Court Clerk

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    13.83 per Hour
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for receiving and processing all Magistrate Court documents and providing general administrative and clerical support to the court.

Major Duties:

  • Prepare the court docket; sets hearing dates and mails court notices.
  • Update court files and record case dispositions.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and forms.
  • Extract electronic uniform traffic tickets from law enforcement database
  • Assist the public with locating and obtaining information and filing paperwork.
  • Enter data to the court’s database.
  • Establish and maintain court files; pull case files for court proceedings.
  • Assist judges as requested.
  • Assist bondsmen with bonds and releases; maintains copies of all releases and surety certifications.
  • Collect court fines and fees.
  • Answer the telephone and provide information regarding court operations.
  • Process incoming mail.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of court policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting Summary Court operations.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Skilled in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skilled in operating such office equipment as a computer, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and correcting computer problems.
  • Skilled in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.

Physical Demands:

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.


The work is typically performed in an office and courtroom setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.


Open Until Filled

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.