ASSISTANT COURT CLERK, TOWN COURT
The Town of Ossining Court is seeking to fill the Full-Time position of Assistant Court Clerk. This is a Competitive position. Expected Compensation $42,000-$52,690 annually.
Please complete employment application (available in the Town Supervisor’s office on the 3rd Floor of 16 Croton Avenue between 8:30AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday), and return to Maddi Zachacz in that office by 4:00PM on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012.
Under direct supervision of the Court Clerk, an employee in this class performs clerical work of a specialized nature involving responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of court records including legal documents, forms and reports. Work involves public contact with attorneys and the general public, for whom the local court procedures are explained and interpreted. Supervision is not a usually a function of this position. Does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
- Handles court mail & correspondence;
- Enters information from complaints into the dockets (Motor Vehicle, Civil, Criminal); either manually and/or using automated office equipment;
- Completes certificates of convictions and forwards dispositions to Motor Vehicle Bureau in Albany, State Police, Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and local police;
- Prepares and issues summonses and warrants and submits lists to County Clerk;
- Collects fines, issues receipts, and maintains accounts of amounts collected;
- Assists in the preparation of the monthly financial report and submission of the same to the Department of Audit and Control;
- Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Good knowledge of principles and practices of office management and terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of business arithmetic and business English; familiarity with criminal and civil law, court procedures and legal documents; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, email and database software; ability to understand and to follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare reports and to handle correspondence; ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; good judgment; initiative; integrity; courtesy; accuracy; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.
MINIMAL ACCEPTABLE TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of general clerical experience, including or supplemented by six months of clerical and/or word processing experience in an attorney’s office, court, or other location requiring regular exposure to civil law, court procedures and legal documents. This is a public officer position and all appointees must meet the requirement for public officers as specified in the Public Officer’s Law.
SUBSTITUTION: Satisfactory completion of 30 college credits may be substituted for the one year of general clerical experience. Satisfactory completion of 8 college credits in Criminal Law, Business Law or a closely related subject may be substituted for three months of specialized experience. There is no substitution for the additional three months of specialized experience in an attorney’s office, court, or other location requiring regular exposure to civil law, court procedures and legal documents.