Deputy Clerk - Courtroom
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Distr Courts - Fairfax County, VA

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This Deputy Courtroom Clerk (Grade 8) position is assigned docketing and operational responsibilities in a high volume office with frequent, critical deadlines. This position must ensure court instructions are executed correctly and legal papers are prepared with accuracy and in accordance with appropriate policies. In addition, this Deputy Clerk will also be responsible for answering a section phone line and assisting Judges, Attorneys and all parties in a case both on the phone and in person with tact and courtesy.

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include preparing correspondence, daily dockets, entering data into an automated Case Management System, scheduling matters for court, preparing legal documents, assessing fines and costs, and filing court documents. The selected individual must possess the ability to professionally interact with diverse customers from attorneys, law enforcement, and various agency staff to the general public; will manage competing priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Most competitive applicants will have knowledge of the court/criminal justice system, will demonstrate knowledge in areas of responsibility, and be experienced in records management systems and software applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. Knowledge may be demonstrated with a combination of education and substantial experience in similar responsibilities. Should be detailed oriented with multitasking skills, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience handling money preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements