Relief Courtroom Assistant - #9820568

City of Aurora, CO


Date: 1 week ago
City: Aurora, CO
Salary: $21 per hour
Contract type: Full time
JOB LOCATION 14999 E Alameda Pkwy Aurora, Colorado 80012-1563 City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply

Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Hiring salary: $21.00/hour This is classified as VHNE (Variable Hour Non-Benefit Employee), where the selected candidate will work less than 29 hours per week. This position does not provide medical benefits. This position earns sick leave in accordance with the Healthy Families and Workplace Act This is an on call position that does not have set hours or schedule The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, April 9, 2024. However, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice once a sufficient pool of qualified applicants is obtained Sign On Bonus: New employees are eligible for a $1,500 bonus; with $750 paid on the first payroll, and $750 paid upon successful completion of the 6 month introductory period OVERVIEW OF POSITION / DEPARTMENT The Courtroom Assistant I performs clerical duties in support of the judicial activities and operation of the Aurora Municipal Court PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepares, maintains and routes court files
  • Coordinates and provides information to various parties for case disposition including follow ups with defendants, witnesses and attorneys and jurors
  • Maintains communication between the court and other City departments
  • Swears in witnesses, escorts defendants, witnesses and jurors and takes charge of jurors assigned to courtroom
  • Maintains, executes and serves court documents
  • Maintains order in the courtroom, announces the Judge
  • Moves case files to other divisions to expedite court docket
  • Coordinates interpreters for defendants and witnesses as needed
  • Prepares courtroom for court docket
  • Requests information and assistance from the Marshal’s Division
  • Opens and closes court
  • Prepares court reporter log when court reporter is absent
  • Provides information on case dispositions by way of computer system
  • Enters court notes and dispositions in the court database
  • Conduct virtual meetings for assigned division and monitor audio and video recordings
  • Maintains and troubleshoots courtroom equipment as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & WORKING CONDITIONS An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED
Experience:
  • At least one (1) year of experience in data entry, clerical and customer service experience including experience in a law enforcement or judicial environment
Knowledge:
  • Court proceedings and terminology
  • Grammar and spelling including legal terminology
Skills:
  • Skill in using personal computers, specifically Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, and spreadsheet software applications
  • Skill using Teams, WebEx and other software used in virtual meeting programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Abilities:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Be assertive and maintain order and decorum in the court room
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Compose routine reports
  • Prepare forms and records accurately
Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • None
Essential Personnel:
  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying
  • Moderate to considerate walking and standing
  • Clear vision to reading and reviewing written material and documents
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, justice system personnel and citizens
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of audio/visual equipment used in courtroom, computer terminal and office equipment
Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable courtroom environment
Equipment Used:
  • Uses standard office equipment including personal computer
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • This position may require incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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