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Deputy Clerk of Court II

Charleston County

Charleston County

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024


This position maintains courtroom evidence pursuant to South Carolina Statutes and Rules of Court.

HIRING SALARY: $43,950 (Estimated annualized compensation)


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include: ensure that courtroom evidence is maintained safely, and is properly secured while under the custody of the Clerk of Court and is disposed of properly and in a timely fashion; provide administrative support to judges within a courtroom during terms of court, including completing paperwork, administering oaths to witnesses, taking minutes of proceedings; manage jury panels to ensure that sufficient numbers of jurors are available to conduct jury trials; assist individual jurors with transportation, parking and employment issues; issue and sign jury payroll checks on a weekly basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires a high school diploma (or GED), supplemented with four (4) or more years’ experience in a courtroom setting or law office. Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position requires knowledge of South Carolina law; South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure; guidelines, rules and procedures of the South Carolina Supreme Court and South Carolina Court Administration; policies and procedures of the Charleston County Clerk of Court; knowledge of rules of civil procedures. This position requires the ability to follow oral and written policies, procedures and instructions; the ability to communicate effectively with others; the ability to speak before large audience; the ability to perform various duties with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; the ability to manage multiple tasks or events simultaneously; must be able to move boxes of evidence up to 50 lbs. daily. Excellent computer skills (Word and Excel) and interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a South Carolina license upon acceptance of the position is required. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES NEED APPLY.