Posting Date: 2/13/2009 5:49:02 PM
Contact: Marylou Williams
Employer: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Address1: 3246 North Victoria Ave.
CityStateZip: Highland, CA 92346
JobTitle: Court Clerk
Description: Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Judge of the San Manuel Tribal Court, the Court Clerk is responsible for all clerk?s responsibilities of the Tribal Court and Appellate Court, including case file management, preparation for Court hearings, preparation of Court minute orders and other documents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following does not include all of the duties that may be performed: Receives, processes and calendars all complaints and actions in Tribal Court. Maintains all official records of the Tribal Court and prepares certified copies, as required. Collects filing fees and fines, as required, and maintains fiscal records of all transactions. Provides other administrative support to the Chief Judge and the Appellate Court judges, including but not limited to: ordering and maintaining office supplies, preparing check requests and purchase orders, preparing travel/training requests and arrangements, preparing correspondence, copies and faxes as requested, and maintaining Judges calendars. Prepares Tribal Court minutes, findings, orders, notices and other official documents. Compiles and maintains statistical data. Attends all sessions of Tribal Court and performs clerk?s tasks associated with hearings, including, but not limited to: calling hearings to order, swearing in witnesses and receiving documents into evidence; scheduling and confirming hearing dates; preparing courtroom with all necessary materials and/or services for litigants; preparing and posting daily docket; provides all court files to Tribal judges in preparation for hearing. Maintains a list of attorneys and lay advocates admitted to practice before the Court. Arranges for a court reporter to record all proceedings. May arrange for interpreters and pro-tem judges. Serves as liaison with court clerks in federal, state or other tribal courts. Notarizes documents for the public as needed. Provides reception services for Tribal Court, including answering telephone inquiries and written inquiries, as appropriate; courteously meeting and greeting individuals presenting themselves to the Court; and receiving and filing all paperwork presented to the Court. Prepares grant reports, Judiciary Committee reports or other reports, as required. Responsible for recording and certifying revisions to the San Manuel Judicial Code, as enacted by the General Council, or Rules of Court, adopted by the Judiciary Committee, and providing copies to Tribal citizens and tribal agencies, as required.
Attends required hearings. Observes and maintains strict confidentiality of Tribal Court records and proceedings. Performs such other duties/responsibilities as directed by the Chief Judge.
The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required:
An understanding of current Native American culture and experience working with Native American communities is preferred. Ability to relate to the public, other agencies and court personnel in a professional, courteous and respectful manner. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to rapidly shift from one task to the next and to prioritize and coordinate accomplishment of multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to type at least 40 wpm. Ability to work with minimal to no supervision. Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance. Must be bondable. Must submit to criminal, credit and character background checks and fingerprinting. Must submit to pre-employment drug test and may be subject to on-demand drug testing. No felony convictions or convictions for any crimes of moral turpitude or involving crimes against children.
Education and/or Experience
Associate?s degree or equivalent from a two-year college as a paralegal or legal secretary or degree in court administration or public administration; Three (3) years? experience as a tribal, federal or state court clerk or legal secretary or equivalent experience. Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and ability to perform this work.
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