CIVIL PROCESS SUPERVISOR

Job Specifications

Class Code: RD9 
Analyst:  JAD 
Date Originated: 8/79 
Date Revised: 7/87 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Under direction, to plan, supervise and participate in the work of the civil section of the Sheriff-Coroner's Office; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This single position class supervises the Civil Section of the Sheriff's office. The incumbent supervises both law enforcement and clerical support staff. The incumbent serves as an internal consultant and expert on civil procedures to departmental and County staff.

TYPICAL TASKS

Supervises and participates in the work of law enforcement and clerical support staff engaged in accepting, reviewing, processing and preparing for levy or service, and serving or executing a wide variety of civil matter, including summons and complaints, attachments, executions, orders and notices, subpoenas, citations, writs of possession, claim and delivery actions, Sheriff's sales, and writs of enforcement; oversees record keeping and file maintenance for receipts and disbursements of civil process monies and other funds deposited to the Sheriff's trust accounts; develops and implements the section budget; reviews civil processes to assure that the paperwork is correct and that service is directed to the proper office and County; advises attorneys, plaintiffs, staff and others regarding procedure and documents required; personally handles the more complicated processes and supplemental court proceedings; advertises and conducts Sheriff's sales; makes decisions on problems regarding proper procedure for service or execution in unusual situations; confers with County counsel on legal questions and proper interpretation of code sections; acts as in internal consultant on civil procedure to departmental staff; assigns, reviews and evaluates work of subordinates; trains subordinate staff; develops or revises procedures to reflect changes in legal codes governing the service of civil process; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer terminal; prepares correspondence and reports.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

Ability to:

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of experience in the processing of civil matters in a Sheriff's department which would demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.