Current Job Opportunity
Date: November 15, 2012
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 00091
Deputy Clerk I
Third District Court of Appeal, Marshal's Office, Miami, Florida
$2,221.54 - $4,220.93 (Monthly*)
*The successful applicant will be hired at the minimum salary.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to process the cases in the court and provide customer service. The position is responsible for processing motions, issuing court orders, setup new cases, delivering mail, providing customer service, performing research of procedural and simple issues, and performing other related clerical tasks. The position works under general supervision according to some procedures; decides how and when to complete tasks.
*This is responsible work performing recurring and detailed tasks for the Clerk of the District Court of Appeal. Working relationships are established with a variety of individuals in the court system and outside such as attorneys, the general public, judges, and judges' staff. Work is performed under general supervision.
Education and Training Guidelines:
Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.
Associates degree in law, paralegal or a closely related field and one year of related experience.
Graduation from high school or GED + 3 years legal, court, or secretarial experience is preferred. A paralegal degree or certificate may substitute for the legal experience.
Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
Reads journals and manuals; composes routine reports and business letters using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with minor impact - affects only those in immediate work area.
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing and Case Management System.
Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds over their heads.
Ability to type 40 correct words per minute. Ability to file materials numerically and alphabetically. Ability to interact courteously with co-workers and the general public. Ability to carry moderately heavy loads of mail and bulky case files (10-30 pounds). Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly. Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Ability to organize work. Knowledge of court proceedings and which matters are confidential. Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality in handling matters before the court.
How To Apply:
Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, verification of required education (i.e., copy of college degree or college transcript) to:
Debbie McCurdy, Chief Deputy Clerk
Third District Court of Appeal
2001 SW 117th Avenue
Miami, Forida 33175-1716
An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.