Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Retail

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Job Description

Performs a moderately complex (journey-level) court clerk work. Work involves support tasks primarily involving customer service and support/clerical activities which may include: processing inquiries and requests for information; entering and maintaining data; answering telephones; filing and maintaining correspondence, files, reports, etc; Works within a well-defined framework of policies and procedures under immediate supervision, performing other duties as required. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed

Prepares and maintains a variety of documents which may include subpoenas, citations, injunctions, writs, order of sales or general correspondence

Receives and processes documents filed with the court; reviews for accuracy and completeness; records and processes orders, judgment and decree of court

Records civil, criminal, family adoption, juvenile, protective orders and child welfare suit, minutes in proper minute volumes, quote court costs if needed

Process court documents in accordance with court procedures and legal requirements; maintains official records of court proceedings; prepares monthly reports

Maintains accurate filing system; makes copies; types forms and performs other clerical work as needed

May perform civil, criminal, family, adoption, juvenile, protective orders and child welfare searches and issues service of process said orders; should prepare all jury lists in a timely manner and may process and maintain docket

Reviews, sorts, assembles and organizes materials; routes and delivers daily mail and documents to appropriate parties

Acts in the name of the District Clerk and shall perform all official acts as may be lawfully done and performed by such Clerk in person, pursuant to Sec. 51.303 of the government code

Answers phones and provides service to general public and attorneys in a courteous manner

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation by the District Clerk

Must be bondable

Ability to work well with others

Regular attendance is a must

Performs related duties as required

Experience and Education

Graduation from a high school

One (1) year of general office experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

One (1) year of related experience may be substituted for one (1) year of education

Bilingual (Spanish and English) with the ability to converse fluently in both languages

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

DEPUTY DISTRICT CLERK I - Knowledge of basic legal terminology

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations in order to compile court costs on civil, criminal, adoptions, juvenile, family or protective order suits

Ability to understand and apply appropriate statutes and codes, instructions, safety rules and other policies and procedures

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in writing

Ability to operate a computer, typewriter and other basic office equipment

Ability to accurately enter data

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, county employees, attorneys, other outside organizations, and the general public

Employee may be assigned other duties in addition to those listed; duties may change according to the changing needs of the county

Registration, Certification, and Licensure

Must be bondable

Must have a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license

Must be able to be insured by the County’s insurance carrier


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The County of Hidalgo is an Equal Opportunity organization and employer, and considers employment applications solely on the basis of qualifications and special requirements. Applicants are selected without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, or any other protected status under applicable state and federal laws.

The County of Hidalgo complies with the American with Disabilities Act and the American with Disabilities Amendment Act, as well as applicable state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. . The County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practice, or against any individual who satisfies the skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the position sought or held, and can perform the primary job tasks of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The County shall provided reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in accordance with law. Qualified individuals with disabilities must make requests for reasonable accommodation. Upon request, the County shall meet with the individual to identify specific limitations resulting from the individual’s disability and the availability for any reasonable accommodation the County may be able to make. If you are qualified and require accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact the Human Resources Department with your request.

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