Deputy Court Clerk - Combined Courts

901 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA Req #397
Monday, May 23, 2022

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Deputy Court Clerk

Hourly Pay Rate: $23.03 to $28.44

Closing Date: May 31, 2022 or sooner upon receipt of the first 50 application submissions

 This role is under the general direction of the division administrator. The Deputy Court Clerk will manage a courtroom and accurately maintain the court records pursuant to Wis. Stats. 59.40. This job will also assist and provide a wide range of legal and administrative support to all divisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Makes summary entries of all documents and proceedings, maintains courts calendars, requests jury, examines papers admitted for signature and for filing to ensure they are properly prepared. Receives, maintains and inventories exhibits.
  • Prepares and maintains court calendars, monitors time frame of cases in accordance with state statutes, arranges for attendance of required parties in court cases.  In addition will prepares and issue subpoenas, bench warrants, body attachments, orders and petitions
  • Responsible for notifying participants of court dates, appointing experts, providing information concerning court proceedings, rules, practices and procedures.  Will notarize documents and ensures court is aware of all pertinent information regarding documents filed
  • Assists in the training of other Deputy Court Clerks
  • Performs other duties as assigned and regular attendance is required.

Minimum Education & Years of Experience Required:


  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin
  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
  • Two years’ working experience as a professional clerical/administrative specialist.  
  • Associate, bachelor or higher degree and no experience will also qualify.
  • Able and willing to work the occasional weekend rotation for certain divisions.


  • Knowledge of court rules, procedures and practices, legal terminology and legal documents
  • Legal Experience
  • Bilingual


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with professionals and judiciary staff 
  • Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.
  • Contact that requires a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation of multiple departments or interests.
  • Maintain sensitive or confidential information.
  • Explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts.
  • Persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts.
  • Perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts.
  • Maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization.
  • Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.
  • Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics.

NOTE:  This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin at the time of application. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

Other details

  • Job Family 1 - Financial Administration/General Control
  • Job Function 6 Administrative Support
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.02
  • Max Hiring Rate $28.44
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