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Position: MINISTERIAL RECORDER - MUNICIPAL COURT (JOB NO. 14218)
  Salary: $17.64 - $25.57 Per Hour
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: 5/29/2019
Minimum Training & Experience

College degree preferred, supplemented by three to five years of administrative work in a legal/court environment. Some experience in work providing a familiarity with the basic procedures of a Municipal Court is preferred. The equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

HOURS: Full time and some EVENING, WEEKEND, AND HOLIDAY WORK MAY BE REQUIRED
 
NOTE: Position is not a licensed attorney and functions as a judicial officer within the scope and limits of the Court under the authority of a judge. A Ministerial Recorder is a Judge with limited powers.
 

 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Knowledge of court procedures, laws, regulations, and orders pertinent to Municipal Court.
 
• Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment.
 
• Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.
 
• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers.  
 
• Ability to maintain complex records.
 
• Ability to attend Judge training provided by SC Court Administration and complete certification within one year, if not already certified.
 
• Ability to obtain NCIC certification within one year, if not already certified.  
 
• Ability to conduct interviews with the general public for issuance of Courtesy Summons Warrants.
 
• Ability to attend and comply with required CLE training each year.
Specific Duties
• Accepts and sets bonds and recognizances.
 
• Issues summons, subpoenas, arrest warrants, and search warrants.
 
• Assists in the day-to-day operations of the court, including record keeping, filing, collection of fines, and other related court functions.
 
• Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.
 
• Keeps abreast of laws and such changes in laws that affect the rules, regulations, and operations of the Municipal Court.
 
• Prepares the Court Docket, signs warrants and courtesy summons.
 
• Performs clerical and judicial duties; calls county detention center at the request of judges; answers questions from attendees at court; produces receipts, balances and deposits daily money taking in court; assists defendants with requests for continuances, jury trial requests,
public defender applications and preparing restitution orders for the trial judge.
 
• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.
 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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