Court Services Clerk I

SUPERIOR COURT OF KINGS   Hanford, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on August 31, 2021


Starting Salary: $36,316


The Superior Court of California, County of Kings, has an opening for the position Court Services Clerk I. The position will be assigned to the Criminal/Traffic Division.

About the Position:
This position issues legal documents for criminal and traffic cases; enters, processes and dockets judgments; enters legal documents into Register of Action for court proceedings; reviews legal documents to determine acceptance or rejection; researches and provides information by telephone, in person and in writing; opens appropriate court case files; types a variety of legal documents and notices; certifies legal documents as necessary; accepts and receives fines, fees, payments and cash bail; processes traffic tickets; enters data and statistics on computer; prepares calendar to process cases through court; prepares preliminary information for court minutes; routes legal documents and copies to appropriate agencies, individuals and County departments; pulls files for courtroom use; checks and balances traffic transaction log; closes cases and files including reporting convictions as appropriate; orders and processes jury lists; photocopies and files documents and correspondence; prepares bank deposits; maintains accounts receivable and/or trust accounts; may process appeals to permit higher court review; may perform courtroom duties including case docketing; receives cash or bail bonds; receives, opens and distributes mail; receives and file stamps legal and other documents to initiate case processing; orders and maintains supplies; purges and destroys outdated records; files counter arraignments; may assist in training new staff; may perform courtroom duties as a secondary assignment, and perform all other as assigned duties relevant.


Education and Experience:
Possession of High School Diploma or GED; and one year of general clerical experience. Two years of college work or 60 semester units in legal office procedures and terminology may be substituted for the required experience. Ability to type 35 wpm (Applicant must submit a copy of a typing certificate from a recognized agency obtained within the last two years at the time of application.) Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish). Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities as determined by the Court Executive Officer.


Must possess a valid California Class ‘C” driver’s license. Ability to qualify for a security clearance through fingerprinting, traffic and criminal record background investigation, random drug testing and regular TB testing. Ability to sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity; eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copier and fax machine. Travel may be required outside of Kings County for outlying court work site visits, attend meetings, conferences, and trainings.

The Court offers a benefit package to its regular full-time employees (pro-rated if not hired at the beginning of the plan year) which include 13 Court approved holidays; accrued sick/vacation (accrual based on hours worked, minimum 2 weeks/year); a Flexible Benefit Plan to purchase a variety of health insurance plans and related benefits such as Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Administrative Leave, Medical Reimbursement, Dependent Care Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Cancer Policy, and Short-term/Long-term Disability. A Retirement Plan is provided [2% at age 62] through California Public Employees Retirement System [P.E.R.S.]. A Classic P.E.R.S. Member Retirement Plan is offered [2% at age 55] only if the employee does not have a six-month break in service as a previous CalPERS member or retirement plan member that is reciprocal with P.E.R.S. An Employee Assistance Program is also provided.



Open Until Filled


1640 Kings County Drive
Hanford , CA