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 Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Chief Recorder’s Court Judge. service. The Chief Judge of Recorder’s Court is responsible for the overall operation of Recorder’s Court.  The judge’s responsibilities include: sets the work schedule for other judges pro-tem and approves their training; sets court policies and procedures; approves of leave times for judges pro-tem; assigns substitutes for judges pro-tem that are absent and approves all judicial budgetary expenditures.

Hears traffic, criminal and city ordinance cases made by local law enforcement including but not limited to the Columbus Police Department, Special Enforcement, Columbus Animal Control Officers, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, Airport Police, Housing Authority, Metro Narcotic Task Force, Fire/EMS Department, Georgia State Patrol, and the Columbus State University Police Department.

Responsible for setting bail, issue warrants, collect fines/bonds, hear, and determine if probable cause exists for Superior/State Court offenses, and adjudicate City Ordinances and certain state offenses. 

Create a positive image to the defendants, witnesses, and attorneys, as well as other departments to effectively provide justice in a prompt and courteous manner.  Act in a fair and professional manner.

Meet with the City Council at least once a year, and at other times at the request of Council, to review the budget of the court, review compliance with the requirements and operational standards of the court, discuss other items of common concern, and certify that the operational standards for the court have been met during the prior year.

Recorders Court Powers:  Sec. 2-10. - Recorder's court—Powers

Appointment of recorders and recorders pro tem: Sec. 5-603. - Appointment of recorders and recorders pro tem

Term; qualification; compensation:  Sec. 5-604. - Term; qualification; compensation

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of operation of Recorder’s Court. Knowledge of laws affecting public and individual rights and obligations; court policies and procedures; legal terminology and court documents; public administration, management, budgeting; public policy and ethical principles. Skill in oral and written communication.

Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography or a related field is required. Master's Degree is preferred. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. 

The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position is $ $110,000.00 - $125,000.00 Annually.

Benefits include the following:

Low-cost Medical Insurance                                                                                       Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                        
Supplemental Life Insurance                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

Prescription Drug Card

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance Plans

Deferred Compensation Plans

Vacation Leave

11 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program


How To Apply:

Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Reather Hollowell

Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631



An Equal Opportunity Employer


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