Interim Clerk of Courts
Interim Clerk of Courts
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Job Closing Date:
Sunday, July 25, 2021 – 11:00pm
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Applications are now being accepted for a full-time INTERIM position of Clerk of Courts in Lincoln County. This interim position will run through December 2022. To be considered, applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application form.
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The Clerk of Circuit Courts are public officials elected to four-year terms in countywide races. This position is statutorily responsible for various record keeping functions of the courts. As custodians of the courts’ records, Clerks of Circuit Court play a significant role in Wisconsin’s judicial system. The Interim Clerk of Courts for Lincoln County will be appointed to complete the current term ending December 2022.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.
• Oversee office operations in Clerk of Circuit Courts, to include:
o Maintain court records of documents and proceedings on all court files.
o Retain records in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 72.
o Collect various fees, fines and forfeitures ordered by the court or specific statute.
o Establish and promote procedures for reasonable access to court records as well as maintain the confidentiality of records as set forth by statute or court order.
o Jury management.
o Court administration.
o Data collection, tracking and interpretation for reporting purposes.
o Budgeting and administering trial court resources.
• Train and supervise competent staff.
• Provide both verbal and written communication, utilizing problem solving and de-escalation techniques to address public concerns and/or complaints.
• Assist public, media and other judicial partners as needed.
• Implement, coordinate and communicate new policies and procedures as it relates to Wisconsin Statutes. This includes local/County policy/procedures and ordinances.
• Act as liaison between public and Circuit Court Judges.
This is a full-time, salary (exempt) position starting at $53,123.00. All fulltime employees are eligible for Lincoln County benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Wisconsin Retirement System.
Applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application Form. Application forms are available at the Lincoln County Service Center (upper level), 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill, Wisconsin and on the County’s website at www.co.lincoln.wi.us. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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