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Clerk of District Court I
District Court, Wahpeton, ND

Closing Date:June 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
Position No: 18001116
Status:Full Time/Regular

Salary & Benefits:
$5,578 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums, retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge.

Requires one of the following:

▪Bachelor’s degree in judicial administration, public administration, business, management, or a related degree and one year of experience including a combination of supervisory related training or experience and progressively responsible administrative experience.
▪Associate’s degree in business, management, judicial administration, public administration, or related degree and two years of experience including a combination of supervisory related training or experience and progressively responsible administrative experience.
▪High school diploma or GED and four years of experience including a combination of supervisory related training or experience and progressively responsible administrative experience.

Application Process:
Applications must be submitted online at by 11:59 p.m., on June 20, 2017. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the North Dakota Veteran's Affairs Office.

Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.

Summary of Work:
The Clerk of District Court I is responsible for planning, directing, organizing and supervising all personnel assigned to the Office of the Clerk of District Court. This position is responsible for developing office operational procedures associated with all district court cases involving criminal, civil, restricted, traffic or other cases filed with district court.

Essential Functions:
1. Plans, organizes and supervises the administration, process and operation of the Clerk of District Court Office.

2. Supervises the daily activities, functions and workflow of the office and its personnel. Monitors and supervises the daily functions and activities of court case management, records management and court administration involving cases of civil, criminal, restricted, traffic or other cases from the initial filing of cases to final disposition.

3. Develops and coordinates the implementation of internal operating procedures and policies in the Clerk of District Court Office.

4. Carries out the duties of the office set by statute, rules, policies and established procedures of the court.

5. Assists in the development and monitors the Clerk of District Court budget.

6. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.

Knowledge Requirements:
1. Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, policies, and procedures that pertain to the North Dakota Judicial System.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of appropriate legal terminology.
3. Extensive knowledge of the purpose and content of documents required and used within the court unit.
4. Extensive knowledge of the methods and techniques used to maintain accurate, complete and timely court records.
5. Understanding and knowledge of county, state and district court administrative and office procedures.
6. Knowledge of the equipment and use of computers, office software and applications, and general office equipment.

Skill Requirements:
1. Skilled in providing technical direction and supervision over assigned district court personnel.
2. Leadership skills including, consensus-building and facilitation skills.
3. Planning, prioritization and organization skills to effectively supervise a department.
4. Planning and implementing new court operating procedures and methods.
5. Skilled in planning, organizing and efficiently maintaining court records and files.
6. Skilled in interpreting judicial policies, rules, guidelines and procedures.
7. Strong written and oral communication skills that will allow the individual to produce and present written and oral reports and serve as a liaison for the judicial district.
8. Skilled in the use of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database and specialized court/case management software.
9. Math skills relevant to budgeting.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.