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The Judicial Branch is excited to share the below job openings with you. The Branch prides itself on top court web site awards received across the years. Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all. If you believe you have the necessary skillset and a desire to work at one of our many statewide locations, please take the time to browse through our current job openings. Keep in mind that job openings are updated each Friday, the Branch welcomes you to come back each week to view newly posted jobs.

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Last update: 11/25/2022

Job Title and Description Closing Date Posting Number
Information Technology Analyst II - 11/28/2022 22-1000-270
Support Enforcement Officer Trainee 11/28/2022 22-1000-269
Administrative Assistant 12/05/2022 22-7000-131
Information Technology Analyst II - 12/05/2022 22-1000-275
Information Technology Analyst IV - Senior Network Engineer 12/05/2022 22-4000-048
Administrative Secretary I 12/05/2022 22-1000-276
Administrative Assistant 12/12/2022 22-3000-036
Administrative Secretary II 12/12/2022 22-1000-284
Continuous Recruitment Statewide Posting Number
Judicial Marshal Trainee JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) JD-7000-001
Office Clerk OC-8000-001
Court Recording Monitor Trainee CR-1000-001
Court Interpreter I CI-1000-001
Temporary Assistant Clerk I .
Temporary Paralegal .
State Court Interpreter Certification Program .

Information Technology Analyst II -

Information Technology Analyst II -

Business / Quality Assurance Analyst

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Wethersfield

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a Business or Quality Assurance Analyst (Information Technology Analyst II) for the Jury Administration Unit. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge in the following:
  • Visual Studio / TFS
  • Creating and maintaining project documentation
  • Drafting and maintaining business requirements and technical requirements
  • Creating and maintaining test plans and testing documentation
The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in either/or the specific functional areas of:

Business Analysis: Manages moderately complex level system and project requirements; identifies changes to scope and tracks requirements through implementation; defines key business processes and identifies critical paths of the operations; identifies the impact of technology on business processes; working with the project team, proposes, documents and assesses technical solutions to business needs, and verifies and validates moderately complex level system specifications; identifies process gaps; translates business needs into systems specifications; utilizes elicitation and facilitation techniques; entry level task coordination in support of project management.

Quality Assurance: Analyzes moderately complex level project documents; identifies the impact of technology changes on current systems; develops test strategies; translates systems specifications, written or derived, into test plans and test scripts; executes test plans and test scripts and documents results and defects; coordinates the resolution of system defects; monitors test plans and verifies that development deliverables are consistent with the systems specifications.

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial probationary period, hybrid remote work may be available.

Salary Range: $88,052 - $119,860/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to: paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: Six (6) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field with a concentration in the specific area of the position being applied for.

Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the Information Technology Analyst I level or its equivalent.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2) A Master’s degree in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3) Relevant certification in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, project management or related area may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the general experience.

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

Applications must be received by November 28, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.

Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all.

Please reference posting number 22-1000-270

AA/EOE



Support Enforcement Officer Trainee

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINEE

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in monitoring compliance with court orders for family support.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Initially works under the close supervision of a Support Enforcement Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on the job training in and is given progressively responsible assignments in monitoring compliance with family support obligations; makes case assessments to determine appropriate actions to ensure compliance with court orders; negotiates informal agreements; initiates motions to the court such as contempt citations, wage withholding orders, non-support arrest warrants, support petitions, and modifications; advises clients pursuant to support obligations; conducts pre-trial settlement conferences with clients and their attorneys in a attempt to resolve issues related to contempt actions; formulates dispositional options for the court; makes case presentations to the court representing the unit; develops supporting documentation relative to contested motions initiated by the Division; seeks alternatives to court intervention by establishing support obligations through paternity acknowledgements and agreements to support; attempts direct complaints from the public, provides information concerning available services and counsels clients pursuant to support problems; may complete service of process relative to contempt citations, wage withholding orders, and orders of notice; utilizes automated information systems in performance of daily assignments; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to learn and apply child support enforcement procedures; mathematical ability; ability to learn and apply mediation techniques and to develop conflict resolution, problem solving and crisis intervention skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

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

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.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: This class is intended to permit the Department to recruit and train employees for the class of Support Enforcement Officer I. An employee classified as a Support Enforcement Officer Trainee shall be advanced to Support Enforcement Officer I upon his/her first anniversary with the Department and a service rating of satisfactory or better.





