Under direction, attends the judge of the court to which
assigned; makes proclamations and announcements; maintains order
and security in the court room; swears in witnesses and jurors;
serves papers issued from the court; in accord with state statute
may assist in the apprehension, arrest, and conviction of
offenders against the law; does other related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Makes court proclamations and announcements as directed by the
judge such as calling the court to order, calling trial lists,
announcing postponements, and adjourning court.
Prepares court room as to temperature and ventilation and sees
that counsel, court clerk, court reporter, and other necessary
personnel are present before the judge leaves chambers.
Attends the judge both on the bench and in chambers, answering
telephone, obtaining law books, and procuring documents and
Supplies information personally or by telephone to attorneys,
prosecutor, sheriff, and other county officials as to trial,
motion, military and dismissal lists, adjournments, current
status, or disposition of cases.
Administers oaths to jurors, witnesses, court officers, or
Makes arrangements for the requesting of juries such as making
arrangements for their housing, food, and general welfare during
Directs litigants and lawyers to the proper court rooms.
Assists the public in locating lawyers and witnesses and brings
proper parties together.
Executes bench warrants when issued by the court in the failure
of a witness who has been subpoenaed to appear in court and who
has failed to obey said subpoena.
Keeps necessary records.
If necessary guards prisoners in a court room, and when necessary
subdues, restrains, and physically removes unruly individuals
from a court room.
As assigned and in accord with state statute may assist in the
apprehension, arrest, and conviction of offenders against the
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of court practices and procedures and of the techniques
which would be useful in maintaining order and security in the
court room after a period of training.
Knowledge of methods and procedures used in apprehension,
arrest, and conviction of offenders against the law after a period
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to learn quickly from observation, oral and written
explanations, and from demonstrations.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
controversial matters arise.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates and the public.
Ability to preserve the dignity and order of the court.
Ability to empanel juries.
Ability to serve warrants and processes when necessary.
Ability to apprehend and arrest violators against the law.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.