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Judicial Assistant III - Courtroom

  2023-05-31     Santa Barbara County Superior Court     312 E. Cook Street, Santa Maria     57,761 year  

Current vacancies are in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria locations.

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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the online application. 
If you are looking for a rewarding career working in the Courtroom, this position is for you.  Courtroom Clerks keep the flow of the Court running efficiently working closely with Judicial Officers.  We offer excellent benefits.  Come join our team!

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be invited to a one-hour and fifteen-minute performance exercise via Zoom.  You will receive an email notification if you are invited to take the exam. 

**Testing date & times**

Friday, June 2, 2023

 8:00 am - 9:15 am, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, or 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Monday, June 5, 2023

 8:00 am - 9:15 am, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, or 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

(You will only need to schedule one test time) 

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 In addition to the base wage listed, employees in this classification receive:

  • The Court pays 100% of employee health premium 
  • 80% of the health premium for Employee + Dependent 
  • 80% of the health premium for Employee + Family
  • 14 Paid Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
  • Paid Vacation and Paid Sick Time
  • Biweekly Court contribution of $18.79 towards the cost of the dental premium
  • Biweekly Court contribution of approximately 32.47% of gross wages towards employee's mandatory retirement account

Additionally, employees from current public employers (federal, state and/or local government) may qualify for:

  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards vacation accrual rate

Under general supervision, performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to court hearings and courtroom proceedings.

The Judicial Assistant III is the journey and advanced journey level in the Judicial Assistant classification series.  The Judicial Assistant III-Courtroom Assignment is distinguished from all other Judicial Assistants in that the primary focus of the courtroom assignment is clerical and administrative courtroom support work. The Judicial Assistant III-Courtroom Assignment is distinguished from the Judicial Assistant III-Office Assignment in that the primary focus of the office assignment is clerical and administrative legal processing support work.  The Judicial Assistant III classification as a whole, both courtroom and office assigned positions, may act as a "lead-worker"; leading, training and assigning the work of subordinate and/or lesser experienced Judicial Assistants.  The courtroom assigned Judicial Assistant III would typically be assigned responsibility for "peer" training of lesser experienced Judicial Assistant III-Courtroom Assignment employees as needed, while the office assigned Judicial Assistant III is typically assigned responsibility for leading, training and assigning the work of subordinate Judicial Assistants within an office based work unit, and/or may be assigned formal responsibility for overseeing, leading, training, and/or assigning a unique or specialty work load.  The Judicial Assistant III-Office Assignment and Courtroom Assignment may be assigned to cover other Judicial Assistant III assignments as needed.  The Judicial Assistant III classification as a whole, both courtroom and office assignments, are not included in the Judicial Assistant I/II flex series.

Examples of Duties

  1. Attends court sessions and takes minutes of actions and proceedings; requests clarifications of instructions and order of actions to properly note the official court record.
  2. Examines ledgers, reports, and other financial documentation for technical defects and accuracy.
  3. Maintains court records and files, such as records of court-appointed counsel and experts; receipts, marks, and takes custody of evidence.
  4. Impanels and polls jurors, records challenges, administers oath or affirmations to witnesses and jurors and records jury service and compensation due jurors.
  5. Advises attorneys, public agencies and the public on the status of cases and provides procedural information.
  6. Prepares and reviews for format and content a variety of court documents.
  7. Prepares court calendars and/or calendars cases for hearing, conferring with the appropriate individuals according to established procedures; distributes calendars and related case files for review.
  8. May lead, train and/or assign the work of less experienced Court Assignment clerks as directed by supervisor.
  9. Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

  1. One year of experience performing the full range of duties of a classification equivalent to Judicial Assistant II with Court; OR
  2. Successful completion of college level courses or equivalent specialized training in legal terminology, legal procedure, and court procedures; OR
  3. Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: office practices; basic mathematics; legal terminology; court rules and filing procedures; requirements of court documents; laws, policies, and procedures associated with all types of trials and court proceedings; preparing of case files, dockets and court calendars; computers, computer applications and automated databases.

Ability to: maintain confidentiality; utilize sound judgment in performing court-related duties; pay attention to detail; understand, explain, and comply with a variety of detailed procedures; organize work tasks; establish and maintain professional, courteous working relationships with staff, legal community, and the public; establish work priorities; lead, train, assign and review work of others; use a computer and associated equipment, and applications to complete the work of the Court.

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