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Last update: 02/21/2020

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Court Interpreter II 03/02/2020 20-1000-020
Administrative Secretary I 03/02/2020 20-1000-021
Caseflow Coordinator Trainee 03/02/2020 20-1000-022
Caseflow Coordinator I 03/02/2020 20-1000-023
Caseflow Coordinator II 03/02/2020 20-1000-024
Court Services Officer - Juvenile Matters 03/02/2020 20-1000-025
Court Officer, Judicial District 03/02/2020 20-1000-026
Mediation Specialist II 03/02/2020 20-1000-027
Mediation Specialist Trainee 03/02/2020 20-1000-028
Family Services Supervisor I 03/02/2020 20-7000-016
Family Services Supervisor II 03/02/2020 20-7000-017
Juvenile Detention Classification and Program Officer 03/02/2020 20-7000-014
Juvenile Detention Program and Services Supervisor 03/02/2020 20-7000-015
Paralegal Specialist I 03/02/2020 20-0000-002
Accountant I 03/02/2020 20-8000-001
Accountant II 03/02/2020 20-8000-002
Court Officer, Judicial District 03/09/2020 20-1000-030
Court Operations Assistant 03/09/2020 20-1000-029
Accounting Assistant 03/09/2020 20-1000-031
Chief Probation Officer I 03/09/2020 20-7000-021
Supervising IAR Specialist 03/09/2020 20-7000-020
Program Manager II 03/09/2020 20-7000-019
Adult Probation Officer II 03/09/2020 20-7000-018
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor 12/31/2099 PP-1000-001

Court Interpreter II

COURT INTERPRETER II



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for accurately interpreting in simultaneous and consecutive modes between English and the target language the most complex legal proceedings for the Judicial Branch and various court service programs statewide; for accurately translating between English and target language complex written documents; assisting in editing and proof reading translations; assisting in training of court interpreters.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Incumbents of the class are required to have passed the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and are expected to fulfill all program requirements for such program by a date to be determined by Superior Court. Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, such as arraignment holding rooms, in support of court operations. These assignments may be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Although incumbents may perform routine interpreting or translating tasks, they may be assigned to complex, high profile or critically important cases. Target language typically is Spanish but may be other languages as required by defendants, witnesses, litigants and other non-English speaking parties provided for under Connecticut law.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of a Lead Court Interpreter or other employee of higher grade.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs simultaneous and consecutive interpreting from spoken English into another oral or manual language and reverse in a variety of complex legal proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by telecommunication devices; makes court announcements and proclamations in Spanish or other non-English languages as directed by the judge; reviews daily dockets to determine which courts and proceedings will require an interpreter; maintains records of services provided; prepares activity reports; at the direction of the court, may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms; translates forms and documents into the target language; assists in editing and proof reading translations, assists in the training of court interpreters; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and written language proficiency with college-level vocabulary in English and Spanish or other specified language; successfully passing the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and fulfillment of all program requirements of such program by a date to be determined; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three years of experience interpreting and translating into and from Spanish or other specified language as primary responsibility. Incumbents must have passed the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and to have fulfilled all program requirements of that program by a date to be determined by Superior Court; or hold the court interpreter certification from the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts. Candidates will be required to pass a written examination.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents will be required to travel in the course of their daily work.


 

Seeking certified Spanish and Portuguese language court interpreters for the Superior Court, to provide interpreting and translating services in all court sessions and other matters, as assigned by the program manager.  The preferred candidates are required to have passed the written and the oral certification exam provided by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC), or possess the Court Interpreter Certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Applicants must submit documentation of certification at the time of the application. Information regarding certification requirements and reciprocity can be found at: https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/interpreter.htm Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, such as arraignment holding rooms, in support of court operations. These assignments may also be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Although incumbents may perform routine interpreting or translating tasks, they may be assigned to complex, high profile or critically important cases.  





Administrative Secretary I

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY I



DIVISION: Department-Wide

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing a variety of difficult and responsible secretarial support functions requiring specialized skills.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This classification is assigned in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Acts as personal secretary; takes and transcribes complex dictation; composes routine correspondence regarding agency policies, regulations, and procedures; screens mail, telephone calls, and visitors and determines action required; may interpret routine policies and procedures; processes routine and confidential documents; may pre-screen clients, petitioners, or complaining witnesses; arranges conferences and meetings; researches, assembles, and coordinates meeting materials; maintains filing system; receives and reviews reports and forms for accuracy and completeness; may prepare and process fiscal and personnel documents; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; may assign case numbers and maintain case files; types a variety of memoranda, correspondence, and reports; proofread and edits correspondence; develops and maintains filing systems; creates and maintains data bases; may assist in preparation of financial and budget reports; may have supervisory responsibilities and be responsible for office secretarial operations; perform special projects as assigned; perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of office systems and procedures; considerable knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling; knowledge of business communications; knowledge of the division's/unit's policies and procedures; some knowledge of business math; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to schedule and prioritize office workflow; ability to operate office equipment which may include word processors, computer terminals, or other automated equipment; ability to take notes (shorthand, speedwriting, or other method acceptable to the supervisor).

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Four (4) years of secretarial experience, including an ability to type 50 words per minute and take dictation at 100 words per minute.




