The City of Clayton’s mission is “to foster a diverse and inclusive community with a vital balance of neighborhoods, businesses, commercial and government centers, educational institutions, and a healthy environment through an open, equitable, accessible and fiscally responsible government.”
ABOUT THE PART-TIME COURT ASSISTANT POSITION:
The purpose of the part-time Court Assistant position is to provide customer service and clerical support to the Municipal Court and Traffic Violations Bureau. The part-time Court Assistant position reports to the Court Administrator.
ANTICIPATED WORK SCHEDULE OF THE PART-TIME COURT ASSISTANT:
The Court Assistant is a part-time position, not to exceed an average of twenty-eight (28) hours weekly. The successful candidate will be scheduled to work four (4) hours per day during normal business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday) to provide support to the customer service counter and process cases in the court and parking ticket systems. Additionally, attendance will be required at evening municipal court sessions (2x per month). The successful candidate must also have the ability to work additional hours as needed during planned and unplanned absences of Court staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PART-TIME COURT ASSISTANT:
The following duties are normal for the part-time Court Assistant position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Under the direction of the Court Administrator, handles court matters with and respond to requests from Municipal Judge, defendants, defense counsel, City Prosecutor, Police Department, Housing Department and other levels of the criminal justice administration system.
Provides daily support at customer service counter, including cash receipting and support to various departments and customers for a variety of tasks.
Utilizes technology systems for violation or case management including Passport parking ticket system, Show-Me Court, and IMDS court docketing systems. Work also involves processing payments, adjustments and voids.
Assists in preparation of court related failure to pay, failure to comply, and failure to appear notices in addition to other legal communications and notifications to defendants and attorneys.
Assists in preparation of reports for state and local agencies and check requests.
Assists in preparation of court dockets and files including document retrieval and marking exhibits. Attendance required at evening municipal court sessions (24).
Receives, logs, and indexes incoming filings, citations, and complaints.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PART-TIME COURT ASSISTANT POSITION:
High school education or equivalent.
Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in customer service, court, law office, or police experience.
REJIS, IMDS and Show-Me Court software experience preferred.
Cash handling experience also preferred.
Must successfully pass pre-employment criminal background check, including fingerprint check required for access to Criminal Justice Information Systems.
APPLICATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FOR THE PART-TIME COURT ASSISTANT POSITION:
Applications for the Court Assistant position will be accepted until the position has been filled. This posting is subject to close at any time, so applicants are highly encouraged to apply early.
Successful candidates for the position will be required to successfully complete additional screening including, but not limited to the following: Background investigation including fingerprint check, employment, education, reference checks, physical and drug screening.
Please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 314-290-8448 with any questions about the process.
The City of Clayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions made at the City of Clayton will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. It is the policy of the City of Clayton not to discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other legally protected statuses. The City of Clayton will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. The City of Clayton encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with Human Resources.
This policy extends to all stages of the employment process, including but not limited to: recruiting or advertising for employment; evaluating the skills, education and experience of applicants; establishing rates of pay and terms, conditions and privileges of employment (including training opportunities); and promoting, upgrading, demoting, transferring, laying off and terminating employees.
Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor, Human Resources, or the City Manager. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of retaliation. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.