Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Job Title:  MUNICIPAL COURT DIRECTOROne (1) position available
Announcement #:      2307     
Location:  Municipal Court Department / Municipal Court Division
Beginning Salary:      $65,557.44 with options DOQ
Closing Date:            Open until filled
Status:                    Full-time

Position Purpose

This position requires highly responsible supervisory and administrative work in the operations of the Municipal Court as prescribed in Title 11 of the Oklahoma State Statutes.  The Court Clerk/Director works closely with the Municipal Judge and City Prosecutor to adjudicate all violations of city ordinance, following specialized oral or written instruction within state statutes, city ordinances, established policies and standard operating procedures.  The Court Clerk/Director is delegated authority for independent action by the Municipal Judge and is required to make immediate decisions exercising judgment and discretion on all matters relevant to the Court, while maintaining a separate function of neutral judiciary in fact and appearance.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Serves as Director of the Court.  Responsible for training and supervising a unit of clerical and technical employees.  Serves as liaison with various law enforcement agencies and all parties involved with the municipal judicial system.  Monitors and assists in the filing and processing of all court documents to include the preservation thereof, while ensuring compliance with all laws, administrative and management policies and procedures. Responsible for the receipt, posting and balancing of all monies received by the Court and disbursement to the proper agencies as required by law.  Plans and prepares annual budget, controls all expense accounts and initiates payment by requisition.  Maintains the Municipal Court Trust Fund and a certificate of deposit account.   Coordinates scheduling of all appearance dockets, maintains files on court appointed attorneys and bail bondspersons, maintains various records pertaining to personnel, budget, purchasing supplies and travel expense.  Responsible for personnel evaluations, all employee leave and submission of bi weekly time sheets.   Knowledge of the Uniform Violations Act, Title 11, of the Oklahoma State Statutes  pertaining to Municipal Courts Not of Record, City Ordinances and policies.  Membership in the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association and attendance of all  conferences to attain Certified Court Clerk status.   Working knowledge of modern office procedures, computer programs and their application to  the Court. Ability to keep complex records, to assemble and organize data and prepare reports, plan,  assign and supervise the work of subordinate employees, ability to analyze facts, exercise  sound judgment and make decisions independently to resolve unique or difficult situations  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both in oral and written form

Requirement-Education & Experience

Some college credits, preferably associates degree in business administration or criminal justice, paralegal studies or closely related field and five years of progressively responsible  experience in same field.



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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.