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Court Clerk

Accounts Clerks
Contract Full Time
19 days ago

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

Until 18 July 2022.

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 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 the Magistrate’s 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 the responsibilities of the Clerk of Petty Sessions in respect of the business of any court in which you are acting as clerk, by the issue of court documents as required.
  • Provide relief to other Court Clerks in periods of leave, sickness and high workload.
  • Provide training, guidance and initial supervision to new Court Clerks and assist in other areas of the court as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Act as Clerk to the Adjournment Court and provide general assistance to Bench Justices in the performance and discharge of their duties in Preliminary Proceedings, Adjournment Courts, Council Courts and Traffic Courts.

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents



How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV. We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.



Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4946.

For more information

Marissa Priest
District Registrar and Manager (Southern Region)
(03) 6165 7133

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $65,077
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $71,259
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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