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Court, Municipal, & License Clerks

Also called: City Clerk, Court Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, License Clerk

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What they do:
Perform clerical duties for courts of law, municipalities, or governmental licensing agencies and bureaus. May prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges and court; prepare draft agendas or bylaws for town or city council; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; issue licenses or permits; and record data, administer tests, or collect fees.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.
  • Record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials or staff members.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$40,930
$27,240
$62,970

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