I am the Deputy Clerk of a State Court of Claims. The job description above is quite accurate; however, in my particular position, the Clerk is required to be an attorney, as am I. This is also the case for the State Supreme Court Clerk.
Many times a Clerk is required to dissect complicated discovery and perform legal research, which requires the experience of an attorney. The pay in these positions is also quite a bit higher than the majority of clerk positions. I recommend this job for those with legal training who prefer a 9-5 and less stress than what a private law firm/practice offers.