Jury Clerk

Superior Court of Fulton County - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)3.3




Jury Clerk
SALARY GRADE: 26 - $76,656.00

Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office

(Current Vacancy in the Jury Services Division)


Job Summary:
Oversees administration of the Jury Offices Division for the Office of the Superior Court. Reports directly to the Superior Court Administrator or designee.

Essential Duties:
Responsible for strategic planning and development of the Jury Division for all courts in the county.
Responsible for reviewing court orders, and policies and procedures and interpretation of rules and regulations. Work is reviewed by the Court Administrator through conferences, reports, and results obtained.
Administers and coordinates a jury qualification, selection, and assignment program in accordance with code and court guidelines; establishes a master list of prospective jurors and list of qualified jurors; develops, implements, updates, and evaluates jury program changes; operates and maintains a computerized jury management system; monitors program budget.
Administers and coordinates jury selection procedures, evaluation of jurors' qualifications, summons, disqualification, deferral, and notification of prospective jurors; analyzes demographics of juror pool. Makes preparations for jury panel meals; prepares jury deliberation rooms; provides assistance at end of each trial, if needed.
Supervises and processes accurate and timely payment of jurors' fees and expenses; maintains records of jury service and related financial information; creates and reviews summary statistical and financial reports.
Works to continually improve policies, procedures, and programs to accomplish the Court goals and objectives.
Conducts workflow and trend analysis; establishes processes to ensure the efficiency and quality of departmental functions and operations.
Directs the Jury Services Operation Manager and first line jury support staff.
Oversees the unit budget to ensure necessary resources and provide direction or recommendation for funding needs.
Maintains executive level relationships with State and County Justice System stakeholders; to include the Judicial Bench, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office; Council of Superior Court Clerks and other county personnel.
Provides information to attorneys and other concerned parties regarding cases on the Court calendar.
Monitors and gains knowledge of trends, best practices and technological advances related to an area of jury service.
Manages the technical and administrative work of the division.

Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing the area of assignment. Principles and practices of leadership and supervision. Court rules and procedures related to the area of assignment. Techniques used to conduct research of legal and administrative issues. General office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.

Requires skill in supervising staff. Using spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation, and other software. Understanding, using and explaining Court-specific computer applications to manage court processes, gather and analyze statistics, and create reports. Resolving conflicts. Conducting effective research. Preparing and presenting oral and written communication. Developing and implementing policies and procedures. Building sustainable working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the public. Communicating effectively with co-workers, supervisor, and the public. Generating enthusiasm and support for program objectives.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or related field required; and (5) five or more years of experience managing a court program or providing management in a court system or legal field, including three or more years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensing Requirements:
May require a valid Georgia driver’s license. May require affirmation as a Sworn Deputy of Court.

Physical Requirements:
Work is typically performed in an office-like environment. May work in high conflict situations and with difficult, sometimes dangerous parties. Positions in this class typically require stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, standing, mobility, fingering, grasping, driving, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive physical motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Performance Metrics:
Factor 1: Decision-Making

Interpretive: There is a choice in determining the tactical plans, processes, budget, and staffing to achieve objectives established by a higher management level. Establishes what is to be done in similar circumstances in the future. Results will be applied by other courts.

Factor 2: Complexity

Formative: Evaluates the relevance and importance of theories, concepts, and principles, and tailors them to develop a different approach or tactical plan to fit specific circumstances.

Factor 3: Purpose of Contact

Interpret: Purpose is to clarify the underlying rationale, intent, motive by educating on unfamiliar concepts and theories or marketing a product or service.

Factor 4: Line/Staff Authority

Work Leader: Partially accountable for the work product of others, including timeliness, correctness, and soundness.