TRAVIS COUNTY Court Clerk I in AUSTIN, Texas

Under moderate supervision, performs a variety of legal clerical duties in response to actions of the courts. Uses independent judgment interpreting and applying procedures and precedents to specific misdemeanor cases. Coordinates and carries out duties involved in assigned causes of action. Performs detailed and complex legal procedures associated with the receipt, review, and filing of court documents. Reviews and analyzes legal documents, indexes documents by applying appropriate category codes and scans documents into electronic imaging systems. Prepares and issues a variety of legal documents. Assesses fees and performs cashier duties. Assists the public and acts as a liaison between the department, courts, other agencies and the public. May function as a Court Clerk II alternate in supporting the court. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Assists and answers questions from the public received in person, by phone or by email regarding the status, disposition, pending actions or other aspects of court cases. Directs customers to the appropriate court clerk. Processes incoming faxes and faxes document confirmation returns. Sorts, logs and distributes incoming mail and legal documents. May date-stamp incoming documents. Performs filing duties. Makes copies when appropriate. May schedule wedding appointments. May provide notary services to public. Serves as liaison or primary point of contact with defendants, plaintiffs, families, judges, court personnel, Constable's Officers, attorneys, County and District Attorney's Office, law enforcement agencies, interested parties, and the general public regarding status, disposition, pending actions of individual cases and parties' actions. Assists public and departments on office policy and procedures. Responds to legal and administrative inquiries. Takes initial steps to resolve citizen complaints and ensures department policies and procedures are met. Provides technical advice and assistance regarding legal documents of all types. May assess fees and fines, receive payments, and perform as cashier for the office on a daily basis. Accepts monies in the form of cash, money orders and cashier checks and issues signed receipts. Receives payment from public for fees and lower court appeal bonds. Conducts cash transactions as payments for warrants including entering credit card transactions and mail payments. Prepares bank deposits. Makes daily and monthly reports to reconcile receipts. Receives and processes petitions, indictments, tickets, affidavits, complaints, applications or information instituting a cause of action and makes appropriate notations in computer system including data element codes. Notifies appropriate authorities of filing when required by law. Conducts review of legal documents submitted, including those submitted electronically. Determines the legal and factual issues presented and dockets the filing into the case tracking system with the appropriate code structure. May process emergency protection orders, peace bond applications, school cases, property hearings, animal cruelty seizures, unlawful towing of vehicles and writs of re-entry. May research and verify petitions and orders for expungement. Maintains a tracking system for processing acquittal expungement orders. Routes assigned causes of action to court, as required. May determine nature of suit and assess fees and fines. Reviews documents submitted in assigned cause of action and determines case impact. Makes appropriate notation on case docket, and on computer system. Initiates new cases and updates the status of existing cases in the automated case management system. Determines the category and description of each document or transaction by reviewing event logs and case dockets. Organizes, bar codes, and scans documents into the document imaging system. Indexes each document by entering the appropriate category codes and descriptions so that documents can be retrieved quickly using a variety of da