(A) The judge or judges of a county court may appoint an interpreter, one or more mental health professionals, one or more probation officers, an assignment commissioner, a deputy assignment commissioner, and other court aides on a full-time, part-time, per diem, hourly, or other basis, who shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing judge or judges and who shall receive compensation as prescribed by the board of county commissioners from the county treasury or other authorized funds. Probation officers have all the powers of deputy sheriffs or regular police officers and shall perform any duties that are designated by the judge or judges of the court. Assignment commissioners shall assign cases for trial and perform any other duties that the court directs.
(B) The judge or judges may appoint one or more typists, stenographers, statistical clerks, bookkeepers, and official court reporters, each of whom shall be paid compensation as prescribed by the board of county commissioners from the county treasury or other authorized funds.
(C) A probation officer, assignment commissioner, or official court reporter appointed pursuant to this section is in the unclassified civil service.
Effective Date: 07-01-1997 .