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These are all the jobs available with the Judicial Branch at this time.
Last update: 08/12/2022

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Job Title and Description Appointment Promotion Relocation Job ID Closing Date
Maintenance Service Worker II 22-3000-031 08/22/2022
Director of Information Systems 22-4000-026 08/22/2022
Information Technology Analyst III - IT Projects and Vendor Liaison 22-4000-027 08/22/2022
Program Manager I 22-3000-032 08/22/2022
Supervising Support Enforcement Officer 22-1000-194 08/22/2022
Support Enforcement Services Supervisor 22-1000-195 08/22/2022
Lead Juvenile Probation Officer 22-7000-097 08/22/2022
Administrative Assistant 22-7000-098 08/22/2022
Administrative Trainee 22-1000-196 08/29/2022
Chief Judicial Marshal I 22-1000-197 08/29/2022
Lead Juvenile Probation Officer 22-7000-099 08/29/2022
Information Technology Analyst II - Endpoint Management Specialist 22-4000-028 08/29/2022
Counsel - Legal Services 22-1000-198 08/29/2022
Information Technology Enterprise Specialist - Application and Data Security Officer 22-4000-029 08/29/2022
Assistant Clerk, JD/GA 22-1000-199 08/29/2022
Chief Probation Officer II 22-7000-100 08/29/2022
Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions 22-0000-012 08/29/2022
Chief Probation Officer I 22-7000-087 08/29/2022
Chief Probation Officer II 22-7000-088 08/29/2022
Family Relations Counselor Trainee 22-7000-089 08/29/2022
Family Relations Counselor I 22-7000-090 08/29/2022
Family Relations Counselor II 22-7000-091 08/29/2022
Juvenile Matters Supervisor I 22-7000-092 08/29/2022
Juvenile Matters Supervisor II 22-7000-093 08/29/2022
Juvenile Probation Officer Trainee 22-7000-094 08/29/2022
Juvenile Probation Officer I 22-7000-095 08/29/2022
Juvenile Probation Officer II 22-7000-096 08/29/2022
Victim Services Advocate 22-1000-191 08/29/2022
Law Librarian II 22-1000-192 08/29/2022
Law Librarian I 22-1000-193 08/29/2022
Judicial Marshal Trainee JM-1000-001 12/31/2099
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) JD-7000-001 12/31/2099
Office Clerk OC-8000-001 12/31/2099
Court Recording Monitor Trainee CR-1000-001 12/31/2099
Court Interpreter I CI-1000-001 12/31/2099

Maintenance Service Worker II

MAINTENANCE SERVICE WORKER II

DIVISION: Branch - Wide

CLASS DEFINITION: Under the supervision of a Building Supervisor or a Maintenance Service Worker 3, performs assigned skilled tasks in the following areas: building maintenance, grounds care and custodial services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees in this title. All duties outlined in the Maintenance Service Worker I classification; performs preventative maintenance tasks; operates and performs preventative maintenance and repairs on mechanical equipment; locks and unlocks buildings; acts as a helper to supervisor or senior worker to perform complex or difficult tasks; operates cars, trucks, vans for a variety of duties such as messenger or delivery services or any related functions; performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Two years of experience in custodial or maintenance work. An incumbent classified as a Maintenance Service Worker I shall be advanced to Maintenance Service Worker II upon their second anniversary in the classification and an overall performance appraisal report of satisfactory or better.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates may be required to possess and maintain a valid CT Motor Vehicle’s Operator’s License.





Seeking a Maintenance Service Worker II, who under the supervision of a Building Supervisor or a Maintenance Service Worker III, performs assigned skilled tasks in the following areas: Custodial maintenance of courtrooms, administrative offices, lavatories, and related facilities including: washing of walls and windows; dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, waxes and buffs floors; collects and disposes of rubbish and trash; performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs to buildings and equipment; replaces loose floor tiles; spot patches and paints; attaches shelving; moves furniture; puts up bulletin boards and pictures; operates hand and power equipment; performs routine grounds care, performs preventative maintenance tasks; operates and performs preventative maintenance and repairs on mechanical equipment; locks and unlocks buildings; acts as a helper to supervisor or senior worker to perform complex or difficult tasks; operates cars, trucks, vans for a variety of duties such as messenger or delivery services or any related functions; performs other related duties as required.

