Principal Court Clerk (2)
Chesterfield County, VA - Chesterfield, VA

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High school diploma or GED and increasingly responsible experience as a court clerk or other administrative court personnel, judicial assistant, legal assistant, legal secretary or paralegal; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Bachelor's degree preferred. Prior experience working for officials in a court setting strongly preferred. Considerable knowledge of modern English, spelling, punctuation, grammar and math. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and the ability to navigate various database systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Professional and courteous demeanor. Must be a team player. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to work effectively for multiple individuals. Ability to meet tight deadlines. Strong attention to detail. Ability to efficiently handle a high volume workload with a high degree of accuracy. Superior typing and proofreading skills. Familiarity with legal terminology and court systems. Ability to read and interpret legal documents. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to exercise discretion in a confidential work environment. Pre-employment drug testing and FBI criminal background check required.


The 12th Judicial Circuit Court is seeking two detail-oriented individuals with solid office skills to fill the position of Principal Court Clerk in the Circuit Court Judges' Chambers. The selected candidates will provide high-level administrative and clerical support to Circuit Court Judges and other supervisory personnel using judgment and initiative to set priorities and make decisions about work. The Principal Court Clerk provides assistance to the Circuit Court Judges in processing court cases including court documentation and administration; attending court proceedings; and maintaining liaison with other court personnel. Specific duties include but are not limited to: attending and recording court proceedings by preparing notes of proceedings in all criminal matters consistent with the proceedings established by the Court; working cooperatively with other Principal Court Clerks and Judicial staff to ensure courtrooms are staffed and work is completed timely; preparing court orders and other official documents in criminal cases for signature by the Circuit Court Judges; initiating and preparing correspondence and documentation; providing back-up assistance and support to other Judicial staff, as directed; performing general clerical duties ranging from simple and routine to complex and difficult; maintaining strict confidentiality and security of court documents and information. Performs other duties assigned or required based on the needs of the Court.


Monday - Friday; 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Work Location:

Circuit Court Judges' Chambers