Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the Juvenile and Probate Court:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Deputy Clerk of the Court

The Wayne County Juvenile Court is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a deputy clerk of the court. This position serves at the pleasure of the Juvenile Judge.

Duties:  The deputy clerk maintains case files, receives pleadings and other documents, and assists the Judge and other clerks with all aspects of the business of the Court. The deputy clerk receives, disburses, and accurately accounts for public funds in the form of fines, court costs and fees. The deputy clerk communicates with the public, attorneys, court staff, law enforcement, social services, and other government agencies and litigants in person, by telephone and by written communication. The deputy clerk must have a positive attitude and helpful nature.

Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency. Paralegal degree or previous legal/clerk/secretarial experience given preference. Substantial computer skills are necessary in this role, especially an understanding of databases and spreadsheets. No licensure is required.

Physical and Sensory Requirements: With or without reasonable accommodation, the deputy clerk must be able to operate a computer, telephone, office machines, and must be able to move intermittently throughout the day.

Proficiencies: Applicant must be detail oriented, able to work in a fast paced environment, be a self-starter, and comfortable with multi-tasking and prioritization of tasks; must be capable of operating the court's computerized database and accurate document preparation. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook/Exchange environment required. Applicant must have exemplary customer service skills and a good attitude. Previous docketing experience, familiarity with juvenile and probate matters, and/or fluency in Spanish will be given priority.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail with cover letter on or before February 28, 2015, to the Wayne County Juvenile Court, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 along with a completed Wayne County Employment form, found at http://www.wayneohio.org/employment.php. No telephone inquiries, please. 


Date Posted: January 6, 2015



The Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court is seeking to fill an immediate opening for the position of Probation Officer.

Duties:  Duties include, but are not limited to: monitoring assigned probationers to ensure compliance with Court probation orders; conducting in-person visits with probationers; investigating complaints concerning violations; administering drug screens; maintaining open lines of communication with school personnel, law enforcement personnel, treatment providers and other community partners; maintaining accurate and detailed documentation of records associated with assigned cases; preparing and filing appropriate paperwork with the Court, including complaints, affidavits, victim impact statements and pre-dispositional reports; performing required duties as an officer of the Court, including serving warrants and making arrests; testifying at Court hearings; demonstrating regular and predictable attendance; and performing other related duties as required.

Proficiencies:  The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to successfully interact with individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  The candidate will possess knowledge of juvenile interview techniques, behavior modification techniques, and juvenile probation laws and/or regulations.  Additional requirements include the ability to multi-task; superb organizational skills; conflict resolution techniques; basic computer knowledge; and the ability to stay calm and professional in high stress and potentially dangerous situations.

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or a related field, or the equivalent of a degree in experience; professional level experience in related field of work; a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; and physically be able to perform all job-related responsibilities.

Applications:  Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail with cover letter and a completed Wayne County Employment application on or before February 9, 2015 to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn:  Probation Officer Position, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio, 44691.  The county employment application can be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment.php.  Resumes submitted by email or fax will not be accepted.  No telephone inquiries, please.


Date Posted: January 8, 2015


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