Seeking qualified individuals for the position of Support Enforcement Officer Trainee. The successful candidate will monitor compliance and make case assessments of child support obligations; negotiate agreements; initiate motions and present information to the court.

Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

DIVISION: Branch-wide

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently supervising administrative support or Courtroom Clerk staff or for performing advanced administrative support or complex technical support tasks at a paraprofessional level in a judicial service environment.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class represents the highest level of administrative support positions in the bargaining unit. The class has four distinct uses:

Administrative Assistant (advanced technical or administrative support, or supervision of specialized administrative support services)

Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk

Clerical Supervisor

Courtroom Clerk 2 (for 65% or more of their time, performs as advanced Courtroom Clerk or Supervising Courtroom Clerk);

In the Administrative Assistant uses of the class, positions serve in a paraprofessional role in complex, specialized or technical administrative support functions. For example, this may include paraprofessional practice of technical work in such areas as telecommunications or the supervision of complex accounting support work or the most complex and involved assignments of court support services.

In the Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk use of the class, positions perform complex juvenile case file management in conditions of strict confidentiality including serving as Courtroom Clerk in juvenile matters.

In the Courtroom Clerk II uses of class, incumbents are required to directly supervise or to serve as strong lead for other Courtroom Clerks including providing their training and daily work assignments, but not performance review. In jurisdictions having only one Courtroom Clerk, incumbents may serve as lead person for other court services staff members. In either case, incumbents are required to perform at an advanced level of competence in courtroom clerk assignments including serving judges in highly complex and involved cases.

Advancement to this class is not automatic. The class is intended to afford career progress opportunities both in administrative support services and in courtroom clerk occupations but is limited to well-qualified and proven incumbents in their respective fields of work and appointment must be based on demonstrated need for such positions.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned, including providing training, making work assignments and reviewing completed work for accuracy.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Administrative Assistant uses: Supervises assigned staff in performing such work as: data terminal operation, court data management including data organization and retrieval, and production of finished data records; preparation and maintenance of case files and information for presentation in court; assisting clients, attorneys, pro se parties and members of the public in completing procedural papers and by explaining court procedures and court-ordered conditions of compliance; preparing documents such as reports, correspondence, notifications to parties, records and activity logs; performing such clerical work as typing, filing and general office support. Incumbents may supervise staff in posting, compiling and reconciling accounting support data such as accounts payable, receivable and payroll processing.

Positions may be assigned to perform specialized or technical work such as: planning, scheduling and overseeing the installation of telecommunications systems; assisting in the administration of Branch-wide purchasing; overseeing the management of complex and sensitive case files, including reviewing file content for completeness and providing instruction to support staff in proper case file development for the courts.

Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk uses: Maintains court dockets and diaries of hearing assignments and case reviews; records judgments, orders and other file entries; coordinates and arranges appointments of counsel and referral for various professional services; executes and coordinates proper service of notice, summons and subpoena, including notice by publication and registered mail; reviews billings for accuracy and arranges for the payment of fees; provides for the orderly assignment of all cases for appropriate court hearing and assures that all files are prepared for hearing; provides or oversees all statistical reporting, bookkeeping, supply requisitioning, court attendance, execution of legal or court documents and file maintenance; may act for the Juvenile Matters Clerk during absences; may supervise assigned staff as designated by the Clerk or in the absence of the Clerk; may perform duties outlined in the Courtroom Clerk job description; performs related duties as required.

Clerical Supervisor uses: Supervises clerical staff; trains assigned staff members; assigns and reviews work for accuracy and timely completion; determines work priorities; may establish record keeping systems; provides input to staff performance reviews; analyzes and revises office procedures; coordinates workflow with staff and related work units; may serve as courtroom clerk; provides recommendations regarding administrative policies and procedures; types or word processes a variety of correspondence and reports, many of which involve confidential information; may receive and record revenues and fees; may prepare financial and budget reports; maintains inventory control and maintenance schedules for office equipment; performs other related duties as required.

