Court Clerk I

Alpine County Superior Court   Markleeville, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on October 12, 2021

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ALPINE

Invites applications for the position of:

COURT CLERK I

Opening Date: October 7,2021
Application Deadline Date: October 31 ,2021
Compensation: $14.71 to $17.88 hourly
$2,549.00 to $3,099.00 monthly
$30,597.00 to $37,190.00 annually

 

The Court offers a generous benefits package, including: two (2) weeks paid vacation per year
accrued on a bi-weekly basis; twelve (12) days of sick leave per year, accrued bi-weekly;
thirteen (13) fixed holidays; sixteen (16) hours of personal floating holidays, accrued annually at
the first of each year; participation in the California Public Employees' Retirement System as
defined under the Public Employee's Pension Reform Act of 2013: court contribution towards
health, dental and vision plan; court paid life insurance; and deferred compensation program.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Court Clerk I is the training and first working level of the Court Clerk classification series.
lnitially under direct supervision, incumbents learn to perform a wide variety of general court
support clerical work including, processing legal documents, entering citations in the computer
systems, receiving and distributing mail, and learning the necessary and appropriate legal
terminology and procedures in support of the operational functions of the court. lncumbents
who demonstrate adequate work proficiency, may eventually be tasked with answering and
routing telephone calls, responding to public inquiries, and maintaining files and records.
lncumbents are responsible for providing clerical and general administrative tasks in support of
court operations.

The Superior Court of Alpine County is a small sized court and positions are flexibly staffed.
This class specification series represents the type and level of work performed recognizing that
specific work assignments are based on the needs of the court and may vary from day to day.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

. The duties listed are illustrative only and represent the core areas of responsibilities;
  specific position assignments will vary depending on business needs.


. Prepares, sorts, distributes, date-stamps, routes and/or collects mail, forms, and/or other legal
  documents in accordance with established policies and procedures; copies and distributes
  requested materials from files.


. Performs a variety of office and court support work such as: prepares, maintains, updates, and
  files correspondence and documents. Maintains the case management database; generates
  reports as required.


. Enters citations or other data in the court's case management systems and sends out notices as
  needed.


Posts and/or accepts fines and fees; maintains and updates financial records.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
. Clerical practices and procedures.
. Legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures related to court processes and
  proceedings.
. Personal computers and standard software applications related to court support work.
. Basic filing and financial record keeping systems; basic accounting practices.
. Basic mathematics and cashiering.
. Legal and administrative office practices and procedures.
. Proper English grammar, spelling, and usage.

Ability to:
. Learn court policies, procedures, and terminology affecting assigned functions.
. Locate and understand statutes and instructions related to courtroom processes and
  proceedings.
. Learn court case management and accounting systems used and operated at the court and the
. Judicial Council.
. Work independently and follow instructions.

. Organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple work activities and meet critical deadlines while
  maintaining accuracy.
. Maintain confidentiality; use tact, discretion and courtesy in dealing with sensitive materials and
  situations.
. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the
  work including other employees, court professionals, justice partners, and the public.
. Effectively represent the court in responding to inquiries, providing assistance, and dealing with
  concern from the public, community organizations, other County staff and agencies.
. Communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.
. Type at a speed of, or use a keyboard at the rate of, at least 35 words per minute and prepare
  materials with reasonable accuracy.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The Superior Court of Alpine County is an equal opportunity employer. The Court will comply
with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified
individuals with disabilities.


lncumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature.
May occasionally exert up to 30 pounds of force, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently,
and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Positions in this class typically
require: sitting for extended periods of time, walking, reaching, standing, grasping, pushing,
pulling, lifting, keyboarding, kneeling, crouching, stooping, seeing, hearing, talking, and
repetitive motions.


Must be able to handle high stress situations satisfactorily and tolerate exposure to: evidence
and testimony that may be disturbing such as photographs of murder scenes and victims;
evidence that may include syringes, drugs, weapons and blood; defendants and witnesses who
may potentially be verbally or physically abusive; allergens such as perfumes and dust;
unpleasant odors, such as unwashed clothing and people; and chemicals offered into evidence.

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS:

A valid California driver's license. Employees who are unable to operate a motor vehicle, due to
a medically documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be
able to provide alternate forms of transportation, which may be required to perform job
functions.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a high school diploma, a GED equivalency certificate or a high school proficiency
certificate.


AND


One (1) year of experience performing clerical and/or public contact duties or equivalent two
years college.

Any combination of additional education, training and experience which would likely provide the
required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to
work in the United States will be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by
5:00 P.M. on October 31, 2021. This position requires the submission of our official application,
a one-page narrative, and a resume.


To complete an online application, please go to www.alpine.courts.ca.gov


The narrative must be limited to one page and succinctly describe the applicant's specific
qualifications for the position. The resume should indicate each former position held and
indicate the job title, name of the firm or agency, dates of employment, and a description of the
duties performed.


The Court provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such
accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Ann Greth (AnnGreth@alpine.courts.ca.gov).

 

Mail, email or deliver a hard copy of the resume, one-page narrative, and the completed
application to:
Alpine Superior Court Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 518
14777 State Route 89
Markleeville, CA 96120
Email: anngreth@alpine.courts.ca.gov