Goverment Jobs
Published
December 5, 2018
Location
El Paso, Texas
Job Type

Description

Minimum Qualifications

Acceptable Experience and Education
High School Diploma, or equivalent and two (2) years of office clerical experience, with experience in legal procedures, terminology, the court system, and customer service.

Or, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certificates and Licenses Required (Depending on area of assignment):
May require Deputy Clerk deputizing; may require AOP certification;

May require certification as passport acceptance for the US Department of State;

May require or obtain by date of hire a valid driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.

Typical Duties

Creates, codes, and documents civil, family, criminal and/or probate files; performs data entry of minutes, filing and file control;

Prepares court docket; retrieves, organizes and prepares case files prior to submission to courts and hearings;

Computes court costs and fees according to court dispositions and judgments;

Attends and understands court proceedings; participates with arraignments, jail pleas, dispositions, and judgments;

Prepares requests, subpoenas, abstracts, orders of sales, executions, citations, service packets, and related legal documents;

Responds to requests in person, by mail, and by telephone in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations;

Researches information on case files, collections, judgments, cash bonds, status of cases as requested;

Conducts case searches for customers and agencies; prepares certified copies and disposition letters as needed;

Files, sorts and close case files; performs data entry of files and other legal documentation into an automated data base; keeps track of cases;

Calculates civil court costs on bond forfeiture cases;

Calculates proper fees for filings of cases, writs, executions, subpoenas and related documents;

Ensures filings are accurate; corrects errors;

Performs electronic filing;

Assists attorneys in collecting information;

Secures authorized signatures on legal documents and delivers to appropriate party or department;

Reviews the completion of various applications or documents and processes;

Follows up on credit time for defendants;

May handle sealed cases;

Schedules document/record archive and disposal as required;

Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions;

Stays abreast of laws, statutes, new trends and innovations in the field;

Substitutes, if assigned, during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;

Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and

Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills;

Depending on area assigned:
Researches, and activates warrants;

Accepts and rejects e-file motions;

Shifts files;

Monitors jail time;

Takes and processes fingerprints;

Keeps track and processes individual jury members;

Strikes the jury;

Prepares change of orders and cases to other counties; prepares documents, assess fees, and e-files and mails;

Reports to agencies the disposition of cases;

Gathers, creates and scans information on new cases and orders, prints out judgments and sentence, files motions and orders, to include probation forms;

Creates the Trial court's certification of defendant's right of appeal;

Researches numbers files numbers for cases;

Reports actions on cases to systems;

Other Important Duties
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

Be available for work beyond standard workday or workweek hours as necessary.

As members of the County of El Paso Emergency Response System, all El Paso County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to train on emergency response and/or perform certain emergency services at the direction of their supervisor.

Job Summary

The Court Clerk under general supervision, prepares, files, arranges, and maintains all civil, criminal and probate legal documentation for a specific court and judge.
Additional Information

Minimum Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: court system and proceedings; legal terminology; the principles and practices of effective customer service; office practices and procedures; English usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling; techniques for effective interpersonal communications; methods and computer equipment to include Windows and Microsoft based products.
Skill/Ability to: be able to plan and execute work both independently and as a team member; work expeditiously and accurately under pressure; operate personal computer using standard office operating software and general office equipment; handle high volume of work with time constraints; be flexible and adaptable to change; prepare and maintain records; maintain filing systems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; deal with the public courteously and effectively; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work; Pass a Criminal Background Check; Bilingual (English-Spanish).

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance:

  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
  • Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
  • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality;
  • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
  • Maintain and enhance the County's commitment to customer service excellence

The County of El Paso offers a very comprehensive benefit package (some benefits may not apply to part time or temporary employees) consisting of the following:
HOLIDAYS
16 holidays per year as recognized.
VACATION
Accruals are credited on a biweekly basis and available for use as it is accrued after6 monthsof continuous service. Year to year carry-over accruals are limited to twice the employee's annual rate. Part-time employees accrue vacation at half the rate of full-time employees.
10 days (1 through 4 years of service)
15 days (5 through 14 years of service)
20 days (15 years of service or over)
SICK LEAVE
Accruals are credited on a biweekly basis and available for use as it is accrued after 3 months of full time service. Employees accrue 10 days of sick leave per year.
MISCELLANEOUS PAID LEAVES
Military Leave ? 15 days of paid leave per fiscal year for active military service
Bereavement Leave ? 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member
MEDICAL HEALTH BENEFITS

