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Deputy Court Clerk

Company: Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description of Deputy Court Clerk:

The Detention Officer prepares and maintains the records and dockets for District Court and receives payments for fines, garnishments, and filing fees for civil/small claims cases, special services cases, traffic, and criminal cases.

Duties and Responsibilities of Deputy Court Clerk:

  • Assigns case numbers to traffic tickets and Arrest Disposition Reports; inputs court dates and case numbers into a computer.
  • Receives filing paperwork for civil/small claim cases, and criminal and special services cases; reviews to ensure all necessary paperwork is included; assigns case numbers and court dates.
  • File stamps each filing instrument page, make copies of documents, and returns one copy to the attorney or public.
  • Completes letters to defendants, recognizance bonds, appeals, etc. as required.
  • Researches vehicle information, criminal, and driving records in the ACIC/NCIC database prior to the court date for court reports.
  • Prepares daily dockets for traffic court, criminal/hot check court, civil/small claims court, and special services cases; ensures all cases are listed on the docket.
  • Prepares subpoenas and warrants as ordered by the judge or as requested by attorneys and law enforcement agencies; forwards to Sheriff's Department or private companies for service.
  • Prepares paperwork for weekend jail and commitments; forwards to Sheriff Department with a list of dates.
  • Receives case dispositions from court; enters dispositions into court records; dispatches speed letters as needed to appropriate agencies to relay case disposition; closes case files.
  • Completes garnishment paperwork as required by the court; computes garnishments plus interest.
  • Prepares documents to process court dispositions including commitments and fine assessment; computes fines and court costs.
  • Answer questions in person and by mail regarding court procedures and dates.
  • Accepts payments for probation monitoring fees, court fines, and garnishments; issues receipts and balances cases received daily; sets up payment plans as needed.
  • Coordinates schedules and volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations for court-ordered probation cases.
  • Prepares daily jail dockets for video arraignment.
  • Prepares file for Bond Forfeiture Hearings and provides information to County Attorney for court.
  • Prepares "No Contact" orders and the dismissal of "No Contact" orders in court for Domestic Abuse cases; distributes a copy to the victim, defendant, and the original copy to the Sheriff's Department to input into the ACIC database.
  • Schedules appropriate monthly classes and Community Services. Monitors Defensive Driving/Probation and DWI cases.
  • Other duties as assigned Qualification & Requirements of Deputy Court Clerk:
    • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
    • Completion of high school or GED equivalent; some clerical work experience with recordkeeping; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
    • Good knowledge of traffic, civil and small claim complaint laws, documents, and court processes and procedures.
    • Some knowledge of basic mathematics.
    • Ability to handle confidential materials in a reliable manner.
    • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate record-keeping systems.
    • Ability to read and interpret court orders and other legal documents.
    • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public, attorneys, county employees, and outside agencies.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
    • Ability to count money.
    • Skill in the operation of and data entry into a computer.
    • Skill in the operation of a calculator.
    • Skill in the operation of the digital recording system.
      About the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area

      The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Centers specialize in recruiting and placing skilled professionals in a variety of industries on behalf of employers in Central Arkansas. We help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses.

      CAPDD/Arkansas Workforce Center is an "equal opportunity employer/program," and "auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities." Arkansas Relay Service: 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) or TDD 711.

Keywords: Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area, Little Rock , Deputy Court Clerk, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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