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Municipal Judge, City of Clemson

Position Category: Courts

Position Hours:
Full time, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some weekends on call

Job Duties:
  • Under little or no direct supervision, arbitrates disputes, advises counsel, jury, litigants, or court personnel, and administers municipal judicial system. Work involves supervising court clerks and other court staff. Reports to City Council.
  • Establishes rules of procedure on questions for which standard procedures have not been established by law or by superior court. Examines evidence in criminal cases to determine if evidence will support charges. Listens to presentation of case, rules on admissibility of evidence and methods of conducting testimony, and settles disputes between opposing attorneys or parties.
  • Instructs jury on applicable law and directs jury to deduce facts from evidence presented. Sentences defendant in criminal or traffic cases; defendants convicted by jury, according to statutes of state or municipal government. Conducts bond hearings; releases defendants as appropriate. Issue arrest and search warrants. Handles on call duty every other weekend and the scheduling.

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent previous court experience is desirable; and must have completed a training program and passed certification examination, or must complete a training program and pass certification examination,within one year of taking office, and a recertification examination every eight years thereafter. Must successfully complete annual training as required by SC Court Administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Pay Info:
$60,000 - $80,000 annually, depending on qualifications

How to apply:
Applications with resumes taken at Clemson City Hall, Human Resources Department, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or mail resume to Human Resources Department, 1250 Tiger Blvd., Suite 1, Clemson, SC 29631. An application can also be completed online at This position will close March 6 at 5 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. on the closing date listed above.


The City of Clemson does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, marital status or sex in their opportunity for employment.