Court Clerk Senior

January 21, 2023
Chandler, AZ
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Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler's success is attributed to its dedicated and diverse team of employees. The City of Chandler Municipal Court is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in becoming a Court Clerk Senior. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. The position will typically work Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. This class may be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned.

Why work for Chandler?

  • Accrue 122 hours paid vacation in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
  • Accrue 96 hours paid sick leave in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
  • 12 paid holidays per year plus additional time off at the end of the year (Winter Break)
  • Dress code is business casual, with jeans on Fridays
  • Free Tumbleweed Recreation Center membership
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually, $3200 for part time employees
  • City contributions of 1% gross wages per pay period to deferred compensation
  • Become part of the Arizona State Retirement System with a 100% City contribution match
  • 3 medical plans to choose from along with dental, vision, and life insurance coverage
  • Flexible schedule/Remote work options (WHEN AVAILABLE)
  • Diverse and inclusive environment
  • Robust Employee Wellness program with $350 annual incentive

Who we are
The Chandler Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of the Chandler city government and is also a part of the Arizona Judicial System. The Chandler Municipal Court serves the public and contributes to the quality of life in our community by fairly, impartially, and promptly administering justice in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

Chandler Municipal Court process all criminal and traffic violations, obtains compliance of the court's orders, serves as juvenile hearing officers, facilitates mediation of neighborhood disputes and issues Harassment Injunctions and Orders of Protection.

Who we are looking for:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform administrative and operational activities for the Municipal Court in accordance with strict Court policies and procedures, which involves considerable public contact. This position responds to and resolves difficult or sensitive customer inquiries or problems, including dealing with hostility, in a fair, tactful, and professional manner. Work includes processing traffic and criminal charges, training staff, covering other operational teams, handling and accounting for all monetary transactions for the court and determining the defendant's ability to pay court ordered sanctions and monitoring their compliance of court orders. The position requires great attention to detail and accuracy in recording and understanding and applying court cases and Judge instructions. This class may be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Processes and maintains appeals from inception to resolution; provides general information and answers questions regarding appeals process to the public; logs appeals activities; ensures appropriate correspondence is prepared and provided.
  2. Processes audio requests; searches prior docket recordings; saves and uploads audio as appropriate.
  3. Provides technical guidance to assigned staff, prioritizes and assigns work, trains staff, and assures work quality and timely completion of assigned duties; acts as a subject matter expert for employees assigned to a related class; may participate in hiring staff and/or provide input for use in performance evaluations.
  4. Assists in updating policies and procedures.
  5. Schedules Judge Pro-Tems.
  6. Coordinates accounting functions including, preparing daily deposits and monthly reconciliations, processes restitutions and refunds; prepares and maintains associated reports in compliance with MAS standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency supplemented with college courses in bookkeeping, accounting or a related field; and
  • A minimum of three (3) years' customer service involving frequent public contact with at least two (2) years' in a court or related environment with cash handling experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

The position available is regular full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.

The City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants, 18 years of age and older, selected for hire to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler's policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable AccommodationClosing Date/Time: 2/2/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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