Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Akron Municipal Court has six Judges who are elected to six-year terms. The Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic cases and also handles the initial stages of felony proceedings prior to trial. In civil matters the jurisdiction is limited to a monetary claim of $15,000. Civil claims for less than $6,000 may be filed in Small Claims Court. There are magistrates who preside over traffic arraignments, eviction cases, and small claims cases. The Court has approximately 55 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of over 5 million dollars. All of the Court’s employees are exempt, unclassified, at-will, and serve at the pleasure of the Court.
The Akron Municipal Court serves the cities of Akron and Fairlawn; the townships of Bath, Richfield, Springfield; Villages of Lakemore and Richfield; and part of Mogadore in Summit County Ohio;
The Court establishes its own pay grades and salary schedules, and sets the salary of the successful candidate based on comparative figures. New hires will primarily begin at the posted starting salary, but in limited circumstances a candidate with superior qualifications and experiences could be offered a higher starting salary.
The Akron Municipal Court offers an excellent benefits package that includes: health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance; short-term disability; generous vacation, sick, and personal leave; eleven paid holidays; longevity service payments; sick leave reciprocity; an Employee Assistance Program; a deferred compensation program; tuition reimbursement; credit union membership; and direct deposit of net pay.
Court employees are members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), which provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for public employees. All full-time employees contribute to OPERS by paying the required employee share, which is 10% of their salary. The Court pays the required employer’s share of 14% of the employee’s salary. Since Court employees are members of OPERS, they do not have any Social Security taxes withheld from their pay.
Applicants must submit the Court’s employment application form, a resume, and a cover letter addressed to Court Administrator that describes with some specificity how the applicant’s qualifications match those required for the position.
The Akron Municipal Court application can be found down below. Applications may be completed and submitted by electronic mail, fax or hand delivery.
To ensure consideration, the application materials should be submitted by the listed deadline to:
Akron Municipal Court
217 South High St. Suite 713
Akron Ohio 44308
Fax: (330) 375-2303
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by electronic mail, and only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted by telephone. Applicants should not call or contact the Judges, the Court Administrator, the Human Resources Manager or any Court employee concerning their application.
As part of the selection process, a candidate may be required to successfully perform exercises to test her or his knowledge of laws and regulations; writing ability; understanding of court systems; knowledge of legal terminology and procedures; and basic knowledge of Akron Municipal Court. Any candidate who indicates knowledge of a second language or American Sign Language will be required to demonstrate those skills. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check and may be required to undergo a background investigation and drug testing.
Employees of the Court are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the Court; they are not in the classified civil service system and are not members of bargaining units. The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or genetic information.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER