Careers

Welcome to the Judicial Branch Careers Page!

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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Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Last update: 07/01/2022

Job Title and Description Closing Date Posting Number
Opinion Specialist 07/05/2022 22-0000-008
Administrative Secretary I 07/05/2022 22-1000-147
Administrative Trainee 07/11/2022 22-7000-074
Manager of Administrative Services II 07/11/2022 22-7000-076
Information Technology Enterprise Specialist 07/18/2022 22-4000-016
Juvenile Detention Superintendent 07/23/2022 22-7000-075
Administrative Trainee 07/23/2022 22-7000-073
Communications Assistant 07/05/2022 .
Executive Legal Assistant - Probate 07/11/2022 .
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
Temporary Assistant Clerk I .
Temporary Paralegal .
State Court Interpreter Certification Program .

Opinion Specialist

OPINION SPECIALIST

DIVISION: Supreme/Appellate Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for cite checking and editing the most complex opinions and other documents published by the Office of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions and for providing technical support to the attorneys in that office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the limited supervision of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise clerical and paralegal staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Verifies accuracy and relevancy of cited authorities; performs legal research as needed to supplement incomplete citations and to obtain subsequent history of cited precedents; analyzes cited statutes, rules and regulations for applicability to opinions being processed; examines transcripts and exhibits to document factual accuracy of opinions; may input computer coding required to format opinions for both electronic and print release; proofreads galleys; prioritizes assignments to meet weekly deadline; applies rules of style set forth in court style manual; formulates proposals for improving and streamlining office procedures; provides training to newly hired paralegal staff; provides necessary support to attorneys on staff; prepares table of cases and judge’s pages for inclusion in bound volumes of Supreme Court and Appellate Court Reports; prepares Supreme Court orders for weekly publication; 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 and ability to cite check and edit complex opinions; knowledge of office management principles and practices; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; basic computer skills; considerable ability to read, understand and interpret laws, legal documents and other written material.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Four (4) years of experience providing complex clerical-level legal support services to an attorney.
Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved cite checking and editing opinions and other documents.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training may be substituted on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years of the General Experience.
2) An Associate’s degree in legal assistance or an Associate’s degree and completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate Program from an accredited college may be substituted for two years of the General Experience.
3) A Bachelor’s degree in legal studies, English or a related field may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
4) A Bachelor’s degree and completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate Program from an accredited college may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
5) A Bachelor’s degree and completion of one (1) year of a law school curriculum may be substituted for the General Experience.
6) A certificate of completion of a paralegal studies program from a private occupational school approved by the Connecticut Department of Education may be substituted for six (6) months of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: An incumbent classified as a Paralegal Specialist I may be advanced to Opinion Specialist upon the recommendation of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions who shall document the incumbent’s consistent ability to perform the highest level of paralegal work.





Seeking an Opinion Specialist.  The selected candidate will verify the accuracy and relevancy of cited authorities; perform legal research as needed to supplement incomplete citations and to obtain subsequent history of cited precedents; analyze cited statutes, rules and regulations for applicability to opinions being processed; examine transcripts and exhibits to document factual accuracy of opinions; may input computer coding required to format opinions for both electronic and print release; proofread galleys; prioritize assignments to meet weekly deadline; apply rules of style set forth in court style manual; formulate proposals for improving and streamlining office procedures; provide training to newly hired paralegal staff; provide necessary support to attorneys on staff; prepare table of cases and judge’s pages for inclusion in bound volumes of Supreme Court and Appellate Court Reports; prepare Supreme Court orders for weekly publication; perform related duties as required.

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 Trainee

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINEE

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator; Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: Under the direction of an employee of higher grade, receives on-the-job training in introductory court administration for a technical or professional position within the Judicial Department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on-the-job training to qualify for advancement into a technical or professional level position within a division; performs a variety of increasingly responsible tasks in one or more administrative units; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A Bachelor's or a Master's degree.*
*Note: Incumbents with a Master's degree may be hired at step 2 of the pay group.

APPOINTMENT: Appointment to positions in this class shall be for a period not to exceed twenty-four months.





Seeking an Administrative Trainee to receive on-the-job training to qualify for advancement into a technical or professional level position within a division; perform a variety of increasingly responsible tasks in one or more administrative units; perform related duties as required.

This position will be primarily accountable for the management, program development of residential and community-based contracts including adult, juvenile, and family criminal programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the administration of contractual services.

Examples of duties:

  • Program auditing for contract compliance and delivering technical assistance
  • Report writing
  • Data review
  • Deliver trainings
  • Review and approve contracted program budgets
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) development
The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Considerable knowledge of monitoring practices and procedures, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategies
  • Considerable knowledge of evidence-based practices and risk reduction principles
  • Considerable knowledge of contractual budgets and services
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively in written and verbal form
  • Proficient technical skills in MS Office applications
  • 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.  This position requires a significant amount of statewide travel.


Manager of Administrative Services II

MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES II

DIVISION: Branch-Wide

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for managing complex statewide administrative functions critical to a division’s operations.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Manages complex statewide administrative services functions for a division in one or more of the following areas: personnel and training, fiscal and material resources and program resources, including personnel/payroll, budget development, grant fund/contractual services accounting, equipment acquisition, purchasing and space acquisition; coordinates, plans and manages fiscal/administrative activities with major statewide impact and significant financial accountability; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policies; prepares financial plans and projects future budgetary needs; recommends and calculates costs for new programs, as well as options to the budgetary impact of legislatively mandated programs; maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments; prepares or reviews grant budgets and other fiscal portions of grant applications; reviews various contracts, financial documents and reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements; maintains systems for the processing and reporting of various personnel transactions, including recruitment, attendance, leave requests and the examination process; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; advises supervisors and managers on personnel and labor relations issues in accordance with established division and Judicial Branch policies and procedures; ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations; may schedule, assign, oversee and review the work of staff; may provide staff training and assistance; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration with special reference to assigned area(s) which may include governmental budget management and government accounting, grants and contracts preparation and administration, purchasing principles and practices, personnel and labor relations and facilities management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable computer skills; ability to prepare and analyze financial and statistical reports; supervisory ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Ten years of professional experience in the assigned area of responsibility.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

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 related to the assigned area of responsibility 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.




Seeking a Manager of Administrative Services II to lead systems architecture and technical solution implementation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as technical lead, providing guidance to other solution architects and software delivery team members, including developers, testers, system administrators, etc. in a Microsoft .NET / SQL Server – based environment
  • Assist with systems planning development, testing, and deployment activities
  • Advise and work closely with IT leadership
  • Develop systems-architecture plans, documents, and deliverables for the enterprise to support the organization’s strategic planning goals
  • Advise on selection of technology purchases
  • Work with production-support teams to monitor, review, and improve system performance/efficiency
  • Develop integration plans for new and existing IT solutions
  • Examine current data practice and derives a Data Strategy and a roadmap for execution
  • Perform research on emerging technologies to support proof-of-concept (POC) capabilities and identifies future solutions for the organization
  • Work collaboratively with technical leadership to establish and enforce best-practice guides and standards to ensure quality products are delivered
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders to align initiatives, technologies, and efforts
  • Serve as technical liaison with the business community to communicate challenging IT issues in plain English
  • Experience running proofs of concept to promote new ideas, design and solutions to assure high ROI for new solutions/systems implementation
The preferred candidate will possess a minimum of three (3) years of hands on Service-Oriented Architecture application development experience using Microsoft .NET technologies.

Preferred technical skills:

  • Microsoft WCF SOA delivery
  • SDLC management using Microsoft TFS and Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Process Mapping (Microsoft Visio or similar)
  • Languages: C#, VB.Net, JavaScript, TSQL
  • Knowledge of client-side frameworks (KnockoutJS, etc.)
  • Experience with the following technologies: ASP.NET MVC, HTML, CSS, SignalR, JSON, jQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, WCF, MSBI stack
Other preferred skills:

  • Experience working with appropriate programming languages, operating systems, hardware and software
  • Experience managing and leading medium to large development teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment
  • Ability to set technical direction for multiple application portfolios
  • Ability to identify how information technology can enable the achievement of business objectives


Information Technology Enterprise Specialist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE SPECIALIST

DIVISION: Information Technology

CLASS DEFINITION: In the Information Technology (IT) Division, this class is accountable for functioning as a Lead Technologist using knowledge and skills across several IT areas: network, security, platform, applications, cloud, courtroom technology, architectural standards, endpoint management, systems and software development and database administration. This class provides technical leadership and consultation across several of the areas of architecture, requirements gathering, systems and applications programming and integration, database management, development, quality management and operational support of highly complex technologies affecting multiple areas, while providing technical vision to identify issues before they occur. This class has a substantial relationship with business partners, an extensive understanding of their needs and responsibilities, and can envision, architect, and deliver comprehensive technical solutions to meet those needs.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Pay group and step placement will be determined by the Chief Court Administrator, based on recommendations from the Executive Director of Information Technology, and will be based on candidate’s skill level and staffing needs of the Branch.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May provide direct supervision to staff or matrixed project teams as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Researches and analyzes new technology trends, processes, best practices and standards, and leads the adoption of these into the IT environment;
  • Resolves complex issues that cross a variety of technical disciplines from various areas;
  • Effectively contributes to concurrent multiple complex projects;
  • Leads, reviews, and consults on architectural designs;
  • Researches, designs, analyzes, develops and enhances new and highly complex infrastructure projects in support of branch information systems;
  • Leads the design and configuration of infrastructure systems that optimize information access capabilities and ensures the security and integrity of these systems;
  • Provides consulting across technology areas such as Applications, Business Process, IT Security, Network Architecture, Database Architecture and Platform Architecture;
  • Provides technical leadership to management and mentors individual employees in areas of expertise including architecture, requirements gathering, systems and applications programming and integration, database management, development, quality management and operational support, while balancing the needs of various technical areas in support of business solutions;
  • Provides expertise to others to aid in troubleshooting existing applications and infrastructure environments;
  • Leads or provides extensive input into long-term infrastructure technology strategy development and planning, including the development of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan;
  • Provides extensive input into strategic planning;
  • Leads or coordinates others in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process;
  • May supervise staff indirectly through matrixed project teams or may supervise staff directly;
  • Provides expertise with escalated support issues;
  • Supports multiple projects including complex integration efforts and transitioning applications to new technologies;
  • Leads enterprise wide data modeling and database design, the design and construction of data architectures, operational data stores, and data marts;
  • Communicates clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in written form across all levels of the organization from executive level to staff level, both with technical individuals and business individuals. Provides a balanced message across all levels;
  • Creates and updates documentation for all areas of responsibility including architecture diagrams, infrastructure diagrams, requirements, quality, and project documentation;
  • Prepares correspondence, manuals, status reports and other documentation as required;
  • Leads or participates in interviews and the selection of new staff or the promotion of existing staff;
  • Writes or provides input into performance appraisals;
  • Addresses conflicts and proposes balanced solutions between technical areas, technical and business areas, and individuals on their direct or indirect staff;
  • Performs related duties as required.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field demonstrating a growing and broadening base of knowledge and experience.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the expert working level with responsibility for performing a full range of highly complex technical support functions.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology 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 information technology 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 or information technology 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.


This replaces the job description for Information Technology Enterprise Technologist in pay group 30 approved effective March 29, 2017.




.NET Solutions Architect 

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

East Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a .Net Application Developer (Information Technology Enterprise Specialist) for the Information Technology Division, Application Development and Support Unit.  Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Software Development.

The successful candidate must be able to analyze, design, code, debug, and test complex to highly complex software applications and reports, including business intelligence packages and lead a technical team by providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff in order to move projects forward. The selected candidate is also required to work with DBAs and Web Admins to configure, install and troubleshoot web applications and provide support for production issues.


