Job Opening: Court Officer
Department: Court Administration
Posting Date: August 3, 2022
Closing Date: until filled
Starting Pay: $9.48 per hour
Scheduled Hours: Per Diem, Monday through Friday; overtime as needed; infrequent sequestration with jury
The Court Officer is accountable for proper preparation of the courtroom and bench, conduct and decorum of persons in court, security and responding to personal needs of jurors.
Under general supervision of Court Administration and the Judges’ Court Crier, the Court Officer will:
Prepare courtroom for hearing
Serve as messenger for and escort to Judge in order to maintain order in court
Oversee conduct of jury
Assist prospective jurors in preparation of selection questionnaire
Swear in jurors and monitors conduct to assure seclusion
Serve as messenger for personal needs of jurors and as guard to jurors in passage to, from and away from court
Ensure familiarity with the established routine and any necessary changes
Prepare courtroom, checks on lighting, ventilation, cleanliness, P.A. system and brings deficiencies to attention of proper persons for prompt correction
Prepare judge’s bench by placing case files, note paper, pen and/or pencil, drinking water, etc.
Encourage proper conduct in courtroom and monitor conduct of those present as requested
Request services of enforcement personnel to establish order and/or decorum in the court, as necessary
Prevents unauthorized communication between jurors and others
Guard entrance to jury room and relays messages between jury and judge during deliberation
Accompany jury when sequestered to assure absence of communication between jurors and others; respond to personal needs of jurors; monitor mealtime, recreation and sleep periods, etc.
Performs related duties as require
High school graduate preferred
Experience communicating with public
Ability to maintain order
Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within three months of starting employment.
To apply, please fill out our online application form.