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Employment Opportunities

Justice Court Clerk

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.32/hr
  • Posted Date:03/10/2020
  • Deadline to Apply:04/07/2020 6:00 PM

Provo City Justice Court/Administrative Services Department
Part-time Regular Position

Posted: March 10, 2020

Essential Duties: This is highly skilled clerical work in support of the daily operations of the Provo City Justice Court. The individual appointed to this position will be responsible to perform the following duties: prepare, process, and maintain a variety of court records including bench warrants, commitment and release orders, appeals, expungement records, complaints, affidavits, defaults, motions, summons, subpoenas, judgments, court minutes, and other orders of the courts; maintain court dockets, calendars, and schedules; operate computerized system to accurately input and retrieve court data and records; open and close court; administer oath to witnesses and jurors; receive, mark, and store exhibits and evidence; arrange for interpreters; arrange for video in custody hearings with jails throughout the State; maintain jury lists, questionnaires, and summons; prepare jury instructions and process jury list for payments; assist with all other aspects of juries; answer questions from the public, defendants, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and other interested parties that require judgment and knowledge of court policies, procedures, and laws; collect, handle, and account for money collected by the court for fines, fees, forfeitures, and so forth; provide input on how to improve court processes; and perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Requirements: Equivalent to a high school diploma; and two years of high level clerical support experience, preferably in a court or legal setting; OR an equivalent combination of education/experience [substituting each one year of post-secondary education/training for six months of experience].

Preferences: Preference is given for demonstrated ability to type 40 WPM. Typing scores will be considered if submitted by the closing date. Typing scores will be accepted from any service or software that provides a printed result. However, all typing skills will be subject to verification.

License(s): Valid, lawful driver’s license is required at time of appointment. Applicant may be disqualified on the basis of an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of legal terminology and modern legal practices; court practices, procedures, organization, and jurisdictional requirements of the Court system; applicable formats and protocol for a variety of court and legal documents; related laws, codes, rules and regulations governing functions of the position; policies and procedures established for the work system; the operations, functions, and terminology common to the work; basic cash handling procedures; and basic English composition, spelling, and grammar. Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public; maintaining complex filing systems; preparing concise, accurate and informative reports; and organizing assigned work and developing effective work methods. Ability to perform work with speed and accuracy; take minutes efficiently and accurately; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; evaluate programs and procedures; and exercise independent judgment while evaluating situations and in making determinations.

Wage: $16.32 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Schedule: Twenty hours per week; schedule is flexible and will be discussed in interview.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Work location is inside with little or no occupational hazards present. Individual will typically sit at a desk or table; regularly walk, stand, or stoop; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 pounds; use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail. May also include exposure to high-stress situations, including contact with the public in confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances.

To Apply: Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT, before 6:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Closing Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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