Qualified candidates must be proficient with:
  • Visual Studio 2017 or above
  • TFS / Azure DevOps
  • .NET, ASP.Net, MVC 5, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • .NET Web Services (WCF and/or Web API)
  • Automated testing tools (MSTest, NUnit)
  • SQL Server 2016 or above databases
  • Web UI design principles including responsive design
Proficiency with SQL Server including the ability to:
  • Create and Modify Table Structures and Relationships
  • Create, Modify and Debug Stored Procedures, Views, Functions, Indexes and Triggers
  • Create, Modify and Debug SSRS reports and SSIS packages
Additional skills considered to be a plus are:
  • Previous experience with Attunity and conversion of Cobol to Web and SQL
  • Knowledge of Child Protection System
The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written with a collaborative approach to work in a close team environment. Ability to work effectively with all levels of technical and non-technical staff and management is necessary.

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


Salary Range: $100,844 - $133,441/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 demonstrating a growing and broadening base of knowledge and experience.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the expert working level with responsibility for performing a full range of highly complex technical support functions.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology 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 information technology 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 or information technology 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 July 18, 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 22-4000-016

AA/EOE



Juvenile Detention Superintendent

JUVENILE DETENTION SUPERINTENDENT

DIVISION: Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of a residential juvenile detention center. In addition, incumbents may be responsible for overseeing residential contracted programs for juveniles.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directs staff, contractors and consultants.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
*Manages the staff and operations, including custody and security, food services, recreation, discharge planning, and transportation;
*Oversees comprehensive contracted services for juveniles including education, medical and mental health treatment and evaluates program effectiveness;
*Schedules, assigns, oversees, reviews the daily work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile on a twenty-four hour a day basis;
*Oversees substance abuse prevention programs;
*Ensures that all programs comply with agency policies and procedures;
*Develops and implements staff training programs;
*Conducts performance evaluations;
*Determines priorities and plans work;
*Analyzes and evaluates the accomplishment of program objectives;
*Establishes and maintains detention procedures;
*Develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards;
*Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding detention policies and procedures;
*Prepares reports and correspondence;
*Maintains twenty-four hour on-call responsibility for the center and assigned programs;
*May prepare or assist in budget preparation;
*Oversees the procurement of equipment and supplies, the maintenance of records, and the collection of operating reports such as time and attendance, personnel transactions, fiscal expenditures, and statistical records;
*May assist in physically restraining juveniles as necessary;
*Conducts onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance;
*Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system; considerable knowledge of juvenile detention centers and their operation; considerable knowledge of custody, security, and control measures and of the techniques of maintaining discipline in a residential detention setting; considerable knowledge of child psychology and development; considerable knowledge of substance abuse treatment programs for children and available community-based resources; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Nine years of experience in a juvenile detention setting or related work.

Special Experience: Two years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. For current employees this will be interpreted as two years of experience at or above the level of Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent.

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 REQUIREMENT:
1) A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates.
2) Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.


This replaces the job description approved effective June 22, 2005 (addition of contracted program responsibilities).




Seeking an experienced juvenile services administrator committed to juvenile justice reform to serve as the Juvenile Detention Superintendent at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center. A seasoned professional will lead facility culture change, best practices implementation, staff wellness initiatives, and data-driven management to transform the detention center into a therapeutic residential center. Responsibilities of a superintendent include: manage the staff and operations, including custody and security, food services, recreation, discharge planning, and transportation; oversee comprehensive contracted services for juveniles including education, medical and mental health treatment and evaluate program effectiveness; schedule, assign, oversee, review the daily work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile on a twenty-four hour a day basis; oversee substance abuse prevention programs; ensure that all programs comply with agency policies and procedures; develop and implement staff training programs; conduct performance evaluations; determine priorities and plan work; analyze and evaluate the accomplishment of program objectives; establish and maintain procedures; develop or make recommendations on the development of policies and standards; act as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepare reports and correspondence; maintain twenty-four hour on-call responsibility for the center and assigned programs; may prepare or assist in budget preparation; oversee the procurement of equipment and supplies, the maintenance of records, and the collection of operating reports such as time and attendance, personnel transactions, fiscal expenditures, and statistical records; may assist in physically restraining juveniles as necessary; conduct onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance; and perform related duties as required.

