Jury Commissioner Job Description
Job Series:  Jury Commissioner
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional
Job code: R41210
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 09/16/2008.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Administers and directs the jury selection program for a judicial district. Jury selection and other essential functions are performed in accordance with state statute and Judicial Branch procedures. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
Positions in this classification are distinguished from other classifications by the concentration on jury selection, jury summons, and other functions related to the jury selection program. No district will be allowed to have more than 1.0 FTE Jury Commissioner, except if a district has more than one county AND at least one of the counties is a Class A or B county. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Administers, coordinates, and directs a jury selection program including the development of procedures for jury selection.
 
Some positions may supervisor personnel dedicated to the jury selection process.
 
Analyzes and determines the required number of jurors according to the court's needs. 
 
Summons prospective jurors.
 
Assembles and checks in jurors. Provides oral orientation to jurors.   
 
Monitors courtrooms to ensure enough jurors are present. Reassigns the number of jurors per courtroom as needed.
 
Manages recordkeeping and data entry for the program including: tracking jurors; payments made to jurors; billing attorneys for juror expenses; and the creation of juror forms.
 
Resolves concerns and complaints from jurors and the general public via over the counter, in writing, or telephone conversations. 
 
Assists with analysis for proper jury security.
 
Attends meetings as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Some positions may directly supervise employees in the jury selection program. Supervisory decisions are made in accordance with the Judicial Branch's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in business, public or court administration from a four-year college or university. Strong public relations background helpful.
OR
Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years of office management, administration or jury commissioner work. Strong public relations background helpful.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

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