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Circuit Court of Jasper County, Missouri



601 SOUTH PEARL   302 S MAIN RM 303
JOPLIN, MO 64801-2589   CARTHAGE MO 64836
PHONE (417)-625-4310   PHONE (417)-358-0441
FAX (417) 782-7172   FAX (417) 358-0461


The Circuit Clerk of Jasper County announces resumes are now being accepted for the position of court clerk II. This is a full time state paid position. Person should submit their resumes before April 20th, 2018 by mailing or delivering a resume to the Circuit Clerk, 601 S. Pearl, Joplin, MO  64801, or by e-mailing resume to Melissa.holcomb@courts.mo.gov. No phone inquiries accepted.

This is advanced clerical work in a court within the Missouri state court system.

Work involves in the areas of criminal and traffic court and possible civil. Applicant should have good knowledge of legal terms.  This position requires court clerical work in filing, processing and disposing of criminal and traffic cases. This position could also be required to operate electronic sound recording equipment and could be asked to travel to both court locations, Joplin or Carthage, with the position being primarily in Carthage. Applicant should have good computer skills, good telephone skills, ability to work well with local attorneys, litigants, and other court staff.

This position requires the applicant to have graduated from high school and two years of general clerical experience. Education above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Applicant must have strong PC, typing interpersonal and clerical skill including working knowledge of Windows 7 and Lotus Notes and in addition be able to use other standard office equipment. Experience with JIS and OSCA Reports would be beneficial but not required. Applicants must have the ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with others.

This is a state full time position with a yearly salary of $27,180.00, plus benefits. This position is 40 hours per week Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The 29th Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer.



Circuit Court of Missouri

Twenty-Ninth Judicial Circuit



Position: Deputy Juvenile Office o State      þ County
Department: Juvenile Division  
Position Status: Regular, Full-Time Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $31,742 - 38,121  


Definition of Work:

This is an entry level position in the enforcement and administration of the Missouri juvenile justice system.  An employee in this position is vested with the statutory authority of a juvenile court officer to take charge of children who come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile or family court.  An employee in this position is expected to exercise supervision over juveniles under the court’s jurisdiction and to work with a high degree of independence.  Positions in this class are distinguished by the degree of independence and responsibility expected and the degree of complexity and full range of duties performed. This is a county paid position. 

Examples of Work Performed (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

  • Responds to on-call or daily referrals made by law enforcement agencies, schools or the Department of Social Services.
  • Arrests and detains juveniles who may be charged with criminal offenses; provides and explains legal rights to the alleged offender.
  • Places alleged and convicted delinquent juveniles in local, regional or contracted detention centers.
  • Prepares petitions, motions, social and court summaries and other reports for all juveniles on caseload.
  • Supervises juveniles placed on probation by establishing guidelines and completion requirements for probation agreements and community service.
  • Schedules pre-court staffing between Department of Social Services, juvenile office, interested parties, and attorneys; and notifies all persons involved.
  • Recommends and monitors probation plan including regular onsite visits to the juvenile’s school and home.
  • Conducts informal conferences with juvenile and parents to discuss rights of juvenile and alternative methods other than formal charges and court.
  • Conducts formal conferences with juvenile and parent to discuss formal charges brought against juvenile and to advise juvenile of rights.
  • Assists law enforcement agencies with investigation and questioning of all alleged juvenile offenders.
  • Assists the Department of Social Services in the investigation of severe physical or sexual abuse and neglect.
  • Maintains working relationship with local school officials to monitor educational progress of juvenile on probation.
  • Makes recommendations to the juvenile court based on evidence, client history and statutory requirements.
  • Works with prosecutors or contracted attorneys to adjudicate contested cases before the juvenile court.
  • Represents the juvenile court system at schools and community meetings and makes presentations as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  (This job description does not include specific physical requirements necessary to perform the job, such as carrying, standing, and lifting.  Such requirements vary from position to position and may be determined by the appointing authority.)

  • Considerable knowledge of Missouri statutes and laws regarding juvenile cases.
  • Considerable knowledge of juvenile courts and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers and software.
  • Ability to apprehend and detain alleged juvenile offenders including the use of necessary physical force.
  • Ability to prepare motions, petitions and other legal documents for each juvenile on caseload.
  • Ability to present cases and make recommendations to the juvenile court.
  • Ability to handle potentially hostile situations with a juvenile and family regarding a referral.
  • Ability to physically control juvenile acting out behavior.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and public.

Required Minimum Education and Experience 

  • Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or related field.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates shall submit a cover letter and resume to:

Steven D. Norman
Chief Juvenile Officer 601 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, Missouri 64801

Or by e-mail to: Steven.Norman@courts.mo.gov 


Closing Date:  April 9, 2018

The 29th Judicial Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the court will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities