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18 Nov 2022

Full-Time Judicial Assistant – Superior Court (Project position)

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

This is highly responsible, independent and varied clerical and technical work in support of a Superior Court Judicial Officer.  Employees in this class are responsible for performing clerical and technical work which requires independent judgment within policy guidelines and considerable knowledge of legal terminology, processes and procedures.  Work requires a high degree of reliability, accuracy, speed and ability to prioritize.





The Judicial Assistant is differentiated from the Court Assistant classification series in that it provides support specifically to an assigned Judicial Officer. A thorough knowledge of the court department’s goals, objectives, and operation is required, as is a detailed knowledge of the judge’s preferences, schedule and work style.  Judicial Assistants work under broad guidelines and must demonstrate considerable judgment and initiative.




  • Bachelor’s Degree or completion of paralegal course work at an accredited college or business school and three years [minimum] to six years [desirable] of progressively responsible office work experience within a court environment performing legal support activities; or
  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.


Knowledge of…. criminal, civil, domestic relations, dependency, juvenile offender, termination of parental rights, competency proceedings, sexually violent predator, civil commitments for incapacitated citizens, probate and guardianships proceedings; technical and confidential aspects of all areas of the law and essential county, state and court functions; Revised Codes of Washington, local and state court rules necessary to provide legal support in the Superior Court, state and local appeals process; legal terminology, forms, policies and procedures; general office practices and procedures; technical and specialized functions, policies and procedures of the work unit, including filing systems and data recording methods; procedures, documents and procedural law related to conduct of legal practice in county court systems; legal terminology and diction; standard formats for legal and business correspondence, court orders and jury instructions; business English, spelling, punctuation, diction and grammar; commonly used office machines and equipment, including various personal computer applications and software programs.


Ability to….communicate with the media as required; exercise tact and mature judgment in all personal contacts as a representative of the elected judicial officer; manage matters in confidential and sensitive manner; supervise staff and volunteers; compose legal correspondence and statistical information and prepare periodic reports; understand and render clear explanation of legal procedures and policies; understand and execute complex oral and written instructions; apply extensive guidelines to a variety of work situations; maintain or supervise the keeping of complex records; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors


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Salary Grade: M3.650 $23.36 – $29.80- per hour

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How to Apply

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.


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