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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Judicial Specialist 2 (D1 145064 Buchanan Co) in Independence, Iowa

Judicial Specialist 2 (D1 145064 Buchanan Co)

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Judicial Specialist 2 (D1 145064 Buchanan Co)


$37,544.00 - $54,932.80 Annually


Independence - 50644 - Buchanan County, IA

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444 Judicial

Opening Date


Closing Date

4/12/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Beth Perkins-Scheidt -

To Apply

Please attach a cover letter and resume (PDF format) along with the completed online application. Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.

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Job Description

Have you ever considered the Iowa Judicial Branch as a career path? Now is the time! The First Judicial District has an immediate opening for a Judicial Specialist 2 to join our team in the Buchanan County Clerk of Court office in Independence, Iowa.

The starting salary for new State employees is expected to be at the base of the pay range. The starting pay for this position is $37,544.00 annually, $18.05 hourly. Adjustments may be made if the successful applicant has relevant legal experience.

Hours:Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM

To Apply: Candidates need to complete the NEOGOV application and attach a cover letter and resume. Final applicants are subjected to a criminal background check. The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

To be successful in this position you will need to have the following:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • The ability to adapt to situations with court personnel and the public

  • Passion for pursuing common goals in pursuit of public service

  • Critical thinking skills

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Detailed-oriented

  • Ability to assist Judges, Attorneys, and Pro Se Litigants

Under the direct supervision of the Clerk of Court and Trial Court Supervisor, candidates will have the desire to learn the complexities of our court case processing system using our statewide Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). This position may occasionally involve travel to other counties in the district.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • Collaborative, positive work environment

  • Talented and passionate team members that will help you grow and learn

  • Opportunities to make a widespread difference in the lives of Iowa communities

  • Excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance

  • 7 Paid Holidays/Vacation/ Sick Leave

  • Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement plan and 457/401(a) options

  • Employee discount program

This is a non-merit position. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited high school (or High School Equivalency) and two (2) years of successful completion of accredited post high school education in business, paralegal, computer, legal assistant or related program. Two (2) years of professional office experience in business, court or legal work or a related area with one (1) year of the experience involving customer service. At the discretion of the appointing authority additional years of experience may be substituted for the required post high school education.

Or, the successful completion of additional years of education (i.e., Bachelor’s Degree) may be substituted for years of experience on the basis that successful completion of thirty (30) semester hours or academic equivalent equals one year of experience. Education cannot be substituted for customer service experience.


Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability? Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely. Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question. Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the Iowa Judicial Branch.

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Iowa Judicial Branch Building

1111 E Court Ave

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319



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