Fort Bend County, Texas
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Unpaid/Volunteer Intern - District Clerk
at Fort Bend County, Texas
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This position provides professional as well as clerical support to the District Clerk’s Office in a temporary capacity. Assists full-time staff by providing technical and administrative support on projects. Accurately initiates, indexes, processes, maintains and records incoming court fillings and collection of court fees in accordance with the Texas Codes of Civil, Family and Criminal Procedures and the Texas Government Code. Processes court dispositions as defined and mandated by the law under strict timelines. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department. *** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER - UNPAID POSITION.
Examines, verifies and inputs data into various court computer systems to update information regarding pending, disposed, microfilmed, criminal, civil, and family cases, using detailed data entry codes. Researches and analyzes historical data. Verifies, processes and distributes documents to appropriate locations, print and provide case index, ensure files are complete and in proper order at all times. Uses various computer checkout systems and a warehouse inventory index to ensure exact location of files and reproduce or retrieve files upon request. Verifies, analyzes and indexes mass filings of attorney general documents. Answers incoming telephone calls and assists and responds to public, attorney or County inquiries or directs to appropriate person. Calculates and collects costs of court and monetary transactions associated with criminal cases according to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Researches monetary transactions and calculates percentages reimbursed by State agencies to determine fees owed in a civil law suit involving multiple case parties. Issues Bill of Cost to collect outstanding fees and to outline complex costs awarded per court judgment. Issues and tracks summons, subpoenas, citations, warrants, writs, restraining orders, protective orders, notices and other documents as prescribed by law and at the direction of the requesting party, and as ordered by the District Court and Court of Appeals and responds to questions from public regarding these documents. Prepares and scans documents with efficiency and attention to detail.
Supports and assists department staff as needed. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
High School Diploma/GED; Sixty (60) hours of college level coursework required; Applicants must be detail-oriented, conscientious, and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; Good computer and data entry skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite preferred. Good math and typing skills (minimum 40 WPM). Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication and comprehension skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other County employees, elected officials and co-workers. Self-starter skills. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; adapt and cope with fast-paced office. Ability to learn established office routines and policies from written instructions, inclusive of financial and mathematical tasks. Must be flexible with regard to work assignments and location. May make frequent court appearance. Must have no visible tattoos.
SALARY: Volunteer - This is an unpaid position
DURATION: Minimum of 12 Weeks
CLOSING: Upon filling positions
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs