Department: Colorado River Indian Tribal Court
Position: Judicial Clerk of the Court
Salary: $28,000 – $32,000 DOE
Performs a variety of complex court clerk duties and clerical tasks involved in processing, maintaining and securing records of all court proceedings in civil, criminal, Juvenile and traffic cases. Provides information and assistance to law enforcement officers, attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants and court patrons. Provides general clerical assistance to the Judges and administrative staff. Supervises, train, evaluates, delegates and monitor assignments to Court Clerks. The Judicial Clerk of the Court will be required to perform work in the following areas of the court: civil, criminal, Juvenile, traffic, Fish & Game or other areas as assigned and in accordance to the Laws, Codes and Rules of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Opens, processes and closes general civil, small claims and summary proceedings cases. Records and processes complaints and pleadings, distributes and files civil documents, enters case information into the computer, coordinates service of process, prepares legal documents, and enters defaults, orders and judgments.
Receives, receipts and records fees and other monies. Notifies appropriate staff to issue refunds or distribute monies in accordance with court orders and procedures.
Operates a computer terminal to enter, update, correct and access case information; and to produce computer-generated forms, reports and court calendars.
Documents all case activity and other pertinent case information on court documents and in the computer; maintains case histories on each case.
Provides information to attorneys, law enforcement officers, plaintiffs and defendants, court patrons and agencies about court policies and procedures, case status, scheduling of court proceedings and civil proceedings in general.
Schedules court proceedings and issues proper notices to the appropriate parties.
Serves as the Clerk for the Court of Appeals
Receives criminal and Juvenile complaints and related documents, opens case files, enters case information into the computer, and files case documents.
Receives, receipts and records bonds, fines, costs, and other payments.
Operates a computer terminal to enter, update correct and access case information; and produce computer-generated forms, reports and case calendars.
Ensures that case files are ready and available for scheduled court proceedings. Checks in defendants, attorneys and others.
Documents case activity and other pertinent case information on court documents and in the computer, maintains case history on each case.
Distributes and recalls search and arrest warrant as authorized.
Provides information to attorneys, law enforcement officers, plaintiffs, defendants, court patrons and agencies about court policies and procedures, case status, scheduling of court proceedings and criminal proceeding in general.
Prepares and distributes jail commitments and other legal documents.
TRAFFIC/FISH & GAME
Receives, records and codes citations from law enforcement agencies, prepares case file and enters case information into the computer. Closes cases following dispositions.
Receives, receipts and records fines, cost, bonds and other monies. Notifies appropriate staff to refund, forfeit and/or apply bond money to pay fines, costs and other assessments.
Operates a computer to enter, update, correct and access case information; and to produce computer generated forms and reports.
Provides information to attorneys, law enforcement officers, defendants, court patrons and agencies about court policies and procedures, case status, scheduling of court proceedings and criminal proceeding in general.
Schedules civil infraction informal hearings and issues notification to the appropriate parties.
Monitors case files and initiates enforcement action on overdue citations. Prepares and issues default judgments, bond forfeiture notices.
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE
· Extensive knowledge and familiarity with the operation and applications of computers, and various data programs.
Minimum of 5 years experience and knowledge of personnel supervisory skills, ability to lead, resolve problems, train, evaluate and coordinate the activities of the Court Clerks in accordance to program rules and regulations.
Ability to plan, organize and calendar administrative and court cases, activities, staffing, etc.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form.
Possesses an understanding of legal terminology and thorough knowledge of courtroom procedures
Extensive knowledge of the Rules of the Court, collection of fees, and Child Support guidelines.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of administrative and court related experience or any combination of education training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
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Applications and resumes must be forwarded to:
Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT)
Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road,
Parker, Arizona, 85344.