Plan Costs ? Biweekly Rates

Effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Medical
Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
No Discounts
EE Only $4.18
EE & Spouse $140.24
EE & Children $98.39
EE & Family $229.78

2% Tobacco Free Discount
EE Only -$4.10
EE & Spouse - $137.44
EE & Children - $96.42
EE & Family - $225.18

4% Wellness Screening & HRA Discount
EE Only - $4.01
EE& Spouse - $134.63
EE & Children - $94.45
EE & Family - $220.59

6% Tobacco Free AND Wellness Screening & HRA Discount
EE Only - $3.93
EE& Spouse - $131.83
EE & Children - $92.49
EE & Family - $215.99

Core Plan
No Discounts
EE Only - $27.90
EE & Spouse - $218.55
EE & Children - $168.88
EE & Family - $346.12

2% Tobacco Free Discount
EE Only - $27.34
EE &Spouse - $214.18
EE & Children - $165.50
EE & Family - $339.20

4%Wellness Screening & HRA Discount
EE Only - $26.78
EE &Spouse - $209.81
EE & Children - $162.12
EE & Family - $332.28

6%Tobacco Free AND Wellness Screening & HRA Discount
EE Only - $26.23
EE &Spouse - $205.44
EE & Children - $158.75
EE & Family - $325.35

Buy Up Plan
No Discount
EE Only - $85.45
EE & Spouse - $327.15
EE & Children -$252.79
EE & Family -$484.60

2% Tobacco FreeDiscount
EE Only - $83.74
EE & Spouse - $320.61
EE & Children - $247.73
EE & Family - $474.91

4% Wellness Screening & HRADiscount
EE Only - $82.03
EE & Spouse - $314.06
EE & Children - $242.68
EE & Family -$465.22

6% Tobacco Free AND Wellness Screening & HRADiscount
EE Only - $80.32
EE & Spouse - $307.52
EE & Children - $237.62
EE & Family -$455.52

Dental WITH Medical Plan
EE Only - $0.00
EE & Spouse - $13.63
EE & Children - $27.25
EE & Family - $40.88

Dental WITHOUT Medical Plan
EE Only - $13.63
EE & Spouse - $27.26
EE & Children - $40.88
EE & Family - $54.51

Vision
EE Only - $3.16
EE + 1 - $5.05
EE & Family - $8.21

RETIREMENT
Retirement benefits are provided by the Texas County and District Retirement Fund (TCDRS). Full-time employees become a member of TCDRS upon hire. All employees are required to contribute 7% to the retirement fund and the County matches 250% upon eligible retirements.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION
Employees may defer earnings, on a pre-tax basis, into a 457 deferred compensation program. This is an optional program.

LIFE INSURANCE
Full-time County employees are provided a basic life insurance benefit of $10,000 life insurance at no cost. Supplemental coverage is available for additional fees.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY
The Long-Term disability program provides 60% of the employees' income when the employee becomes disabled because of an illness, injury or accident for a period above90 days.

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY
The Short-Term disability program provides 60% of the employees' income when the employee becomes disabled because of an illness, injury or accident for a period shorter than 90 days.

RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE
Employees who retire from the County are eligible to continue Health Insurance at the rate set by the El Paso County Risk Pool Board.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Employees are enrolled in an Employee Assistance Program that provides a variety of counseling services.

SECTION 125 MEDICAL & DEPENDENT CARE PROGRAM
The section 125 program is optional for employees and provides a method to pay medical and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE REIMBURSEMENT
Reimbursement of $15 per month for 6 months of continuous gym usage.
01
Which of the following best describes your highest level of education?

  • Less than High School
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
02
Which of the following best describes your office clerical experience?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year experience
  • 1 to less than 2 years experience
  • 2 to less than 3 years experience
  • 3 to less than 4 years experience
  • 4 to less than 5 years of experience
  • More than 5 years experience
03
Which of the following best describes your typing speed?

  • 15-29 WPM
  • 30-34 WPM
  • 35-39 WPM
  • 40-50 WPM
  • Greater than 51 WPM
04
Do you have knowledge of legal terminology and the court system?

  • Yes
  • No
05
I UNDERSTAND In order for my application to be considered complete, I must answer all the questions in this application. Incomplete or illegible applications will be rejected. A rsum and/or other documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Comments such as "See Rsum" are not acceptable and will result in the application being considered incomplete.

  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question

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