DJ Secretary I-Magisterial District Courts-Palmerton Office
COUNTY OF CARBON
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT #3 (Repost)
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: email@example.com
or the application may be downloaded at www.carboncourts.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: February 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.
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, at 9:15 a.m. in
Conference Room 312 at the Carbon County Courthouse, 4 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER