Job Description for Circuit Court Commissioner/Register in Probate

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Circuit Court Commissioner/Register in Probate
Wage and Salary:
Application review will begin:
April 24, 2023
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Appointed under Chapter 757 of the Wisconsin Statutes and governed by Supreme Court Rule Chapters 75 (Circuit Court Commissioners) 60 (Judicial Code of Ethics) and 32 (Continuing Education for Wisconsin Judiciary). This position is assigned to full-time magistrate duties, including all powers and duties authorized by SCR 75 and all duties and powers of the Register in Probate/Probate Registrar.  The most important impact of the position on the organization is its contribution to efficient functioning of the court and various interrelated offices of county government.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Presides at hearing in actions affecting the family, including post-judgment hearings involving legal custody, physical placement, child support, and maintenance.
  • Presides at paternity proceedings, other proceedings to establish or revise child support, and contempt of court proceedings for failure to pay
  • Educates the pro se litigants and attorneys on the forms necessary to proceed with action and the purposes of each step of the legal
  • Drafts orders, memorandums, and minutes from each
  • Presides at small claims pre-trial and

Starting salary: $94,064-$104,809 annually

Benefits: eligible for our excellent benefit package with details at the below link:


Qualifications Needed:

  • Twelve years related experience and/or training
  • Juris of
  • Wisconsin Bar, licensed attorney
  • Valid driver’s license

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Fifteen years or more related experience and/or training

Applications will be accepted as long as position is posted with screening of applicants upon receipt.

Application and position details are available at or

Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave., Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer