STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B28

Class No. 3635

CLERK OF THE COURT

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) appellate work. Work involves overseeing court administrative operations. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and coordinates court administrative operations, such as human resources, information technology, purchasing, accounting, and budgeting, in consultation with justices.

Oversees the collection of court fees and costs.

Oversees the scheduling, preparation, and coordination of the court’s calendar and docketing.

Oversees the maintenance of the official court minutes, orders, and opinions.

Oversees the drafting of and/or drafts judgments and mandates.

Oversees and/or provides instruction on the use of an electronic filing system and on the use of computer software to create electronic briefs.

Ensures that the rules governing court filings and filing requirements are followed.

Prepares and forwards records for review by higher courts.

Answers correspondence from judges, attorneys, and other parties.

Files and preserves records, transcripts, proceedings, and decisions of the court.

Certifies the judgments of the court to the proper trial courts.

Serves as the court’s liaison with the Office of Court Administration and with executive and legislative branch agencies.

Assists in transferring cases between courts.

May represent the court at business meetings, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees.

May serve as the court’s liaison with informational media and their representatives.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in legal work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, finance, accounting, management, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, of principles and practices of general administration and management, and of the Texas court system and the rules of civil and appellate procedure.

Skill in the use of computer and office equipment, in analyzing and solving problems, and in making decisions affecting overall program operations.

Ability to perform accounting operations; to prepare reports; to analyze, process, and dispose of legal documents; to evaluate and administer programs; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be bondable.


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