Caseflow Coordinator Trainee

CASEFLOW COORDINATOR TRAINEE



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in professional tasks associated with facilitating and expediting the flow of criminal, civil and family cases through the court system.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives training in and is given progressively responsible assignments in the implementation of effective and efficient methods for processing and administering the progress of legal cases through the court system including such actions as arranging for juries, courtrooms, interpreters, witnesses and documents as outlined in the job description for Caseflow Coordinator I; assists in tracking and processing cases to disposition by judges, referees, fact finders, magistrates, juries and others; prepares trial schedules and notifies parties of those schedules; assists in analyzing caseflow statistics and preparing statistical and narrative reports on case movement through the judicial system; assists in analyzing continuance requests from attorneys and making recommendations to judges on granting continuances; assists in monitoring case flows through computer based and documentary data and sets and modifies trial schedules according to changing circumstances; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of court operations, trial procedures and rules of practice; knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; database-oriented computer skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor’s degree.



Caseflow Coordinator I

CASEFLOW COORDINATOR I



DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of professional tasks in implementing policies and procedures for facilitating and expediting the flow of criminal, civil and family cases through the court system.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Positions of the class are distinguished from the case flow Coordinator II in that this class is appropriate for the full, standard professional practice of scheduling, expediting and administering the efficient and appropriate movement of trial cases through the court. Case flow Coordinators II provide more advanced analyses and facilitation of case movement as well as consultative services to judges and attorneys in expediting case resolution.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Positions of the class may work under the direction of various administrators in different jurisdictions but typically work under the administrative direction of a Judicial District Chief Clerk or other employee of higher grade. In some jurisdictions, positions work under the direction of a Presiding Judge or Administrative Judge.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Positions may serve as lead for Temporary Assistant Clerks, providing them with training and guidance in such areas as court procedures and court administration.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Implements effective and efficient methods for processing and administering the progress of legal cases through the court system including such actions as arranging for juries, courtrooms, interpreters, witnesses and documents; tracks and processes cases to disposition by judges, referees, fact finders, magistrates, juries and others; prepares trial schedules and notifies parties of those schedules; analyzes case flow statistics and prepares statistical and narrative reports on case movement through the judicial system; analyzes continuance requests from attorneys and makes recommendations to judges on granting continuances; monitors case flows through computer based and documentary data and sets and modifies trial schedules according to changing circumstances; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of court operations, trial procedures and rules of practice; knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; well-developed skills in interpersonal communications, oral and written communications; substantial database-oriented computer skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Six years of professional experience in court administration, law or a related field.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) 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 four years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2) A law degree or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the general experience.
3) Two years of experience as a Case flow Coordinator Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.
4) One year of experience as a Case flow Coordinator Trainee and a law degree or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their work.



Caseflow Coordinator II

CASEFLOW COORDINATOR II



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing advanced level professional practice of the procedural management, processing and administrative support of criminal, civil and family cases through the court systems.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Positions allocated to this class are reserved for those specifically designated to perform advanced levels of directing the processing, expediting, administrative support for movement to trial and compromising of criminal, civil and family cases in the Superior Court. While the standard professional practice of case flow management emphasizes the administrative tasks of arranging for the movement of cases through the court systems, positions at the Coordinator II level are expected to facilitate the legal processes of alternative approaches to compromise, settlement, treatment referral and expeditious procedure to trial. Typically, incumbents in the Coordinator II position are sought out by judges and attorneys for methods to resolve conflicting issues of how to move individual cases through the system. At the Coordinator II level, incumbents are expected to have a highly-developed competence in understanding such issues as the likelihood of case settlement based on types of cases, attorneys involved and past histories of judges’ judgments and juries’ verdicts.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Positions of the class may work under the direction of various administrators in different jurisdictions but typically work under the administrative direction of a Judicial District Chief Clerk or other employee of higher grade. In some jurisdictions, positions work under the direction of a Presiding Judge or Administrative Judge.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Positions may serve as lead for Temporary Assistant Clerks, providing them with training and guidance in such areas as court procedures and court administration.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Develops and implements effective and efficient methods for processing and administering the progress of legal cases through the court system including such actions as arranging for juries, courtrooms, interpreters, witnesses and documents; provides skilled tracking and processing of cases to disposition by judges, referees, fact finders, magistrates, juries and others; prepares trial schedules and notifies parties of those schedules; analyzes case flow statistics and prepares statistical and narrative reports on case movement through the judicial system; analyzes continuance requests from attorneys, makes recommendations to judges and, where court authority is authorized, may grant continuance and uncontested dismissals; monitors case flows through computer based and documentary data and sets and modifies trial schedules according to changing circumstances; provides consultation to judges and attorneys on procedural methods of expediting case flow and case resolution; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Advanced knowledge of court operations, trial procedures and rules of practice; knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; well-developed skills in interpersonal communications, oral and written communications; substantial database-oriented computer skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Eight years of professional experience in court administration, law or a related field.


Substitutions Allowed:
1) Two years of experience as a Case flow Coordinator I may be substituted for the general experience.
2) 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 four years for a Bachelor’s degree.
3) A law degree or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the general experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their work.



Court Services Officer - Juvenile Matters

COURT SERVICES OFFICER - JUVENILE MATTERS



DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently providing the full range of alternative dispute resolution, case management and court-related administrative services relative to child protection cases at one or more Juvenile Matters court locations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Manager of Court Services Officer Programs or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise lower level employees and volunteers as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Manages court dockets and, in conjunction with the Juvenile Matters Clerk’s office, schedules neglect, uncared for, termination of parental rights, dependency and emancipation cases for the Juvenile Matters court; conducts conferences and pre-trials with parents, attorneys and the Department of Children and Families and utilizes mediation and negotiation skills to facilitate settlement of cases before trial; develops agreements between the parties which provide for the best interests of the child and are judicially acceptable; confers with the presiding judge to discuss case status, court policies and procedures; may make recommendations for scheduling of hearings; provides guidance, technical assistance and training for involved parties on legal issues, juvenile court procedures, and other social issues related to child protection; conducts emancipation investigations and prepares recommendations for the court; reviews and evaluates court files for completeness and accuracy; monitors all cases for compliance with court ordered expectations, continuance dates and referrals for professional services; reviews written status reports from the Department of Children and Families and other agencies; attends court hearings as required and prepares written summaries of the proceedings for judicial review and incorporation into court files; coordinates with the Department of Children and Families, Office of the Attorney General, private and court-appointed counsel and other related persons and agencies to ensure adequate preparation for court hearings; prepares statistical and administrative reports and correspondence related to court operations; may assist in training new Court Services Officers; may supervise volunteers in the performance of case monitoring duties; furnishes court testimony as required relative to case activities; serves as liaison to public and private agencies; may assist supervisor with a variety of special projects with statewide impact; interviews individuals and family members as directed by the court; participates on a variety of committees; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, economic, psychological and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to child protection and the Department of Children and Families; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize multi-party mediation and negotiation skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or a related field and three years of professional experience in social work, counseling or human services related to child welfare or child development.

A Master’s degree in the social sciences or a related field is preferred.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents are required to have a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator's license and a motor vehicle available for daily use.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.   



Court Officer, Judicial District

COURT OFFICER, JUDICIAL DISTRICT



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks including reviewing and processing a variety of court documents, providing legal research to judges in trial courts, and performing other administrative duties.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Chief Clerk or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Reviews, evaluates, and processes a variety of files, motions, orders and judgments in civil, criminal, family and housing areas presented by attorneys and pro se parties; monitors compliance with applicable statutes, case law, and rules of court; schedules pretrial and trial calendars; notifies parties of case status and court decisions; may review and schedule special proceedings; may implement and maintain efficient caseflow procedures to ensure prompt disposition of cases; may prepare short calendar; prepares files for data entry and works closely with data entry personnel to ensure accurate entry of court records and dispositions into case files; performs legal research requested by judges on matters pending in the trial court by identifying legal issues presented by a fact situation, finding applicable law and analyzing it to a sound conclusion in a given case; communicates findings to judges either orally or by memoranda; assists judges in locating such research materials as they may require; consults with judges on research matters as needed; may supervise clerical staff; may act for supervisor in that person's absence; may assist in the training of newly hired employees; may open court; swears in witnesses and jurors; escorts jurors to courtroom; keeps lists of witnesses and exhibits; may coordinate voir dire proceedings; records dispositions and other orders of the court; maintains decorum in courtroom; consults with supervisor as needed; assists with updating office and department resources; keeps records and required paperwork current; stays current on Connecticut law; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of law and legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of and demonstrated ability in legal research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Graduation from law school; word processing and computerized legal research skills preferred but not required.

 



Mediation Specialist II

MEDIATION SPECIALIST II


 

 

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently providing a full range of alternative dispute resolution services, i.e., mediation, relative to the resolution of cases filed in the trial courts.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Director of Court Operations or designee(s).

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Provides effective and responsive mediation for a variety of complex and broad-spectrum cases; oversees management of specialized court dockets; schedules and conducts conferences, utilizing mediation and negotiation skills to assist parties and/or counsel in achieving mutually agreeable resolutions; seeks to promote a better understanding of the parties’ goals, policies, viewpoints and reasons for them; develops and presents ideas or processes to gain acceptance and participation by unreceptive audiences; analyzes complex financial data; may prepare written summaries of the proceedings for judicial review and incorporation into court files; monitors case status for compliance with court policies and procedures; provides guidance and procedural information to all parties and answers questions of substantive nature on mediation; provides written notification to parties and conducts timely follow-up to assure commitments resulting from mediation are met; develops, maintains and utilizes relationships with community-based resources and assistance programs to make appropriate referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; prepares statistical, administrative reports and correspondence as required by Court Operations; trains new employees; provides public education workshops and training sessions designed to educate parties on the mediation process and encourage participation; serves as liaison to public and private agencies; may assist supervisor with special projects; participates on a variety of committees; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of a variety of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize multi-party mediation and negotiation skills; significant knowledge of the various legal and financial elements necessary to effectively negotiate complex issues; considerable knowledge of community based resources; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize project management, facilitation, marketing, strategic planning, outreach and communication skills; ability to objectively analyze and defuse high conflict situations; dynamic interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; computer proficiency; considerable ability to utilize professional skills in maintaining and enhancing credibility of mediation programs through a high degree of integrity and maintenance of confidentiality; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

General Experience: A Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in providing mediation and dispute resolution services.

 

Substitutions Allowed: A Law degree or Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of General Experience.

 

Special Requirements: Incumbents are required to have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a motor vehicle available for daily use. Incumbents will be required to travel in the course of their daily work.


This relocation applies to Mediator Specialist assigned to both Foreclosure and Mediation and/or Housing Duties.



Mediation Specialist Trainee

MEDIATION SPECIALIST TRAINEE


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training for providing alternative dispute resolution services, i.e., mediation, relative to the resolution of cases filed in the trial courts.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Director of Court Operations or designee(s).

