Job Title: Magistrate
Department: Municipal Court
Classification: Hourly (Grade 10: $14.45-$21.10)
Announcement No.: 21-05
Announcement Date: February 15, 2021
Closing Date: When Position is Filled
Nature of Work:
This is specialized, complex administrative work required to assist the Court Clerk/Magistrate in issuing and reporting of arrest warrants, complaints, and affidavits, granting of bail, and receiving pleas of guilty in minor misdemeanor cases and overall operations of the Municipal Court office.
Work is reviewed by the Court Clerk/Magistrate for conformity with legal procedures and points of law an after-the-fact basis. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Court Clerk/Magistrate.
1. Responsible for the handling of municipal court case files, assign case numbers, and all associated paperwork.
2.Takes the complaint’s sworn affidavit, issues the arrest warrant, records and files the warrant for municipal ordinance violation.
3. Accepts guilty pleas in minor misdemeanor cases where a schedule of fines has been prescribed and in-takes uniform traffic citations and accepts payment in pleas of guilty.
4. Grants and sets bail in minor misdemeanor prosecutions according to a
discretionary bail schedule, and also authorizes the release of defendants on their personal recognizance.
5. Responsible for accepting, receipting, and accounting of all monies which pass through the municipal court system and the Court Clerk/Magistrate’s office.
6. Assist in preparing court docket for all municipal court sessions.
7. Attends and assist in municipal court session as needed.
8. Performs related work as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
2. Skilled in oral and written communications.
3. Ability to operate computer and utilize applicable software.
4. Ability to learn and apply municipal court procedures and rules relevant to the area of assignment.
5. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship supervisor, co- workers, City Judge, City Attorney, general public, and those in contact in course of work.
6. Ability to attend training classes and professional meeting as required. Ability to be “on-call” for after hour hearings.
1. Graduation for an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
2. Valid Alabama driver’s license with driving record suitable for insurability.
Necessary Special Requirements:
State of Alabama certified magistrate as designated by the Alabama Office of Courts preferred or obtain certification within a designated period of time.
Applications may be obtained from the City of Guntersville Personnel Office at 341 Gunter Ave., Guntersville, AL or visit our website at www.guntersvilleal.org.
Completed applications for qualified applicants should be returned to Ms. Renea Bradley Rowan, Personnel Director.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.