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Judicial Branch Job Openings

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These are all the jobs available with the Judicial Branch at this time.
Last update: 05/17/2019

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Office Clerk 05/28/2019 19-3000-006
Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor 06/03/2019 19-1000-043
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Continuous Recruitment Statewide
Temporary Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions06/03/2019 
Temporary Court Interpreter06/03/2019 

Office Clerk

 

OFFICE CLERK

 

DIVISION:  Branch-Wide

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for receiving on the job training and for attaining increasing skills in operation of data entry equipment, word processing, document processing, public service and general office support in a judicial service environment.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:   This class consolidates the working titles: Office Clerk and Data Terminal Operator Trainee. Incumbents in this class may be designated to receive training in data terminal operation or in general judicial office support or a combination of both, according to the needs of the work unit, and to serve in an entry level in any of those capacities. Incumbents may be selected to follow a data terminal operation track or a general administrative support track. In either track, incumbents may perform a range of administrative support tasks involving data entry, data coding, filing, word processing, customer service, basic bookkeeping or other court services assignments. The class is intended to provide a range of skills and abilities for upward advancement of incumbents into other court services assignments and to provide incumbents with a range of skills and abilities for supporting court operations.

Incumbents in this class will progress to Administrative Clerk I after two years of satisfactory experience in this class.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Produces typewritten and word-processed material such as court reports, correspondence, financial and statistical statements and other documents; operates and receives training in operating data entry equipment; processes forms and documents such as purchasing, billing and agency forms; may receive, record and disburse money; may maintain records and summaries; meets and greets public visitors and performs other personal receptionist duties; answers telephones, routes calls and provides information regarding agency procedures; may make records of assignments and dispositions of court cases during court proceedings; maintains and batches files, forms and documents; may prepare documents for data entry including reviewing such documents for apparent errors; operates a variety of office equipment such as copiers, printers and similar equipment; performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  One year of related clerical experience involving operation of personal computer or data entry terminal; may be required to produce typewritten material at a rate of 40 wpm.

 

Seeking an Office Clerk in the Human Resource Management Unit.

 

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in a fast paced Human Resource environment, providing support for a broad range of professional functions. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.   The candidate must be reliable and dependable, and capable of performing a high volume of computer and phone work and communicating professionally and accurately with employees, the public and union officials. Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills are required.  



Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor

COURT RECORDING MONITOR

DIVISION:  Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable  for recording verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings using  electronic recording equipment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of an Official Court Reporter or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Records verbal testimony during court proceedings; sets up and tests equipment; monitors the recordings using earphones; maintains proper notes of proceedings; including names of participants, case/docket number, tape and log numbers; clearly marks notes for recall testimony; prepares transcripts and appeal papers; assembles and maintains records and files; performs clerical duties, as assigned; performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Considerable knowledge of office administration and court support operations procedures;   interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate data terminals and personal computers to enter, organize, store and retrieve data; considerable ability to prepare typewritten documents, correspondence and reports.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Two (2) years of clerical experience and the ability to produce typewritten material at a rate of 50 wpm.

Substitutions Allowed:  College training may be substituted for  the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of one year.


Seeking qualified individuals for the Superior Court Operations Division to record verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings using electronic equipment.  Successful candidates will set up and test equipment; monitor recordings using earphones; maintain proper notes of proceedings; prepare transcripts; maintain records and files; and perform other related duties as required.

 

This position is 35 hours per week –plus benefits.



Judicial Marshal Trainee

Seeking entry level applicants interested in starting a career path as a Judicial Marshal. Minimum requirements are possession of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. This is an entry level position; extensive experience is not required; military experience or a demonstrated interest in criminal justice is desirable. Applicants selected for interview will be required to meet established physical performance criteria as demonstrated through a physical fitness test, a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug screening process as well as a criminal records check and general background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of an approximately 15 week pre-service Academy followed by a course of field training. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, use of defensive spray and defensive baton, CPR, First Aid, prisoner management, and other skills relevant to the care and custody of prisoners as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff and users of the courts. The Judicial Marshal Academy will include a physical training regimen to ensure the fitness of candidates for practical training functions. During the training Academy, recruits will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with the proper endorsements to operate prisoner transportation vehicles.

Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of application. Applicants should select all Judicial Districts in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting Judicial Districts in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Judicial District indicates willingness to accept assignment at any location within the District and may not be limited by the applicant.

Please note that if you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and re-apply for the posting.

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Operations Division Personnel Services Unit.

Current starting salary is approximately $40,922 annually – plus benefits.

Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

 

Seeking entry level applicants interested in starting a career path as a Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee. Applicants must possess basic knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the care, custody, safety and security of juveniles. Duties include: supervision of the daily activities of detainees; maintaining security; overseeing and documenting detainee behavior, including information on detainee health, misconduct, abuse or potentially criminal conduct; supervising and instructing detainees in matters of personal hygiene; taking necessary action to intervene and control detainee behavior which is physically threatening using approved control and restraint methods; maintaining order and discipline; applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being transported.

Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug screening process as well as a criminal records check and a DCF background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of an approximately 5 week pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing in the detention center. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, TCI, suicide prevention, CPR, First Aid, Safe Crisis Management, and other skills relevant to the care and custody of juveniles as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff. The pre-service training will include the proper application of approved restraint techniques. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license. Incumbents should be aware that there is a risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and exposure to communicable diseases is possible. 

 

Applicants must be able and willing to work evening and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays.  Mandatory overtime is likely.  Positions will be full-time 40 hours.


Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of application.  Applicants should select all Detention Centers in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting Detention Centers in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Detention Center indicates willingness to accept assignment at any location within the state and may not be limited by the applicant.

Please note that if you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and re-apply for the posting.

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Support Services Division Juvenile Residential Services. 

Starting salary is approximately $34,885 annually – plus benefits.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from female candidates.


Continuous Recruitment Statewide

The Judicial Branch is accepting applications for the following continuous recruitment postings:

The Judicial Branch is temporarily suspending the following continuous recruitment postings. Please return to this website periodically for updates on these positions:

  • Adult Probation Officer Trainee
  • Temporary Court Recording Monitor
  • Office Clerk

E-mail questions to: HR.Recruitment@jud.ct.gov

Temporary Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is accepting applications for Temporary Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions. Attorneys and law school graduates in this position assist in proofing, reading, editing and drafting of headnotes for the Supreme and Appellate Court opinions. Duties will include editorial review of opinions, performing legal research, and drafting of procedural histories, syllabuses, and indices for Supreme and Appellate Court opinions.

Compensation for attorneys is $26.39 per hour. Temporary Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions is a full-time, temporary position of up to 80 hours in a two week pay period. Eligibility for group health insurance (medical and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half time schedule during 4 bi-weekly pay periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after six months of employment. AA/EEO

Minimum Qualifications: Membership in the Connecticut Bar.

Salary: $26.39 an hour – plus benefits

Please send a resume to Attorney Paul S. Hartan, Chief Administrative Officer Supreme and Appellate Court, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 by the closing date of June 3, 2019.

Temporary Court Interpreter

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking Temporary Court Interpreters to provide highly qualified interpreting services to persons with limited English proficiency. The Connecticut Judicial Branch Interpreter and Translator Services Unit is particularly interested in persons with strong language skills in English combined with any of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Albanian, Haitian Creole, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Russian and Vietnamese; but will offer qualifying examinations to interpreter candidates for all languages.

Minimum qualifications required: To have strong language skills in English and another language(s), and demonstrate fluency on the written and oral screening exams. Applicants must have access to a car and be willing to travel within Connecticut as needed to provide interpreting services.

Salary: $17.23 per hour / 35 hours per week – plus benefits

For more detailed information, please visit: https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/interpreter.htm or call 860-706-5042

Resume and registration form must be sent to Interpreter.Employment@jud.ct.gov and received by June 3, 2019.

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