressure, and have the ability to communicate effectively with the general public.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four year college or university; or an associate degree and four years of work experience in a related field. Related fields include: teaching, social services, law enforcement, arbitration or mediation, the court system, or counseling. Magistrates are statutorily required to live in the court the magistrate position serves as the time of nomination. You MUST be a resident of New Hanover County to be eligible for this position.
Please attach résumé and cover letter.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Applicants must complete an on-line application by clicking the above APPLY link. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.
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All NC Judicial Branch agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Charmaine J Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - 15 months ago