Municipal Court Clerk

This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to the public, coordinates all court functions, assists the judge with court proceedings, processes court cases, and maintains Municipal Court records. The ideal candidate has at least two years’ experience in a courtroom environment. This candidate is positive, self-motivated, and detail oriented while dealing with the public, attorneys, and law enforcement by phone, email, fax, and at a window. GCIC Certification and experience with Courtware is preferred.

  • Processes citations for payment of fines, including entry of citations into case management system, retrieving and reporting of drivers’ or criminal histories, preparing documents for police department and court processing.
  • Maintains the court docket, including scheduling of court dates.
  • Obtains defendant’s plea, rescheduling and transferring cases, preparing necessary paperwork for diversion programs, documenting sentences as directed by the judge for probation or fine payment, and scheduling court dates for arraignments, motions and trials, and coordinating with officers’ schedules.
  • Prepares orders required for sentencing and release.
  • Reports disposition of citations to the Department of Driver Services and Georgia Crime Information Center.
  • Prepares courtroom for the judge, solicitor, court personnel, and the public prior to each court session.
  • Informs defendants, witnesses, and attorneys of court dates and provides routine information to the public.
  • Obtains certified prior convictions.
  • Monitors National and State crime information systems (GCIC/NCIC) and performs data inquiries on driver’s licenses, vehicle registration, criminal histories, and outstanding warrants related to Municipal Court Cases. Works in coordination with Police Terminal Agency Coordinator for GCIC information system, including training and security.
  • Processes motions filed by attorneys on cases.
  • Processes failure to appear cases and generates correspondence necessary to notify offender of case status.


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Class C Driver’s License and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Preferred GCIC certification or ability to obtain Security and Integrity Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures to include business arithmetic and English.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Willing to engage in professional development activities through participation in conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Ability to make relatively complex mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court staff, judges, attorneys, and city personnel.
  • Ability to adhere to the open records laws and the ability to maintain confidentiality in conducting Municipal Court business.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

This position is a salaried exempt position with a starting hourly rate of $14.00 based on experience.