Court Clerk I/II

Sonora, CA Full-time
Posted on September 11, 2019

Superior Court of California


Court Clerk I/II


Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Final Filing Date:
September 27, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
- Postmarks not accepted -
- 1st Round Interviews to be conducted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 –
- 2nd Round Interviews to be conducted on Friday, October 11, 2019 -

Hourly Compensation:
(Initial placement based on related professional qualifications and experience)
Court Clerk I Range: $14.94 - $18.24 + Excellent Benefits
Court Clerk II Range: $16.19 to $19.76 + Excellent Benefits


The Position:

Court Clerk I: This is an entry-level position in a training status and must acquire proficiency in the full range of duties related to their assigned position prior to progression to the journey-level Court Clerk II position. Under close supervision, performs routine clerical duties in the areas of legal processing, judicial and/or program support work, and perform related duties as required. 

Court Clerk II: This is a position that is expected to be fully competent to perform the full-range of
clerical duties within the assigned division. Under general supervision, performs routine to moderately
complex clerical duties in the areas of legal processing, judicial and/or program support work; may be
cross-trained on a relief or training basis as needed throughout the court, and perform related duties as


Representative Duties (Court Clerk I/II) - For illustrative purposes only:
 Provides assistance to the public with procedural information and status; explains and accepts fees and fines.
 Receives and examines legal documents for correctness of information, conformity, jurisdiction,  completeness, timeliness, and required supporting documentation before acceptance for action by the court; files, endorses and/or certifies documents and affixes seals.
 Prepares and issues legal orders such as warrants, writs, subpoenas, abstracts and other official documents on behalf of the court; notifies law enforcement agencies of warrant and bail status, prepares judgments, and dismisses cases in accordance with established codes and court procedures, copies materials from files and sends to requestors.
 Prepares and maintains documents; files legal documents and related case materials; retrieves and delivers files and documents to court or appropriate parties; maintains court records and files, such as records of court-appointed counsel and experts.
 Uses various computer programs to prepare document files, information, and correspondence related to the explanation of court policies and procedures; follows procedures for updating and/or purging electronic files; scans documents.
 Maintains court records, including case tracking, storage, retrieval, preparation, and distribution of records for retention and/or destruction.
 Verifies, enters, retrieves, copies, corrects and updates case information in files, computer records, and automated record-keeping systems.
 Computes, receives, receipts, and records payments of bail, fines and fees; reviews, posts, and balances daily registers and journals; counts and reconciles daily cash with receipts.
 Maintains logs and work production records and composes or prepares routine reports and correspondence related to official court actions.
 Prepares court calendars and/or calendars cases; prepares notices of hearings, court appearances, or petitions.
 Prepares appeal notices; utilizes and operates computerized case management systems; and maintains appeals records timelines.
 Draws jury lists; conducts juror orientation sessions; coordinates with courtroom staff on the need for and dismissal of jurors; responds to juror inquiries and requests to be excused from service; performs juror Failure To Appear procedure; processes juror service payments; assists in providing services to the Grand Jury.
 Provides clerical support to the court, such as processing, scheduling, stocking informational materials, sorting and delivering mail and files to appropriate individuals, divisions, and agencies.


High school diploma or equivalent;
Two years of general clerical experience.

High school diploma or equivalent;
Two years of clerical experience in a court or legal office setting
One year as a Court Clerk I


 CalPERS retirement plan (employee pays the employee’s EPMC on a monthly pre-tax basis);
 CalPERS Medical Retirement;
 Potential to accrue 240 hours of Personal Time Off for vacation or sick leave usage;
 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
 16 hours of paid floating holidays per calendar year;
 Up to $1,500 monthly court contribution toward monthly health insurance premium costs – amount varies according to employee’s plan elections, dependents, and whether employee chooses to partially or totally waive one or more of the court’s health plan(s);
 Court-paid $40,000 Group Term Basic Life Insurance plan;
 Court-paid Short-term and Long-term Disability plans;
 Tuition Reimbursement program;
 Computer loan program with 3-year interest-free loan for purchases up to $3,000


How to Apply and Selection Procedure
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must timely submit ALL of the following completed documents in order for their application packets to be accepted for consideration:

  • Cover Letter;
  • Current Resume;
  • Tuolumne Superior Court employment application; and
  • Typing Certificate showing results of typing test conducted within one year of this application



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