Job Announcement
Deputy Court Clerk
Municipal Court, Bismarck, ND

The City of Bismarck is seeking a Deputy Court Clerk in the Municipal Court to provide clerical and customer service support for the operations of the municipal court.

Hiring Rate: $18.20/hr PLUS benefits! Closing Date: March 13, 2018 at Midnight



  • Enters complaints and issues summonses; attaches required reports to cases; processes pleas and schedules trial dates; enter dispositions; finalizes cases following court appearances; prepares payment schedules; forwards cases to District Court for jury trials.
  • Answers telephones and greets visitors; provides information and assistance.
  • Processes payments.
  • Issues suspension notices and court summonses for non-payment; issues tow warrants.
  • Sets trial dates; issues warrants; enters dismissals.
  • Checks people in for court; assists defendants with paperwork.
  • Reviews sentences with defendants; sets up payment plans; processes payments.
  • Prepares a variety of regular and special reports.


    Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with completion of high school or equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

    Knowledge Required:

    Knowledge of Municipal Court policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment.
  • Skill in the provision of customer services.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

    Special Requirements:

    Finalists will be required to take tests for Word 2010, Excel 2010, Spelling, Typing and Proofreading.


    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

    For details and to apply online:

    For more information: Wes Long Feather at 701.355.1334 or

    The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer