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Clerk of the Court of Appeals

Clerk of the Court of Appeals Job Description

Job Title: Clerk of the Court of Appeals
Job Code: R46010
Job Series: Clerk of the Court of Appeals
FLSA Status: Excluded
OCC Group: Executive (EXC)

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

General Statement Of Duties:
Directs and provides for the administration of all aspects of the Court of Appeals.
Distinguishing Factors:
This Clerk of the Court of Appeals is distinguished from other classifications by providing administration for the Colorado Court of Appeals. Supervision is received from the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. The Clerk of the Court of Appeals serves in a classified, non-certified position that is considered at-will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Supervises and directs court employees including: Clerk of Court staff, Administrative Assistant, and other administrative staff for the Court of Appeals.
Provides case flow management in conjunction with the Clerk's office, ensuring proper docket management.
Develops and implements new policies in conjunction with Court of Appeals judges and Court of Appeals staff. Implements policy changes from the State Court Administrator's Office and Chief Justice Directives.
Responsible for recruitment, selection and termination of Court of Appeals employees. 
Establishes expectations and provides employee performance feedback on an on-going and annual basis. Assists subordinates in establishing goals. Evaluates subordinates' goal achievement through conferences or informal meetings. Makes decisions regarding subordinate's employment probationary/trial period.
Provides orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to existing subordinates. Makes provisions for subordinates to attend outside training. May provide cross-training and interdepartmental training.
Assigns duties and responsibilities to staff; develops and establishes procedures for operating and maintaining required administrative systems.
Develops and manages the budget, purchasing and accounting functions. Authorizes expenditures.
Participates in the design, acquisition, and implementation of automation for Court of Appeals processes and proceedings. 
Provides for facility maintenance and space needs, ensuring that staff have adequate equipment and safe working environment.
Coordinates the activities of the Court of Appeals and maintains productive relationships with judges, State Court Administrator's Office personnel, other courts, the bar association, law enforcement agencies, general public, and correction institutions.  
Apprises the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals on all administrative matters.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall direction and supervision of a judicial district.
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree in business, public or court administration from an accredited four-year college or university and five years of professional administrative experience, of which two years must have been in court administration. As a condition of continued employment, the employee must be able to complete mandatory supervisory training provided by the Colorado Judicial Branch.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
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.
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