Courtroom Clerk 2 uses: Supervises the work of Courtroom Clerks I including training, making work assignments and scheduling courtroom service. Performs courtroom clerk service in assigned courtrooms including assembling case documents, reviewing documents for completeness and in accordance with the preferences of judges; assisting judges at court in the flow of documents, properly recording motions and orders, recording and safekeeping exhibits; swearing those who provide testimony in court; and assuring the proper completion of documents resulting from judges’ orders. As advanced Courtroom Clerks, incumbents typically are called upon to serve as courtroom clerk for involved, complex or sensitive trials and hearings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Advanced knowledge of office administration and court support operations procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to operate personal computers to enter, organize, store and retrieve data and to produce complex written reports and records; ability to conduct interviews and to record and verify information; ability to assist general public in procedural matters related to court support operations; ability to supervise and provide work direction to staff members; ability to instruct, train and evaluate staff members in assigned work duties.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Five years of experience in administrative support, accounting support, or court support work.

Substitutions Allowed: College training may substitute for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of two years for an Associate’s degree.

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




Seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Court Support Services Division Human Resources unit, to be responsible for complex assignments, requiring highly specialized skills, confidentiality, and independent judgement.



Information Technology Analyst II -

Information Technology Analyst II -

.NET Application Developer
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
  Wethersfield

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking an .NET Application Developer (Information Technology Analyst II) for the Court Operations Systems Support Unit. Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Software Development.

The successful candidate must have experience with analyzing, designing, coding and testing moderately complex software applications as well as data and reports; writing technical program and systems specifications; and troubleshooting and supporting production issues.

Qualified candidates should have experience developing with some or all of the following:

  • Visual Studio 2015 or above
  • SQL Server Management Studio 2016 or above
  • Crystal Reports
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Front end web development technologies such as asp.net, HTML5, CSS and/or JQuery
  • Experience with Selenium is preferred, but not required

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial probationary period, hybrid remote work may be available.

Salary Range: $88,052 - $119,860/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to: paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: Six (6) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field with a concentration in the specific area of the position being applied for.

Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the Information Technology Analyst I level or its equivalent.

Substitutions Allowed: 1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2) A Master’s degree in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3) Relevant certification in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, project management or related area may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the general experience.

Special Requirements: Incumbents may be required to travel within the State in the course of their daily work. 

Applications must be received by December 5, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.

Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all.

Please reference posting number 22-1000-275

AA/EOE



Information Technology Analyst IV - Senior Network Engineer

Information Technology Analyst IV - Senior Network Engineer

Senior Network Engineer
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
East Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking an accomplished Senior Network Engineer (Information Technology Analyst IV) in the Network and Security Operations unit. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for administering Palo Alto firewall and the implementation, support, maintenance, and administration of 70 remote network locations and multiple active data centers. Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Network Support.

The qualified candidate will have hands-on experience in network operations and thorough knowledge of BGP, EIGRP, multicast, and spanning-tree.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Palo Alto firewall management and administration
• Network maintenance (software and hardware upgrades)
• High level Complex Network troubleshooting
• Documentation of network problems and designs
• Monitor network health and performance
• Configuration and administration of security tools
• Firewall configuration, administration, and maintenance
• Experience with Palo Alto network firewall
• Troubleshooting Imperva Security
• Experience with Meraki, Cisco network switches
• Tenable LCE and Nessus security vulnerability scanning tool
• SIEM Analysis
• Incident Response participation
• On Call during non-working hours patching

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are proficient with:
• PaloAlto firewall, Cisco hardware and software experience
• High level of experience with Panorama and log collectors
• Able to create and manage firewall rules and policies.
• Able to plan and process upgrades on PA firewalls.
• NGFW, Panorama, Global Protect, VM Series, App-ID, NAT, User-ID, SSL Decrypt, Wildfire
• Expert level experience with Cortex, XDR Pro, NTA, Data Lake, Autofocus, TIM
• High Level Data Center Design, Implementation and Troubleshooting experience
• Experience in Multi ISP and Advance BGP routing
• Cisco ISE Advance level Knowledge and Troubleshooting
• Expertise Infoblox (for IPAM, DNS & DHCP)
• Network security best practices hands on experience.
• Microsoft Azure networking experience.
• Cisco Nexus 5k and 7K Switches
• Must have skills to Audit LAN/WAN and security and document and recommend best practice.
• Cisco DNAC Configuration, implementation and design
• Tenable.sc Scans and LCE
• Meraki WiFi Design and implementation
• 802.1x NAC
• Imperva Firewalls
• Path Solutions, Scrutinizer, OpUtils
• Python Scripting
• Palo Alto Panorama operations

