Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk

State of Nebraska
Full time Full day
Omaha, NE


$1,500 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch!

The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Douglas County Court is taking applications for a full time Courtroom Clerk (Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk) position. This is responsible courtroom work related to capturing and maintaining a verbatim record of court proceedings in real time in a county, juvenile or district court and entering case information during and after the proceedings. A person in this position spends on average 70% of work time in the courtroom.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch adheres to Veterans Preference Laws.

Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Examples of Work

Duties include performing complex courtroom clerical duties, data entry, entering the Judge's decisions, findings, and other information into multiple screens in a fast, efficient, and accurate manner. Overseeing and assisting in the preparation of records and documents for court sessions; receiving, marking and recording exhibits; preparing and transporting exhibits for filing in the Clerk's office; acting as liaison for the judge with attorneys, court personnel and the public; setting matters for hearing; supervising signing in of witnesses, and transferring documents to the clerk.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or equivalent PLUS two years of court experience or experience in a professional office setting. Education above the high school level may be substituted for work experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED: Legal experience. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

OTHER: Successful completion of "on the job training" in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform clerical functions using various office equipment; to accurately type in real time while monitoring a proceeding; to organize and work under pressure and get along with a variety of people; to understand the need for, and assist in promoting a proper and respectful atmosphere in a court room setting. Knowledge of functions and maintenance of court recording equipment and working knowledge of JUSTICE and DOCKET.

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