COURT CLERK

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-116
Title COURT CLERK
Supervisor TRIBAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR
Department TRIBAL COURT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $12.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Closing Date DECEMBER 18, 2017 **EXTENDED**

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  

Responsible for assisting in the orderly operation of the Spokane Tribal Court System.  Primarily responsible for all duties associated with criminal filings.  The individual will also assist with Civil and Criminal cases and all other duties and responsibilities of Spokane Tribal Court. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in assuring compliance with any and all policies, procedures, rules, regulations, codes, and laws of the Spokane Tribal Law & Order Code and/or Spokane Tribal Court.
  • Greet persons entering the court reception area in a friendly, courteous manner and assist the individual(s) to the best of their ability. 
  • Receive all incoming calls in a courteous and professional manner and ensure that customers are assisted appropriately, including delivering all messages timely. 
  • Prepares the Tribal Court area to accommodate all types of hearings, trials, arraignments, etc. 
  • Schedules and monitors Tribal Court hearings, trials and arraignments in a strict, orderly and timely manner. 
  • Process appeals in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Maintain and ensure effective communication between the Tribal Court, Tribal Prosecutor, Public Defenders and/or other attorneys. 
  • Refers parties to appropriate persons based on the requested legal assistance. 
  • Maintain an accurate filing and records management system for final disposition of cases.
  • Assists the Court Administrator in maintaining statistical reports concerning caseload and types of cases or violations.   
  • Attend required program meetings and training as assigned.
  • Duties and responsibilities subject to change based on needs of the Court

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year Court experience in Court procedures and record keeping - OR - One year experience that demonstrates the ability to fulfill the primary functions of the position.   
  • Must not have any criminal convictions throughout employment
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Investigation
  • Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and be tribally insurable.
  • Have knowledge of Court etiquette and protocol.
  • Must be bondable for insurance purposes.
  • Be able to operate personal computers, calculators, copiers, and court recorders without difficulty.
  • Be willing to learn electronic court docketing system.
  • Be able to travel for training on electronic court docketing system.
  • Have good communication skills both oral and written.   
  • Practice strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Be a self starter and able to adhere to strict schedules.
  • Be able to adapt quickly to emergency situations and schedule changes.
  • Have the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with various offices, departments, and other courts.  
  • Must be able to dress appropriately to maintain and enhance the professional image of the Court.  
  • Must have the ability to maintain a recognized and accepted court filing system and be able to revise systems to meet current demands.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs; be able to stand for extended period of time and ability to climb stairs without difficulty.

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

Fax # (509) 458-6556

E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:30 pm the closing date

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test

All applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period