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who possess the following:
• Ability to perform risk assessments and investigate cyber security incidents.
• Ability to understand vulnerabilities at a technical level.
• Knowledge of hardware and software, networks, data centers, systems, and cyber security related issues.
• Demonstrate experience in operation, administration, and management of Cisco QoS, FabricPath, OTV, EIGRP, BGP protocols.
• Cisco Meraki Cloud based Solution.
• Knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and NX-OS.
• Experience with IPSEC/GRE Tunnels.
• Solid understanding of network fundamentals.
• Strong troubleshooting skills.
• Demonstrate experience installing, configuring, and operation of network equipment.
• Network Design and Architecture hands on experience.

In addition to the preferred qualifications, preference will be provided to successful candidate that possess a positive attitude; proficient verbal skills; a collaborative approach to working in a close team environment; willingness to assist and share knowledge with peers and subordinates; strong writing skills, submitting reports, proposals, and postmortem analyses.

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial probationary period, hybrid remote work may be available.

Salary Range: $93,397 - $129,026/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to: paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field with a concentration in the specific functional area of the position being applied for.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level with responsibility for performing a full range of complex technical support functions as highlighted in one of functional area(s) listed above.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2) A Master’s degree in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3) Relevant certification in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, project management or related area may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the general experience.

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

Applications must be received by December 5, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.

Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all.

Please reference posting number 22-4000-048

AA/EOE


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.





Seeking an Administrative Secretary I for the Judges’ Secretaries Office. The successful candidate will be accountable for performing a variety of difficult and responsible secretarial support functions requiring specialized skills.


Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

DIVISION: Branch-wide

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently supervising administrative support or Courtroom Clerk staff or for performing advanced administrative support or complex technical support tasks at a paraprofessional level in a judicial service environment.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class represents the highest level of administrative support positions in the bargaining unit. The class has four distinct uses:

Administrative Assistant (advanced technical or administrative support, or supervision of specialized administrative support services)

Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk

Clerical Supervisor

Courtroom Clerk 2 (for 65% or more of their time, performs as advanced Courtroom Clerk or Supervising Courtroom Clerk);

In the Administrative Assistant uses of the class, positions serve in a paraprofessional role in complex, specialized or technical administrative support functions. For example, this may include paraprofessional practice of technical work in such areas as telecommunications or the supervision of complex accounting support work or the most complex and involved assignments of court support services.

In the Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk use of the class, positions perform complex juvenile case file management in conditions of strict confidentiality including serving as Courtroom Clerk in juvenile matters.

In the Courtroom Clerk II uses of class, incumbents are required to directly supervise or to serve as strong lead for other Courtroom Clerks including providing their training and daily work assignments, but not performance review. In jurisdictions having only one Courtroom Clerk, incumbents may serve as lead person for other court services staff members. In either case, incumbents are required to perform at an advanced level of competence in courtroom clerk assignments including serving judges in highly complex and involved cases.

Advancement to this class is not automatic. The class is intended to afford career progress opportunities both in administrative support services and in courtroom clerk occupations but is limited to well-qualified and proven incumbents in their respective fields of work and appointment must be based on demonstrated need for such positions.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned, including providing training, making work assignments and reviewing completed work for accuracy.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Administrative Assistant uses: Supervises assigned staff in performing such work as: data terminal operation, court data management including data organization and retrieval, and production of finished data records; preparation and maintenance of case files and information for presentation in court; assisting clients, attorneys, pro se parties and members of the public in completing procedural papers and by explaining court procedures and court-ordered conditions of compliance; preparing documents such as reports, correspondence, notifications to parties, records and activity logs; performing such clerical work as typing, filing and general office support. Incumbents may supervise staff in posting, compiling and reconciling accounting support data such as accounts payable, receivable and payroll processing.