Director of Information Systems

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

DIVISION: Information Technology

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the Information Technology Division which provides statewide information systems services to the Branch.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFICATION USE: Assignment of this classification to pay group 38 or 40 will be determined by the Chief Court Administrator based on recommendations from the Executive Director of Information Technology.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives executive direction from the Executive Director of Information Technology or other employee of a higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assists with the direction of Division staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Assists with the direction of the staff and operations of the Division, as well as with IT policies and standards related to IT infrastructure both "on premises" and "cloud technologies", IT platforms, IT Security, Identity management, Database management, Software development, Application management & support, Courtroom technology, Desktops, end user devices and peripherals, Storage, Email, Backup & Recovery, Disaster recovery, Systems development, Enterprise Network and systems support, Technical support, User support and Business operations for the Branch;
  • Coordinates, plans, and manages Division activities;
  • Directs the assessment of technology needs of various divisions and the design of new or revised information technology;
  • Oversees the development of the Branch’s information technology strategic plan;
  • Oversees the development of the Branch’s standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer;
  • Manages customer relations and aligns information technology with the Branch’s operations;
  • Identifies infrastructure investments needed to enhance operations and technology professionals in the future;
  • Directs the planning process for disaster recovery, business resumption and security/asset management;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Directs the development of production controls and complex processing schedules, the establishment and revision of internal operating procedures, the preparation of maintenance schedules and records, and the development and maintenance of systems controls;
  • Develops data processing policies and standards;
  • Conducts performance evaluations;
  • Develops and implements staff training programs;
  • Reviews and approves unit performance standards and operating guidelines;
  • Prepares Branch equipment and software budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Branch who might impact the Division’s activities;
  • Provides technical and consulting assistance to management regarding data processing problems and new applications;
  • Coordinates selected priority projects;
  • Reviews and oversees security practices/policies and compliance for all products, tools, solutions, and systems supported by the Identity Management services, Information Systems, Enterprise Applications, and Endpoint Management teams;
  • Acts for the Executive Director during absences;
  • Prepares reports and correspondence;
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of Information Technology, principles and techniques of applications management & development, project management and supervision; considerable knowledge of the principles and theories of business and planning functions; considerable knowledge of networks, servers, databases, software development and enterprise storage platforms with an understanding of application architecture and data structures as well as experience leading cross-functional teams; knowledge of modern technology and experience working with cloud-based solutions and platforms; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant agency operations, policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable planning and organizational skills; considerable collaborative problem-solving skills, considerable ability to analyze data processing problems and implement effective solutions. Considerable ability to managing IT staff and build consensus among technical staff from multiple disciplines engaged in solving complex IT problems.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Fifteen (15) years of experience in Information Technology with responsibility for at least two or more of the following enterprise technology areas: application development, project management, network support, desktop/user support, courtroom technology, infrastructure and platform support.
Special Experience: Three (3) years of the General Experience must have included managing, supervising, and/or leading information technology staff and projects.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in Management Information Systems or a related field may be substituted 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 (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.





Seeking a Director of Information Systems, User Support Services to direct staff consisting of Courtroom Technologies, Endpoint Management, Technical Support Staff, Helpdesk, and FTR.

The successful candidate will use proven leadership and interpersonal skills to perform and/or participate in the following: Establish the strategic IT roadmap for the Judicial Branch; Assist with the direction of the staff and operations of the Division, as well as with IT policies and standards related to IT infrastructure both "on premises" and "cloud technologies", end user devices and peripherals, disaster recovery, technical support, user support and business operations for the Branch; Collaborate with other directors and participate in the development of the Branch’s information technology strategic plan; Identify and eliminate security vulnerabilities with strategic enterprise solutions; Improve security policies, PC hardening security policies and malicious software detection concepts that increase data security; Manage customer relations and align information technology with the Branch’s Operations; Participate in IT security planning and remediation efforts including disaster recovery and contingency planning; Review and approve unit performance standards and operating guidelines; Maintain contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Branch who might impact the Division’s activities; Collaborate with the IT risk management team and coordinate the IT component of internal and external audits and federal and state examinations to ensure security programs comply with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, Evaluate potential security breaches, coordinate response, and recommend corrective actions; Conduct performance evaluations. Receives executive direction from the Executive Director of Information Technology or another employee of a higher grade.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Proven success in managing a large group of diverse IT professions as well as manage multiple complex project and enterprise-wide rollouts.
  • Hands on experience with desktop endpoint management, threat prevention techniques, network, and platform technologies.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and management of Branch technologies to meet the strategic goals of the Branch.
  • Proficient in solving complex technical problems.
  • In-depth understanding and experience working with IRS FTI certification process.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with IT unit leaders and to make swift decisions.
  • Demonstrated success providing hardware and software standards that meet the needs of the Judicial Branch.


Information Technology Analyst III - IT Projects and Vendor Liaison

Information Technology Analyst III - IT Projects and Vendor Liaison

Seeking an IT Projects Manager and Vendor Liaison (Information Technology Analyst III) for the Information Technology Division, Director’s Office. Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Project Management.

