Clerk Administrative Specialist

King County - Seattle, WA 98168
$26.45 - $33.53 an hour

King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles of being: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional, fair and just.

Who we are: The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), also known as the Superior Court Clerk's Office, is an innovative, forward-looking agency that uses technology to help perform tasks better, more efficiently and reliably. The Clerk's Office performs a variety of services for the Court, litigants and the general public, including: management of Superior Court case records, in-court staffing for proceedings and exhibit processing, management of financial services and trust funds related to superior court cases, and assisting customers obtain copies, file paperwork, and get the information they need to navigate the court process.

Our Mission: To provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record services and justice system programs, while ensuring access to justice and integrity in the process.
DJA is seeking a candidate who enjoys working on a variety of tasks, can switch gears at a moment's notice, works effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and can work independently.
We are recruiting to establish a pool of qualified candidates that will be used for approximately 6 months to fill the immediate and future CAS vacancies, both temporary and permanent positions.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified King County employees and the general public. DJA values diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

King County Application Form
Responses to Supplemental Questionnaire
Resume or CV
Letter of Interest, addressed to "hiring supervisor", detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements listed in this job announcement. Your letter of interest will be used to rate your writing skills.
Resume and Letter of Interest can either be attached or in text form as part of the application.

WORK LOCATION; These positions may be based at the King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave, Room E609, Seattle, WA; Maleng Regional Justice Center located at 401 4th Ave N Room 2C, Kent, WA; or the Juvenile Clerk's Office located at 1211 East Alder St., Seattle, WA.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 40-hour workweek, typically 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is overtime eligible.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please direct questions about this recruitment to Joy Fernandes at 206-477-0774.

Job Duties

This CAS position will provide clerical, customer service, administrative support and courtroom clerk coverage throughout the Clerk's Office. The person selected for this position will be assigned a variety of tasks including but not limited to those listed below:

  • Accurately process court documents
  • Process and maintain court minutes of proceedings and maintain custody of exhibits
  • Provide excellent customer service to inquiries in person, over the phone, and in writing.
  • Receipt money, complete transaction, and provide financial information related to court cases
  • Assist customers with automated applications used by the courts and the clerk's office
  • Public speaking including oath administration, polling juries and reading the verdict in an open court setting
  • Coordinate several overlapping responsibilities under time pressure with extreme accuracy
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the duties described will be considered.
  • General office experience performing a variety of complex duties of moderate difficulty, in positions which involved independent judgment and extensive knowledge of policies, procedures and responsibilities of an office.
  • Dealing with ambiguity: ability to effectively cope with change and shifting schedules; can adapt comfortably to change in tasks and work environment.
  • Able to learn quickly when facing new challenges: open to change; enjoy challenge of unfamiliar tasks; open to finding new solutions using good judgment and quality decision making.
  • Skilled in attentive and active listening: has patience to hear out others.
  • Skilled team player: who is cooperative; encourages collaboration; can solve problems with peers; can represent one's own interests while being fair to others
  • Ability to make good decisions based upon a combination of analysis, wisdom and judgment.
  • Ability to use time management self-direction, resources and tools to complete multiple tasks simultaneously with extreme accuracy, while establishing priorities.
  • Ability to organize work priorities and find solutions to difficult or complex issues.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to last minute assignment changes.
  • Ability to create, edit and proofread professional and/or legal documents with accurate grammar, spelling and formatting.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure at all times.
  • Ability to complete monetary transactions and properly account for till balance and understand financial information related to court cases.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations.
  • Understands the importance of integrity, trust and confidentiality in the legal process and accountability in the workplace.
Knowledge of legal terminology or demonstrated ability and experience learning other professional terminology.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing, and complete reference checks.
DJA relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work. Supplemental Information

Recruitment Process:
Applicants that are found to be minimally qualified will be further reviewed for competitive quality. Those applicants that possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be contacted for interviews. Professional reference checks will be conducted prior to any offer of employment.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by Local Public Safety Employees Union.
Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options.
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]