D/F COURTROOM CLERK I/II
Clark County, NV - Las Vegas, NV

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SALARY RANGE:
DISTRICT/FAMILY COURTROOM CLERK I: $35,526.40 - $54,995.20
DISTRICT/FAMILY COURTROOM CLERK II: $38,313.60 - $59,384.00

The successful candidate will start at the minimum of the salary range unless otherwise approved by the County Manager.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The D/F Courtroom Clerk I is a training underfill position: upon successful completion of the probationary/qualifying period and the training program, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to D/F Courtroom Clerk II.

SOME POSITIONS MAY BE GRANT FUNDED. GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CONTINUATION BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF GRANT FUNDS AND THE EMPLOYEE WILL BE TERMINATED WITHOUT RIGHT OF APPEAL WHEN SUCH FUNDS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

TYPING CERTIFICATE REQUIRED - Candidates must provide a verifiable typing certificate by the closing date of this announcement, 5:00 PM. Typing certificates must be dated within the last 12 months, demonstrating a minimum net typing speed of 50 words per minute. (On-line typing certificates will not be accepted.) Required certifications may be faxed to (702) 868-2577, or mailed/delivered to Clark County Human Resources, located within the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Candidate's name, recruitment title, and exam number must be clearly written on the certificate. Applications submitted without a copy of candidate's typing certificate are incomplete and will not be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

District/Family Courtroom Clerk I - Equivalent to graduation from high school, AND two (2) years of full-time clerical or office support experience, one year of which is in a legal or court setting.

NOTE: Must type at a net rate of 50 words per minute. Certification required at time of application. Must have a verifiable certification in shorthand/speed writing and be able to take dictation by hand at a net rate of 70 words per minute and transcribe it accurately. If not certified at time of hire, must agree to become certified in shorthand/speed writing and be able to take dictation by hand at a net rate of 70 words per minute and transcribe it accurately within twelve (12) months from the date of hire.

District/Family Courtroom Clerk II - In addition to the above: One (1) year of full-time experience in recording actions and assisting courtroom activities in a District, Family, or similar court setting. Must be able to independently perform the functions required of a District/Family Courtroom Clerk.

NOTE: Must have a verifiable certification in shorthand/speed writing and be able to take dictation by hand at a net rate of 70 words per minute and transcribe it accurately. Shorthand/speed writing certification required at the time of application for employment consideration as a D/F Courtroom Clerk II.


Working Conditions: Work with exposure to potentially difficult or dangerous individuals. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous evidence materials. Work extended shifts or be called back in unusual situations.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Prepares and distributes court calendars; ensures that all files, documents, evidence and other materials are available and organized prior to the beginning of court session. Ensures that court officials and all participants are made aware of the case under consideration. Attends court, administers oaths, swears in juries and others, maintains audio, video and manual records of actions taken and prepares minute orders which summarize proceedings and actions. Reviews orders and other legal documents to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Court's order and/or proceedings; maintains a tracking system of these documents. Maintains chain of evidence and ensures security of all property, files and documents; marks exhibits as required. Sets cases for hearing, being cognizant of participant schedules, bind over regulations and other required deadlines; maintains current records on case status. Responds to inquiries and provides factual information regarding court proceedings to attorneys, court and law enforcement officials, County staff and the public. Maintains liaison with attorneys; assigns appointments and ensures that attorneys have been notified. Composes a variety of correspondence and other written materials from instructions or brief notes; types or word processes a variety of materials. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May direct the work of and instruct others in court procedures. Maintains accurate records and files; may prepare periodic or special reports related to work performed. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, strength to lift files weighing up to 30 pounds, strength to push/pull carts weighing up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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