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JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS



Deputy Clerk I

(Internal/External Opportunity)

Location: St. Croix District

Division: Clerk's Office (Supreme Court)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Promotion Potential? Yes

Salary: $12.85 - $14.90 per hour

Requirements: A high school diploma and at least two years general clerical experience; court specific or legal experience preferred. Fluency in Spanish is helpful but not required.

Required Documents: Cover letter, Resume, Employment Application, copy of High School Diploma and other relevant documents.

Opened: Friday, April 6, 2018

Closes: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, with first consideration for candidates who apply as of Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic Standard Time)

Nature of Work: This is an entry level position responsible for case processing and

coordination of judicial activities in the Clerk's Office of the Supreme Court of the Virgin

Islands. The Deputy Clerk I, under the supervision of the Clerk of the Court, is responsible for

maintaining case dockets and case records, and recording all case events from opening to final

disposition.

Essential Functions (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.)

         Provides customer service including responding to telephone inquiries, dealing with the public at the main counter, assisting in the completion of various applications and forms, and responding to informational requests.

         Accepts and reviews court filings for completeness and accuracy and maintains primary responsibility for case intake in automated case management system.

         Makes summary entries and performs data entry for all documents and proceedings on the docket including, but not limited to, pleadings, petitions, motions, orders, and record of proceedings.

         Assists the Clerk of the Court in all aspects of case management, including documenting, maintaining, recording and processing of all case events from initial filing to resolution.

         Prepares and transmits notices of orders, judgments, and other relevant entries.

         Identifies emergency motions and documents that require special handling and refers them to the appropriate personnel.

         Assists in ensuring timely and proper preparation and distribution of cases to justices for consideration.

         Monitors and screens all appeals prior to hearing to ensure resolution of all procedural motions, timeliness of filings, and jurisdiction.

         Assists in preparing and maintaining case calendars and preparing hearing schedules.

         Assists in the compilation of statistical information from court records.

         Provides administrative and clerical assistance as needed.

         Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

High degree of camaraderie and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.

Knowledge of court procedures, practices, and legal terminology, and the ability to learn same.

Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Ability to summarize and extract relevant information from court documents or proceedings.

Ability to prioritize work and to manage several tasks at a time.

Ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions as well as safety procedures.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people.

Ability to perform mathematical computations and knowledge of basic mathematical concepts.

Knowledge and ability to use computers and other modern office equipment.

Knowledge of Microsoft 2015 Office application suite and other basic software programs.

Ability to type and input information into an automated system.

Ability to learn the operation of an automated court information system.

Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily in an office setting and at a public

counter, although travel may be required between islands from time to time.

Physical Demands: Work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing,

bending, and transferring items less than 25 pounds such as papers and files. This position

requires the ability to talk or hear and periods of extended sitting, standing and computer use.

Frequently subject to interruptions and multiple calls and inquiries.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements: (Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is)

High school diploma and at least two (2) years general clerical experience, with court specific or legal clerical experience preferred. Fluency in Spanish is helpful but not required.

Licensure and Certification: None

Salary Range: $26,736 - $31,005

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, Application for Employment, high school diploma and other relevant documents to:

Ms. Nissa Bailey, Employee Relations Coordinator

Judicial Branch Administrative Office

Human Resources Division

P.O. Box 929

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00821

Tel: (340) 778-9750w Fax: (340) 713-6605 w TTY: (340) 693-4118

E-mail: nissa.bailey@vicourts.org

-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation shall advise the Court's ADA Coordinators.

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