Description of Work
* This position is being re-posted. Previous applicants do not
need to re-apply.*
SALARY GRADE: Flat Rated
The North Carolina Court of Appeals seeks a qualified Clerk of
Court to oversee the management of the Clerk's Office and
supervision of the professional staff within the Clerk's Office.
The Clerk manages the receipt and processing of all cases filed in
the Court of Appeals and all non-judicial administrative support
activities for the Court. The Clerk serves as the liaison between
the Court, the legal community, and the public.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the
* Ensure the efficient processing of cases filed with the Court.
* Manage the processes involved in receiving and docketing
petitions, motions, briefs, records, and all other papers filed
with the Court. * Respond to public inquiries concerning Court
policies, procedures, and the N.C. Rules of Appellate Procedure. *
Ensure all staff members are trained in, and familiar with, Court
policies, procedures, and rules. * Oversee the operations of oral
argument sessions. * Compile and maintain case statistics and
reporting systems to ensure appropriate caseload and Court
performance assessments. * Provide support to the Chief Judge and
other judges of the Court regarding complex issues on pending
The Clerk of Court reports to the Chief Judge of the Court of
Appeals and supervises 8-10 employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge of: N.C. General Statutes; N.C. Supreme Court and
Court of Appeals case law; N.C. Rules of Appellate, Criminal, and
Civil Procedure; appellate court practices; human resources
policies and procedures; and budgets.
Skills in: staff management and supervision; interpersonal
relations; problem solving; resource and time management; staff
motivation; multitasking; attention to detail and organization;
information system technologies; and effective oral and written
Ability to: assign and monitor the work of staff; prepare and
present speeches, presentations, and training sessions; and
interact effectively with the public, judges, law clerks, executive
assistants, practitioners, and county clerks of court.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, an
active license in good standing to practice law in North Carolina
and ten (10) years of legal experience.
Management prefers applicants with: professional experience in
development and implementation of policies and procedures to
improve efficiency; experience in supervision of professional
staff; executive or managerial experience; and experience in an
appellate court environment.
Attach cover letter and rsum.
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