Clerk of the Court
Harris County
 Humble, TX

Position Description

Position Description

Under general supervision, the Justice Court Clerk performs a variety of clerical duties and provides administrative support to the Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 2.

The successful candidate must be detailed oriented, punctual, dependable, possess excellent organizational and customer service skills.

Key responsibilities of the Justice Court Clerk position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains dockets.
  • Prepares correspondences.
  • Coordinates court appearances.
  • Administers oaths.
  • Performs data entry.
  • Answers telephones.
  • Maintains files.
  • Makes certified copies.
  • Prepares report.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Requirements

Must take the HRRM “Clerical Skills Test“ and score a minimum of 90% with a typing speed of 40 WPM and 90% accuracy.

Online testing is available, please see General Information tab below.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution, AND
  • Three (3) years clerical experience in an office setting OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a paralegal or working in a Law Office.
  • Experience may substitute for education.
  • Valid driver's license or State ID.

Additional Requirements

  • Good knowledge of courtroom procedures.
  • Good knowledge of basic legal terminology.
  • Good knowledge of imaged file maintenance.
  • Skilled in understanding and applying state and local codes and statutes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to accurately enter data.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and basic office equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team setting with co-workers, supervisors, County employees, Elected/Appointed Officials, attorneys and the general public.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.

Preferences

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Heavy data entry and experience working with computers and handling a multi-line phone system.
  • Familiarity with legal procedures, terminology, the court system, and customer service.

General Information

LOCATION:

  • Humble, TX

HOURS:

  • Monday - Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SALARY:

  • Based on Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Online testing is available for this position. Click on the link below and follow the online instructions for testing.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.