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives training in and is given progressively responsible assignments in scheduling and conducting conferences, utilizing mediation and negotiation skills to assist parties and/or counsel in achieving mutually agreeable resolutions; may assist with analyzing complex financial data; may assist with preparing written summaries of the proceedings for judicial review and incorporation into court files; monitors case status for compliance with court policies and procedures; provides guidance and procedural information to all parties; develops, maintains and utilizes relationships with community-based resources and assistance programs to make appropriate referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; may assist in preparing statistical, administrative reports and correspondence as required by Court Operations; may provide public education workshops and training; serves as liaison to public and private agencies; may assist supervisor with special projects; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of a variety of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; knowledge of and ability to utilize multi-party mediation and negotiation skills; knowledge of the various legal and financial elements necessary to effectively negotiate complex issues; ability to objectively analyze and defuse high conflict situations; dynamic interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; computer proficiency; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: A Bachelor’s degree.


Special Requirements: Incumbents are required to have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a motor vehicle available for daily use. Incumbents will be required to travel in the course of their daily work.

This relocation applies to Mediator Specialist assigned to both Foreclosure and Mediation and/or Housing Duties.



Family Services Supervisor I

FAMILY SERVICES SUPERVISOR I


     

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services                      

 

CLASS DEFINITIONThis class is accountable for supervising the staff and operations of a large family services office location or supervising a small office.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:  Assignment of Family Services Supervisors  to large or small office designations will be determined by the Guidelines for Classification Use promulgated by the Supreme Court.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from a Family Services Supervisor II or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises Family Services staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIESAssists the Family Services Supervisor II or, within a small office, plans office workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains office procedures; assists with providing staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; prepares reports and correspondence; represents the Division in court proceedings; reviews and approves contents and recommendations of reports prior to submission to the court; may review and respond to complaints involving staff performance or office procedures and policies; may maintain a caseload of direct services to the court and the public; may testify regarding case studies and provide other direct services as necessary; may assist with overseeing the maintenance of facilities and office equipment; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY : Considerable knowledge of complex family and interpersonal dynamics involved in divorce and family violence situations; considerable knowledge of a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms; considerable knowledge of the various legal and financial elements affecting the economics of divorce, including tax consequences, valuation of pensions, businesses, and evaluation of assets;  considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, educational, economic, psychological, and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of child development and the impact of divorce on children; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge and skills necessary to obtain the confidence of judges and attorneys to effectively negotiate complex issues between opposing attorneys in divorce cases; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; computer skills; considerable ability to objectively analyze highly conflicted and/or violent situations and the ability to utilize logical, defensible judgment in recommending appropriate solutions or dispositional options; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree and five  years of experience providing family and marital counseling, mediation, and dispute resolution services.

 

Special Experience:  Two  years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Family Relations Counselor II.

 

Substitutions Allowed:  A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one  year of the General Experience.

           

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.   

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.



Family Services Supervisor II

FAMILY SERVICES SUPERVISOR II

 

  

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services                      

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for supervising the staff and operations of one or more family services office locations.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:  Assignment of Family Services Supervisors  to large or small office designations will be determined by the Guidelines for Classification Use promulgated by the Supreme Court.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from another employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises Family Services staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; makes recommendations on policies or standards; prepares reports and correspondence; represents the Division in court proceedings; reviews and approves contents and recommendations of reports prior to submission to the court; may review and respond to complaints involving staff performance or office procedures and policies; oversees security and maintenance of facilities and office equipment; may maintain a caseload of direct services to the court and the public; may testify regarding case studies and provide other direct services as necessary; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family and interpersonal dynamics involved in divorce and family violence situations; considerable knowledge of a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms; considerable knowledge of the various legal and financial elements affecting the economics of divorce, including tax consequences, valuation of pensions, businesses, and evaluation of assets;  considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, educational, economic, psychological, and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of child development and the impact of divorce on children; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge and skills necessary to obtain the confidence of judges and attorneys to effectively negotiate complex issues between opposing attorneys in divorce cases; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; computer skills; considerable ability to objectively analyze highly conflicted and/or violent situations and the ability to utilize logical, defensible judgment in recommending appropriate solutions or dispositional options; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree and six  years of experience providing family and marital counseling, mediation, and dispute resolution services.

 

Special Experience:  Three  years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Family Relations Counselor II.

 

Substitutions Allowed:  A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one  year of the General Experience.

           

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.   

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.





Juvenile Detention Classification and Program Officer

JUVENILE DETENTION CLASSIFICATION AND PROGRAM OFFICER


   

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for providing programming, classification and counseling services for juvenile detainees and for acting as a liaison with the Court, other Judicial Branch units, state agencies and service providers.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Juvenile Detention Program and Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May supervise lower level staff as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Conducts in-depth interviews to evaluate and assess detainees; reviews intake information reports on each detainee prepared by Juvenile Detention Officers to assure accuracy and completeness; utilizes and interprets standardized assessment instruments for the purpose of properly classifying each juvenile detainee; meets with each detainee to evaluate and assess behavioral problems, substance abuse history, suicide risk, violent tendencies, family situation, health and hygiene risk; makes classification decisions regarding housing and program assignments; maintains a caseload of detainees and develops an Individualized Management Plan for each detainee; acts as an advocate where appropriate and consults regularly with detainees' probation officer, public defender, parents and the Department of Children and Families as needed; coordinates mental health activities with contracted providers; coordinates interdisciplinary case team meetings with mental health, medical and education units to review detainees' weekly progress; arranges for emergency and routine placements of detainees in acute need of mental health intervention; makes recommendations for discharge from detention or placement in alternative programs; contacts home school districts to obtain necessary information and records; conducts initial review of the detainee's educational needs with teaching staff; refers detainees to the responsible school district's planning and placement team and may attend team meetings; in conjunction with teaching staff assigned to the detention center, monitors each child's educational progress and may make referrals for testing or evaluation; develops and presents or supervises the delivery of programs concerning substance abuse, health, hygiene, violence avoidance, family dynamics, recreation, etc. for detainees; provides group and individual counseling; investigates and responds to complaints from detainees; coordinates development of discharge plans and alternative placements and acts as placement expediter with court and probation officers and other agencies; attends court hearings representing the detention center and provides relevant information to the court; prepares reports and correspondence; prepares and maintains mental health files according to established polices; may assist other staff with safe physical management techniques; attends, participates, delivers and facilitates staff training programs; performs related duties as required.    


