Judiciary Clerk

Maryland Courts - Montgomery County, MD+1 location

Job details Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

Job Title:

Judiciary Clerk – Criminal/Traffic

Closing Date:

October 22, 2021


Montgomery County District Court

Rockville, MD



  • A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at https://mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

Position Type:

Regular, Full Time

FLSA Status:

Non- Exempt

Financial Disclosure:


Essential functions: This is an entry-level clerical position performing case processing duties and responsibilities daily which entails a high volume of data entry work for multiple case types to include, but not limited to civil, criminal, and traffic court cases. Greets the general public and court related personnel and assists with information about cases, proper completion of court forms, or informing of court policies and procedure by telephone or in person. Performs cashiering other duties as assigned. Receives filings/new cases and checks to ensure filing meets requirements of rules and fees associated with filing; Distributes filings to appropriate desk/queue. Assists customers by telephone and at office counter providing information within office guidelines. Assists and performs clerk duties in other sections, as needed. Retrieves files from file room for pleadings. Files cases that have been updated. Other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to, providing backup cashiering or courtroom clerk duties.

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.

Note: 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 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.

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, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, copier, microfilm machine, register, scanner, fax machine, etc. Use and maintain alphabetical and numerical filing systems. Communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with judges, the public, police agencies, attorneys, and other court officials and personnel, both verbally and in writing. Understand and abide by departmental rules, regulations, and procedures. Exercise tact, diplomacy, and impartiality in dealing with the public, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys. Follow procedures, verbal and written instructions, and protocols for any given assignment. Use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying appropriate policy, procedure, rule, law, and/or regulation to a situation. Ability to perform all essential functions of this position.

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.

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