Judicial Assistant III - Denver County Courts

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Court Administration

Job Description

About Our Job
Effective September 30, 2021, all Denver County Court employees are required to conduct COVID testing twice weekly, unless they have attested to and verified with the Denver County Court Human Resources Department that they are fully vaccinated.

Candidates for future employment will not be required to be vaccinated at time of application, but will be required to comply with the above on the first date of employment.

Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without notice.


The mission of Denver County Court is to administer justice fairly, efficiently and effectively; provide excellent customer service, and foster a positive environment where employees enjoy their work. The City and County of Denver's third branch of government is comprised of 18 judges, 3 full-time magistrates, and 300 staff members. Case types include state, civil, small claims, traffic, criminal, and other general sessions cases within the City and County of Denver. The Denver County Court proudly serves the community and continually seeks ways to incorporate procedural fairness and evidence-based practices.

The Division

The General Sessions and Criminal Division is a fast-paced environment serving many customers with complex legal matters. We are committed to helping people, creating and maintaining an accurate court record, and providing support services to the Judicial Officers. Our employees value customer service, knowledge, engagement, and teamwork. The leadership team works collaboratively to support the mission of the Court and its employees.

The Judicial Assistant rovers have the opportunity to experience the entire General Sessions/Criminal Division, by training and working in every courtroom. They work with every judge, and process case records at all charge levels, from municipal to felony, and at all stages, from arraignment to trial. As they gain knowledge and experience, they can also become valuable trainers in our Court.

The Job

As a Judicial Assistant III you can expect to:
  • Provide excellent and unbiased customer service in a high-volume division to all who visit the court
  • Support procedural fairness
  • Maintain detailed and confidential records, manage all courtroom activities and functions, and act as liaison between defendants, court personnel and the judicial officer
  • Enter your Judge's orders and findings in the case record in real time during Court, keeping pace with the proceedings as each case is called.
  • Become a process and operations expert, and find proactive solutions when available
  • Train peers
  • Occasionally adjust work hours as needed for trials, hearings, or heavy dockets

About You

The ideal candidate will have integrity and a strong commitment to public service. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Kindness, compassion, and a high regard for people
  • Self-motivated to continually expand your knowledge of Court processes and concepts, and interested in sharing what you have learned
  • Demonstrate flexibility towards daily assigned duties
  • Enjoy working with a diverse team of colleagues and Judicial Officers
  • Experience with customer de-escalation and conflict management
  • Experience with peer-training
  • Apply a critical eye to procedure improvement
  • Comfortable learning new software and understanding complex processes
  • Paralegal experience and/ or court specific knowledge
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: Three (3) years of clerical experience, of which two (2) years of experience must have been in court, law enforcement or legal setting.
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements with the exception of the two years of experience in court, law enforcement or legal setting
  • License and Certifications: Must be able to pass an initial pre-security clearance screening and maintain CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) certification as a condition of employment. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

This position requires an online assessment or test. Once you complete your application, if you meet the qualification for the position you will receive an email from AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org with a link to the assessment or test. We recommend that you add AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org to your safe sender list. If you do not receive the email within 30 minutes of applying, please contact AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CC2317 Judicial Assistant III
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$23.91 - $35.86

Starting Pay

Denver County Court

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Job Address

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