The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Assist with the management of all Judicial Branch IT related projects with respect to the selection, procurement and implementation of the project’s IT hardware and software. Assist with organizing and the execution of complex technology subprojects and projects. Coordinate, monitor and control all aspects of hardware and software including licensing and renewals. Act as a liaison between vendors and ITD financial unit. Assist the Financial Unit with IT related procurements. Attend all IT project meetings requiring the procurement or use of IT hardware or software. Attend and/or schedule and facilitate meetings for planning, coordinating, and tracking the IT related equipment, hardware and software of information systems subprojects and projects. Track hardware and software deliveries. Produce project IT hardware and software status reports.

The successful candidate will work with key stakeholders to obtain quotes from vendors and approval from senior management for the procurement of IT products and services and also:

Assist in developing statements of work for complex IT procurements.


Provide technical assistance, training, and advice to Judicial Branch staff on the preparation and submission of IT procurement requests.


Manage and track progress of procurements and renewals; report status to Program Manager, Director, and Executive Director.


Act as liaison between Judicial Branch stakeholders to negotiate and resolve issues with vendors when conflicts or service level failures arise.


Conduct meetings with key stakeholders as required to address new purchases, renewals and other concerns related to IT procurement.


Participate in policy discussions and recommend policy or procedural changes as appropriate to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of Judicial Branch programs.


Work on special projects as directed by the ITD Executive Director and Directors.

Qualified candidates must have significant work experience in Information Technology field along with:
  • Writing technical and professional communications, conducting, and participating in meetings and communicating with diverse groups of people.
  • Business administration and/or vendor relations
  • Working in complex IT enterprises utilizing numerous integrated technology solutions and services, delivered through differing means.
  • Working in diverse teams comprised of IT, executive staff, business leadership, vendors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Developing and interpreting reports and dashboards.
  • Experience with the Remedy system.
  • Strong Project Management, organization, and time management/prioritization skills.
The preferred 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.

Program Manager I

PROGRAM MANAGER I

DIVISION: Branch-wide

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

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

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

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

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor’s degree. 2) A law degree or a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.

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




Seeking a Program Manager I to supervise and review the work of four Internal Audit unit staff performing tasks in the examination of financial records for the Judicial Branch. This position reports to the Internal Audit Unit Director.

The successful candidate will oversee and review the work of staff conducting statewide reviews of accounting procedures, documentation, and transactions to ensure system uniformity and effectiveness in meeting established standards; provide staff training and assistance; and provide audit plan status updates to leadership. Attention to detail is critical. Ability to work within budgeted time allowances is essential. Superior organizational and administrative skills are vital. Knowledge of the State and Federal Single Audit Acts are a plus. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred, but not required.

The ideal candidate will have a strong desire for continual learning with a proven ability to apply considerable, advanced, and essential interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to maintain cooperative and professional work relationships with internal and external partners, and to provide training and support to staff; possess strong mathematical aptitude and technology/computer skills in order to research and analyze data; have proficient technical skills in Microsoft Office applications, with considerable knowledge of Excel and Word.

Supervising Support Enforcement Officer

SUPERVISING SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

DIVISION: Support Enforcement

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting the office supervisor with the supervision of the staff and operations of a support enforcement office location.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class will be assigned to positions responsible for assisting a Support Enforcement Services Supervisor in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court, such guidelines to recognize the heavy dependence on clerical staff in Support Enforcement offices.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assists with the supervision of professional and clerical Support Enforcement staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists the Support Enforcement Services Supervisor with planning office workflow and determining priorities; may supervise office clerical functions; assists with scheduling, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing work; assists with the establishment and maintenance of office procedures; assists with providing staff training and assistance; assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; prepares reports and correspondence; represents the division in court proceedings; reviews and approves contents and recommendations of reports prior to submission to the court; may review and respond to complaints involving staff performance or office procedures and policies; may maintain a caseload of direct services to the court and the public; may assist with overseeing the maintenance of facilities and office equipment; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of child support enforcement procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply techniques for locating absent parents; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable conflict resolution skills; considerable problem solving and crisis intervention skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; computer skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; considerable ability to utilize mediation techniques; mathematical ability; some supervisory ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience monitoring and ensuring compliance with court ordered child support cases.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Support Enforcement Officer.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

