Job Description

Overall Job Objective

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.

Application Instructions

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