Deputy clerks provide general support where needed to other clerks and/or judges in the county court system. They must be proficient in operating office equipment and computers including the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (or another amount specified by their employer) and use basic programs such as the Microsoft Office suite. Deputy clerks complete and report on the variety of tasks assigned to them by supervisors; as such, strong listening skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and complete them within deadline are required. Deputy clerks must possess good written and verbal communication skills, and they are expected to relay written and verbal messages to supervisors and the general public, as well as answer phones and respond to mail and email politely and effectively.
Applicants for deputy clerk positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age, and be able to pass a criminal background check. Residents of the county in which the position exists are preferred. Experience working in a courthouse, law office, or similar setting is generally beneficial but not required. Deputy clerks work primarily in an office setting or courtroom, and they must follow their office's policies and procedures at all times. Deputy clerks may need to perform some physical duties such as kneeling, climbing stairs, and lifting and moving up to 20 pounds.
Deputy Clerk Tasks
Prepare monthly Financial Reports.
Prepare audit worksheets.
Prepare State Financial Reports.
Make bond principal & interest payments.
Assist in preparation of the annual budget/amendments.