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Deputy Clerk III

Rockdale County

Posted: Aug. 31, 2018

End Date: Sep. 30, 2018

Job Summary

The position is responsible for supervising and managing civil division deputy clerks and their caseloads in the Clerk of Courts Office.  The starting salary for this position is negotiable.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Supervise deputy clerks; assign and monitor work and provide direction, technical assistance and training as needed. Manage caseload for court division. Monitor cash flow and corresponding financial accounts. 

Assist in supervising and maintaining automated databases, bookkeeping procedures, and other related systems.

Prepare, review, and maintain court documents, forms, and manuals. Oversee jury summons and selection processes.

Ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and local court procedures. 

Prepare a variety of written correspondence including financial reports, memorandums, notices, and letters.

Receive and respond to inquiries from the public, attorneys, judges and other county employees, in­ person, by phone, or by computer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations governing court procedures. Knowledge of legal terminology and documents.

Skill in supervising, training and evaluating employees.

Skill in operating modern equipment and software

Skill in using independent judgment, discretion, creativity, decisiveness and conflict management. Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret data including mathematical calculations.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; proper use of grammar and punctuation. This includes the ability to understand verbal information and respond appropriately. 

Ability to discern, maintain and disseminate confidential information as appropriate. Ongoing development and maintenance of work-related skills.

Ability to effectively plan and manage a variety of complex projects to meet deadlines, stay within budget and produce quality outcomes.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, County Officials, department heads, representatives from other agencies, and the general public to provide positive outcomes and influence.

Working Conditions

Work is typically performed in an office or courtroom. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  2. Five (5) years progressively responsible experience with at least two (2) years supervisory experience.
  3. Three (3) years’ experience in the judicial system.
  4. Minimum Age 21

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, business administration or a closely related field.
  2. Experience with case management systems.