The City of York is seeking two qualified candidates for the positions of part-time Municipal Judges for the City of York Municipal Court. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the S.C. BAR or have previous judicial experience including the required training and certification as mandated by the S.C. Supreme Court. Candidates will preside over traffic and criminal court and must be able to conduct bench trials, jury trials and bond hearings. Each Municipal Judge will be on- call, for warrants and bond hearings, for alternating one-week periods from Monday at 8am-Friday at 5pm. Both judges will be responsible for two monthly court sessions in addition to jury trials. The salary for each position is $18,500. York City Council appoints these positions.

Essential Job Functions
  • Conducts weekly bench court.
  • Conducts jury trials as scheduled.
  • Conducts bond hearings.
  • Determines judgments that are fair, impartial and just.
  • Signs criminal and search warrants for service.
  • Advises the public regarding Municipal Court procedures and codes of law. Attends annual continuing education seminars as required.
  • Receives and reviews commitments, warrants, bond hearing forms, NCIC reports, booking sheets, court schedules, Court Administration correspondence, traffic tickets, etc.
  • Prepares and/or processes court budget, judicial surveys, return to appeals, memos, correspondence, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the City Manager, subordinates, attorneys, defendants, victims, witnesses, jurors, law enforcement officers, code enforcement officials, jail personnel, City personnel, and the general public.
  • Operates a copier, calculator, paper shredder and telephone.
Essential Safety Functions

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

Additional Job Functions

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a high school diploma supplemented by successful completion of the Judicial Orientation Course conducted by S.C. Court Administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Preference may be given to those persons possessing a Juris Doctor degree.

Minimum Qualifications

Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a telephone and basic office equipment. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of five to ten pounds.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, codes of law, reports, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, records, warrants, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in mathematical, schedule, written or oral form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to use influence systems in staff management; to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instruction; to counsel and teach employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds using legal terminology.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree and to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume detailing experience and education including a summary of work history by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The City of York is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. Please submit required documents to Cindy Wyatt, Human Resources Director, PO Box 500, 10 N. Roosevelt St., York, SC 29745 or cwyatt@yorksc.gov.