DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
In the Office of the Wayne County Clerk and under direct supervision of the County Clerk, Court Clerks, as sworn deputy clerks, are responsible to uphold and perform the County Clerk's statutory duty to attend the sessions of the Court and to maintain the care and custody of all records pertaining to the Clerk of the Court. Court Clerks maintain communication and interaction with judges, court personnel, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and litigants; perform public contact and clerical work relative to the various proceedings coming under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in the divisions of Juvenile, Criminal and Civil and provide general and specific information concerning court cases and proceedings. Court Clerks assist in carrying out the court functions incidental to the hearings of cases, perform docket management, preparation and maintenance of court files and records; and perform data entry of the Court's rulings into the Court's Management System in a timely manner consistent with the orders of the court and in compliance with applicable court rules and statutes; perform swearing in of witnesses, and assist with the jury impaneling process and the giving of general and specific information concerning court cases and court proceedings to attorneys and litigants.
At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
• A High School Diploma or equivalent; AND
• Five (5) years of full-time paid clerical experience performing the following duties: data entry, processing and reviewing documents, handling public contact inquiries and maintaining files; OR
• Two (2) years of full-time paid clerical experience in a Prosecutor's Office, Corporation Counsel's Office, Clerk's Office, or Court System. Experience may include data entry, typing and preparing summons, pleadings, complaints, or motions and filing and assembling legal documents; OR
• Two (2) years of full-time paid clerical experience in a law firm or legal environment. Experience may include data entry, typing and preparing summons, pleadings, complaints, or motions and filing and assembling legal documents.
Equivalent part-time experience will be assessed and credited at the discretion of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.
NOTE: A Bachelor's Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experienced listed above. Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability. All educational documents must be submitted with the original application. Failure to do so will result in a rejection of the application.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employees will be fingerprinted and must pass a national criminal background check before being placed in this position and periodically thereafter.
TYPES OF TEST A Written Test (100%) covering knowledge of English usage, public relations, courtroom procedures, basic legal definitions, court rules, filing procedures, trial and jury selection procedures, and related information. Online virtual testing and testing at Wayne County Community College-Northwest Campus and the Guardian Building is available.
Wayne County is located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and alongside the Detroit River. Our unique corner of Michigan offers a special blend of opportunities for residents and businesses. Wayne County is home to 34 cities and nine townships, each with its own distinctive character, and is the home to nearly 1.8 million residents. As a resident of Wayne County, you can enjoy services, support, and recreation, which makes the county a world-class place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. If you are committed to serving our communities and residents, join our team!
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