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Careers in the Courts


The court system offers a wide variety of positions which require different skills and abilities. We are looking for employees with enthusiasm and professionalism, who are committed to providing quality service to the public.

Most job titles are grouped into a "job series." Within a job series, you can move up from an entry-level position to a higher-level position through examinations and other promotional opportunities. You can also move into a different job series if you meet certain minimum qualifications. Among the different job series are the following:

  • Court Analyst
    Court Analysts may be assigned to work with special project teams or initiatives and perform confidential analysis, research, planning, assemble comprehensive reports and other related duties in one or more of the following areas: budget development and court finance; personnel and human resources administration; resource allocation; and court system management and administration.
  • Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys work independently researching and analyzing complex legal issues and questions arising in court cases.
  • Court Clerk
    Court clerks may be assigned to work in courtrooms or back-office support units where they perform a variety of tasks, including calling the calendar, preparing written correspondence and examining court documents to ensure accuracy.
  • Court Interpreter
    Court Interpreters provide verbatim interpreting between English and another language in the courtroom and other settings. They also translate written documents.
  • Court Officer
    Court Officers are highly trained law enforcement professionals responsible for the security and protection of judges, court employees and the public in courthouses and court facilities throughout the state.
  • Court Reporter
    Court Reporters are responsible for the verbatim recording and transcribing of testimony in the courts.
  • Law Librarian
    Law Librarians provide a variety of professional library services including maintaining and evaluating library systems and performing legal research.
  • Office Clerical
    Office clericals perform a variety of clerical and administrative support tasks, including checking, sorting and filing court papers, carrying out keyboarding functions and other general office work.
  • Problem Solving Court Specialist
    Problem Solving Court Specialists establish and maintain relationships with community service providers, act as courtroom representatives for problem solving parts, develop treatment plans, determine intervention services, counsel participants, prepare written reports/recommendations, and maintain case files.  They require knowledge of social work techniques and procedures.
  • Technology
    Technology staff perform a wide variety of tasks including applications programming, systems analysis, user training, and computer maintenance.

It is the policy of the UCS to ensure equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex (including freedom from sexual harassment), sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or, in certain circumstances, prior criminal record.