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Last update: 01/17/2020

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions 01/27/2020 20-0000-001
Facilities Specialist I 01/27/2020 20-3000-001
Information Technology Enterprise Technologist 02/03/2020 20-4000-002
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor 12/31/2099 PP-1000-001
Continuous Recruitment Statewide
Program Manager - Probate 02/03/2020 .

Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions

ASSISTANT REPORTER OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS



DIVISION: Supreme/Appellate Courts


CLASS DEFINITION: In the Office of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions, this class is accountable for proofreading, editing and drafting headnotes for Supreme, Appellate and Superior Court opinions in preparation for publication.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Reporter or Deputy Reporter of Judicial Decisions.


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


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Digests, proofreads, edits and verifies the accuracy of case citations; drafts headnotes and prepares Supreme and Superior Court opinions for publication; reviews Superior Court opinions to determine compliance with statutory criteria and recommends publication to the Reporter of Judicial Decisions; discusses editorial and cite check changes with authoring judges; edits rules for the Connecticut Practice Book and prepares for publication; proofreads for editorial purposes opinions published in the Connecticut Law Journal for publications in bound volumes; prepares preliminary statements for Supreme and Appellate Court cases; digests the most recent opinions for inclusion in the indices of bound volumes and pocket parts supplements of the Digest of Decisions; may maintain security of seized property and exhibits while in the custody of the office; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Membership in the Connecticut Bar.




Seeking applications for Permanent Part-Time Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions.  Attorneys and law school graduates in this position assist in proofing, reading, editing and drafting of headnotes for the Supreme and Appellate Court opinions.  Duties will include editorial review of opinions, performing legal research, and drafting of procedural histories, syllabuses, and indices for Supreme and Appellate Court opinions.


This position is 35 hours per week.








Facilities Specialist I

FACILITIES SPECIALIST I

 

 

                                                                                                           

DIVISION:  Office of the Chief Court Administrator

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for assisting in the planning, coordinating, implementing and maintaining agency and divisional facilities programs in the areas of maintenance, security and safety.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Manager of Facilities or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  In the area of facilities management, conducts specific examinations and assists in conducting difficult and conceptually broad examinations of procedures, operations, and projects for conformance with identified unit and divisional goals and objectives; assists with the planning, design and development of new facilities programs;  acts as project coordinator, as assigned, for maintenance, security, safety and other facilities projects; conducts facilities inspections and identifies items to be addressed with  proposed action plans as required; prepares specifications for facilities projects; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding facilities programs; assists with the implementation of automated management project tracking and monitoring systems;  assists with the development of automated facilities management reports; provides consultation to administrative officials on management issues and procedures; assists in the monitoring and tracking of capital bond funds and prepares requests for Bond Commission item requests as required; assists with the preparation of the facilities capital and operating budget requests;  prepares facilities related  budget and expenditure analyses as required;  assists with the administration of the statewide recycling program;  assists with the administration of security related programs including card access system management;  assists with code related projects; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Knowledge of the principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on facilities management; knowledge of  governmental fiscal and budgetary practices; knowledge of research and statistical methods; knowledge of data processing techniques;  knowledge of maintenance of facilities and modern security methods; knowledge of state and federal occupational safety codes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills;  computer skills; supervisory ability.  


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING              

General Experience:  Five years of professional experience in the field of facilities management.

 

Substitution 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) One year as an Administrative Trainee in the Facilities Unit may be substituted for the General Experience.

 

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




Seeking a qualified individual to fill the Facilities Specialist I position. 


The responsibilities assigned to the successful candidate will include:  conducts facilities inspections and identifies items to be addressed with  proposed action plans as required; monitors the Unit’s web-based work order system and dispatches services calls; monitors energy consumption through EnergyCAP and resolves anomalies;  acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding facilities programs; assists with the administration of preventative maintenance contracts; assists with code related projects; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required. Selected candidate will respond to after hour emergency situations as necessary. 





Information Technology Enterprise Technologist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGIST

 

 

 

DIVISION:  Office of the Chief Court Administrator

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  In a highly complex Information Technology (IT) environment this class is accountable for functioning as a Chief Technologist using knowledge and skills across several IT areas: network, security, platform, applications, 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.

 

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: Twelve (12) 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: Three (3) 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.




Seeking a senior information systems professional to assist with analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing next generation solutions and cybersecurity enhancements for the Judicial Branch computer infrastructure.


In addition to the minimum qualifications specified below, the successful candidate will possess the following experience and certifications:


  • 10 years of administering Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory;
  • 10 years of analysis and technical support for enterprise technology platforms;
  • 5 years of experience in using Microsoft Identity Manager and System Center Configuration Manager;
  • 5 years of email security experience;
  • 5 years of experience in auditing Active Directory for unauthorized access;
  • Demonstrated experience in deploying and managing cloud-based versions of anti-virus products;
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to unanticipated and malicious cyber interruptions;
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert;
  • Microsoft Certified Professional;
  • Microsoft 365 Certified Messaging Administrator Associate; and
  • ITIL V3.


The successful candidate also must demonstrate the capability to carry out the following activities:


  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Judicial Branch’s architecture, including the platform, network, applications, and user environments;
  • Proactively research new technology and risk management strategies;

  • Serve in a leadership role during scheduled system upgrades, outages, and cyber-incidents; and

  • Facilitate discussions and presentations for senior technology and business managers.








Judicial Marshal Trainee

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

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

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

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

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

Current starting salary is approximately $42,355 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.




Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor

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

 

Minimum requirements are two (2) years of clerical experience and the ability to produce typewritten material at a rate of 50 wpm. Substitutions allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of one year.

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 



Continuous Recruitment Statewide

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

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

  • Adult Probation Officer Trainee
  • Office Clerk

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

Program Manager - Probate

State of Connecticut 

Office of the Probate Court Administrator

Program Manager – Probate

(Legislative Liaison) 


The Office of the Probate Court Administrator is seeking a Program Manager to serve as a legislative liaison to represent the Probate Courts at the General Assembly and manage a diverse portfolio of other responsibilities. 

The position involves three primary areas of responsibility: Intergovernmental relations, communications, and facilities management. The individual will manage the agency’s annual legislative program and all interactions with federal, state, and municipal governments and is responsible for a wide variety of written communications such as news releases, reports, newsletters, and other agency publications. In addition, the individual will be responsible for facilities management for the central office and assisting Probate Courts statewide with facilities and security issues. 


The successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of state government and the legislative process, considerable knowledge of public relations, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. In-state travel is required.


Minimum Qualifications

General Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of professional experience in a broad range of functions related to assigned areas, including some responsibility for planning, research and systems analysis. 

  

Special Requirement:  Required to have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a motor vehicle available for daily use.

  

Annual salary is $88,126 with full State of Connecticut benefits.  

AA/EOE


Mail or fax cover letter and resume by February 3, 2020 to: 

Office of the Probate Court Administrator

186 Newington Road
West Hartford, CT  06110

Fax Number: (860) 231-1055 


No phone calls or emails relative to this posting will be accepted.