Administrative Trainee

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINEE

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator; Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: Under the direction of an employee of higher grade, receives on-the-job training in introductory court administration for a technical or professional position within the Judicial Department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on-the-job training to qualify for advancement into a technical or professional level position within a division; performs a variety of increasingly responsible tasks in one or more administrative units; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A Bachelor's or a Master's degree.*
*Note: Incumbents with a Master's degree may be hired at step 2 of the pay group.

APPOINTMENT: Appointment to positions in this class shall be for a period not to exceed twenty-four months.





Seeking an Administrative Trainee for the Computer Support, Facilities & Materials Management Unit (COSFAMM) to receive on-the-job training to qualify for advancement into a technical or professional level position within a division; perform a variety of increasingly responsible tasks in one or more administrative units; perform related duties as required.

The successful applicant’s primary duty will include but is not limited to providing support for: accreditation, ergonomics, inventory records & documentation, fiscal, and supplies. Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills are required. Strong computer skills are also preferable, as is the ability to work effectively with staff from several disciplines, outside agencies and vendors. This position requires a significant amount of statewide travel.

The preferred candidate will possess proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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 is approximately $37,370 day shift and $39,138 night shift annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.

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 $36,725 annually - $41,971 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.


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 is approximately $39,450 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.

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.

Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Office of the Probate Court Administrator
West Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Office of the Probate Court Administrator, is seeking a Communications Assistant for a part-time position (19 hours/week) as a professional writer to perform promotional, informational, educational, and other public relations functions for the Probate Court Administrator.

The preferred candidate will prepare, write, design, and produce communication materials such as reports, newsletters, news releases, pamphlets, brochures, exhibits, bulletins, and other agency publications.  The selected candidate will also monitor the printing of communication materials, assist in the preparation of speeches and materials for release to the media, monitor news coverage, assist with the planning and coordinating of special events, including taking event pictures, and provide technical assistance to management regarding communications. The agency utilizes Adobe InDesign to produce a number of its graphic design assets.

Salary Range: $30.35 - $38.96/hourly – 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: Five (5) years of experience in communications or public relations work. 

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 to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree. 

A Master’s degree in Communications or a related field may be substituted for General Experience. 

Submit resume and writing sample by July 5, 2022 to:PCAPosting@ctprobate.gov.  Submissions without these two items will not be considered. 

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. 

AA/EOE

Executive Legal Assistant - Probate

Executive Legal Assistant - Probate
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Office of the Probate Court Administrator
West Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Office of the Probate Court Administrator, is seeking an Executive Legal Assistant-Probate for a full-time position (40 hours/week) to support advanced-level personal and confidential secretarial assignments for the Office of the Probate Court Administrator.

The preferred candidate will be expected to perform a variety of complex legal and administrative secretarial assignments which require advanced levels of accountability, problem solving and interpersonal contacts; plan, organize and coordinate a full range of legal office activities; utilize personal computers or other electronic equipment to create, format and type a variety of legal documents, reports and correspondence in accordance with established guidelines and deadlines; proofread and edit documents as directed; work collaboratively with the Executive Assistant to the Probate Court Administrator to ensure office coverage and timely completion of assignments; organize and provide diverse, complex and sensitive flow of correspondence, documents, memoranda, etc.; compile and coordinate data for action by the law department; maintain confidentiality of documents; create and maintain filing systems; organize and prioritize all work to meet deadlines; maintain, update and review manuals and reference materials; may make recommendations on improvements of office procedures in order to increase efficiencies; may perform special assignments and routine administrative functions as specifically directed; may assist in training new staff as assigned; performs related duties as required.

Salary Range: $69,862 - $89,323/yr. – 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: Five (5) years of secretarial work.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a legal environment.

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 to a maximum of two (2) years.

Submit resume and cover letter by July 11, 2022 to:PCAPosting@ctprobate.gov.  Submissions without these two items will not be considered. 

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. 

AA/EOE