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Knowledge of child psychology and development; knowledge of the various social, psychological, economic, and emotional factors influencing the behavior and attitudes of children; knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of counseling; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological and educational evaluations; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience:   Six (6) years of professional experience in providing classification, case work, counseling, or other related social services.


Substitutions Allowed:

1) College training in a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2) A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3)  Two years of experience as a Juvenile Detention Classification and Program Officer Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive detainees; may be exposed to communicable diseases.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: 

1)  Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator's license.

2)  A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates.

3)   Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.

4)  Incumbents will be required to work weekends, holidays and evenings.



Juvenile Detention Program and Services Supervisor

JUVENILE DETENTION PROGRAM AND SERVICES SUPERVISOR

   

 

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for supervising and coordinating all programs, recreation activities, counseling services, medical and mental health contract providers at a detention center.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises Classification and Program Officers and other lower level staff as assigned; oversees the work of contract providers.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Designs, conducts and supervises creative programs, services, activities and counseling for detainees and their families to promote a stabilizing environment within the detention center and to enhance positive self-esteem and physical/mental health among the detention center’s population; develops or supervises the development of program content, curriculum and program objectives; supervises staff engaged in conducting programs; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; directs and coordinates mental health services and acts as a liaison with mental health consultants and psychiatrists; ensures the availability of clinical assessment and crisis intervention services on a 24-hour a day basis; facilitates acute psychiatric hospitalizations; conducts clinical assessments, reviews mental health files and coordinates court ordered evaluations and assessments; monitors programs to ensure quality and effectiveness; documents program contents; prepares reports and correspondence; reviews weekly programming schedules for conformance with policies and procedures;  designs programs to address specific detainee problems; acts as coordinator and facility representative for the local education district; conducts research projects including needs assessments for prospective programs; supervises the design, organization and implementation of  programs including structured and small group leisure activities; identifies and obtains appropriate resources to meet program goals; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding programs; may represent the Judicial Branch as a member of the Department of Children and Families central placement team; may supervise the Judicial Branch's Expedited Placement Program and supervises Classification and Program Officers and other division staff at various facilities; may assist staff with safe physical management techniques; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of child psychology and development; considerable knowledge of the various social, psychological, economic and emotional factors influencing the behavior and attitudes of children; knowledge of the methods of counseling; considerable knowledge of education theories and practices; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; computer skills; supervisory ability; ability to develop, organize and conduct training and recreational programs; ability to assess training needs and determine objectives.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience:  Seven years of professional experience in providing classification, case work, counseling or other related social services.

 

Substitutions Allowed:

1)  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 four years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2)  A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.


WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive detainees; may be exposed to communicable diseases.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1)  Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.

2)  A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates.

3)  Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.

4)  Incumbents may be required to work weekends, holidays and evenings.



Paralegal Specialist I

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST I



DIVISION: Supreme/Appellate Court


CLASS DEFINITION: In the Offices of the Chief Clerk, the Chief Staff Attorney, and the Reporter of Judicial Decisions, this class is accountable for independently performing paraprofessional legal tasks in the processing of appeals and other matters for appellate review and the citechecking and editing of a variety of documents.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Paralegal Specialist II or other employee of higher grade.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs complex tasks above the clerical level involving the processing of appeals and other matters for appellate review; acts as a liaison between the appellate court and trial court clerical staff; examines incoming materials for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to the Connecticut Practice Book; interprets and applies state statutes relating to incoming cases; citechecks opinions for form, substance, and style prior to publication; proofreads opinions for typesetting, spelling, and grammatical errors and for style; performs legal research; responds to internal and external requests for information and assistance; notifies attorneys of court deadlines; keeps abreast of the latest court rules, decisions, and calendar changes; makes decisions regarding case status and readiness for the docket; maintains records of cases, pleadings, statutes, and other related documents; oversees reproduction of legal records and exhibits on appeal; assists attorneys in developing office procedures, operations manuals, and filing systems; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of basic legal processes; knowledge of legal terminology and legal forms; knowledge of legal research techniques; knowledge of office management principles and practices; ability to read, understand, and interpret laws, legal documents, and other written material; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Two (2) years of experience providing complex clerical-level legal support services to an attorney. For current employees, this will be interpreted as two (2) years at or above the level of an Administrative Clerk. An Administrative Clerk may, with satisfactory service and upon recommendation of the Department Head, advance to Paralegal Specialist I on the anniversary date next following two years of services as an Administrative Clerk.



Seeking a Paralegal Specialist I to perform general office work, review filings, apply rules of appellate procedure, respond to inquiries from the bar, public and self- represented litigants and provide legal support for attorneys in the Office of the Appellate Clerk.





