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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Court Clerk (#SRCTCKCLKM) CLKM
$19.77-$31.39 Hourly / $3,426.80-$5,440.93 Monthly / $41,121.60-$65,291.20 Yearly


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


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Five years of clerical experience in processing, examining, preparing or reviewing of any type of legal document; including
One year as a supervisor. 

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


A passing score a on multiple-choice general clerical exam.
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  • 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures.
  • Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling, and arithmetic.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to train new employees.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • 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 some or all of the activities described below.

  • Plans, assigns and schedules the work of clerical personnel.
  • Supervises and monitors the maintenance of court records including receiving and filing court papers, evidence and forfeitures; establishing court and other legal records of court trials and judgments; preparation and processing of appeals files; and the calculation, receipt and processing of court fees.
  • Trains subordinates and counsels them concerning work related problems. Interprets department regulations, policies and procedures; implements new procedures and methods.
  • Maintains court calendars including the scheduling of court clerks for attendance at all sessions of the Circuit and County courts.
  • Compiles statistics and prepares monthly reports related to court proceedings; assists in the preparation of the department budget.
  • Serves as liaison between the department and other government offices.
  • 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: SRCTCKCLKM; EST: 8/19/2013 2:44:00 PM; REV: 8/19/2013 2:44:00 PM;