Human Resources

Court Attendant


The duties of this position involve responsibility for maintaining order and security in the Civil, Family and Criminal Courts.


Maintains order in the court room by monitoring behavior, advising people of appropriate   behavior and removing those who become disruptive;
Seats jurors in the jury box and assigns lawyers and spectators to appropriate seats;
During jury deliberations, insures their isolation by standing guard and restricting access to the jury room;
Delivers messages to the Judge from the jury and vice versa;
Accompanies jurors to and from meals to observe and prevent any improper behavior relative
to the trial at hand;
Acts as an official court messenger while court is in session;
Maintains simple court records such as attendance of jurors and mileage traveled to the Court.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:Good knowledge of court room procedures; ability to maintain order in a court room; ability to deal tactfully with the public; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to keep simple records; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education.

Competitive Class
Non-Competitive Class (part-time)