Accountant I

ACCOUNTANT I



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing technical accounting work requiring independent analysis, judgment, and the application of technical accounting principles.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Records complex and compound journal entries; prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; reviews or prepares bank account reconciliation's; consolidates and prepares monthly financial reports; reviews payroll warrant to ensure accuracy; conducts reconciliation of monthly reports, e.g. bad checks and cash journals to source documents; may conduct on-site inspections at court locations to determine adequacy of records; assists higher level staff in implementation of new accounting systems and procedures; assists in the coordination and implementation of recommendations from the Auditors of Public Accounts; assists in the development of accounting-related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; assists with the monitoring of fiscal aspects of grant programs; assists with the review of new accounting policies and advises supervisor of the impact; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare, analyze, and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; ability to utilize electronic data processing systems for financial management.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Five (5) years of experience in accounting or accounts examining.


Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in Accounting or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2) A Master's degree in Accounting or certification as a Public Accountant or Internal Auditor may be substituted for the General Experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a motor vehicle available for daily business use.



Accountant II

ACCOUNTANT II



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing complex, technical accounting work requiring independent analysis, judgment and the application of technical accounting principles.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Analyzes current accounting systems such as procedures for payment and collection activities, equipment inventory and fleet operations, procedures for issuance of grants, and the establishment of chart of accounts for classification of transactions; assists in the development and implementation of new accounting policies, procedures, and electronic data processing systems; establishes and maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on management policies and priorities, examining data and making recommendations regarding timing and amounts of expenditures; reviews bank account reconciliation's and analyzes transactions; consolidates and prepares monthly and annual financial statements and reports; conducts reconciliation of monthly reports, e.g., bad checks and cash journals to source documents; maintains accounting records and prepares reports for escheated funds; may review payroll warrant to ensure accuracy; may conduct on-site inspections at court locations to determine accuracy of records; assists in the coordination and implementation of recommendations from the Auditors of Public Accounts; administers the fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for approval, researching and preparing cost estimates, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures, and analyzing grantees' financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements; coordinates unit work flow and determines priorities; assigns and reviews the work of professional and paraprofessional staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial record keeping methods and procedures; considerable ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; considerable ability to utilize electronic data processing systems for financial management; some supervisory ability.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or accounts examining.


Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in Accounting or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2) A Master's degree in Accounting or certification as a Public Accountant or Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a motor vehicle available for daily business use.



Court Officer, Judicial District

COURT OFFICER, JUDICIAL DISTRICT



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks including reviewing and processing a variety of court documents, providing legal research to judges in trial courts, and performing other administrative duties.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Chief Clerk or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Reviews, evaluates, and processes a variety of files, motions, orders and judgments in civil, criminal, family and housing areas presented by attorneys and pro se parties; monitors compliance with applicable statutes, case law, and rules of court; schedules pretrial and trial calendars; notifies parties of case status and court decisions; may review and schedule special proceedings; may implement and maintain efficient caseflow procedures to ensure prompt disposition of cases; may prepare short calendar; prepares files for data entry and works closely with data entry personnel to ensure accurate entry of court records and dispositions into case files; performs legal research requested by judges on matters pending in the trial court by identifying legal issues presented by a fact situation, finding applicable law and analyzing it to a sound conclusion in a given case; communicates findings to judges either orally or by memoranda; assists judges in locating such research materials as they may require; consults with judges on research matters as needed; may supervise clerical staff; may act for supervisor in that person's absence; may assist in the training of newly hired employees; may open court; swears in witnesses and jurors; escorts jurors to courtroom; keeps lists of witnesses and exhibits; may coordinate voir dire proceedings; records dispositions and other orders of the court; maintains decorum in courtroom; consults with supervisor as needed; assists with updating office and department resources; keeps records and required paperwork current; stays current on Connecticut law; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of law and legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of and demonstrated ability in legal research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Graduation from law school; word processing and computerized legal research skills preferred but not required.



Court Operations Assistant

COURT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT



DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing specialized administrative support tasks in courtroom clerk service, jury administration and related court support services to assist in the effective functioning of assigned courts.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class consolidates the working titles of Courtroom Clerk I and Jury Services Assistant. Although incumbents may perform a variety of other administrative support tasks in support of court operations, incumbents allocated to this class must be regularly assigned to Courtroom Clerk or Jury Services Assistant duties for less than 65% of their time. Those incumbents who perform such work as court services or data terminal operation and who may serve as Courtroom Clerk or Jury Services Assistant for intermittent or occasional periods of time typically should be allocated to the Administrative Clerk I class.

When courts are not in session, incumbents generally perform court services work.

Positions whose principal assignments are as Courtroom Clerk are distinguished from Courtroom Clerks in the Administrative Assistant class in that those positions are required to lead or direct the work of other Courtroom Clerks including making their daily work assignments and providing their training. Those Courtroom Clerk positions are recognized as the advanced level of practitioners in that field.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Deputy Clerk or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead lower level staff as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Provides juror orientation and instructions; answers questions from jurors and provides assistance; swears in jurors; enters juror attendance information into computer; collects juror information questionnaires; enters and retrieves information in computer to prepare jury panels for cases; processes juror payroll, mileage and other reimbursements; may exercise independent judgment with regard to postponing or excusing jurors from service in accordance with orders of the court; prepares appropriate forms; prepares lists of jurors selected for trials; schedules jurors according to caseflow needs; arranges for necessary equipment and accommodations for jurors with special needs; opens mail; makes copies; orders supplies; maintains filing systems and records.

