Deputy Clerk I - Justice of the Peace Pct. 2
Denton County, TX - The Colony, TX

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The Deputy Clerk I performs specialized clerical, administrative, and secretarial work in an assigned department.

Examples of Duties:

Answers telephone and greet visitors; provides information or refers inquiries to appropriate personnel; routes incoming calls and records messages; responds to emails and faxes as necessary.

Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing and file maintenance programs to enter, store, and/or retrieve information; maintains pertinent files and records; scans and copies documents as necessary; ensures files are complete and accurate.

Processes incoming and outgoing mail, including preparing photocopies and collating materials; distributes mail to appropriate department or employee.

Collects court costs and fees; balances the cash drawer daily and prepares related reports on a daily and weekly basis.

Regular and punctual attendance required.

Assists the Judge in the courtroom during trials; maintains court records and events.

Processes and enters information for traffic tickets, evictions, warrants, and truancy paperwork as necessary; processes and enters a variety of court paperwork, including Federal, Civil, and small claims filings and proceedings.

Receives and processes filings and hearings for evictions, small claims, justice court suits, marriage licenses, death certificates, Writs of Possessions, Writs of Re-entry, illegal tows, bonds, appeals, and promises to appear in court.

Issues various licenses and certificates required by the county, including death and birth certificates as well as marriage licenses; administers oaths and affidavits as necessary.

Calculates and processes exact fines and filing fee amounts; receives and processes payment for fees and fines; handles receipts for money; reconciles cash drawer at the close of each business day; creates related financial reports; completes bank deposits as necessary.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and minimum one year of experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Completion of some college level course work preferred.

Specific certifications related to the area of assignment may be required for this position.

Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

Typing test will be required for Finalists only. 35 WPM Typing speed needed.

Supplemental Information:

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