A Full-Time Senior Court Assistant position is available within the Clerk of Courts Office of Washington County. Under the general supervision of the Clerk of Juvenile Court, selected candidate will be responsible for assisting the Clerk of Circuit Court in the discharge of the duties of the office by providing support services for the Circuit Court system and Juvenile Court Division. Duties will include, clerking in court, preparing minutes, drafting and verifying orders and judgments of the court, preparing necessary court notices and materials, scheduling trials, pre‑trials, and miscellaneous hearings, and sending out notices and orders as appropriate.
Required Education, Training and Experience: High School Diploma, three years of previous legal work experience, a minimum of two years of computer experience and a minimum keyboarding speed of 55 w.p.m. A Keyboarding Test will be given to those selected to advance in the recruitment process.
Starting salary is $15.42/hr. (Effective 3/1/13, the salary will move to $15.82/hr.). Please visit our website at www.co.washington.wi.us to complete the online application. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Department are met. If you have any questions, please call 262-335-4633. Thank you.
WASHINGTON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Under the routine supervision of the Clerk of Juvenile Court, responsible for assisting the Clerk of Circuit Court in the discharge of the duties of the office by providing support services for the Circuit Court system in the Juvenile Court Division.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all‑inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Establishes and maintains files for court proceedings.
Schedules Court hearings if necessary, prepares court notices, minutes and orders for the Court as required.
Clerks court proceedings as required, serves as backup to Clerk of Juvenile Court and provides additional courtroom support as the calendar dictates.
Receives, processes and files a variety of court related and other legal documents; dispenses information to the general public, other County Departments and attorneys in response to telephone inquiries or personal visits.
Maintains case records by entering information and data into computer system.
Maintains confidentiality in specific areas as required.
Prepares letters or documents of general, technical, and confidential nature.
Maintains accurate records and prepares reports, when necessary.
Receives payments and performs minor bookkeeping duties as needed.
Performs miscellaneous duties and provides general court assistance as required.
Work Direction Received:
Works under the routine supervision of the Clerk of Juvenile Court.
Decisions are made independently concerning scheduling of court hearings, responding to inquiries concerning the court system, processing and drafting of orders, are made independently.
There is significant interaction with attorneys, law enforcement agencies, Human Services Department, other County employees, judges and the general public.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of court practices and procedures, specific needs of judges, rules and regulations affecting the Probate/Juvenile office and general office practice and procedures. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions, draft accurate documents and reports, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and interact effectively with co‑workers and the general public. Able to fulfill physical demands of job, sensory demands (seeing and hearing), and cognitive demands (concentration, conceptualization, memorization).
Training and Experience:
Graduation from High School and a minimum of three years of legal experience. A minimum of two years of computer experience and keyboarding ability at 55 words per minute required.