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DJ Secretary I-Magisterial District Courts-Palmerton Office

Posted: 01/15/2023





POST DATE: January 18, 2023 

Application and job description may be obtained from: Karen Sweeney, Assistant Court Administrator 

Carbon County Courthouse, Court Administration Office, 3rd Floor 4 Broadway, P.O. Box 131, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 

Telephone: (570) 325-8556 Extension 3200, Fax (570) 325-9449 Email: 

or the application may be downloaded on line at 


APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: February 1 , 2023. Applications to be filed with Karen Sweeney in Court Administration. 


DEPARTMENT: Magisterial District Courts – PALMERTON OFFICE 


POSITION: DJ Secretary I 


SALARY RANGE: Grade/Step 3A - $14.33 per hour 


HOURS WORKED: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (37.5 hours per week) 


This position performs clerical, secretarial and bookkeeping duties in the Magisterial District Court. 


The essential duties of this position are to prepare a variety of legal forms and documents including criminal/civil complaints, warrants, subpoenas, bonds, commitments and notices; file and docket citations, complaints and all actions taken in each case; process certified/registered mailings of complaints, court orders; interview and screen callers; answer routine telephone inquiries and direct callers to appropriate individual; schedule appointments and assist in maintaining monthly calendar; receive fines and costs due and make appropriate recording, posting and record keeping for same; make bank deposits as required; notify constables and Sheriff’s Department regarding warrants and related matters; work on daily/nightly reports as required; process mail. 


This position must be able to speak and understand the English language and follow oral and written instructions; must possess the ability to compose letters and reply to routine correspondence using excellent grammar skills and spelling; ability to function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, work effectively with clients, co-workers and others; maintain confidentiality in regard to client information and records; technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment; knowledge of legal terminology; knowledge in the operation and procedures of the civil and criminal court system; must be able to prepare and maintain files and reports and possess excellent organizational skills and ability to handle a variety of duties accurately and efficiently. 


Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, plus business training, including computers and accounting. Four (4) years working experience in a legal environment, and/or experience in government are preferred. 


Applicant must complete a criminal background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. 


Pre-employment testing for this position will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 9:15 a.m. in 

 Conference Room 312 at the Carbon County Courthouse, 4 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.  



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