Expungement Clerk Maryland Courts Baltimore, MD Full-time

The main purpose of the position is to process all phases of new and pending expungements filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. The incumbent provides efficient and quality customer service to the public and other agencies in all areas of the Circuit Court. It is the responsibility of the Expungement Clerk to accurately answer inquiries, enter data and process documents, primarily relating to expungements of cannabis charges according to eligibility under the Criminal Law Article. Completes the expungement process from beginning to end using MAINFRAME. Receives, reviews, and processes the petition; locates case documents and prepares the order. then seals the case. Maintains cases throughout the entire lifecycle for processing. If an expungement is denied or a hearing is requested, the incumbent will send notices and/or schedule a hearing. The incumbent assists customers by telephone, at the counter, mail, etc.


Education: High school diploma (or GED equivalent).

Experience: One (1) year of work experience, preferably in court operations or in the fields of criminal justice, parole and probation, legal of financial services.



A Bachelor?s Degree may substitute the required work experience.

A Paralegal/Associates Degree or 60 college credits may substitute the required work experience.

A Paralegal Certificate may substitute the required work experience.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

General office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Standard legal forms and documents used in the Judiciary.

Basic English and arithmetic to include, but not limited to, spelling, punctuation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Skill in:

Customer service and handling problems tactfully and patiently.

Typing on a personal computer.

Accuracy and attention to detail.

Research and problem-solving.

Ability to:

Use standard office and business equipment including, but not limited to, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, copier, microfilm machine, register, scanner, fax machine, etc.

Use and maintain alphabetical and numerical filing systems.

Communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with judges, the public, police agencies, attorneys, and other court officials and personnel, both verbally and in writing.

Understand and abide by departmental rules, regulations, and procedures.

Exercise tact, diplomacy, and impartially in dealing with the public, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys.

Follow procedures, verbal and written instructions, and protocols for any given assignment.

Use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying appropriate policy, procedure, rule, law, and/or regulation to a situation.

Inspect filings for completeness and accuracy before processing.

Adapt to changing rules, law, and procedures.

Learn all aspects of the Criminal/Traffic Department.

Multi-task and prioritize assignments.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

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