Judicial Clerk - Initial Appearance Court

Maricopa County, AZ - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.7


Position Overview
The Judicial Clerk provides administrative support to ensure smooth case flow and daily operations for the Judicial Branch.

This position is located at the 4th Avenue Jail Facility.
The day shift consists of four, ten-hour shifts, and requires working weekends..

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of general clerical experience. Other combinations of post-secondary education and job-related experience may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of:
Court policies and procedures, legal terminology, customer service standards and procedures.
Superior Court and Justice Courts Programs.
Case-flow management.
County Attorney, Public Defender, Victim Advocate, Federal Probation, Superior Court, Justice Courts, Municipal Courts and Adult Probation Programs.

Skill in:
Computer software such as iCIS, MS Office software such as Outlook, Excel and Word.
Effective written and verbal communication.
Providing excellent customer service.
The preparation of statistical reports.

Ability to:
Multitask and cope with high volume and a time critical work environment.
Establish and maintain working relationships with others.
Understand and accurately brief oral and written instructions.
Make sound decisions in accordance with regulations, policies, and procedures.
Work independently with little supervision.

Working Conditions:
Work schedule requires day work consisting of four, ten-hour shifts located in a secured, jail facility environment. Requires working weekends.

Essential Job Tasks
Enters data into iCIS from citations and/or paper referrals that has been submitted by police agencies and schools.
Performs case management entries and/or retrievals to include but not limited to: Integrated Court Information System (iCIS), Integrated Court Information System - Next Generation (iCISng), Jail Management System (JMS).
Works closely with police departments, probation officers, justice and city courts, and other stakeholders to resolve any issues that arise.
Assists internal and external customers, assists customers without giving legal advice.
Provides coordination of facility maintenance, repairs.
Provides technical assistance with audio/visual equipment as necessary.
Responds to inquiries and answers questions from the public, attorneys, Judicial Officers and other Judicial Branch staff.
Provides back-up coverage in courtrooms or other areas at the direction of Criminal Court Administration.
Processes search warrant requests and returns.
Processes warrants for arrest.
Processes after-hours Direct Complaints.
Performs IA Court docket management and obtains and scans all paperwork relative to cases on the docket.
Selection Procedure
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department performs recruitment, assessment and other personnel functions on behalf of the Judicial Branch and its departments. The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human Resources.

All Judicial Branch offers of employment and continued employment are contingent upon passing a thorough background/fingerprint check. Applicants must completely and fully answer any questions regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions including any convictions that have been expunged or set aside. Failure to include criminal history information is grounds for termination of an offer and employment. A conviction may not automatically disqualify an applicant.

Judicial Branch facilities are located throughout Maricopa County. This position may be reassigned to other locations. Assignments will be made based upon the needs of the department.

Employment for anyone hired or promoted into a Superior Court Classified position will be governed by the Classified Personnel Rules (CPR). This does not apply to positions in Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation or the Justice Courts.