Records courtroom proceedings in civil, criminal, family and juvenile matters; provides continuance dates for future court proceedings; puts defendants to plea; calls bond forfeitures; swears in witnesses; marks exhibits; records dispositions; receives verdicts; prepares a variety of court orders; carries out orders of the court; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of court operations and courtroom procedures; considerable knowledge of office procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to use legal terminology; considerable knowledge of proper grammar, spelling and punctuation; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to carry out multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; computer usage skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Three years of clerical experience in a Clerk’s Office.


Substitutions Allowed:
1) A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the General Experience.
2) An Associate’s degree and one year of court or legal experience may be substituted for the General Experience.
3) Sixty college credits and one year of court or legal experience may be substituted for the General Experience.



Accounting Assistant

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT



DIVISION: Branch-wide


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting support tasks including: preparation and maintenance of bookkeeping records and accounts both in manual and computerized systems; receipting, recording, transferring and disbursing funds, including court-ordered restitution payments; auditing and verifying the accuracy of invoices and processing payments.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class consolidates the working titles of Accountant Aide and Accounting Clerk. Where needed, incumbents may perform other administrative support tasks, but allocation to this class requires that incumbents must be assigned to bookkeeping work as their primary duties, occupying sixty-five percent or more of their normal workday assignments.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead lower level staff as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Makes entries in and maintains bookkeeping and other financial records including those involving the use of computer-based accounting systems; makes entries to and maintains cash journals and ledgers; balances and reconciles accounts; prepares checks for disbursement; prepares daily deposits; receives cash including restitution payments; verifies amounts, sources and proper application of cash; issues receipts, analyzes appropriate application of payments and disbursements in complex restitution cases; applies and posts funds received to multiple accounts; prepares reports of account information and account history; opens and sets up new accounts including complex restitution accounts; identifies and prepares reports of account issues such as arrearages and insufficient funds; makes computer entries of information to various systems which may involve coding of information; verifies the accuracy of invoices and related documents and assists in resolving invoice and account discrepancies; performs other related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and procedures; considerable skill in operating personal computers involving posting to and preparing reports from spreadsheet programs with bookkeeping applications; ability to categorize funds and accounts by code; knowledge of account balancing and reconciliation procedures and methods; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; familiarity with invoice processing and fund allocation.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Two years of clerical experience in bookkeeping, financial record keeping or accounting. An incumbent who is classified as an Office Clerk whose principal work assignments have been in accounting, financial record keeping or bookkeeping and whose work will require bookkeeping assignments as a primary responsibility occupying sixty-five percent or more of the incumbent’s workday tasks shall be advanced to Accounting Assistant upon the incumbent’s second anniversary with the Judicial Branch with a service rating of satisfactory or better.


Substitutions Allowed: College training in accounting or a closely related field may substitute for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience.

 



Chief Probation Officer I

CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER I



DIVISION: Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for supervising the staff and operations of one or more small court support services office locations, or for assisting with the supervision of a large probation office location.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Assignment of Chiefs I and II to large or small office designations will be determined by the Guidelines for Classification Use promulgated by the Supreme Court.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives general direction from a Chief Probation Officer II or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises court support services staff as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures including procedures for security of evidence and money collected; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; represents the Division in court proceedings; reviews and approves contents and recommendations of reports prior to submission to the court; reviews and responds to complaints involving staff performance or office procedures and policies; oversees security and maintenance of facilities and office equipment; assumes responsibility for the integrity and operation of the automated system; oversees court support services in the areas of intake, assessment, referral, evaluations, investigations, and/or supervision of clients referred by the court; may provide services to a caseload of clients; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: considerable knowledge of criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of psychology; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, economic, psychological, and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; supervisory ability.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and five years of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations and/or supervising clients referred by the court.


Special Experience: Two years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Adult Probation Officer II.


Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field may be substituted for one year of the General Experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents are required to have a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License and a motor vehicle available for daily use.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.



Supervising IAR Specialist

SUPERVISING IAR SPECIALIST

 

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for supervising the staff and operations of one or more office locations of Bail Commissioners and IAR Specialists engaged in performing intake, assessment and referral services for clients.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from a Regional Manager or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises IAR Specialists, Bail Commissioners and clerical staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; assists in conducting performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; may perform the duties outlined in the job descriptions for IAR Specialist or Bail Commissioner and may provide services to a caseload of clients; reviews and responds to complaints involving staff performance or office procedures and policies; assumes responsibility for the integrity and operation of the automated system;  performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize interviewing techniques; considerable knowledge of available community services for alcohol and drug dependency; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to assess client needs, risks, and substance abuse behavior; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree and three years of experience providing intake, assessments, and referrals for clients referred by the court.

Substitutions Allowed:  A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field may be substituted for one year of the General Experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Incumbents are required to have a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License and a motor vehicle available for daily use. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.



