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Court Operations Associate - Brown County (2 positions)

Minnesota Judicial Branch

Location: 14 South State Street, New Ulm, MN 56073
Type: Full-Time, Remote
Posted on: February 16, 2024
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Are you interested in learning more about the legal system and how you can serve your community at the same time. Take your career to the next level and join The Minnesota Judicial Branch. The Fifth Judicial District seeks two full-time customer focused, team orientated Court Operations Associate for Brown County Court Administration, New Ulm, MN. Court Operations Associates work in a fast paced, highly detail-orientated position, working individually and in teams using independent judgment along with available resources to perform a variety of advanced administrative assignments. This position serves the public, judges, and other court stakeholders and requires dedication to providing excellent customer service, strong attention to detail, and technical skills in processing cases in a high-performance work environment. The primary work location will be the Brown County Courthouse located at 14 South State Street, New Ulm, MN. The regular work hours will be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. They may have the option of a hybrid work environment after the initial training period, access to reliable internet connection is required. Example of Duties The following are examples of job duties that may be expected for these positions: Performs the full scope of varied court clerical work involved in case processing on Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) or related technology systems. Provides assistance courteously and effectively to attorneys, parties, self-represented litigants, judges, and the public by responding to a variety of questions in-person, over the phone, by mail, and/or electronically; provides forms, documents, and court procedure information; assists public in filling out various applications and forms and arranges for language interpretation as needed. Initiates case records using electronic means or paper documents; records required data regarding parties, documents, flags comments, events, and dispositions in case processing system and other relevant systems; reviews for completeness, adequacy, accuracy and compliance with rules/policies. Performs in-court updating including calling cases, taking minutes, processing documents filed and distributed in the courtroom, and recording required data regarding parties, documents, flags, comments, and events in electronic case management and other relevant systems in the courtroom and takes court minutes and/or may operate electronic recorder. Coordinates jury and processing activities by assisting with juror check-in, update jury case management system and assist with jury orientation. May participate in and coordinate the scheduling and calendaring of court proceedings; sends out notices; and contacts attorneys and parties concerning rescheduling. May perform financial activities within the office; receipting bail payments, making disposition entries and adjustments, preparing and making bank deposits; balances tills, and monitors accounts for delinquency; and Court Payment Center holding queues. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: (Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:) Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent Six months of recent experience in the legal field or a highly technical, customer focused, administrative position OR Equivalent education and experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Experience using electronic applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and the ability to learn job related software Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with attorneys, court staff, judicial officers and the general public;including the handling of sensitive and confidential matters. Experience in providing excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to de-escalate difficult customer interactions and process financial transactions accurately. Ability to prioritize and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures; to read and interpret legal documents of varying type and complexity; to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, team orientated with a positive attitude. Preferred Qualifications Associates or Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Business Administration or a related field. Experience working in the legal field or court setting. Extensive knowledge of current court policies, procedures, processes and terminology. Knowledge and experience with Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) and eFile and Serve (EFS). Supplemental Information We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Minnesota Judicial Branch employees consistently express pride in their public service and in the quality of programs and services provided to customers, as well as appreciation for the teamwork and collaboration that is promoted within the Minnesota Judicial Branch. TO APPLY Please apply for this position(s) #01017479 and 01063134 online by clicking the apply link near the top of this page. Please upload/attach a cover letter and resume to your online application. Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Labor Agreement. This position is being posted internally and externally simultaneously, in accordance with the AFSCME labor agreement. Current AFSCME represented employees must have served a minimum of six (6) months in their current position and be in good standing to be eligible to apply for a position vacancy. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for The Minnesota Judicial Branch comprehensive benefits package. To learn more, click HERE. All Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory results of a criminal background check. Please contact Human Resources at with questions regarding this position. It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting Human Resources, The Minnesota Judicial Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We value and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Salary: $41,405.04 - $69,760.08 a year
Employment Type: Full-time