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

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





Support Enforcement Services Supervisor

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SERVICES SUPERVISOR

DIVISION: Support Enforcement

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

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: This class will be assigned to positions responsible for the supervision of a field office. A field office may be a single principal office location or a principal office location with satellite location (s). Satellites of principal office locations will be designated by the Chief Court Administrator.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises support enforcement staff as assigned.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of child support enforcement procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply techniques for locating absent parents; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable conflict resolution skills; considerable problem solving and crisis intervention skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; considerable supervisory ability; considerable ability to utilize mediation techniques; mathematical ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of experience monitoring and ensuring compliance with court ordered child support cases.
Special Experience: Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Support Enforcement Officer.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

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

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




Lead Juvenile Probation Officer

LEAD JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

DIVISION: Family

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks relative to the effective and expeditious management of cases through the juvenile justice system recognizing the needs, rights, and responsibilities of the child, the family, the community, and the victim and for acting as a working lead for Juvenile Probation Officers.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:

This class may be assigned to:
1) Satellite office locations (maximum of one per location).
2) Principal office locations with no Assistant Juvenile Matters Supervisor (maximum of one Lead Juvenile Probation Officer per each seven professional positions except that principal offices with satellite location(s) may have a Lead Juvenile Probation Officer if there are less than seven positions. Professional positions are defined as non-supervisory and non-lead positions in the Juvenile Probation Officer classification series).
3) Principal office locations with an Assistant Juvenile Matters Supervisor (maximum of one per each additional seven professional positions in excess of fourteen).

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Leads Juvenile Probation Officers as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs the full range of duties as outlined in the specification for Juvenile Probation Officer II; for approximately seventy-five (75%) of the time, prepares predispositional studies for the court and formulates dispositional alternatives appropriate to the needs of the juvenile; may be assigned the more complex and difficult cases; may provide staff training and assistance; may act as lead person in a satellite office location; may supervise the staff and operations of an office in the supervisor's absence; performs special projects as assigned; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, psychological, and legal factors which affect the child's adjustment and development; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing, and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological, and educational evaluations; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to lead and train professional staff.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of experience conducting intake screening, predispositional studies, and supervision of juvenile probationers.
Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Juvenile Probation Officer II.

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

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




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 supervise 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 telecommunication 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.


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.





Chief Judicial Marshal I

CHIEF JUDICIAL MARSHAL I

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: In an assigned Judicial District, this class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of prisoner transportation, court security and detention and control of prisoners in multiple Judicial locations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives administrative direction from the Administrative Judge, designee or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Manages a staff of Marshals in an assigned Judicial District.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Manages all aspects of operations involving court security, prisoner transportation and detention and control of prisoners in custody; assists in staffing needs assessment and budget development; in consultation with Superior Court central office management, develops, recommends, and implements related goals, operational policies, procedures and practices; provides guidance and direction to staff supervisors with regard to Judicial Branch, division and unit policies and procedures; recommends new programs; assists with the development of staff training programs; generates and reviews security and operational reports; directs inspections and systematic checks of security features in relation to equipment and facilities; inspects operations for compliance with rules and regulations; inspects facilities to ensure proper security safeguards, maintenance and sanitation; may review procedures to determine compliance with laws and regulations governing custody and control of prisoners; conducts performance evaluations; establishes post assignments for all staff; performs periodic reviews of post assignments and provides assistance to staff in the resolution of staffing problems; in accordance with established Superior Court policies and procedures, assists with recruitment of staff; represents the judicial district in disciplinary and other labor relations proceedings in accordance with established Superior Court policies and procedures; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Branch who might impact on related activities; ensures that all staff display appropriate attitude and behavior toward employees and the public; participates in crisis intervention as needed and may assist staff in quelling disturbances and physically restraining individuals; reviews time and attendance records and reports; investigates and responds to staff and client complaints; may serve on statewide committees; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of custody, security and control measures and techniques of maintaining discipline for incarcerated individuals; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Eight years of experience as a Special Deputy Sheriff or Judicial Marshal or other related work involving court security, prisoner transportation/control and custody, law enforcement, corrections, parole or probation.

Special Experience: Three years of the General Experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Substitutions Allowed: 1) 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 a related field or a law degree may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENT: In addition to the checking of references and facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation, including criminal record check, will be conducted for each candidate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Candidates must be in good health; have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1) Candidates must possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
2) Candidates may be required to possess and maintain a Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License during employment in this class.
3) In accordance with Judicial Branch Policy, incumbents are forbidden to have firearms while engaged in the performance of Judicial Branch duties.





Seeking qualified individual for Judicial Marshal Services Administration. The successful candidate will act as the branch liaison for CTIC, and shall coordinate with Federal, State, and local law enforcement on threats from the general public, directed toward Judges and other branch employees.
Shall supervise the subordinate Marshals assigned to Centralized Monitoring, Records, and Communication Center.
Shall supervise the branch emergency manage and EOC liaison.
Shall act as and perform the duties of the Branch Continuity Planner.
Shall coordinate and supervise staff assigned to report to the EOC during activations.
Shall perform or assist in background investigations of new hires and promotional candidates.

