Salt Lake County Judicial Assistant in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


Performs a variety of routine to complex clerical and administrative duties to maintain orders, records, reports, accounts, or files related to the Justice Courts.


Three (3) years of clerical support experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Due to the nature of this position, employees are subject to a criminal background investigation.


  • Performs functions of a cashier by accepting, posting, processing and verifying payments, credits and other financial transactions.
  • Maintains comprehensive index files, forms, reports and/or records.
  • Operates computer terminal to input and receive information related to statistics, records, reports, accounts and services.
  • Greets the public over the counter and on phones; responds to questions related to judicial services and functions (cases, bail, warrants, payments and appointments).
  • Maintains official court dockets and associated papers; posts official entries reflecting pertinent facts, financial records and judgments related to disposition of each court case; maintains a suspense file on all pending court cases including financial matters related thereto.
  • Schedules arraignments, pre-trial and other pre and post judgment hearings, as well as jury and non-jury trials; prepares and maintains the court calendars of these events keeping the Judge advised on all court schedules and delinquent cases.
  • Tracks community service ordered by the judge.
  • Opens, reviews, and distributes mail for the court.
  • Maintains liaison and communications with agencies associated with criminal justice system such as law enforcement agencies, bail bondsmen, prosecutors, public defenders, probation providers, justice courts and various County government offices.
  • Prepares, assembles and checks materials for each court session; establishes and routes case files; prepares and routes notices according to required procedures.
  • Arranges prisoner transportation to and from court.
  • Performs follow-up work subsequent to court sessions; issues judicial orders; posts information generated during court sessions to case files; prepares and routes certified copies.
  • Issues stay dates, recalls bench warrants and commitment orders; processes expungements; issues and enters information, pleadings, motions, summons, subpoenas, minute findings, judgments and orders made by the courts.
  • Monitors all files put on Court; probation, plea in abeyances and payments for compliance and non-compliance; closes cases per standing orders and judicial orders.
  • Assists the public with civil small claims; questions, filings and payments.
  • Performs criminal background checks and driver's license checks as appropriate.

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Salt Lake County