Magistrate

State of North Carolina - Edgecombe County, NC3.6

Full-time
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $38,620.00 - $51,704.00
SALARY GRADE: Flat Rated

***Recruiting for three (3) positions.***

Magistrates are judicial officials who evaluate requests for criminal charges and issue criminal process and search warrants. In addition, magistrates conduct initial appearances, including bond hearings, for defendants upon arrest. Magistrates preside over Small Claims Court hearings and marriage ceremonies. Must be able to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. The person in this full time position will serve as an officer of district court in accordance with NC General Statutes §7A 170-179.

The Clerk of Superior Court, in his/her sole discretion, nominates person(s) to be considered for appointment to the position of magistrate to the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge. The Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, in his/her sole discretion, appoints magistrate(s) to an initial two-year term. The Chief District Court Judge determines magistrates' work schedules.

Entry rate of pay commensurate with prior experience as a Magistrate; $51,704.00 is the entry rate of pay for a Magistrate with an active law license from any state.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Individuals most suited for magistrate positions possess the ability to exercise sound judgment and to make decisions, are proficient at general office and computer skills, understand North Carolina Court Systems procedures, are team players with the ability to work under pressure, and have the ability to communicate effectively with the general public.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four year college or university; or an associate degree and four years of work experience in a related field. Related fields include: teaching, social services, law enforcement, arbitration or mediation, the court system, or counseling.

Magistrates are statutorily required to live in the county the magistrate position serves at the time of nomination. You MUST be a resident of Edgecombe County to be eligible for this position.

Attach cover letter and résumé.