Positions may be assigned to perform specialized or technical work such as: planning, scheduling and overseeing the installation of telecommunications systems; assisting in the administration of Branch-wide purchasing; overseeing the management of complex and sensitive case files, including reviewing file content for completeness and providing instruction to support staff in proper case file development for the courts.

Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk uses: Maintains court dockets and diaries of hearing assignments and case reviews; records judgments, orders and other file entries; coordinates and arranges appointments of counsel and referral for various professional services; executes and coordinates proper service of notice, summons and subpoena, including notice by publication and registered mail; reviews billings for accuracy and arranges for the payment of fees; provides for the orderly assignment of all cases for appropriate court hearing and assures that all files are prepared for hearing; provides or oversees all statistical reporting, bookkeeping, supply requisitioning, court attendance, execution of legal or court documents and file maintenance; may act for the Juvenile Matters Clerk during absences; may supervise assigned staff as designated by the Clerk or in the absence of the Clerk; may perform duties outlined in the Courtroom Clerk job description; performs related duties as required.

Clerical Supervisor uses: Supervises clerical staff; trains assigned staff members; assigns and reviews work for accuracy and timely completion; determines work priorities; may establish record keeping systems; provides input to staff performance reviews; analyzes and revises office procedures; coordinates workflow with staff and related work units; may serve as courtroom clerk; provides recommendations regarding administrative policies and procedures; types or word processes a variety of correspondence and reports, many of which involve confidential information; may receive and record revenues and fees; may prepare financial and budget reports; maintains inventory control and maintenance schedules for office equipment; performs other related duties as required.

Courtroom Clerk 2 uses: Supervises the work of Courtroom Clerks I including training, making work assignments and scheduling courtroom service. Performs courtroom clerk service in assigned courtrooms including assembling case documents, reviewing documents for completeness and in accordance with the preferences of judges; assisting judges at court in the flow of documents, properly recording motions and orders, recording and safekeeping exhibits; swearing those who provide testimony in court; and assuring the proper completion of documents resulting from judges’ orders. As advanced Courtroom Clerks, incumbents typically are called upon to serve as courtroom clerk for involved, complex or sensitive trials and hearings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Advanced knowledge of office administration and court support operations procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to operate personal computers to enter, organize, store and retrieve data and to produce complex written reports and records; ability to conduct interviews and to record and verify information; ability to assist general public in procedural matters related to court support operations; ability to supervise and provide work direction to staff members; ability to instruct, train and evaluate staff members in assigned work duties.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Five years of experience in administrative support, accounting support, or court support work.

Substitutions Allowed: College training may substitute for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of two years for an Associate’s degree.

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




Seeking an Administrative Assistant to work in both the warehouse and field offices. The duties of this position include: Supervising warehouse staff, scheduling field services and moves; training assigned staff members; assigning and reviewing work for accuracy and timely completion; determining work priorities; may establish recordkeeping systems; provide input on staff performance reviews; analyzes and revises procedures; works with vendors and outside organizations; coordinates workflow with staff and related work units; provides recommendations regarding administrative policies and procedures; processes a variety of correspondence and reports, many of which involve confidential information; may prepare financial and budget reports; maintains forms and equipment inventories and controls and maintenance schedules for equipment; performs other related duties as required.

The preferred candidate will possess advanced knowledge of office and warehouse administration, considerable interpersonal skills, considerable oral and written communication skills, ability to operate personal computers to enter, organize, store, retrieve, and analyze data and to produce complex written reports and records, ability to conduct interviews and to record and verify information, and ability to assist general public in procedural matters related to operations.

This position requires lifting and in-state travel without advance notice. The successful candidate will be trained to operate an electric forklift and preference will be given to those who possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s License.

