Temporary/On-Call Courtroom Assistant
- Summary of Job Duties
The City of Aurora is seeking two knowledgeable Temporary/On-Call Courtroom Assistants to perform clerical duties in support of the judicial activities and operation of the Municipal Court.
This position does not have a set number of hours; relief assistants will be called as needed. This position is not benefit eligible.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
This posting will be use to fill two Temporary/On-Call Courtroom Assistants.
If you value and model the City's Core 4 values of Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service we encourage you to apply.
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares, maintains and routes court files
- Coordinates and provides information to various parties for case disposition including follow ups with defendants, witnesses and attorneys and jurors
- Maintains communication between the court and other City departments
- Swears in witnesses, escorts defendants, witnesses and jurors and takes charge of jurors assigned to courtroom
- Maintains, executes and serves court documents
- Maintains order in the courtroom
- Moves case files to other divisions to expedite court docket
- Coordinates interpreters for defendants and witnesses as needed
- Prepares courtroom for court docket
- Monitors recording and video equipment
- Requests information and assistance from the Marshals' Division
- Opens and closes court
- Prepares court reporter log when court reporter is absent
- Provides information on case dispositions by way of computer system
- Performs data entry
- Maintains Judicial law library
- May perform additional duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: High School diploma or GED.
Experience: At least 1 year data entry and customer service experience including experience in a law enforcement or judicial environment. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of judicial practices and procedures, data entry and retrieval procedures; and personal computers including related software applications.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens, handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain order and decorum in the court room; compose routine reports; and prepare forms and records accurately.
Skills: : Skill in passing an alpha numeric data entry test at a minimum rate of 6500 net strokes per hour; strong interpersonal skills.
Licenses Equipment and/or Certificates Required: This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
- WORKING CONDITIONS
- Physical Demands: Some sedentary and physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; moderate to considerate walking and standing; occasional lifting and carrying; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and justice system personnel; vision for reading and review of written material and documents; hand/eye coordination for operation of audio/visual equipment used in court room, computer terminal and office equipment.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Audio/visual equipment, personal computer.