Docket Clerk

Company: The Vermont Judiciary

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Job Description A permanent full time opening exists for a Docket Clerk B at the Addison Unit.  The person who fills this position will be stationed in Middlebury, Vermont.  Occasional travel to other courts within the State of Vermont may be required and a private means of transportation is necessary.  Travel will be reimbursed according to State policies. This is a Judicial Branch position equivalent to pay grade 15. (job code # 17017)


Summary of Duties


This position involves specialized clerical work and data entry work involving one or more docket areas within a court’s jurisdiction. Work involves the application of varied clerical procedures associated with the legal process and the exercise of independent judgment in solving work problems. Work is performed within the framework of established procedures.  Work is performed under the supervision of Court Management and may involve liaison with the public, presiding judges, attorneys, law enforcement and other professional persons or agencies. This position is responsible for all duties defined and other duties as assigned such as training other employees. The job entails the operation of various types of electronic equipment and new equipment may be introduced at any time.


Responsible for processing of the docketed cases, data entering pertinent information associated with each case. The employee in this position would share in the responsibilities of court recording for the various dockets. Establishes and/or maintains electronic and other court records, files, accounts, and statistics as required for each case. May have considerable contact by mail, e-mail, telephone or in-person with involved parties and their attorneys in order to move cases through various stages to completion. Provides information and assistance to all customers of the court via telephone, mail, Email or personal contact regarding court schedule, policies, and legal procedures. The incumbent must be able to respond to the public on the phone and in person in a consistently helpful, friendly, and professional manner while functioning in a fast-paced, high pressure and challenging environment. Accepts and records fines and fees including arranging to accept delayed or timed payment of fines. May record court proceedings and prepare related paperwork. May act as fiscal clerk maintaining office accounts.

Job Requirements Education:       High School graduation or equivalent.

Experience:     Two years of clerical, secretarial or data entry experience. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in a legal setting or mastery of office technology.


College training may be substituted for the work experience on a year‑for‑year basis.



*            Twelve days of vacation and sick leave are earned per year.

*            Twelve holidays are paid per year.

*            Group life and medical insurance are available.

*            Dental coverage is effective after six months.

*            Membership in the Vermont State Employees Retirement System

*            Long-term retirement investment plan available (457 Plans)



Applications must be detailed in all respects, particularly in such areas as school(s) attended, dates of attendance, degrees and courses of study, and work experience, with dates and major job duties performed.  Applicants will be rated on training and experience.

Starting salary is $14.75 per hour.  This position will be eligible for longevity increases in accordance with the State step pay plan and annual cost of living increases as enacted by the Vermont State Legislature.

Job Code # 17014


Submission of Applications: An electronic version of the application and a more detailed job description may be found at: Please go to the website for further instructions on how to apply.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Persons with disabilities who wish to apply and would like to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in any portion of the application or interview process should contact Human Resources directly