OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
COURT CLERK II/INTERPRETER
Location: Judicial Branch
Operational Division -St. Thomas/St. John District
Division: Jury Trial and Criminal
Number of Vacancies: 2
from an approved high school or vocational school and experience
(six months to two years) as a Court Clerk I or in the legal field.
Preference is given for an Associate's degree in business
or related field or related training and for court-specific or legal
Required Documents: Cover letter, Internal Employment Application,
resume and other relevant documents
May 31, 2018
Nature of Work
involves attending court proceedings and/or public counter to provide
interpreter services in the translation of court proceedings and documents from
English into Spanish and vice-versa for use by judges, attorneys, defendants,
and the general public. Translations may
be consecutive (question and answer), or simultaneous, and may involve
face-to-face contact (e.g., in court, various types of interviews); telephone
interviews, conference calls or depositions, audio and video recordings; and
sight translations (printed or handwritten text and documents). When not engaged as interpreter, court
clerical duties are carried out. Work
requires knowledge of the Spanish language and the ability to read, speak and
write Spanish. Must be able to plan,
organize, and maintain work flow.
Knowledge of the culture and customs of the groups and communities using
the language is also required. Work is
reviewed by judges and other supervisors through observation of operations and
the accuracy of translated materials.
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)
Performs the full scope of varied procedural
court clerical work involved in case processing manually or on the computer
system from recording initial case filings to case terminations and all case
action occurring between in the areas of traffic, criminal, civil, family,
small claims or jury trial division.
Receives petitions of court orders from
attorneys, issues fee slips, date stamps petitions; assigns case numbers,
prepares file folders and fee sheet; issues all summons required.
Assists the public in filing cases; assists the
public on the telephone or at a counter.
Reviews legal documents for completeness,
adequacy, accuracy and compliance with rules; determines processing required
and takes necessary action in accordance with court rules or refers difficult
matters to superiors.
Determines proper routing of complaints,
petitions, and other filings; notifies parties.
Types and issues summons, notices, subpoenas,
warrants, property bonds, and similar processes; computes applicable dates for
service and return of service, affixes court seal and authenticates documents.
Types notice of entry sheet or return of
service, certifies, seals copies, and distributes for service.
Types and routes writs of executions and
garnishments and sends to marshal; prepares lien documents.
May perform financial duties such as receiving
fees and issuing fee slips in limited circumstances.
Types or generates from the computer, notices,
subpoenas, summons, index and disposition cards, executions, levy forms,
petitions, affidavits, correspondence, court calendars, orders, etc.; reviews
for accuracy and completeness; secures required signatures.
Enters manually or on computer system, required
permanent record information such as case events, bail information, case
activity, dispositions, sentencing, orders for protection or harassment
Processes temporary restraining orders and
advisement of rights, fills out affidavit of financial status, swears
appropriate individuals; assigns attorney.
Locates and checks out files for attorneys,
court, and public; responds to questions/inquiries regarding court procedures.
Prepares files for court, checks for proper
service, checks calendars with files to verify proper labeling and the
existence of record of proceedings.
Performs courtroom clerical duties; prepares
case files and forms for court; presents file to judge; checks people in and
calls the calendar; swears witnesses and individuals to various court oaths;
takes record of proceedings.
Distributes/transmits court notices as
necessary; contacts attorneys and parties concerning rescheduling; makes
appropriate record entries; refers difficult rescheduling matters to
Notarizes documents if required by the position;
attests and seals orders signed by a judge and distributes as necessary; may
prepare monthly reports of case activity and pending cases; makes copies of documents,
certifies documents; pulls files for customer review; prepares docket sheets
and copies entire file for appeal to District Court.
for jury trials; makes copies of information for judge; issues process; pre-
marks exhibit and prepares exhibit sheet.
in jurors when they report for jury duty; participates in jury selection and
trials, suspension hearings, show case hearings, change of pleas, sentencing
and motion hearings.
the jury panel evaluation data form and jury panel sheet; excuses jurors for
challenges for cause and peremptory challenges; seats jurors in the jury box;
swears the jurors and marshals and all witnesses; records notes for the file on
all motions before the court; marks and categorizes exhibits offered into
evidence; completes a record of proceeds for each trial; verifies with the
attorneys all the evidence to be sent to the jurors for deliberation along with
the complaint and verdict form(s); inquires from the foreperson if a verdict
has been reached; retrieves all evidence from the jury deliberation room;
prepares and secures the evidence attached with a copy of the exhibit list;
completes notice of judgment/order of entry; certifies copies of the
judgment/order and sends to all involved parties; and enters case disposition
into a log book or computer.
Receives, opens and date stamps mail as
May fill in for judges' secretary or
receptionist as necessary.
Other duties as assigned or required.
Abilities and Skills
of court procedures and policies, code and legal factors pertaining to the
of the organization, operations, functions and scope of authority of the court
or activity to which assigned.
of the court automated information system.
of legal terminology.
of appropriate fee structures.
of modern office practices and procedures.
of basic mathematical concepts.
to perform accurate mathematical calculations.
to read and interpret legal documents of varying type and complexity.
to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
to make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental
policies and procedures.
to maintain a variety of complex records and prepare reports from such records.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
in the operation of a personal computer and other standard equipment.
is performed primarily in an office setting, courtroom or at a public
counter. Work involves contact with
persons who may be angry, abusive or threatening. Work may involve evening or weekend work as
is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and
transferring items up to 25 pounds
such as papers and files. Positions may
require periods of extended sitting, standing or computer use.
To apply, submit a cover letter, Internal Employment Application, resume
and other relevant documents to:
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-6680
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Submissions that do
not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants
selected for interviews.