Court Clerk – Marathon County Wisconsin – Wausau, WI


Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation;
  • providing education and fostering economic development; and
  • using process improvement techniques to improve public services.

Eligible Marathon County employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and a range of excellent benefits, including:

  • Pay for performance system
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System defined benefit plan
  • Post-employment health plan
  • Income continuation insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay
  • 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible spending account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
  • Life insurance
  • Educational reimbursement program
  • Employee recognition programs and a positive workplace culture


Full-time position keeps the minutes of circuit court proceedings and provides other office assistance for the Marathon County Clerk of Court’s office.


High school graduation or equivalent and 2 years office support experience; OR equivalent combination of related post high school education and experience.

Experience in the legal field is preferred.


  • Keeps the minutes of proceedings with the aid of in-court processing via the CCAP software, including but not limited to the time the case was called, names of jurors serving, opening statements by attorneys, motions during trial, etc., using a computer terminal in the courtroom.
  • Marks all exhibits during court trials and is responsible for all exhibits being returned to the court file. Takes exact minutes of all pleas and court ordered sentences. When necessary, cross references other cases on-line via the CCAP software. Administers oaths and swears in witnesses.
  • Conforms, certifies, and signs court documents; signs such documents as empowered by the court, such as orders of reference, court certificates, jail releases, etc.
  • Regularly works with lawyers, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, other County employees, litigants, and the public requiring good communication skills. Maintains effective working relationships with these people.
  • Performs secondary duties as back-up in other courts and divisions which may include maintaining files, data entry of cases on automated system, docketing, filing, record searches, etc.
  • Assists the public at the counter and in telephone contacts.
  • Assists and prepares files for scanning.
  • Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
  • Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of the general workings and functions of criminal, civil, traffic, juvenile, and family court.
  • Ability to learn moderately complex procedures through direct in-service training.
  • Ability to speak clearly and forcefully in a courtroom setting.
  • Punctuality and ability to adhere to tight time scheduling.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer in completing data entry and limited word processing.
  • Knowledge of basic computer functions and operation.
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly.
  • Understands the County’s and department’s mission, core values, plans, and priorities for the future.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.


(B22) Hourly rates: Minimum $17.66 – Midpoint $20.75 – Maximum $24.55


Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, written background inventory, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.


Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.


Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.

If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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