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Warrent Officer Municipal Court

Company: city of liberal
Location: Liberal
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

MUNICIPAL COURT WARRANT OFFICER The fundamental reason this classification exists is to provide assistance to the Municipal Court Judge by processing, serving, and tracking warrants as ordered by the court. Work includes preparing courtrooms, assuring that all essential parties and materials are present, labeling and protecting evidence, informing defendants of procedures to be followed and escorting them to other Court employees as the Judge or case disposition indicates. Job duties follow established routines, but unusual cases require the application of judgment and discretion. The Municipal Court Warrant Officer reports directly to, and supervision is received from the Municipal Court Judge. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receives and reviews all documentation provided by the court for the issuance of an arrest warrant; Ensures all documentation has been properly authorized and entered into the computer system; Ensures the warrant information and documentation entered into, and produced by, the computer system is up-to-date and accurate; Oversees the computer production of a warrant, worksheet, defendant's letter and other supportive documentation; Attempts to verify a defendant's location through initial information provided by the Court and other law enforcement agencies prior to serving warrants; Serves warrants through in-person or telephone contact when defendant is located; Removes satisfied warrants from the computer system; Records court actions on various documents and inputs the information into a computer system; Transports defendants to and from courtroom and explains procedures; Checks all entries made and all warrants are properly processed and updated in the database; Answers questions of defendants and others; Prepares courtroom for scheduled hearings; Maintains order in the assigned courtroom; Refers defendants and others to proper person if unable to answer questions or resolve problems; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Municipal Court procedures. Legal and Court terminology. Knowledge of law enforcement and warrant enforcement. Knowledge of the laws of the State of Kansas pertaining to the serving of warrants. Skill in: The operation of a computerized data management system. Diffusing potentially dangerous situations. Explaining complex information relating to warrant enforcement to people of varying levels of sophistication. Ability to: Responsibly work with and manage a variety of confidential and classified information, maintaining confidentiality using discretion as required. Use tact, good judgment and communication skill to resolve situations that are verbally or or physically intimidating or aggressive. Type accurately and with sufficient speed to meet data entry requirements. Operate a computer terminal or other keyboard device to enter or retrieve information. Operate a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements (i.e., typewriter, or calculator). Manage a system based on information gathered from various sources. Manage competing requests for assistance Communicate orally, in a tactful and courteous manner, with defendants, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face one-to-one settings, using a telephone or in a group setting. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Work cooperatively with other City employees, defendants, and the public, often under stressful conditions. Work independently. Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting. Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others. Working Conditions: Office Environment; exposure to computer screens. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of computer keyboard. Business travel in the course of duty. Potential dangerous situations. Must demonstrate emotional stability. Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position. Must be able to physically and mentally react quickly in the event of disturbance or physical outbreak. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Work is stressful by the nature of contact with offenders, parties with an interest in the offender's situation, and continual work with criminal justice/Court-related issues. Must be able to meet with offenders in person and on the telephone, in various locations including correctional facilities, and may be assigned offenders with a significant potential for violence. Additional Requirements: Possession of K.L.E.T.C. certification. This position requires the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Work is based on 40 hours per week; schedules may be flexible, requiring work on weekends and evenings. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Pre-entry experience is essential. One year of experience working with offenders; work with other individuals/groups who have experienced difficulties is just as relevant. Experience in the Criminal Justice System is a definite plus. Ability to converse in Spanish given preference. Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent and be 21 years of age. Must pass pre-employment background investigation, drug testing, polygraph, and possess a valid Kansas Driver's License. Other Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $21 - $27 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: city of liberal, Amarillo , Warrent Officer Municipal Court, Other , Liberal, Texas

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