Criminal Court Clerk - District Clerk

Bexar County - San Antonio, TX


Under general supervision is responsible for maintaining dockets; preparing court documents; coordinating court appearances; administering oaths; preparing testing orders; performing high volume of data entry; answering questions; maintaining cases; calculates jail time credit; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates appearance of parties and maintains hearing, jury and non-jury trial daily dockets
Prepares and issues legal documents which may include court orders, judgments, warrants, HIV Aids testing orders, or requests for psychiatric examinations
Determines appropriate documents to present to the Judge in order to facilitate a determination of guilt and/or sentencing;
Administers oaths for parties involved in individual cases
Responsible for notifying the Department of Public Safety of all DWI and drug convictions
Performs data entry of all court proceedings and court orders including appeal information
Provides clear, concise and accurate information to the judge, general public and law enforcement officials in person and by telephone regarding court procedures
Responsible for overseeing intake and proper records management of all documents involved in case
Calculates jail time credit used in determining proper release date of defendants to the Texas Department of Corrections
Arranges courtroom procedure while maintaining order in the courtroom; Notifies defendants of their options and responsibilities
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications

High School or General Education Development (GED) certificate, and three (3) years judicial system experience;or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of the Texas Criminal Procedures Code and rules; good knowledge of criminal courtroom procedures; and good knowledge of basic legal terminology and court judgments
Skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously utilizing sound time, planning, and organizing skill sets
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to accurately enter data; ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; ability to operate personal computer utilizing various software programs including CRT system; ability to operate a typewriter and basic office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, Elected/Appointed Officials, attorneys and the general public
Acts in the name of the District Clerk and shall perform all official acts as may be lawfully done and performed by such clerk in person, pursuant to 51.303 of the government code
Must be bondable
Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation by the District Clerk
May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek
May be required to work shift work, flex hours, weekends, and holidays
Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Constantly working in indoor conditions
Frequently moves items weighing up to 5-10 pounds
Occasionally moves items weighing up to 40 pounds
Occasionally moves about the office
Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
Positions self to perform essential functions
Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.

Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.