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Skagit County
Location : Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Position : Judicial Assistant

Job Description : ***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/skagitwa/default.cfmSUMMARY: Provides administrative assistance to Superior Court judges and acts as the Court’s liaison with litigants, jurors, attorneys and the general public, to ensure efficient operation of the Court. Provides confidential administrative and technical support for a Superior Court judicial officer and other duties for the Superior Court as assigned and directed.Salary upon hire is between $22.11/hr. – $23.69/hr. depending upon qualifications. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assists in the management of scheduled court hearings, trials and motions including filing of legal documents at the direction of the Superior Court judge.Oversees and manages Courtroom technology including Zoom hearings, microphones and other technical aspects involved in remote and hybrid proceedings.Serves as primary liaison for counsel and parties regarding matters assigned to the Court. Provides information regarding case status and disposition to attorneys and pro se litigants. Assembles all necessary parties for scheduled courtroom proceedings.Independently reviews, analyzes, prioritizes and responds to requests for Court assistance.Prepares correspondence and drafts orders and related court documents as directed.Ensures the custody and welfare of jurors during trial. Advises all potential jurors where to be seated in the courtroom waiting jury roll call at the start of a trial. Supervises jurors during trial and deliberations. Arranges for beverages and food while in jury room. Communicates with the jurors regarding their needs.Must be available without notice to stay after hours with deliberating jurors.Acts as clerical assistant to judges, using word processing software, correspondence, jury instructions and other court documents.Maintains courtroom and department security by identifying conditions, which may create opportunities for a security incident and respond accordingly.Monitors daily schedule, insuring necessary staff and parties are available in courtroom.Prepares and arranges courtroom settings in all locations. This includes initiation, support and oversight of remote hearing technology.Calls to order and adjourns Court; maintains order, decorum and judicial process in the courtroom and over video/telephonic platforms for remote hearings.May provide administrative support to specialty Courts including Family Treatment Court and Drug Court.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: May be tasked with performing related duties. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/skagitwa/default.cfmMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of Associates Degree in related field.Minimum of 2 years direct experience working within the Judiciary or legal system.More than 2 years of direct experience within the Judiciary may meet the qualifications criteria.Requires knowledge of: Superior Court proceduresLegal terminologyTechnical applications including Odyssey, Judicial Information Systems, Zoom, Word, Outlook and Excel.Requires the ability to: Exercise good judgment as to when to act independently and when to refer situations to higher authority;Work effectively in a multi-task environment and take appropriate initiative.Apply good judgment, creativity and logical thinking to obtain potential solutions to problems.Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;Follow verbal and written instructions;Adapt to and use new technology as courtroom and administrative procedures evolve.Ability to problem solve under pressure.Establish and maintain effective working relations with jurors, attorneys, associates, other county employees, and the general public.Licenses and/or Certifications: CPR Training.Valid Washington State driver’s license.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is performed in the usual office environment and courtroom with some driving to and from the Jail CourtroomPosition requires some bending, reaching and lifting. High level of alertness is required for all activity going on in the courtroom during proceedings.Hazards: Danger of physical harm may occasionally be present in the courtroom.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.Job Type: Full-timePay: $22.11 – $23.69 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayWork Location: One location

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