Lead Juvenile Probation Officer

LEAD JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

DIVISION: Family

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks relative to the effective and expeditious management of cases through the juvenile justice system recognizing the needs, rights, and responsibilities of the child, the family, the community, and the victim and for acting as a working lead for Juvenile Probation Officers.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:

This class may be assigned to:
1) Satellite office locations (maximum of one per location).
2) Principal office locations with no Assistant Juvenile Matters Supervisor (maximum of one Lead Juvenile Probation Officer per each seven professional positions except that principal offices with satellite location(s) may have a Lead Juvenile Probation Officer if there are less than seven positions. Professional positions are defined as non-supervisory and non-lead positions in the Juvenile Probation Officer classification series).
3) Principal office locations with an Assistant Juvenile Matters Supervisor (maximum of one per each additional seven professional positions in excess of fourteen).

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Leads Juvenile Probation Officers as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs the full range of duties as outlined in the specification for Juvenile Probation Officer II; for approximately seventy-five (75%) of the time, prepares predispositional studies for the court and formulates dispositional alternatives appropriate to the needs of the juvenile; may be assigned the more complex and difficult cases; may provide staff training and assistance; may act as lead person in a satellite office location; may supervise the staff and operations of an office in the supervisor's absence; performs special projects as assigned; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, psychological, and legal factors which affect the child's adjustment and development; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing, and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological, and educational evaluations; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to lead and train professional staff.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of experience conducting intake screening, predispositional studies, and supervision of juvenile probationers.
Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Juvenile Probation Officer II.

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

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




Risk Reduction Lead Probation Officers will:
  • Provide Forensic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (FCBT) training to staff in collaboration with our academic partners.
  • Ensure continued use and quality assurance (QA) of FCBT skills by facilitating ongoing learning collaboratives among JPOs required to submit FCBT tapes.
  • Work with Risk Reduction Unit to reinforce case plan training, with particular expertise in offense analysis and goal setting.
  • Support the work of FCBT coaches who will assist with local QA efforts by acting as FCBT Champions.
  • Participate in the QA work currently underway with the PrediCT, including coding, the functionality of SharePoint, and PrediCT enhancements.


Information Technology Analyst II - Endpoint Management Specialist

Information Technology Analyst II - Endpoint Management Specialist

Seeking an Endpoint Management Specialist (Information Technology Analyst II) for the User Support Services, Endpoint Management Support Group.  Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Desktop Services.

The successful candidate will possess strong hardware and software troubleshooting skills and be capable of solving complex problems. The chosen candidate will be required to support off-the-shelf software such as MS Windows 10/11, MS Office 365, and have experience with data encryption as well as System Center Configuration Manager and Intune. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the SCCM infrastructure to ensure availability of distributed content to all Judicial Branch locations; analyze the status of workstations; develop methods to ensure all are communicating on a regular basis to SCCM site servers; create/update automated task sequences to implement custom configuration as well as monthly security updates to all workstations.

The preferred candidate will possess the following experience: Diagnoses and resolves PC and desktop software needs using a variety of diagnostic tools to identify hardware and/or software issues and initiate repairs; rebuilds PCs and reconfigures user specific settings; installs new complex and/or enterprise wide software releases; Candidates should also have a broad base understanding of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM/SCCM), Intune, malicious threat remediation, PowerShell and command line scripting, computer management via Group Policy and WMI/WQL.

Minimum qualifications required: The successful candidate will use complex interpersonal and technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

•    Diagnose system problems and develop and facilitate resolutions.
•    Manage planning, estimating, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of new and existing technologies; evaluate architecture documents for new technologies.
•    Test and evaluate new hardware and/or software; make recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; determine interface and utility requirements and create design specifications; act as liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, developers, and management; arrange necessary hardware and software availability; oversee hardware and software vendors.
•    Develop and implement network and system security guidelines.
•    Make recommendations for migration and upgrade directions, trains business or technical staff on new procedures.
•    Conduct system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; conduct technical training programs for IT staff.
•    Run scripts on collections or individual on-premise managed Windows devices.
•    Manage Windows Defender ATP on all judicial managed devices.
•    Calculate project time and cost estimates; prepare necessary procedural specifications to meet design requirements; define data flow.
•    Manage project budgets and schedules; review work of assigned IT staff and serves as consultant and/or troubleshooter; review documentation work of assigned staff.
•    Participate in Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
•    Implement and execute disaster recovery plans, assist in determining critical applications and personnel, or ensure offsite backups.
•    Prepare correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required.
•    Produce status reports.
•    Support production applications and environments as required.
•    Perform related duties as required.

