Closing Date: November 25, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
Position No: 180-01170
Status: Full Time/Regular
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary & Benefits:
$2,099 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary2012.pdf. 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 http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Requires a high school diploma and one year of experience in a court or closely related setting.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm by 11:59 p.m., on November 25, 2012. 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 Deputy Supreme Court Clerk I is responsible for learning, assisting and performing a variety of responsible administrative and clerical tasks in the processing of Supreme Court cases.
1. Opens case files and processes all related information as received. Learns and determines when briefs, transcripts, records on appeal, and other documents are due under appellate rules. Verifies contents of documents and records and determines whether filings comply with appellate rules. Processes deposits for monies received for filing fees, copies, and costs.
2. Learns the docket systems and routines and assists in making entries in the Supreme Court docket system to open cases and update the docket as new filings are received. Converts copies of computerized briefs, transcripts, and petitions into format accessible by court personnel and for posting to Supreme Court website.
3. Contacts parties, judges, and other court officials to coordinate calendar, provide information related to the appeals process, and to verify that all necessary orders have been signed. Composes letters acknowledging receipt of documents and requesting omitted or additional information. Checks licensing status of attorneys scheduled for appearance before the Court.
4. Files and processes complaints against attorneys and additional documents as received, forwarding to appropriate parties.
5. Learns office operations, rules, and prepares orders in response to filed motions and petitions. Reviews, processes, makes docket entries, and transmits Supreme Court Opinions for publication and posting on the Supreme Court web page. Prepares case files for archival and returns record to trial court when case is closed and mandated.
6. Assists with and answers telephones and greets court patrons, responds to inquiries providing case status information, explains basic court policies and procedures, and refers individuals to appropriate parties as needed. Checks out records, briefs, and transcripts for justices, law clerks, and secretaries.
7. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.
1. Basic understanding of general court procedures.
2. Basic knowledge of legal terminology.
3. Knowledge of word processing, database management software, and spreadsheet applications
4. General knowledge of office procedures, practices and operations
1. Interpersonal and customer service skills adaptable to a diverse range of individuals.
2. Written communication skills to prepare correspondence.
3. Strong record-keeping skills.
4. Prioritization skills to process court documents in a timely manner.
5. Skilled in the use of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and specialized court/case management software.
1. The essential functions of the job typically require: sitting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, seeing, feeling, reaching, and fingering requirements.
2. Employee may be subject to some limited travel in the performance of the job.
3. Physical requirements can typically be characterized as Light: Work involves exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
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.
November 8, 2012