Program Manager II

PROGRAM MANAGER II

                                             

 

 

DIVISION:  Branch-wide

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for managing, developing and monitoring complex programs, policies and procedures critical to a division’s operations.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFICATION USE:  Assignment of Program Managers to the I and II levels will be determined by the Chief Court Administrator based on recommendations from the appropriate Executive Director.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Formulates and oversees the implementation of complex programs, policies and procedures affecting one or more assigned areas of responsibility with major statewide impact and significant financial accountability; monitors program and policy compliance with statutes, rules, regulations, directives, program guidelines and Judicial Branch goals and objectives; performs quality control audits; evaluates the effectiveness of both operational and administrative programs; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding assigned areas of responsibility; provides technical and consultative services regarding programs; analyzes current operations and makes recommendations for improvement; responds to complaints from the public; conducts research and  prepares and analyzes management reports to determine the impact on current policies and procedures; conducts training in related areas;  recommends solutions to problems in related areas; interprets statutes and rules of practice for application in program areas; may develop budget requests and options; may review and analyze legislative proposals and regulations; develops, forms, manuals and other instructional materials; conducts site visits; serves on department committees; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of the principles of organization and management including public administration; considerable  knowledge  of  relevant agency policies and procedures related to program areas; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws;  knowledge of statistical methods and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable mediation and negotiation skills; computer skills; ability to interpret and evaluate research data; ability to analyze problems accurately and develop effective courses of action.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Ten years of professional experience in a broad range of  functions related to assigned areas, including some responsibility for planning, research and statistical analysis, organizational analysis, or a related field.

 

Substitutions Allowed:

1.  College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equalling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2.  A law degree or a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one  additional year of the General Experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.



Adult Probation Officer II

ADULT PROBATION OFFICER II

                        


DIVISION: Adult Probation


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involved in conducting presentence investigations of referred cases and for overseeing individuals referred by the court for supervision.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Chief Probation Officer or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise lower level employees and interns/volunteers as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Conducts a full range of investigations of all cases referred by the court including but not limited to presentence investigations, youthful offender eligibility investigations, alternative sentencing assessments and intensive supervision investigations; coordinates cases referred for drug and alcohol evaluations; assesses offenders and makes recommendations for alternative sanctions; recommends sentencing plans; furnishes probationers with written probation conditions and policies; conducts office and home visits to keep informed of probationers' conduct and condition; uses all suitable methods to aid and encourage probationers to improve their conduct and condition; assesses client needs for risk potential and appropriate level of community supervision; supervises client status and condition on a continuous basis and monitors clients' compliance with court orders; counsels clients where applicable; enters and maintains data in the automated information system; interprets data to facilitate interagency automated systems integration; reviews criminal records for accuracy and interprets same; receives and responds to public inquiries within agency policies; appropriately refers to probationers to treatment facilities and maintains contact with facilities to ensure probationers' compliance; may oversee specific caseloads; maintains liaison with court personnel, community groups and service organizations, state agencies and law enforcement organizations; prepares probation violations, modifications and terminations and attends and testifies at court hearings as required; prepares and serves warrants and show cause orders; may transport clients; may speak before professional and lay groups; assists in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of new staff; interviews victims of crime to assess and determine amount of loss and impact; ensures the accurate collection and disbursement of money in accordance with court orders; maintains case records and statistics and prepares special reports as assigned; exercises independent judgment of Violation of Probation matters; may track, surveil, and arrest clients; may collect urine samples from clients; interprets urine sample results and maintains appropriate security measures over samples; supervises Interstate Compact cases; may act for supervisor in his/her absence; may be assigned a duty station in a special Alternative Incarceration Unit (AIU) of the Department of Correction and perform related tasks such as: coordinate and facilitate the admission and release of clients to and from the AIU as a member of the professional staff while performing duties illustrated above, prepare prerelease plans for clients in conjunction with AIU staff and field supervising Probation Officers; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of psychology; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, psychological and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of new technologies and current trends in supervising clients; considerable knowledge of community agencies and programs; considerable knowledge of proper transportation techniques for clients in custody; considerable knowledge of automated information systems; knowledge of agency training procedures and agency performance appraisal system; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; considerable ability to assess client needs, risks and substance abuse behavior; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; some supervisory ability. 

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience conducting presentence investigations of referred cases and overseeing clients referred by the court for supervision.


Substitutions Allowed:
1) A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2) Two (2) years of experience at or above the level of Adult Probation Officer I may be substituted for the General Experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents are required to have a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator's license and a motor vehicle available for daily use.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions when performing home visits or interviewing incarcerated clients; may be exposed to communicable diseases.





Risk Based Supervision Coordinator (APOII) Responsibilities:


Seeking a qualified candidate who will be responsible for the development, delivery and supervision of trainings for adult probation services.


The successful candidate will:

  • Develop, facilitate and coordinate trainings
  • Evaluate trainings and trainers

  • Document training accomplishments annually

  • Assess participants feedback via comments

  • Maintain library of training curriculum

  • Assist and coordinate Adult Probation Accreditation for Training

  • Maintain all necessary trainer certifications

  • Be versed in discipline policy.


Qualified candidates must have:

  • Considerable knowledge of the Risk Based Supervision (also known as F-CBT) curriculum 
  • Considerable knowledge of adult probation policy and procedures

  • Considerable knowledge of adult probation risk reduction principles and their application to Risk Based Supervision

  • Demonstrated ability utilizing adult probation risk reduction principles as they apply to Risk Based Supervision

  • Ability to develop and facilitate trainings

  • Proficient technical skills in MS Office applications, with considerable knowledge of PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage projects

  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively in written and verbal form

  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license for required business-use travel statewide via the candidate’s own car, or a State-owned car if available.



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 $42,355 annually – plus State of Connecticut 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.




Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor

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.

 

Minimum requirements are 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.

 

This position is 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

 

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 Superior Court Operations Division, Court Transcript Services.


Current starting salary is approximately $42,055 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.