Employment Opportunities

Court Clerk - Full Time

The Village of Sleepy Hollow Justice Court is seeking an experienced individual who is fluent in English and Spanish for the full-time position of Court Clerk.  The Court Clerk will work under the direction of the Village Justice and will assist in all aspects of the Village Justice Court.  General duties of the position of Court Clerk include a wide variety of supervisory, administrative and clerical tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of court records including legal documents, forms and reports.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public (received by mail and in-person), including frequent contact with Spanish speakers, as well as legal and law enforcement agencies.
  • Supervision over the work of Assistant Court Clerk
  • Enters cases in court docket;
  • Prepares and maintains court calendar;
  • Computes interest and costs;
  • Prepares and issues summonses;
  • Collects fines and issues receipts and maintains accounts of amounts collected;
  • Independently composes letters, memoranda and reports regarding court procedures and problems;
  • Uses computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.

Qualifications - Candidates must have prior or current experience in a New York Justice Court. Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish and able to demonstrate the ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, understand legal documents, operate standard office equipment and computers (including specialized court software) and accurately maintain records. Candidates must also show attention to detail, an ability to work independently, a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills. The selected candidate must be approved by civil service. 

Please mail, e-mail or fax your cover letter and resume to:

Paula McCarthy-Tompkins, Village Clerk,
Village of Sleepy Hollow
28 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Fax: (914) 332-7074
pmccarthy@sleepyhollowny.org 

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Employment of competitive positions within the Village government
are regulated by New York State Civil Service Laws.
Those laws require that you take an exam and be placed on a Certification
of Eligibles list to be considered for employment within municipal government.

In Westchester County, Civil Service Laws are administered
and enforced by the Department of Human Resources.

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