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Hillsborough County Government

Court Clerk I (#CTCLK1CLKG) CLKG
$13.66-$21.66 Hourly / $2,367.73-$3,754.40 Monthly / $28,412.80-$45,052.80 Yearly


Performs a variety of specialized clerical duties related to the processing and maintenance of legal and court records.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Two years of clerical experience one of which included the processing, examining, preparing or reviewing of any type of legal document.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


A passing score on a general clerical exam.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Some knowledge of general office policies, procedures and practices.
  • Some knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of English grammar and spelling, and arithmetic.
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and verifications of data.
  • Ability to operate word processing and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer terminal to quickly and accurately enter data.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Prepares, processes and maintains legal records, court files, minutes, calendars, and dockets.
  • Maintains docket records and diary of transactions.
  • Receives, verifies, and examines legal forms and court exhibits to ensure adherence to court procedures.
  • Accepts or rejects bonds based on specified criteria.
  • Issues receipts for materials and payments.
  • Processes and indexes a variety of reports and other materials according to established procedures.
  • Provides information concerning general court procedures to the general public and other departments and agencies.
  • Attends court proceedings and records minutes.
  • Records case dispositions, court orders and arrangements for payment of court fees.
  • Types letters, memoranda, and reports as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: CTCLK1CLKG; EST: 8/19/2013 2:43:00 PM; REV: 8/19/2013 2:43:00 PM;