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FRANKLIN COUNTY JOB POSTING
Deputy Clerk LPA II
Open Date: October 7, 2020
Location: Franklin County Courthouse
1016 N 4th Ave Pasco
Close Date:October 21, 2020
Type: Full-Time, Bargaining
Reports to:Franklin County Clerk
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary and Benefits: Grade: Grade 13, Starts at $19.46/Hour; Full Benefits Package
The Deputy Clerk LPA II provides technical assistance to the public, the judiciary, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Corrections Department, and various law offices on legal processes, and courtroom proceedings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Assists with the orderly flow of courtroom proceedings, including but not limited to setting up courtrooms, ensuring presence of all necessary participants, managing exhibits, ensuring operation of all electronic equipment, and taking journal minutes of proceedings.
Prepares and processes a variety of legal documents, and correspondence including bench warrants, writs of restitution, garnishments, and letters of testamentary, abstracts of judgement, summons, and warrants of commitment.
Assists with the creation, development, and maintenance of systems and records including files, lists, reports, logs, and other recordkeeping systems utilizing computerized and manual systems that provide for proper evaluation, control, and documentation of assigned operations according to current department and County practices.
Performs technical review of court documents for completeness and compliance with statutory requirements and approves documents for filing or requests additional information from parties. Identifies and provides information to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies under strict statutory timelines and guidelines.
Expedites documents for court proceedings and ensures review by judicial officer following established procedures and guidelines. Determines process for coordination of emergency orders needing presentation before the court.
Acts as a US Passport Agent, including accepting applications, payments and issuing passports.
Pursues self-development and continuing development of skills and knowledge by attending ongoing educational workshops, reviewing professional or technical publications, and establishing personal networks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of laws and regulations, County policies and procedures, as well as principles, practices, procedures, techniques, terminology, and related tools and technology as they relate to area(s) of assignment including court administration, and jury management.
General skills in troubleshooting and resolving issues or problems by analyzing information, identifying alternative solutions, interpreting compliance documentation, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
Proficient time management and mental and physical organization skills that support the ability to focus, have clarity, and use strategy to fulfill a variety of tasks successfully.
General skills in data entry, typing, Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to learn and have proficient skills in the current County-wide enterprise resource planning software. General skills in Outlook, the internet for research, and the ability to learn and have expert skills in the Odyssey, and FTR software or systems.
Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, to express ideas and recommendations effectively orally and in writing, and communicate department, technical, or industry information, policies, requirements, and procedures in a language understood by co-workers and the general public.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive or confidential information.
Ability and willingness to establish and maintain communication and working relationships with peers, representatives from other agencies, vendors, public officials, and the general public using courtesy, tact, and discretion.
Ability to work independently take advantage of opportunities, organize and prioritize several ongoing and frequently changing assignments to meet deadlines, and communicate changes and progress to supervisor and staff, remaining calm during emergency situations.
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.
Work may be performed in the following environmental condition:constantly: in an office environment.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, a typical office environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The person in this position must be able to
spend the following amount of time in an activity: constantly: talk or hear, and use hands, fingers to handle or feel, or operate equipment or tools, and
frequently: sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time and reach with hands and arms, and
occasionally: stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
frequently carry or transport items up to 30 pounds.
have the following vision abilities:
○ have close vision (from one to twenty inches).
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma, OR G.E.D.
Two years of progressively responsible office experience in a court or legal environment, or related field.
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish
Completion of an accredited legal assistant or paralegal program
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Employment at Franklin County is contingent upon the results of a background check and eligibility for coverage by the County's liability insurance carrier. Depending upon the position, background checks may include personal and professional references, social security verification, education and professional licensing verification, financial history, and criminal history.
Valid driver's license if driving a vehicle for County business.
Must be able to obtain certification as a US Passport Agent.Must be US Citizen.
Complete certification within six months of hire.
OTHER DUTIES DISCLAIMER
The statements herein describe the principal functions of this job, level of knowledge and skills typically required, scope of responsibility, work requirements and working conditions, but are not all-inclusive. Individuals may perform other duties and Franklin County, Washington reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties, and assign other duties as necessary, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.
Refer to Franklin County Website for complete job posting and application instructions.
APPLICANTS MAY PICK UP AND RETURN THE APPLICATION TO:
Franklin County Human Resources ● 1016 N.4th Avenue ● Pasco, WA 99301 ● 509-546-5813
OR DOWNLOAD FROM THE COUNTY WEBSITE AT: www.co.franklin.wa.us
E-MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection based on qualifications, interview, background checks and drug screening, where applicable.
FRANKLIN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
If you require an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of applications materials, contact the Human Resources Department at 509-546-5813.
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