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11/1/2016 - Part-Time Probate Clerk - Surrogate's Office

Probate Clerk (Part-Time)

Surrogate’s Office
**Provisional, Pending Civil Service Testing**
Salary: TBD

Duties: Under direction, prepares necessary instruments to admit a will to probate, grant letters of trusteeship and letters of testamentary guardianship, determines right of person applying for appointment as an administrator and/or as an administrator ad prosequendum, takes affidavits in lieu of Administration, draws complaint for appointing of a guardian, takes affidavits in lieu of guardianship, prepares qualification of a guardian of an incompetent person and examines all papers filed to determine if they are in proper form and completes appointment, answers a variety of inquiries regarding procedures in Surrogate’s Court, does other related duties as required.

One (1) year of experience in preparing and processing legal papers and documents dealing with probate practices and procedures. (Successful completion of an approved course of paralegal training at an accredited school or educational institution may be substituted for the above experience.) Knowledge of probate practices and procedures, and also techniques which would be useful in performing probate and related work. Ability to understand laws of New Jersey and the rules of Supreme Court with respect to probating of will and administration of estates. Ability to keep abreast of any changes in concerned laws, decisions, and court rules. Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. Possession of a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Day shift, Monday through Friday, 19 hours per week.

Note: Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing that includes drug screenings and criminal background checks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Brittany Wiita, Confidential Assistant
Department of Personnel or fax to 856-453-0361

Application deadline is November 15, 2016

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.