Counsel - Legal Services

COUNSEL/ LEGAL SERVICES

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for providing expert advice and recommendations on a wide variety of legal and policy issues and may serve as counsel to the Rules Committee of the Superior Court and as secretary to the Wiretap Panel.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives general direction from the Director of Legal Services or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Provides expert advice and recommendations to the Legal Services unit on a wide variety of legal and policy issues affecting the Branch; conducts legal research and drafts legal memoranda and opinions; represents the Branch in court and before administrative agencies; negotiates and drafts contracts, license agreements, and other legal agreements for the Branch; acts as an assistant to the Director of Legal Services; drafts proposed changes to rules of practice; reviews and proposes legislation; acts as a liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding Branch policies and procedures; performs special projects as assigned; prepares reports and correspondence; represents the unit on a variety of committees; reviews Branch policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; reviews Branch forms for legal content and efficiency and proposes revisions and the development of new forms; performs legal research and writing for the Rules Committee of the Superior Court and may prepare agenda and minutes of meetings; as secretary to the Wiretap Panel, acts as a liaison between the panel, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors; ensures the accuracy of applications for wiretaps; notifies all intercepted parties; reviews motions from persons under surveillance; responds to requests for tapes and transcripts; may serve as secretary to Investigatory Grand Jury Panel; accepts assignments from the Executive Director; assists in the preparation of the annual wiretap report; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of law and legal process, legal principles, and practice; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in legal research; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to analyze legal issues, present statements of fact, law, and argument.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Membership in the Connecticut Bar and two years of experience in the practice of law.





Seeking a qualified individual to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Branch on a wide variety of legal and policy issues.

Information Technology Enterprise Specialist - Application and Data Security Officer

Information Technology Enterprise Specialist - Application and Data Security Officer

Seeking an Application & Data Security Officer (Information Technology Enterprise Specialist) for the Information Technology Division, Application Development and Support Unit.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the security of the branch’s networks, applications, and data. Provide technical leadership and guidance to the Application and Security team, define standards, policies and procedures, coordinate with network, security, application, database, and web team to implement and maintain integrated applications. Work with support team in troubleshooting performance issues by providing information using NetScout, Tenable LCE and other available tools. Assist web team in load balancing websites using Citrix NetScaler.


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Developing and maintaining software application security policies and procedures.
• Providing technical leadership, guidance, and direction to the application security team.
• Developing and maintaining documentation of application security controls.
• Implementing software application security controls.
• Designing technical solutions to address security weaknesses.
• Analyzing system services, spotting issues in code, networks, and applications.
• Following security best practices in performing tasks.

The preferred candidate must have the following qualities:
• Ability to work collaboratively with senior management across multiple departments.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, project-oriented environment.
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Mid to senior level experience in Palo Alto firewall administration including System Updates, policy creation, NATS, PATS and URL content filtering, application filtering, and routing.
• Proficiency working with Imperva Web Application Firewalls including working with http correlation policies and web correlation policies.
• Strong Proficiency working with Citrix NetScaler Network Load balancers.
• Ability to use network monitoring tools to perform application trouble shooting.
• Understanding of CJIS, FBI, and IRS regulations and how they pertain to data access, application data at rest and in transit and audits.
• Ability to use network monitoring tools to perform application network traffic for security monitoring, trouble shooting and tuning functions.
• Ability to work with various teams such as DBA’s, Web Admins, and Developers to design and implement an “n-tier” application infrastructure data model.
• Familiarity with Core Judicial System Application Architectures designs.
• Expertise with Window Server and Internet Information Services.
• Knowledge of Bind DNS on windows.
• Experience Tenable Security Center Experience for security driven penetration scanning and reporting.




Assistant Clerk, JD/GA

ASSISTANT CLERK - JD/GA

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in reviewing and processing a variety of court documents and performing other administrative duties.

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

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Reviews, evaluates, and processes a variety of files, motions, orders, and judgments in civil, criminal, family, and housing areas; monitors compliance with applicable statutes, case law, and rules of court; schedules pre-trial and trial calendars; notifies involved parties of case status and court decisions; may review and schedule special proceedings; may act as caseflow coordinator and assume responsibility for monitoring civil, criminal, or family assignment lists; may prepare and distribute short calendar; may arrange for transportation of prisoners; may oversee administrative support staff in providing assistance to attorneys and pro se litigants in preparing and filing appropriate documents and to ensure accurate entry of court records and dispositions into case files; may perform daily bookkeeping record entry and reporting; may perform jury administration duties; may perform the following duties of a courtroom clerk as necessary: swears in witnesses and jurors, keeps lists of witnesses and exhibits, records dispositions and other orders of the court, prepares files for data entry or other administrative record keeping; may supervise staff, conduct performance appraisals and provide training; may act for supervisor during absences; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of civil, criminal, family, and housing law; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; supervisory ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Graduation from law school.
Substitutions Allowed: For positions in the GA, three years of experience as a Deputy Clerk, Geographical Area and Juvenile Matters may be substituted for the General Experience.





