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Judicial Assistant for Circuit Court Judge

Washington County, VA Circuit Court Judge's Office

The Washington County Circuit Court Judge’s Office is seeking qualified candidates the the position of full-time Judicial Assistant to serve at the pleasure of, and under the sole management and supervision of the presiding judge of the Washington County Circuit Court. The Judicial Assistant manages the judge’s court and professional calendars, coordinates and schedules motions, pre-trial hearings, trials, conferences and committee meetings, reviews case files for accuracy, format compliance and completeness before scheduling hearings, and is the judge’s liaison to assist and inform various people involved in court cases regarding court procedures and policy. Courteous, professional, and clear communication skills with careful attention to detail are required in both oral and written responses to local government officials, the news media, and the general public. Frequent contacts are made with judges, both locally and statewide and other various public and private offices.

Essential Duties:

  1. Maintains scheduling of all Circuit Court activity involving hearings, trials, conferences, etc., and prepares trial and hearing notices to distribute to involved parties.
  2. Liaison with all court personnel in the 28th Judicial Circuit; provide assistance to substitute and/or designated judges as needed; work closely with the Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
  3. Screens incoming correspondence directed to the Court and responds as necessary.
  4. Manages office equipment maintenance, purchase of office equipment and office supplies, as needed.
  5. Screens visitors and personnel requesting admission to the judge’s office; answer incoming phone calls to the judge’s office and responds to complaints.
  6. Performs work safely in accordance with safety policy and procedures applicable in the Washington County Courthouse.
  7. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit the duties of the position to the examples contained herein.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of trial court (including civil, criminal, domestic, probate and juvenile) rules and procedures.
  2. Ability to perform duties in an organized manner with minimal supervision.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and written.
  4. Ability to handle sensitive matters with integrity and confidentiality and communicate with diplomacy.
  5. Ability to operate data entry applications for case management.
  6. Must be proficient in the use of computer office software, network communications, and common office equipment.
  7. Minimum Associate’s Degree preferred.
  8. Minimum of four (4) years office experience in a related field preferred.
  9. Typing proficiency sufficient to prepare judicial opinions and correspondence.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter and application to Washington County Circuit Court Judge, 189 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA  24210 by 5:00 p.m. July 22, 2024.

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Washington County, VA is an equal opportunity employer.