The main purpose of this position is to perform case processing duties and responsibilities daily by entering data into the Maryland District Court Criminal/Traffic System (Odyssey and File and Serve). Assist and provide the public with information regarding Criminal/traffic cases and court procedures. This is specialized clerical work that follows clearly established guidelines and procedures. Pro.cess motions, postponements, considerations, speedy trial, guilty pleas, restitution hearings, sentencings, violation of probations, and removal of cases from stet status. Verify arrest warrants throughout the day and scanning documents into the appropriate area of the file. Data entry of appearances, writs, name changes and addresses, request speedy trial or other data entry back logs when needed. Process Appeals, Jury Trials and mail to appropriate parties. Process copies to various agencies and parties. Assist with customer service by answering phones. Recall bench warrants, issue writs and trial dates. Notify all parties on cases of rulings made at the last minute on motions received on cases where trial is scheduled within the next few days. Update Officer court schedules.
Education: High School Diploma (or GED equivalent)
Experience: One (1) year of work experience, preferably in court operations, or in the fields of criminal justice, parole, and probation, legal or financial services.
A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute the required work experience.
A Paralegal/Associates Degree or 60 college credits may substitute the required work experience.
A Paralegal Certificate may substitute for the required work experience.
Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and equipment; standard legal forms and documents used in the Judiciary; basic English and arithmetic to include, but not limited to, spelling, punctuation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Court and legal terminology.
Skill in customer service and handling problems tactfully and patiently; typing on a personal computer; accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to use standard office and business equipment including, but not limited to, recording equipment, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, copier, microfilm machine, register, scanner, fax machine, etc; acquire knowledge of Maryland Judiciary procedures, rules and practices. Utilize appropriate forms, follow and process work in accordance with rules, regulations and laws. Communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with judges, the public, police agencies, attorneys, and other court officials and personnel, both verbally and in writing. Prioritize task, pay attention to detail and work independently; understand and abide by departmental rules, regulations, and procedures. Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot.
This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.