Some positions may be limited in duration depending on the availability of funding.

Chief Probation Officer II

CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER II

DIVISION: Court Support Services

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises probation staff as assigned.

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

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

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations and/or supervising clients referred by the court.

Special Experience: Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Adult Probation Officer II.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

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

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





Seeking a Chief Probation Officer II to serve as product owner of the CMIS case management system.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple concurrent teams and projects in an Information Technology space
  • A thorough knowledge of Judicial Branch operations, and Criminal/Juvenile Justice systems in CT
  • Ability to easily transition from high level strategic thinking to creative and detailed execution
  • Excellent writing, formal presentation and interpersonal skills, with a keen ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams
  • Familiarity and experience with Software Development Life Cycle tools and concepts (such as Microsoft TFS)


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 applicants for a position as a permanent full-time Assistant Reporter of Judicial Decisions.  Attorneys 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 40 hours per week. Applicants for this position will also be considered for permanent part-time positions.

Chief Probation Officer I

CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER I

DIVISION: Court Support Services

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises court support services staff as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Chief Probation Officer II

CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER II

DIVISION: Court Support Services

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises probation staff as assigned.

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

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

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations and/or supervising clients referred by the court.

Special Experience: Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of Adult Probation Officer II.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

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

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





Family Relations Counselor Trainee

FAMILY RELATIONS COUNSELOR TRAINEE

DIVISION:Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in providing services relative to the resolution of family and interpersonal conflict in the family relations and criminal sessions of the court.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on the job training and is given progressively responsible assignments in the following areas: in marital dissolution or separation cases, conducts comprehensive family evaluation involving disputed issues of child custody, visitation, and family finances; prepares and presents oral and written evaluations, including dispositional recommendations to the court, attorneys, and families; when necessary, provides testimony to the court; conducts conjoint mediation sessions with parties to assist them in achieving mutually agreeable solutions to disputed issues; working with attorneys and clients, receives training in conducting pre-trial settlement conferences and analyzing complex family financial data and recommending equitable distribution of income and assets; develops, maintains, and utilizes relationships with community agencies to make appropriate referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; provides crises-intervention, on-going counseling and education services to clients; may assist in providing public education workshops and training; in criminal cases involving family violence, receives training in conducting assessments of dangerousness and recommending appropriate judicial action to ensure the safety of victims including protective orders; receives training in performing in-depth evaluations of violent relationships for the court and preparing written reports recommending suitable dispositional alternatives; develops and maintains relationships with family violence victim advocates and community agencies as referral and information sources; in criminal cases involving interpersonal disputes, receives training in providing mediation and evaluation services to offenders and victims as a diversion to the adjudication process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of complex family and interpersonal dynamics involved in divorce and family violence situations; knowledge of social cultural economic, psychological, and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and families; knowledge of child development; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing and counseling skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

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

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

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

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





Family Relations Counselor I

FAMILY RELATIONS COUNSELOR I

DIVISION:Family

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for providing services relative to the resolution of family and interpersonal conflict in the family relations and criminal sessions of the court.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Family Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: In marital dissolution or separation cases, conducts comprehensive family evaluations involving disputed issues of child custody, visitation, and family finances; prepares and presents oral and written evaluations including dispositional recommendations to the court, attorneys, and families; when necessary, provides testimony to the court; may assist in conducting conjoint mediation sessions with parties to assist them in achieving mutually agreeable solutions to disputed issues; working with attorneys and clients, conducts pre-trial settlement conferences, analyzing complex family financial data and recommending equitable distribution of income and assets; develops and maintains relationships with community agencies to make appropriate referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; provides crises-intervention, on-going counseling and education services to clients; provides public education workshops and training; in criminal cases involving family violence, conducts assessments of dangerousness and recommends appropriate judicial action to ensure the safety of victims including protective orders; performs in-depth evaluations of violent relationships for the court and prepares written reports recommending suitable dispositional alternatives; in criminal cases involving interpersonal disputes, provides mediation and evaluation services to offenders and victims as a diversion to the adjudication process; performs related duties as required.

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

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience providing family and marital counseling, mediation, and dispute resolution services at or above the level of Family Relations Counselor Trainee.

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

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

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents may be exposed to some risk on injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions when interviewing incarcerated clients.





