Probate Clerk

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Job Opening: Probate Clerk
Department: Register of Wills
Posting Date: October 14, 2022
Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30pm, 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.06 an hour

Position Description

The Probate Clerk is responsible for the Probate of Wills and the issuance of Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration. The Probate Clerk is a sworn officer which the Probate Clerk to swear in the Executor or Administrator of the Estate.

Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Register of Wills and Department Deputies, the Probate Clerk will:

Issues letters which include evaluating validity of a will, verifying format and signatures, obtaining necessary witness Affidavits, and processing probate paperwork

Issues Letters of Administration which includes following the Commonwealth of PA laws of Intestacy for appointing an Administrator, preparing probate petitions, processing probate paperwork, and issuing shorts certificates and Letters of Administration

Assists in the preparation of Commissions to other counties/states for Executors or Administrators to be sworn in

Processes postal mail, email and telephone inquiries requesting information regarding the probate of estates

Assists the public and attorneys with completion of online probate application

Assists the deputies, staff, lawyers and public with issues/questions/problems related to Probate

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent

Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

Prior office or legal experience preferred

Excellent customer service

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within six months of starting employment.


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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