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Jury Clerk (Part-Time)

Trial Court Administration | Caldwell, ID | Part Time

Job Description

Compensation:  $20.00 hourly DOE

Hours:  19 hours per week (Tuesdays/Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 

Application Period Ends:  11/05/2021 3:30 p.m.

General Statement of Duties 

Performs duties to assist in providing qualified jurors for court proceedings; performs related work as required.


Classification Summary

This position assists in the process of summoning and providing qualified jurors for jury trials and court proceedings. Duties include keeping records of eligible citizens, issuing jury summons, and processing selected jurors. The work is performed under the supervision of the Jury Commissioner. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.  


Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may vary with specific positions):

  • Greets potential jurors, provides information, and directs them to proper court areas;
  • Answers telephones and in-person inquiries and provides information regarding jury service;
  • Documents persons responding to jury calls;
  • Records and balances daily and monthly jury reimbursement accounts;
  • Records and updates daily message regarding jury service;
  • Assists in maintaining and updating master list of citizens eligible for jury duty;
  • Assists in determining the number of potential jurors and bailiffs required for the next month of court trials;
  • Processes and mails summons for jury duty;
  • Processes return forms to determine address and other information corrections;
  • Follows up on forms not returned;
  • Determines, calls, and assigns the potential jurors needed for daily court proceedings;
  • Contacts jurors who don't respond to messages;
  • Prepares jury lists for Court;
  • Updates database of juror status and current information;
  • Operates standard office equipment, a personal computer, and job-related software;
  • Serves as bailiff, as needed;
  • Receives, logs in, and shelves books coming into law library;
  • Adheres to the Idaho Judicial Branch Code of Conduct for non-Judicial employees;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County and Court policies, procedures and safety practices.


Other Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performs duties of Jury Commissioner in that employee’s absence;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state, and local Court statutes, codes, and policies and procedures for maintaining a master list of eligible citizens and issuing calls for jury service;
  • Court and related legal procedures, processes, and terminology;
  • Customer service procedures, techniques, and objectives;
  • Operation of standard and specialized office equipment;
  • Operation of a personal computer and job-related software;
  • Preparation and maintenance of records, files, databases, logs, reports, documents, and correspondence;
  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting practices and procedures;
  • Current office practices and procedures.


Ability to:

  • Work cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality and quantity;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Maintain and prepare records, files, databases, correspondence, and documents;
  • Accurately estimate the number of potential jurors needed for Court proceedings and issue calls to fill the need with qualified citizens;
  • Operate standard office equipment, a personal computer, and program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, jurors, supervisory personnel, court personnel, local elected and appointed officials, and other County employees under occasionally
  • stressful conditions;
  • Perform basic bookkeeping and accounting functions;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Perform time management and scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set project priorities;
  • Work well under pressure;
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.


Acceptable Experience and Training 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and
  • One (1) year experience as a court clerk, jury clerk, or in a related field is preferred; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Special Qualifications 

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).


Essential Physical Abilities 

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, prepare, and organize documents and files;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and standard office equipment;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 25 pounds, sit and work at a keyboard for an extended period of time, and work in an office environment.


EOE Statement

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions related to recruitment and

selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.