Position: Court Clerk - Full-Time
Start Date: May 1-15, 2021
Compensation: Starting $90,000, depending upon qualifications and experience
The Town of Rye seeks an experienced and dedicated individual to join the newly-expanded Justice Court serving the constituent communities for the Town including the Villages of rye Brook, Port Chester, the unincorporated area of the Village of Mamaroneck (aka Rye Neck) as well as Westchester County Airport. This is a full-time, exempt position in which the Court Clerks are responsible for working in a collegial manner with the Town's Justices and other staff to perform the clerical work of the court. The court is in session during regular business hours and some evenings. The clerks have responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of court records including legal documents, forms, and reports. Work involves public contact with attorneys and the general public.
Will coordinate with the office's other clerks to be available for off-hour arraignments, nights, and weekends. This position is subject to the Public Offices Law of New York State. New York State residency is required.
Effective May 14, 2021, the Village of Port Chester will dissolve the Village of Port Chester Police Justice Court. At that time, the Town of Rye Justice Court will expand to absorb the caseload of the Port Chester Court by adding two additional justices, three court clerks and support staff. The office handles a range of matters including: criminal, traffic, civil, and housing.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
This clerk will share supervisory responsibility over subordinate office personnel. The Court Clerks will perform related work as required for the smooth and efficient functioning of the office and justice court administrative team, including answering telephones, opening and locking doors and posting the court calendar in the lobby; The candidates for this position could also be called upon to handle court mail and correspondence; enter cases on the court docket, prepare and issues summonses, handle criminal information, prepare criminal folders, pull criminal case folders for calendar; send letters for vehicle & traffic pretrial conferences & trials; set up folders for traffic court; download e-tickets, e-payment processing, complete certificates of convictions and forward dispositions to the Motor Vehicle Bureau in Albany, State Police, Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and local police; collect fines, issue receipts, and maintain accounts of amounts collected; assist in the preparation of the monthly financial report and submission of same to the department of audit and control; prepare daily cashbook for review. Candidates are expected to use computer applications and other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent; 2 years college; 7 years with specialization in court matters similar to matters addressed by Rye Town Justice Court; 5 years’ experience dealing with the public; ability to handle public situations as they arise; calm demeanor, able to take direction
OFFICE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Working knowledge of mathematics, computer applications, records management; courteous interaction; Must be able to speak, read and write in English. Spanish fluency is a plus. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of office management; business arithmetic and office skills; ability to supervise and communicate well; knowledge of administrative practices.
The Town of Rye is an equal opportunity employer.
Submit Resume and Cover Letter by 9:00AM Monday, April 19, 2021 to: Debbie Reisner, Town Administrator, DReisner@TownofRyeNY.com