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Title:  Regional Superior Court Clerk

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  4981
Department:  Judiciary

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $45.11
How to Apply

Candidates shall submit a complete and up-to-date Judicial Branch Application and a resume to the following email address: jud.jobs@vermont.gov        

Format E-mail subject line as follows: your name 19055 (example: Smith 19055)

An electronic version of the Application can be found at: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/employment-opportunities/staff-openings


A full-time permanent opening exists for a Superior Court Clerk with Regional responsibility for the Southwest region. The Superior Court Clerk is responsible for directing and coordinating all administrative and operational functions of multiple assigned courts/units within a region.  This position operates within organizational policies and parameters, including the establishment of strategies and objectives to accomplish the goals identified by the Court Administrator’s Office and reports to the Chief of Trial Court Operations.

Location: Southwest Vermont (Addison, Rutland, Bennington Counties)

  • Assume a leadership role in change management efforts within region and organization to advance the Judiciary’s mission and continuously improve operations.
  • Partner with Court Administrator’s Office for Judiciary strategic planning and promote regional cooperation and support for strategic goals.
  • Plans, organizes and directs unit and division programs to provide court services in accordance with statutory and administrative policies and directives, rules and procedures for Vermont Trial Court operations, personnel policies, and terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Supervise the Court Operations Managers and appropriate others in the region.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with judicial officers, members of the bar, justice partners, representatives of the media, other state bodies and customers.
  • Identify budget needs and priorities. Ensure court operations and judicial administrative needs of each Unit in the region are identified, evaluated and communicated in the judiciary budget-planning process.
  • Manage each Unit’s budget, including but not limited to mastering statistical, financial, and management information and producing appropriate reports.
  • Serve on special judiciary teams and committees to accomplish judiciary-wide projects, as assigned.
  • Assist in determining the regions correct court facility needs, plans, office layout and space utilization.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

The above statements provide the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this classification.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Actual assigned duties may differ due to the varying needs of the Judiciary.


The annual equivalent for this position will be in the upper $80’s or higher depending upon experience.


*           12 days of vacation and sick leave are earned per year.

*           12 holidays are paid per year.

*           Group life and medical insurance are available.

*           Dental coverage is effective after six months.

*           Membership in the Vermont State Employees Retirement System

*           Long-term retirement investment plan available (457 Plans)

Minimum Requirements

•           Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and five years or more of experience in a public, private or non-profit organization in a high level position with direct responsibility for managing budgets, program operations, and subordinate staff.

•           Experience in a high-level position with direct responsibility for managing budgets, program operations, and subordinate staff and/or experience in court management may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree on a six months-per-semester basis.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Persons with disabilities who wish to apply and would like to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in any portion of the application or interview process should contact Human Resources directly.

Nearest Major Market: Vermont