Clerk V - Criminal/Felony - Open Until Filled

Comal County - New Braunfels, TX (30+ days ago)3.1


We are currently looking for a Clerk V (Criminal/Felony) to join the Comal County District Attorney's Office. Working under the general supervision of the Chief Felony Prosecutor, the Clerk V will assist the felony prosecutors in all aspects of felony prosecution. The individual should have excellent administrative skills and must be familiar with a variety of standard concepts, practices and procedures within the legal field with an emphasis on knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Texas Penal Code. The Clerk V will be responsible for preparing correspondence and legal documents such as motions to revoke, motions to adjudicate, judgments, governors warrants, and federal bench warrants and must solicit and compile pertinent data to facilitate the accurate and timely preparation of such legal documents for the felony prosecutors. This individual will also answer the phone, route calls to the appropriate person, and make sure that all incoming documents are received y the appropriate felony prosecutor. The Clerk V will also pull and prepare files for both jury and no-jury dockets, make sure that all documents are in the appropriate files, and must partner effectively with other clerk V's to ensure high quality, dependable coverage at all times. daily contact with the public, governmental officials and agencies and is also responsible for all necessary paperwork pertaining to bond forfeitures, expunctions, mental commitments, Juvenile cases, Child Protection Services cases, and appeals. This individual will coordinate activities with the Assistant Criminal District Attorney's (Civil). Attendance is an essential function of the job.

The ideal candidate has a high school diploma or GED, and must possess a thorough working knowledge of administrative procedures and practices. An potential applicants will have a clean criminal record and must complete a criminal background check. Eligible applicants must not have any convictions for felonies or crimes of moral turpitude. This positions requires good public relations skills, communication abilities, professional demeanor, computer experience, accurate typing skills, and excellent writing skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • JURY DOCKET: Check jury lists for any prior criminal history of jurors; prepare posters, exhibits, etc. when necessary; send thank you letters to jurors; prepare judgments; assist the investigator with incoming calls regarding jury trial.
  • JUDGMENTS: Compile pertinent data from District Clerk, Probation, Judge's docket sheet and District Attorney's files; prepare appropriate judgments (TDC and State Jail judgments take precedence over all other judgments); For TDC, contact appropriate source at jail recors to check time credited for time served to ensure accuracy; provide required attachments; request attorney signature; prepare letter and forward to appropriate entities; enter info concerning case into computerized database.
  • PROBATION: Review violation notice; present to Chief Felony Prosecutor to pursue revocation or adjudication; locte files or create new folder; prepare motion to revoke or adjudicate; get approval signatures; make copies; file with District Clerk; foward file copy to probation; prepare copies of material and discovery sheet for defense attorney's; inform the absconder unit of all decisions made by felony attorneys, which will not be pursued; enter info into computerized database.
  • DISMISSALS: Prepare dismissal for cases; file copy of dismissal with District Clerk; notify victims' coordinator if required; file copy.
  • NON JURY DOCKET: Prepare waivers of indictments; prepare motions to set; review writs and notify witnesses; run computer printout of preliminary cases set for non-jury docket; pull cases for court; prepare any necessary forms.
  • PLEAS: Prepare and supply the felony prosecutors with plea packets; maintain plea form on system.
  • ASSIST ATTORNEY: Compose and type letters; keep attorney up to date on any new documents or information received; perform other duties as directed by the felony prosecutors.
  • RECORDS: Pull and prepare files to be shredded as required by records management; maintain and update records as necessary.
  • EXTRADITIONS: Contact agency to see if defendant will waive; prepare motions and set for court date; request governors warrant; prepare federal prison bench warrants.
  • GOVERNORS’ WARRANT: Prepare cover letter of who and where to notify in other state; send original plus two copies to Governor's Office; make copies of complete file.
  • FEDERAL BENCH WARRANT: Prepare for defendants that are currently located within the state; locate address and information of federal prison whre defendant is located; notify Court Administrator to set case; prepare letters; prepare Application for Writ of Habeas Corpous Ad Prosequendum, file with District Clerk; notify Sheriff for transfer of inmate.
  • APPEALS: Prepare calendar as appeals are received; assist Chief Appelllant Prosecutor assemble documents and any other paperwork that is needed.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of administrative procedures and practices.
  • Must be able to deal with confidential information appropriately
  • Applicants should have a clean criminal record and must not have convictions for felonies or crimes of moral trupitude.
BENEFITS
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (elected)
  • Sick Time
  • County Sick Leave Pool
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Texas County and District Retirement System
  • Full explanation of Benefits program available upon request