Administrative Secretary II

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY II

DIVISION: Branch-wide

CLASS DEFINITION: Under the direction of a senior administrative official within the Judicial branch is responsible for complex secretarial and general office management assignments, requiring highly specialized skill, confidentiality and independent judgment.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Acts as personal and confidential secretary; prepares a variety of correspondence for signature; may interpret agency policies and procedures upon request; may prepare and process fiscal or personnel documents; composes routine correspondence; transcribes complex dictation; produces a variety of typewritten correspondence; relieves supervisor of routine administrative details; produces statistical, legal and confidential reports; transmits supervisor’s orders to proper persons and conducts follow-up; screens calls, visitors and correspondence; proofreads and edits materials; schedules appointments and arranges meetings; may prepare complex financial and budget reports; may review forms for accuracy and completeness; performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Four (4) years of secretarial experience, and the ability to produce typewritten material at a rate of 50 wpm. May be required to take notes in shorthand, speedwriting, or other method acceptable to the manager.





Seeking an Administrative Secretary II for the Judges' Secretaries Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for complex secretarial and general office management assignments, requiring highly specialized skill, confidentiality and independent judgment.



Judicial Marshal Trainee

JUDICIAL MARSHAL TRAINEE

 

DIVISION: Superior Court 

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving training in providing the full range of security and other court-related services performed by Judicial Marshals, as assigned in accordance with established Judicial policies and procedures.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Lead Judicial Marshal or other employee of higher grade.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:   Receives training in all of the areas outlined in the job description for Judicial Marshal; maintains safety and security of staff and visitors as assigned; may patrol interior and exterior of buildings; monitors all movement through assigned areas and checks all incoming persons for proper identification as required; inspects packages and mail for contraband; secures property taken into custody and maintains for return to original owner; may perform physical searches of persons as needed; conducts periodic searches of all non-secured or public areas; secures access points to assigned areas; checks area for fire safety and emergency evacuation procedures; may quell disturbances and physically restrain persons; may assist in the control and transportation of prisoners in custody;  may enforce parking regulations; may keep records and prepare reports; may calibrate metal detectors as needed; may transport files and documents requested by court staff; assists jurors and members of the public by guiding them to proper locations, providing directions and information as requested; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

Interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to think and act quickly in an emergency with judgment and discretion.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: Graduation from high school (or GED certification) and any experience or training which would provide the skills and abilities indicated above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1)  Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday.

2) Candidates are required to obtain and maintain a Connecticut Commercial Drivers’ License  with appropriate endorsements (or whatever other license may be required to drive the prisoner transport vehicles operated by the Judicial Branch) during employment in the class.

3)  In accordance with Judicial Branch policy, incumbents are forbidden to have firearms while engaged in the performance of Judicial Branch duties.

 

CHARACTER REQUIREMENT:  In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:  Candidates must possess general good health; be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class.  Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be some risk of injury in performing the duties of the class.




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.

Note: 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, Personnel Services Unit.

Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER TRAINEE (TRANSITIONAL)

 

 

DIVISION: Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in and assuming increasing responsibilities for the care and custody of juvenile detainees.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Positions of the class work under the general supervision of a Juvenile Detention Shift Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on the job training and assumes increasing responsibility for supervising the daily activities of detainees; maintains security; admits and releases juvenile detainees in conformance with well-defined procedures; explains detention procedures to juveniles, parents, legal counsel, police, social workers and others in privity to the juveniles’ detention; administers intake questionnaires under the supervision of professionals; oversees and documents juvenile detainees’ behavior, including information on detainees’ apparent health, misconduct, abuse or potentially criminal conduct; supervises and participates in recreational activities with detainees; supervises and instructs detainees in procedures and principles of personal hygiene; takes necessary action to intervene and control detainees’ behavior which is physically threatening to themselves or to others; receives instruction and training from physicians and nurses in and assists with dispensing authorized medications to detainees and recording information about such dispensation; assists with transportation of detainees including attaching handcuffs and leg restraints and supervising the detainees during their preparation and transportation; prepares, serves and supervises meals and snacks for detainees in the absence of food services staff; assists in receiving and storing supplies; supervises the activities of detainees during visiting hours in accordance with detention policy; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Basic knowledge of the principles and practices involved in care and custody of juveniles; basic knowledge of the behavioral and emotional problems experienced by juveniles; basic knowledge of child psychology; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience: Two years of experience in performing correctional work or institutional supervision of adolescents, juveniles or young adults or comparable areas of prevention of juvenile delinquency.

