Van Wert County Probate & Juvenile Court
108 E. Main Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
How to apply: Applications must be submitted to or by mail to Court Administrator, Van Wert County Probate and Juvenile Court, 108 E Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

Juvenile Probation Clerk


Full-Time with benefits

Anticipated Hours: 8:30-4:00 Monday, 8:30-4:30 Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30-5:30 Wednesday and 8:30-4:00 Friday

The following job description is not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties and/or responsibilities may be required and assigned by the Chief Probation Officer, Court Administrator and/or Judge. Due to a small Court various positions will be cross trained. 

Court staff cannot and may not give legal advice under any circumstances.

  • Receive, review and process Juvenile Probation Department documents.
  • Respond to in-person and telephone inquiries.
  • Correspond with youth, parents/guardians, public, schools, law enforcement agencies, court staff and other local and state agencies.
  • Enter information into the electronic case management system.
  • Prepare and maintain Juvenile Probation files.
  • Perform general office administrative duties.
  • Greet the public in a professional manner and direct them to appropriate personnel or departments, as necessary.
  • Assists Probation Officers, Chief Probation Officer, Court Administrator and Judge as needed.
  • Willingness to assist or fill in for others when needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Van Wert County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Minimum Qualifications Required: High school diploma or equivalent (Required); proficiency in the use of computers (Required); strong written and oral communication with correct use of grammar; (Required); ability to maintain confidentiality and act ethically (Required); detail oriented (Required); customer service experience (Preferred); proficiency in the use of case management software (Preferred); paralegal degree or previous legal/clerk/secretarial experience (Preferred)


Benefits:  Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid time off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation (after 1 year) and sick time.

Starting rate of pay is $16.00 per hour.

Van Wert County Probate & Juvenile Court