Mr. Ellspermann designated two chief deputies upon election whom are responsible for overseeing the thirteen departments of the Clerk's Office. Working out of the Clerk's administrative office, the chief deputies serve in two capacities: Court Services and Administrative Services.
In the area of Courts Services, the chief deputy, with the assistance of two managers, directs the operations of the nine court areas; coordinates case processing activities including automation; participates in developing and implementing procedures required to fulfill obligations mandated by state statutes and court rules; is involved with the hiring of new and replacement staff for the various court departments; prepares and monitors budgets for each of the court departments; and compiles statistical information for statewide reporting requirements.
In the area of Administrative Services, the chief deputy with the assistance of a Records Manager directs the operations of the Official Records, Marriage License/Passports, Tax Deeds and Records Center, which is responsible for microfilming and storage of historical property and court records. This chief deputy also acts as human resources officer for the Clerk's office, oversees Comission Records and Information Systems.
The Administration Office staff provides all departments with resources necessary to perform their designated functions. The division receives and reviews applications for current job openings, administers computer skills assessment as needed, and schedules appointments for prospective employees.
Administration consists of the Clerk of the Court, Chief Deputy Clerks for Courts and Administrative Services, Court Managers for Circuit Court, and Criminal Court along with the requisite support staff. The Administrative personnel oversee all phases of daily operations and strategically plan for the future.