This individual must learn court decorum and procedures which include but are not limited to clerking trials, hearings, mark and record evidence, administer oaths and read verdicts. We must maintain confidentiality, and keep emotions under control.
- Phone inquiries ? assist the public and other agencies with information concerning criminal cases provided/stored by the Clerk's office, with assistance.
- Process paperwork ? documents and orders, clock, copy, certify and distribute to required parties.
- Court preparation ? check files, and paperwork to determine if all needed documents are ready for court. Check dockets for special instructions. Prior to court, check jail transport list with Sheriff's Department to determine if all inmates have been transported for court.
- Maintain case files to ensure accuracy of information.
- Support organizational goals and values.
- Any additional duties that may be assigned.
- Bachelor's degree, Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree preferred. Two to five years related experience and/or training. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted.
- Ability to keep abreast of Florida Sunshine Laws and Administrative Orders that affect public records information practices, and recommend necessary changes.
- Excellent writing skills to compose general correspondence using correct grammar and punctuation and using tone and format appropriate for the intended audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative, tactful, effective, and harmonious working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, external agencies and the public.
- Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly, both in person and on the telephone, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to communicate routine and complex information in a manner that is understandable and respectful to all.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and documents, utilizing judgment and discretion.
- Ability to perform despite frequent interruptions or distractions.
- Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
- Familiarity with document management systems and their functionality.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Know court decorum and procedures.
- Knowledge of court files, positioning of documents in the file, and what each document is.
- Prepare Judgments & Sentences, DOC Commitments, County Jail Commitments and process.
- Must be able to communicate with other court related agencies such as law enforcement, probation, State Attorney, and the Public Defender offices.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customer, clients, and other deputy clerk professionals within the organization.
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in desktop office solutions (e.g., Microsoft Office suite), database applications, email (with .pdf file attachments), and Internet search tools, as well as computer peripheral devices (e.g.,printers, scanners).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work in a fast-pace environment; Demonstrated competence to handle a variety of activities with attention to detail and quality; Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and tactfulness; A pleasant, welcoming, articulate telephone manner with an ability to use tact and discretion.
Physical: While performing the duties of this job, the DCP is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The DCP is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
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