Court Case Manager 1 (Multiple Vacancies)

State Of Alaska Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 2 months ago

The Fairbanks Trial Court of the Alaska Court System is looking for highly dependable individuals to become Court Case Managers 1 (salary range 10).

  • Employees transferring from another State of Alaska agency or applicants with prior legal work experience or education in the legal field may receive consideration for advance step placement.

This posting is open continuous until the positions are filled.

These exciting positions are located in the Civil, Probate & Protective Proceedings, and Criminal Divisions. Each division plays an important role in helping to fulfill the mission of the Alaska Court System. Read below about each position, the benefits that you will receive, and picture yourself becoming a part of The Alaska Court System!

Civil Division

These positions provide exemplary customer service to court patrons, assist self-represented litigants, attorneys, and other agencies at the public service counter and by phone, and provide information on court cases, forms, procedures, and records without giving legal advice. You will be responsible for the management of assigned cases from initial opening through final closing. Duties will include reviewing new cases and pleadings for filing and compliance with court rules while recognizing and handling documents requiring priority action, docketing entries in CourtView, and filing confidential material within court guidelines. Additionally, you will distribute signed orders and judgments, determine appropriate action for civil, small claims, and appeals documents filed with the court, schedule small claims hearings and judgment debtor exams, ensure proper paperwork involving divorces, dissolutions, and name changes are distributed correctly, prepare monthly vital statistics reports, process marriage licenses and manage an individual cash drawer to accept payments for filing fees, bail, court imposed fines, surcharges, restitution, and judgments.

Criminal Division

These positions perform management of criminal and minor offense cases and provide customer service at the public service window and by phone. Responsibilities include opening new felony, misdemeanor, and minor offense cases in CourtView, examining filings for compliance, processing judgments, and closing cases on misdemeanor judgments, felony judgments, orders to modify or revoke probation, dismissals and bail terminations. Other duties will include managing the jail list, expediting processing of signed bench warrants, and processing affidavits for failure to report to jail and cash bonds for defendants who have posted bail. These positions will review community work service, electronic monitoring receipts, and ignition interlock receipts for compliance with court judgments and manage an individual cash drawer to accept payments for bail, court imposed fines, surcharges, restitution and judgments.All duties will be performed on a rotational basis within the division.

Probate Division

These positions are responsible for the management of probate, child in need of aid, juvenile delinquency and domestic violence/stalking cases from initial opening through final closing. In this role you will review submitted petitions for rule compliance, review and determine appropriate action for incoming case pleadings, recognize and handle documents requiring priority action, including expedited motions, attorney requests for hearing, and orders to show cause. These positions assist customers in extreme distress, incapacitation, or cultural diversity, requiring superior listening and communication skills to elicit information from customers. You will also file confidential material within court guidelines,process and distribute orders and notices, docket orders, schedule events, update parties, and track files for follow-up on mandatory and ordered events in CourtView. These positions assist self-represented litigants, attorneys, and other agencies at the public service counter and by phone providing information on court cases, forms, procedures, and records without giving legal advice. You will manage individual cash drawer to accept payments for filing fees and other transactions. These positions will cross-train with domestic violence and children's desk duties and provide coverage when needed.

The Work Hours

Full-time court employees are currently scheduled to work 36 hours per week.

Benefits Available to Full-Time Employees

  • 36 hour work week

  • 11 paid holidays per year

  • Personal leave accrual up to four weeks per year at full-time

  • Medical and dental coverage for employee and eligible dependents

  • Vision plan (optional)

  • Employer-paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available

  • Membership in the Public Employees RetirementSystem (PERS)

  • Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan (SBS) in lieu of contributions to Social Security

  • Alaska Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)

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IMPORTANT:Please attach a cover letter expressing your interest in employment as a Court Case Manager 1. Failure to submit a cover letter may disqualify you from consideration for an interview.

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The Alaska Court System is an EEO employer and proudly promotes diversity.

Graduation from high school or completion of a General Education Development (GED) certificate AND one year of office clerical experience AND the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (net).


Additional office clerical work experience will substitute for the high school diploma or GED certificate on a month-for-month basis.

Completion of 36 semester credit hours or 48 quarter credit hours of coursework from an accredited college will substitute for the year of required office clerical experience.

Completion of an appropriate vocational training course of study such as legal secretary, paralegal, or office skills will substitute for the required office clerical experience on a month-for-month basis.

This applies to your application submission.

Documents to be Attached to the Application (REQUIRED):

  • A professional cover letter, completed per the instructions below.

  • Post-secondary transcripts, if using education to meet minimum qualifications.

  • Typing certification dated within one year showing a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute (net).

Documents to be Submitted at the Time of Interview (REQUIRED):

If you are selected to advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process, you must provide the following at the time of the interview (if not already attached to your application):

  • Copies of your most recent (2) performance evaluations, if available.

  • A list of three (3) professional references who have had supervisory authority over you along with their daytime contact phone numbers.

  • Two (2) writing samples each at least 1/2 page in length.


Please attach a professional cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it

Your cover letter should:

  1. Be professionally written and include proper format, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  2. Explain how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

  3. Express your interest in employment with the Alaska Court System.

Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not attach a separate, professional cover letter, you may not move on to the interview phase.


Attach a recent keyboarding certification (dated within one year) to your application that verifies your typing speed of 40 wpm or higher (net). Online typing tests (often at no cost) are accepted with a valid website address noted on the document. Acceptable websites

In addition, typing tests are given at any Alaska Job Center location. A list of locations is available at: During the pandemic, this option may not be available.


If using work experience not already documented in your application, provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant will not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


If post-secondary education is required to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degree Obtained field. Copies of academic transcripts will be required at time of interview.


Applicants will be required to meet the Minimum Qualifications as outlined above. Unfortunately, we cannot always interview all applicants. If your application is considered "not qualified," you will be sent a notice within two weeks after the closing date for this recruitment. If you believe your application was improperly disqualified, you may appeal this decision to the Human Resources Director at 820 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-2005 within five workdays from the date the notice is mailed to you. Qualified applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor.


To avoid a conflict of interest and the appearance of impropriety, applicants who have a spouse, close relative, and/or regular member of their household employed by the Alaska Court System may not be considered for employment without the approval of the Administrative Director.


A background check will be conducted prior to an employment offer being made. Applicants who have prior convictions that have been set aside under the terms of a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) may answer "no" to these questions. If you are not sure if your situation requires disclosure, please contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 264-8242. The Court System reserves the right to confirm all background information.

The list of applicants generated from this recruitment may be used to fill any future vacancies of this job class in the Fairbanks Trial Court occurring within 60 days of the closing date.

Contact Title:Recruitment

Mailing Address: 820 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Fax Number: (907) 264-8262

Phone Number: (907) 264-8242

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Court Case Manager 1 (Multiple Vacancies)

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