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Deputy Court Clerk

Position Type: Full-Time, Hourly

Department: Courts

Compensation Range: $22.56 Per Hour 
Closing Date: October 29, 2020 @ 5:59 CST Or upon receipt of the first 100 application submissions.

If you have applied to this position within the last 6 months, you do not need to reapply. 

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the division administrator, the Deputy Court Clerk will manage a courtroom and accurately maintain the court records pursuant to Wis. Stats. 59.40. This job will also assist and provide a wide range of legal and administrative support to all divisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Makes summary entries of all documents and proceedings, maintains courts calendars, requests juries, examines papers admitted for signature and for filing to ensure they are properly prepared. Receives, maintains and inventories exhibits.
  • Prepares and maintains court calendars, monitors time frame of cases in accordance with state statutes, arranges for attendance of required parties in court cases.  In addition will prepares and issue subpoenas, bench warrants, body attachments, orders and petitions
  • Responsible for notifying participants of court dates, appointing experts, providing information concerning court proceedings, rules, practices and procedures.  Will notarize documents and ensures court is aware of all pertinent information regarding documents filed
  • Assists in the training of other Deputy Court Clerks
  • Performs other duties as assigned and regular attendance is required.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education & Years of Experience Required: Bachelor's or Law degree with one (1) year of clerical/paralegal experience in a court, court office or law office; or an Associate’s Degree with three (3) years of clerical/paralegal experience in a court, court office or law office.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.

  • Contact that requires a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation of multiple departments or interests.

  • Maintain sensitive or confidential information.

  • Explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts.

  • Persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts.

  • Perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts.

  • Maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization.

  • Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.

  • Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.

  • Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics.


Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.