Under general supervision, the Justice Court Clerk performs a variety of clerical duties and provides administrative support to the Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 2.
Key responsibilities of the Justice Court Clerk position include, but are not limited to the following:
Enters information into Harris County's Odyssey and Justice Information Management System (JIMS) computer systems.
Answers multi-line switchboard and directs calls where appropriate, performs extensive data entry and filing.
Works well with the public, receives and properly applies county funds for traffic, criminal and civil cases; handles money and balances end of day totals.
Updates and scans case records and file cases.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Must take the HRRM "Clerical Skills Test" and score a minimum of 90% with a typing speed of 40 WPM and 90% accuracy.
Online testing is available, please see General Information tab below for instructions or click on the link above.
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution; and
A minimum of three (3) years of paid clerical administrative work experience.
A minimum of two (2) years of responsible Court Clerk or similar experience, including familiarity with legal procedures, terminology, the court system, and customer service.
Basic computer knowledge in a Microsoft Windows based environment to include MS Word.
Excellent organization and customer service skills; work well with other staff and the public.
Detail oriented and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be punctual, dependable and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, remain calm and handle stressful situations.
A valid driver's license or State ID is required.
NOTE: To qualify for this position, required experience, education and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Experience obtained while on the military must also be included as part of your employment history on the application.
Heavy filing and some experience working with computers and handling a multi-line phone system.
Experience as a paralegal, working in a Law Office or a court.
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Monday - Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Based on Experience
Based on 26 Pay Periods
Online testing is available for this position
Please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=998426
Select the HRRM Clerical Skills Test.
Click on "Apply" to submit your request for testing.
You will receive a test invitation and instructions via e-mail within 48 hours.
Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application.
Test scores are valid for 6 months from the test date and will be applied to any position(s) that require clerical testing.
Applicants are allowed to take the "HRRM Clerical Skills Test" once every 30 days.
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.