DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
In the Office of the Wayne County Clerk and under direct supervision of the County Clerk, Court Clerks, as sworn deputy clerks, are responsible to uphold and perform the County Clerk’s statutory duty to attend the sessions of the Court and to maintain the care and custody of all records pertaining to the Clerk of the Court. Court Clerks maintain communication and interaction with judges, court personnel, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and litigants; perform public contact and clerical work relative to the various proceedings coming under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in the divisions of Juvenile, Criminal and Civil and provide general and specific information concerning court cases and proceedings. Court Clerks assist in carrying out the court functions incidental to the hearings of cases, perform docket management, preparation and maintenance of court files and records; and perform data entry of the Court’s rulings into the Court’s Management System in a timely manner consistent with the orders of the court and in compliance with applicable court rules and statutes; perform swearing in of witnesses, and assist with the jury impaneling process and the giving of general and specific information concerning court cases and court proceedings to attorneys and litigants.
At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
A High School Diploma or equivalent; AND
Five (5) years of full-time paid clerical experience performing the following duties: data entry, processing and reviewing documents, handling public contact inquiries and maintaining files; OR
Two (2) years of full –time paid clerical experience in a Prosecutor’s Office, Corporation Counsel’s Office, Clerk’s Office, or Court System. Experience may include data entry, typing and preparing summons, pleadings, complaints, or motions and filing and assembling legal documents; OR
Two (2) years of full -time paid clerical experience in a law firm or legal environment. Experience may include data entry, typing and preparing summons, pleadings, complaints, or motions and filing and assembling legal documents.
Equivalent part-time experience in a law firm will be assessed and credited at the discretion of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.
NOTE: A Bachelor’s Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experienced listed above. Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability. All educational documents must be submitted with the original application. Failure to do so will result in a rejection of the application.
Employees will be fingerprinted and must pass a national criminal background check before being placed in this position and periodically thereafter.
Located along the Detroit River, Wayne County is the 13th most populous county in the United States. At its center is the automotive capital of the world - Detroit, one of our 43 unique communities that provide a high quality of life for more than 1.8 million residents.
Led by Executive Warren C. Evans, Wayne County's government is committed to providing fiscally-sound good government to our residents and taxpayers. Since taking office in 2015, Evans has streamlined operations, cut costs, and improved service delivery while delivering consecutive budget surpluses.
In addition to Executive Evans, Wayne County's elected governmental leadership includes Clerk Cathy M. Garrett, Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Treasurer Eric Sabree, Register of Deeds Bernard J. Youngblood, Sheriff Benny Napoleon, and a County Commission chaired by Gary Woronchak.
Wayne County is rich in history, culture, arts, and world-class amenities. Wayne County is home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Henry Ford, and dozens of theaters, art galleries and concert halls. We are also home to major universities including Wayne State, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the University of Detroit. We have several award-winning secondary and primary schools, as well as numerous community colleges and vocational schools.
We take pride in being one of the most diverse counties in the United States; a place where different cultures come together in harmony for the betterment of all.