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Probate/Magistrate Court

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Magistrate/Clerk of Magistrate Courts                                                                                

Wilkinson County                                                                                 

                                                                                          Salary:   $43,254.84



This position directs the day-to-day administrative operations of the Magistrate Court.



  • Attends and performs Magistrate hearings; determines hearing outcomes and administers court decisions


  • Answers telephone and greet visitors; provides information and assistance; processes incoming and outgoing mail; makes copies.


  • Serves as custodian of Magistrate Court records and documents; ensures compliance with record retention guidelines.


  • Receives and processes garnishment payments; posts to accounts; disburses payments to plaintiffs.


  • Receives and file stamps answers filed; scans answers; prepares court calendars; mails notices; issues subpoenas.


  • Prepares civil and criminal caseload reports.


  • Processes Abandoned Motor Vehicle Actions.


  • Processes statement of claims, dispossessories, and property foreclosure.


  • Processes garnishments.


  • Receipts and processes bankruptcy notices.


  • Performs related duties.





  • Knowledge of Magistrate Court policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of criminal law and the procedures of the State of Georgia regarding felonies and misdemeanors.


  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.


  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.


  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment.


  • Skill in the provision of customer services.


  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in dealing with the public.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.





Guidelines include the Official Code of Georgia, Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court, and county policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.





  • Contacts are typically with co‑workers, other county employees, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, attorneys’ staff, judges, clerks of other courts, other court personnel, vendors, and members of the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services.





  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.


  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.


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