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Judicial Assistant

Rockdale County Magistrate Court

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018

End Date: Sep. 30, 2018


POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides administrative and judicial assistance to the Chief Magistrate Court Judge and clerical and administrative support, as directed by the Judge, within the Magistrate Court Department. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Maintains judge’s monthly and daily itinerary, schedules dates and times for hearings, motions and trials.  Sets schedule and publishes court calendar.
  • Develops, monitors and evaluates department budget. Prepares payroll and expense reports, budget amendments and vendor orders and vouchers.
  • Acts as liaison between the judge, elected officials, department heads, county officials, attorneys, litigants, staff and the general public.
  • Arranges conferences and makes travel arrangements.
  • Prepares correspondence, memos and other documents.
  • Performs clerical support as directed by the Judge.
 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS/ ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, operations, and functions of Rockdale County and knowledge of the applicable county, state, and federal laws.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and documents.
  • Knowledge of court procedures, practices and operations.
  • Skill in operating modern office equipment.
  • Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to organize and have acute attention to detail and accuracy in the performance of tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with high expectations for competency, time management and professionalism.
  • Ability to assemble and convey information, orally and in writing, in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to operate a GCIC computer.
  • Ability to use tools or equipment requiring dexterity.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in paralegal, criminal justice, business administration or related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.