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Missoula County Justice Court Clerk in Missoula, Montana

Justice Court ClerkSalary$19.29 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Full-time, 40 hours/weekJob Number2024-00298DepartmentJustice CourtOpening Date01/25/2024Bargaining UnitMFPE-Federation of Missoula County EmployeesWork SiteMissoula County CourthouseScheduling/Hours of WorkFull time Monday through FridayDefinitionThis is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The base rate of pay for this position is $19.2854 per hour. The Justice Court Department is seeking a JUSTICE COURT CLERK to join their team. This position will perform a variety of complex clerical duties for the Missoula County Justice Courts to provide legal and administrative support; and to process and maintain court records. Details: Priority screening will begin on Thursday, February 8, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, or the position has been filled.To Apply: •Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted. •Please include with a complete application the following attachments: A resume, and the results of a Montana Job Service General E-Skills typing test. Please call Laurie Dunagan, or Marilyn Smith at 406-728-7060 and they will e-mail you the link to the test. •Please attach a printed version of your test results that show your wpm (words per minute) score. Typing tests from other agencies/companies will not be accepted. Links to typing test results will not be accepted. •Incomplete applications may be disqualified. •Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources. Representative Examples of WorkPrepares and maintains physical and electronic court records and documents for processing including: criminal and civil complaints, traffic citations, over-due notices, warrants, disposition records, driver’s license suspensions, marriage licenses, orders of protection, writs and documents for service. Schedules court activities such as: civil and criminal cases, bench or jury trials, court appearances and hearings, mediations, and weddings. Monitors the progress of court proceedings and status of individual cases. Assists the Justice of the Peace when court is in session, including data entry in the courtroom. May summon prospective jurors for duty; may excuse individuals from duty as instructed by the Judges. Maintains records to ensure proper payment to jurors. Establishes payment schedules for defendants in accordance with established guidelines. Performs a variety of tasks related to monitoring and processing overdue and non-compliant cases. Makes referrals to collection agencies. Follows up with defendants and outside agencies to ensure compliance and completion of sentencing requirements including; participation in alcohol treatment, domestic violence treatment, community service and jail work release programs. Utilizes Full Court case and jury management computer software to update and maintain information and files for the various types of cases processed in Justice Court. Updates and maintains a conventional paper filing system. Reviews files to provide information to members of the public and other government agencies. Processes payment transactions involving cash, credit cards, checks and money orders. Issues receipts; counts back change, updates payment records in files and exonerates/converts bond payments. Responsible for daily balancing of money/receipts. Responds to inquires from the public, attorneys and other agencies in person, in writing or by telephone. Refers inquiries to appropriate agencies. Assists in maintaining order and security for Justice Court by observing established security practices and ensuring prohibited items are not taken into the court rooms. When assigned to the front desk, makes visual contact and identification of visitors entering Justice Court.Minimum Qualifications•High school graduation or GED. •Requires two years of clerical or retail work experience that included face to face public contact and data entry experience. Experience working in a criminal justice or legal environment desired. •SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation.Physical/Environmental DemandsThe work is performed in a professional office setting and requires little physical activity. May involve lifting boxes of records (20-40 lbs.) and long periods sitting at a computer work station performing data entry. Requires hearing (with or without aids) within normal limits to understand verbal communication within the courtroom to record information and respond appropriately. Requires the ability to assist with court security, to visually identify visitors entering Justice Courts and to manually push a panic button to summon help. May occasionally require travel locally or out of town for the purpose of training.Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula! Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Website