Magistrates Clerks Recruitment Pool

The Magistrates Clerk is accountable for the provision of a comprehensive administrative support service to the Magistracy both in and out of the Courtroom. 
Applications for this position can be submitted at any time and applicants will be contacted when the next recruitment process is undertaken.  External applicants are welcome to apply.

The Position

Key responsibilities include:
  • Prioritising and managing Court files  to ensure the orderly progression of matters in the Courtroom  
  • Accurately documenting orders of the Court
  • Data entry
  • Recording Court proceedings using digital recording equipment and producing transcript from the recordings
The Magistrates Clerk may also be required to:
  • On occasion work outside of normal operating hours
  • Partake in circuit travel requiring long distance driving, flying in small planes, and overnight absences.
  • Work in all jurisdictions of the Magistrates Court, Youth Court, and Specialist Courts as directed.
  • Work at various CBD and suburban locations as directed

The Person

To be successful in this role, applicants must be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience in providing high level administrative support services
  • The ability to accurately complete work within set timeframes
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • The ability to use initiative in order to manage competing priorities
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure in a public environment
  • A minimum typing speed of 50 wpm with 98% accuracy
  • Experience in data entry
  • Experience in copy and audio typing
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Child Related Employment Screening (National Criminal History Record Check) prior to employment and subsequently every three years.
For more information please refer to the Magistrates Clerk Job Profile.

The Benefits

An initial training period of at least three months consisting of classroom, one on one, and in-court instruction will be provided.  Magistrates Clerks commence full time at an ASO3 classification level and are eligible to progress to an ASO4 classification following 12 months service and subject to demonstrating the relevant skills and abilities required. 

How to Apply

Positions are advertised on the IWorkforSA website – select ‘Courts Administration Authority’ in the ‘Agency’ field and follow the prompts on the screen. Applicants are required to submit a current resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages addressing all of the essential selection criteria as per the Job Profile.

Applicants responding to an advertised position should refer to the ‘Applicant's Kit’.

The Selection Process

Applications will be held on file for a period of 12 months, and you may be contacted at any point during this time as opportunities arise.  Short listed applicants will be required to take part in a merit based selection process which may include the following:
  • Typing and English Language Assessments, conducted at the Adelaide Magistrates Court
  • Interview
  • Referee Checks
​Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Child Related Employment Screening prior to employment and a National Police Certificate that the CAA finds satisfactory.

More Information

For more information regarding this role please contact the Manager, Magistrates Clerks Branch on 08 8204 0372.

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