Substitutions Allowed:

College training in a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half year of experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates; appointment to the class will be dependent upon successful clearance through such investigation.

Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license.

Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.




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 range is approximately $39,263 - $47,910/year for day shift positions or $41,343 - $49,990/year for night shift positions – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

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

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 qualified individuals to perform a variety of clerical assignments including:  producing typewritten correspondence, reports and agency forms; answering the phone; assisting the public; maintaining files, and other related duties. Open positions include both permanent part-time and full-time positions.


Minimum requirements are 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.

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. Candidates will be considered for positions within various Judicial Districts and the Hartford Judicial Branch Call Center.  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 hiring division.

Current starting salary range is $38,586 - $49,090/yr for 35 hour per week positions or $44,097 - $56,102/yr for 40 hour per week positions – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.


Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: https://www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.

Please reference posting number OC-8000-001

AA/EOE


Court Recording Monitor Trainee

COURT RECORDING MONITOR TRAINEE

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for operating electronic recording equipment to record verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings and preparing accurate and timely transcripts.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Receives on the job training in the following job functions in order to become proficient in the duties outlined in the job descriptions for Court Recording Monitor I and II:

*Setting up and testing recording equipment;

*Operating equipment to record verbal testimony during court proceedings;

*Monitoring recordings using earphones;

*Creating proper and accurate notes of court proceedings, including names of participants, case/docket numbers and marks notes for recall testimony;

*Preparing accurate transcripts and appeal papers in accordance with established deadlines;

*Assembling and maintains records and files;

*Preparing reports and correspondence as assigned;

*Performing clerical and other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of office administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare accurate typewritten documents; ability to operate personal computers and other related equipment to enter, organize, store and retrieve data in accordance with established deadlines.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: One (1) year of clerical experience and the ability to produce accurate typewritten documents at a rate of 50 words per minute.

Substitutions Allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience.

ADVANCEMENT: After two years of satisfactory job performance, including the ability to type accurate and timely transcripts, Court Recording Monitor Trainees will automatically be eligible for advancement to Court Recording Monitor I. Advancement will occur on the first day of the first full pay period following eligibility.





Seeking individuals for on-the-job training to record verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings using electronic equipment. Successful candidates will set up, test and operate recording equipment; monitor recordings using earphones; create and maintain proper notes of court proceedings; prepare transcripts and appeal papers; assemble and maintain records and files; and perform other related duties as required.

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

Current starting salary range is approximately $41,449 - $52,775 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

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.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, the Superior Court Operations Division, Court Transcript Services, will contact you.

Once 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 application. You may reapply for the position once the one-year application period has concluded.

Court Interpreter I

COURT INTERPRETER I

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for accurately interpreting in simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation modes between English and the target language in legal proceedings for the Judicial Branch and various court service programs statewide; for accurately translating written documents between English and the target language.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, in support of court operations. These assignments may be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Target language typically is Spanish but may be other languages as required by defendants, witnesses, litigants and other non­English speaking individuals.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Performs the three modes of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation) from English into another oral or manual language and reverse in a variety of court proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by remote devices;
  • makes court announcements in Spanish or other non-English languages as directed by the judge;
  • maintains records of services provided;
  • prepares activity reports;
  • collects and enters data into automated recordkeeping systems;
  • participates in study and training activities individually or in groups in order to develop and maintain interpreting and translating skills; at the direction of the court,
  • may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms;
  • drafts translations of forms and documents in the target language;
  • performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE. SKILL AND ABILITY: Simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpreting and written language proficiency with college-level vocabulary in English and Spanish or other specified language; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Demonstrated ability to perform simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpreting and written language proficiency in the target language.

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





Seeking individuals to serve as Court Interpreter I to: perform the three modes of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation) from English into Spanish or Portuguese and reverse in a variety of court proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by remote devices; makes court announcements in Spanish or Portuguese as directed by the judge; maintains records of services provided; prepares activity reports; collects and enters data into automated recordkeeping systems; participates in study and training activities individually or in groups in order to develop and maintain interpreting and translating skills; at the direction of the court, may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms; drafts translations of forms and documents in the target language; performs related duties as required.

Target language proficiency must be indicated at time of application.