Justice System Clerk

locationPhoenix - Arizona (AZ),

atMaricopa County, AZ

Estimated salary $16 - $23 an hour

Job Description:

Position Overview

About the Position
Do you have strong analytical skills and the ability to pay close attention to details?

As a Justice System Clerk, you are an integral part of the legal team and are responsible for creating, updating, reading, and analyzing information for each case file as you work within our case management systems (ICIS and Justware). Our attorneys rely on you to provide them with timely and accurate information as they work hard to provide the best possible representation for our clients.

About the Office of the Public Defender
Join one of the largest PD offices in the country! We provide innovative, client-centered legal representation in the full range of criminal matters to clients unable to afford representation. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to treating our clients with respect and dignity as we defend their constitutional rights in a court of law. This is a fast-paced department with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Come make a difference! Apply today!

Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two (2) years of experience performing office, administrative, and clerical duties

  • Post-secondary education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis

Our Preferred Candidate has
  • One (1) year of court or legal records experience
  • One (1) year of data entry experience
  • Experience working in a legal, court, or criminal justice system environment

Essential Job Tasks

The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.

  • Accesses and updates case records using case management systems (iCIS,
  • Answers inquiries and assists customers with requests for electronic or physical records
  • Sorts or classifies information according to guidelines
  • Updates case files, court calendars, and case management systems using information received from courts and staff
  • Creates digital case files and occasionally hard files, organizes material, and affixes labels
  • Pulls, transports, and destroys case files as needed

  • Working Conditions
    Interruptions, time pressure, high volumes of work, handling multiple or complicated tasks, and unscheduled tasks, frequently changing tasks, decision making, concentration/vigilance, and teamwork may be a common occurrence. May be required to lift 25-30 pounds from floor to waist, waist to shoulder or shoulder to overhead, carry 25-30 pounds a distance of 100 feet, or push/pull 25-150 pounds a distance of 300 feet.

    Selection Procedure

    The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

    All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

    Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

    Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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