Collin County District Judges will be selecting an interim District Clerk in the coming weeks, after Andrea S. Thompson announced her resignation Monday to run for the judiciary.
Collin County's Human Resources department has posted the position online, to collect applications from qualified candidates to apply.
Applications for the position will be accepted until 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23.
The District Judges of Collin County are seeking candidates to fill the position of District Clerk for the remainder of the current term of office (expiring December 2016). If you wish to be considered, please submit an online application. A resume is required.
In short, the District Clerk performs the duties assigned by the Texas Constitution as registrar, recorder, and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments, and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in the District Courts of Collin County.
Additionally, the District Clerk's office serves as a passport acceptance agent and provides jury services for all statutory District, County and Justice of the Peace courts in Collin County, as well as performing specific financial duties.
The District Clerk's office of Collin County is currently comprised of 74 staff members with the primary office in McKinney and a secondary Passport Office location in Plano. The office accepts e-filings and utilizes Odyssey for management of court documents.
In order to be eligible for appointment by the District Judges to serve as District Clerk for the remainder of the existing term, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, a Texas resident for at least 12 months, a resident of the District for at least 6 months, and at least 18 years of age as of the date of appointment.
You can view the video of the Board of District Judges meeting Thursday night here, under the "Other Public Meetings" tab.