CLERK OF COURT
Fulton County, GA - Atlanta, GA

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THIS IS AN UNClassified POSITION.
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN JUVENILE COURT.

QUALIFICATIONS :

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public administration, or a related field (Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree is preferred) and six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in a court system or legal field, including two (2) years of court records management experience and three (3) years of supervisory experience; or a year for year interchange of indicated education and experience equal to the minimum qualifications.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS :

Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License or proof of mobility equivalent may be requested. AFFIRMATION AS A SWORN DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURT

EXAMINATION:

Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed. If selected, an official (raised seal) college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. Additional information will not be accepted after applications are received by the Personnel Department.

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JOB SUMMARY / DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS / ESSENTIAL DUTIES (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE) / KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Incumbent in this class performs duties related to overseeing the administrative functions of the Records Division within the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Responsibilities include administering Juvenile Court records activities, researching case law, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and managing assigned staff.

This is the second level within a two level juvenile court clerk classification series. Clerk of Court is distinguished from Juvenile Court, Chief Deputy Clerk in that the former oversees administrative functions of the Court’s Records Division in addition to developing and implementing policies and procedures and managing assigned staff, whereas the latter manages assigned work units within the Fulton County Juvenile Court and serves as an advisor to the Clerk of Court.

Oversees the administrative functions of the Records Division within the Fulton County Juvenile Court, including evaluating pending caseloads, researching and interpreting case law, and developing and implementing systems that support effective calendar management. Manages assigned staff, including establishing workloads; prioritizing work assignments; evaluating employee performance; developing, interpreting, and enforcing policies and procedures; resolving staff issues; making hiring or termination decisions/recommendations; and administering disciplinary action as required. Analyzes and determines workflow problems, develops corrective action plans, and coordinates training and professional development programs for assigned staff as required. Recommends, develops, implements, and interprets policies for the Records Division and recommends changes to court system operations in response to new laws and regulations. Advises County officials, attorneys, and the general public of Juvenile Court procedure. Collaborates with other courts and agencies to develop interdepartmental policies and procedures. Oversees the safe maintenance of court evidence and designates the assignment of court-appointed attorneys. Attends meetings and participates on advisory committees to recommend and develop policies to improve operational efficiency. Prepares reports on assigned Records Division activities, projects, and the future direction of Records Division processes.

Principles and practices of management and supervision; Principles and practices of customer service; Laws, rules, and regulations governing juvenile court operations; Court practices and procedures; Juvenile justice codes and sentencing requirements; Theories and principles of childhood/adolescent development and/or behavior; Methods and techniques used to conduct legal research; Principles and practices of legal case and calendar management; Principles and practices of records management; Personal computers and related software.

Managing and supervising staff; Organizing and prioritizing work; Resolving problems and making decisions; Developing, implementing, interpreting, and enforcing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; Providing effective customer service; Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports; Managing court records; Performing effective legal case and calendar management; Conducting legal research and i nterpreting case law; Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other related software; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public; Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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It is the policy of FultonCounty that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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