Clerk III - District Clerk

Fort Bend County, TX - Richmond, TX

Overview Accurately initiates, indexes, processes, maintains and records incoming court fillings and collection of court fees in accordance with the Texas Codes of Civil, Family and Criminal Procedures and the Texas Government Code. Processes court dispositions as defined and mandated by the law under strict timelines. Two positions available.

Responsibilities Performs courtroom duties; Assists District Judge in courtroom with court dockets, non-jury and jury trials; and acts as a liaison with other court officials. Maintains confidentiality and security of documents, data and courtroom proceedings. Examines, verifies and inputs data into various court computer systems to update information regarding pending, disposed, microfilmed, criminal, civil, and family cases, using detailed data entry codes. Scans court documents. Researches and analyzes historical data. Verifies, processes and distributes documents to appropriate locations, prints and provides case index, ensure files are complete and in proper order at all times. Uses various computer checkout systems and a warehouse inventory index to ensure exact location of files and reproduces or retrieves files upon request. Verifies, analyzes and indexes mass filings of attorney general documents. Answers incoming telephone calls and assists and responds to public, attorney or County inquiries or directs to appropriate person. Calculates and collects costs of court and monetary transactions associated with criminal cases according to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Researches monetary transactions and calculates percentages reimbursed by State agencies to determine fees owed in a civil law suit involving multiple case parties. Issues Bill of Cost to collect outstanding fees and to outline complex costs awarded per court judgment. Issues subpoenas, citations, warrants, writs, restraining orders, protective orders, notices and other documents as prescribed by law and at the direction of the requesting party, and as ordered by the District Court and Court of Appeals. Supports and assists department staff as needed. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

Qualifications High School Diploma/GED; One year general business experience. Good computer and data entry skills; knowledge of MS Office Suite preferred; math and typing skills (minimum 40 WPM); good verbal and written communication and comprehension skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other County employees, elected officials and co-workers. Self-starter skills. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; adapt and cope with fast paced office. Ability to learn established office routines and policies from written instructions, inclusive of financial and mathematical tasks. Must be flexible with regard to work assignments and location. Proof of liability insurance may be required; overtime may be required. Must make frequent court attendance and have no visible tattoos.

SALARY: Administrative/Clerical Grade 7, $1,227.20 biweekly based on qualifications

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate

on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or

national origin, or any other reason protected by law.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at