THE CITY OF MEDINA
TITLE: Deputy Clerk of Court - Civil/Small Claims
REPORTS TO: Clerk of Court
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Municipal Court
CIVIL SERVICES STATUS: Unclassified
JOB STATUS: As assigned
EXEMPT STATUS: Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION FEATURES: A Deputy Clerk of Court is responsible for completing tasks as required by the Ohio Revised Code as assigned by the Clerk of Court. This person is a direct employee of the Clerk of Court. This individual will be supervised by the Clerk of Court, the Chief Deputy or the Assistant Chief Deputy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
File court documents (time stamp).
Receive and record case fees and payments.
Balance and reconcile daily cash receipts.
Respond to inquiries from legal and law enforcement community and general public.
Research automated and hard-copy files for case status information.
Enter/Edit case information in the case management system.
Generate court documents, forms and letters when necessary.
Schedule hearings for the magistrates.
Scan documents into cases.
Retrieve and print microfilmed copies of cases if necessary.
Retrieve cases for court schedules.
Keep case files and case documents in order.
Maintain the court docket for civil and small claims cases.
Cooperate with other court personnel.
Complete any other jobs assigned in relation to the Clerk’s Office.
A Deputy Clerk will not provide legal assistance.
Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
Able to perform the physical demands including but are not limited to being able to sit continuously at a computer terminal, desk or work station and have the strength and agility to walk, stand, bend, stoop, crawl, squat, kneel and reach throughout the work day.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Classes in computer, bookkeeping, and/or people skills are desirable.
Current office practices, procedures, and equipment, including good knowledge of computers;
Word processing; and
Basic legal terms.
Personal computer use.
Communicate effectively in writing or orally with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in person or over a telephone;
Exercise good judgment;
Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and work procedures;
Operate standard office equipment including but not limited to, personal computer, fax and copy machines, telephone and printers.
Work in this classification may be performed in an extremely busy and highly stressful environment, involving interaction with all elements of society. Such interaction may involve citizens who may be irrational and highly agitated.
May be required to work outside normal business hours including weekends, evenings and holidays.
EQUIPMENT USED: Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer, fax and copy machines, telephone and printers.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Employee understands that conditions may require the City to modify this Job Description and that the City reserves the right to exercise its discretion to make such changes.