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Jury Commissioner

Jury Commissioner Job Description

Job Title: Jury Commissioner
Job Code: R41210
Job Series: Jury Commissioner
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

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 guidelines, statutes, Chief Justice Directives or other applicable rules and regulations. 
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 full-time equivalent 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 jury selection process.  Provides input into the development of procedures for jury selection.
Some positions may supervise staff dedicated to the jury selection process.
Analyzes and determines the required number of jurors according to the court's needs and enters the jury call request.
Prepares summons for prospective jurors. Checks in, assembles and provides oral orientation to jurors.
Reassigns the number of jurors per courtroom as needed.
Manages recordkeeping and data entry for the process including: tracking jurors, payments made to jurors and other administrative duties.
Resolves concerns and complaints from jurors and the general public in writing, by phone or in person.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
Some positions may directly supervise employees.  Supervisory decisions are made in accordance with the Judicial Branch's policies and applicable laws.  Provides guidance, assistance or mentorship to less experienced coworkers, volunteers or interns in a unit.  Duties may include scheduling and assigning work, training in all facets of work, quality control and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others.  May conduct performance appraisals and provide input into and participate in discipline, dismissal and hiring processes.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, public or court administration. 
Graduation from high school or equivalent and four years of legal or court related experience.  
Strong public relations background preferred.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to perform repetitive motions, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk/move about.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  May handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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