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Court Clerk (350161)


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We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed-term appointment until 24 December 2021

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.

  • Co-ordinate the day to day activities of the court, including pre-court checking, preparation and organisation of files, documents, exhibits, correspondence, statistics and liaison with Court Security.
  • Ensure the proper and accurate recording and monitoring of court proceedings, including the monitoring and operation of technical equipment, together with the completion of all court records and associated correspondence.
  • Provide a comprehensive level of administrative support and assistance to the Magistrate including chambers filing and under direction from the Magistrate provide acts, statutory rules, sentencing materials and other resources as required.
  • Administer and maintain court files, the Magistrates Diary and ensure effective case management and procedural guidelines are maintained.
  • Liaise with Magistrates, court staff, members of the public, the legal profession and prosecution to ensure orderly and efficient court proceedings.
  • Discharge delegated responsibilities in respect of the business of any court.
  • Provide relief to other Court Clerks in periods of leave, sickness and high workload.
  • Support the training and development to new Court Clerks and assist in other areas of the court as directed by the Team Leader/Manager.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Team Leader/Manager.
Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks
• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements
  • Knowledge and expertise consistent with qualifications recognised at Certificate 3 and 4 of Business Administration or equivalent level.
  • Current drivers licence
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (350161) Court Clerk (June 2021).docx

Statement of Duties (350161) Court Clerk (June 2021).pdf

Information for Applicants (DOJ).doc

Information for Applicants (DOJ).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your cover letter, resume and selection criteria responses. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

For more information

Marissa Priest
District Registrar & Manager
Phone: (03) 6165 7133