Job Opening: Probate Clerk
Department: Register of Wills
Location: Government Center, Media, PA
Opening Date: May 11, 2021
Closing Date: until filled
Starting Pay: $12.45 per hour
Scheduled Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm; 35 hours per week
The Probate Clerk is responsible for the Probate of Wills and the issuance of Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration. The Probate Clerk is a sworn officer which the Probate Clerk to swear in the Executor or Administrator of the Estate.
Under the direction of the Register of Wills and Department Deputies, the Probate Clerk:
Issues letters which include evaluating validity of a will, verifying format and signatures, obtaining necessary witness Affidavits, and processing probate paperwork
Issues Letters of Administration which includes following the Commonwealth of PA laws of Intestacy for appointing an Administrator, preparing probate petitions, processing probate paperwork, and issuing shorts certificates and Letters of Administration
Assists in the preparation of Commissions to other counties/states for Executors or Administrators to be sworn in
Processes postal mail, email and telephone inquiries requesting information regarding the probate of estates
Assists the public and attorneys with completion of online probate application
Assists the deputies, staff, lawyers and public with issues/questions/problems related to Probate
Performs other duties as assigned
High school graduate or equivalent
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
Prior office or legal experience preferred
Excellent customer service
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 six months of starting employment.
Please email resume and/or application to County of Delaware Personnel Department at DelcoJobs@co.delaware.pa.us.