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Deputy Clerk of District Court (U) - Watford City
Post Date: 05/13/2022
Close Date: 05/30/2022
North Dakota Court System
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Mail Stop 180

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$30,000 - $49,999

Watford City, ND

Job Description:
$3,845 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums, retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals.

The Deputy Clerk of District Court is responsible for performing the assisting other court personnel in duties associated with case management activities of criminal, civil, traffic, or other cases before the district court from initial filing to final disposition, and for assisting other court personnel in completing those duties.

Essential Functions:
1. Performs court operations involved in the scheduling, handling and preparing of court calendars in accordance with the directives of the Clerk of Court.

2. Receives and reviews incoming documents to determine conformity to court procedures, laws, and rules. Routes documents to proper offices and persons.

3. Ensures that cases are assigned to judicial officers in accordance with the district's caseflow plan. Provides proper notice to parties of case numbers and judge assignments.

4. Records incoming documents, case proceedings, and dispositions into the Court's case management system. Processes court orders, notices and reports in accordance with business practices and established procedures.

5. Receives and records all fees, fines, bonds, restitution, or other receipts submitted to the Clerk of Court's Office. Generates checks, balances tills, prepares deposits and assists with month-end financial activities.

6. Receives, answers, and routes telephone calls to appropriate parties. Provides assistance to the public in their requests for information that do not involve legal advice, confidentiality or right-to-know laws.

7. Implements court procedures and rules and clerks hearings, as directed by the Clerk of Court. Organizes cases daily for each judge attending court, and coordinates the court session with the judge, court security, attorneys, and parties to ensure it is managed and completed efficiently and effectively. Relates court documents to hearings and relates events to each other.

8. Searches criminal, civil, traffic, and judgment records.

9. Participates in the management of the District Court jury program.

10. Ensures quality of court records by reviewing files and monitoring various reports so that the Court's records are maintained accurately and timely.

11. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.

Requires a high school diploma and two years of prior experience and training within the district court, a law office or related legal setting. After consideration of qualified candidates, applicants who do not meet the minimum experience requirements may be considered at a training wage.

Contact Information:
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ndcourts. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.

Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
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