Goverment Jobs
October 22, 2019
De Pere, Wisconsin
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General Description

The City of De Pere is seeking a full-timeMunicipal Court Clerk. TheMunicipal Court Clerk manages the court calendar, attends court sessions which includes preparing the Chambers and equipment for court, collects fines, issues receipts and processes related documents.

As an employer, the City of De Pere is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community. The City of De Pere provides an engaging work environment focused on collaboration and team building. De Pere strives to attract, develop, and retain critical talent by promoting a diversity of thought, valuing differing perspectives, and empowering employees to share their authentic viewpoints at all levels and functions within the City. Diversity and inclusiveness enhance employees' ability to be thoughtful, effective and efficient while providing the very highest level of municipal service to our community.

Salary: The full wage range is $19.98 - $27.41 per hour, depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefits package. Applicants may be hired anywhere within the range, but are typically hired between steps 1 and 6. Step 6 is $22.84 per hour.

Typical Work Schedule:
Monday, Tuesdayand Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday,11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., plusadditional hours as neededforcourt sessions;
2nd and 4th Thursday,11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., plus additional hours as needed for court sessions;
1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The summer schedule (Memorial Day - Labor Day): The Municipal Court Clerk's schedule may be adjusted to accommodate the summer schedule in which employeeswork a longer shift Monday - Thursday and are done at11:30 a.m. on Fridays.

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin the week of November 11, 2019.

We anticipate the position will start January 20, 2020and willtrain with the current Municipal Court Clerk for 4 weeks.

Essential Functions

Prepare a list of scheduled cases and obtain past records for each case. Prepare Chambers and equipment for court. Check individuals into court and call court into session. Write and record dispositions. Court sessions held 1-2 evenings per week.

Appear at Adult Court, Juvenile and trial sessions.

Manage the court calendar. Schedule and coordinate trials and send notification to parties. Reschedule cases as needed.

Receive, review, approve, and enter citations into court database.

Collect fines, issue receipts, and process related documents. Manage installment payments and cases which are held open for review at a later date.

Work with the general public and attorneys by telephone, in person, and e-mail. Respond to inquiries regarding court; refer to appropriate individuals as required.

Prepare and make deposits of fines collected. Notify agencies of payment of fines and release of suspensions.

Issue warrants and schedule video conference with jail detainees.

Prepare reports as required including monthly accounting of cases and funds received.

Maintain prompt, predictable and reliable attendance.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of modern office practice and procedure including business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, filing, and arithmetic. Knowledge of court room procedures.

Skill in the operation of equipment needed to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including modern office equipment. Skill in the operation of court technology including telephone, audio/visual and recording equipment. Skill to review and edit written materials.

Ability to schedule and prioritize work with limited supervision. Ability to gain sufficient knowledge of municipal court functions to effectively respond to inquiries and process related documents. Ability to process confidential materials with discretion. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with business representatives, elected officials, department heads, the general public, and other City employees with courtesy and tact. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public. Ability to utilize a computer and required software. Ability work the required hours of the position. Ability to work extra hours as needed.

May be required to demonstrate minimum competency by successfully passing approved tests.

Minimum Requirements & Physical Requirements

1. Associate Degree in Administrative Professional or related field.
2. Two or three years of related work experience.
3. Must be able to obtain Wisconsin Department of Justice T.I.M.E. System Operator certification.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job:

A majority of the work shift is sitting at a desk in front of a computer, will spend some time on feet while filing, making photocopies or standing to greet a visitor. Should have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. as may be responsible for moving office supplies or carry heavy files or boxes of paper.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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The City of De Pereoffers an attractive benefit package which includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plans
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid holidays
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