Family Relations Counselor II

FAMILY RELATIONS COUNSELOR II

DIVISION:Family

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently providing a full range of services relative to the resolution of family and interpersonal conflict in the family relations and criminal sessions of the court.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Family Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: In marital dissolution or separation cases, conducts comprehensive family evaluations involving disputed issues of child custody, visitation and family finances; prepares and presents oral and written evaluations, including dispositional recommendations to the court, attorneys and families; when necessary, provides testimony to the court; conducts conjoint mediation sessions with parties to assist them in achieving mutually agreeable solutions to disputed issues; working with attorneys and clients, conducts pre-trial settlement conferences analyzing complex family financial data and recommending equitable distribution of income and assets; develops, maintains, and utilizes relationships with community agencies to make appropriate referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; provides crises-intervention, on-going counseling and education services to clients; provides public education workshops and training; in criminal cases involving family violence, conducts assessments of dangerousness and recommends appropriate judicial action to ensure the safety of victims including protective orders; performs in-depth evaluations of violent relationships for the court and prepares written reports recommending suitable dispositional alternatives; develops and maintains relationships with family violence victim advocates and community agencies as referral and information sources; in criminal cases involving interpersonal disputes, provides mediation and evaluation services to offenders and victims as a diversion to the adjudication process; performs related duties as required.

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

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience providing family and marital counseling, mediation, and dispute resolution services.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2) Two (2) years of experience as a Family Relations Counselor I may be substituted for the General Experience.

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

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





Juvenile Matters Supervisor I

JUVENILE MATTERS SUPERVISOR I

DIVISION:Court Support Services

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises juvenile probation staff as assigned.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, educational, economic, psychological, and legal issues affecting the child's adjustment and development; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing, and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological, and educational evaluations; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; supervisory ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and five years of experience conducting intake screening, pre-dispositional studies, and/or supervision of juvenile probationers.

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

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

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

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





Juvenile Matters Supervisor II

JUVENILE MATTERS SUPERVISOR II

DIVISION:Court Support Services

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

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises court support services staff as assigned.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, educational, economic, psychological, and legal issues affecting the child's adjustment and development; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing, and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological, and educational evaluations; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; considerable supervisory ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of experience conducting intake screening, pre-dispositional studies, and/or supervision of juvenile probationers.

Special Experience: Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level Of Juvenile Probation Officer II.

Substitutions Allowed: A Master's degree in the social sciences or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

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

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





Juvenile Probation Officer Trainee

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER TRAINEE

DIVISION: Court Support Services

PURPOSE OF CLASS: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in performing a variety of tasks relative to the effective and expeditious management of cases through the juvenile justice system recognizing the needs, rights and responsibilities of the child, the family, the community and the victim.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on-the-job training and is given progressively responsible assignments in all aspects of the following operations: prepares predispositional studies for the court and formulates dispositional alternatives appropriate to the needs of the juvenile; conducts in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators and social service agencies; initiates referrals for diagnostic evaluation and implements treatment recommendations; provides crisis intervention counseling to juveniles and families; may screen juveniles to determine eligibility for alternative vocational and educational programs; provides counseling services to enhance juveniles' adjustment in home, school and community; facilitates referral or placement to social service agencies or residential treatment program and serves as a liaison; investigates victim restitution and assists victims with their participation in court process; supervises and verifies juveniles' compliance with court orders through periodic interviews and field visits with family and school; in conjunction with the State's Advocate, prepares detention hearings and initiates probation violations; maintains probation contact records and prepares status reports; testifies at court hearings; may participate in drug and alcohol screening; develops community resources and conducts public education workshops and training; conducts non-judicial interviews which incorporate elements of assessment, supervision, and diversion; mediates parent-child conflicts in order to develop formal resolutions; may transport children and family for placement, medical testing, or other required services; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of family dynamics and child development; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing and counseling skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

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

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

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

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





Juvenile Probation Officer I

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER I

DIVISION: Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing a variety of tasks relative to the effective and expeditious management of cases through the juvenile justice system recognizing the needs, rights and responsibilities of the child, the family, the community and the victim.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Juvenile Matters Supervisor or other employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Prepares predispositional studies for the court and formulates dispositional alternatives appropriate to the needs of the juvenile; conducts in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators and social service agencies; initiates referrals for diagnostic evaluation and implements treatment recommendations; provides crisis intervention counseling to juveniles and families; may screen juveniles to determine eligibility for alternative vocational and educational programs; provides counseling services to enhance juveniles' adjustment in home, school and community; facilitates referral or placement to social service agencies or residential treatment program and serves as a liaison; investigates victim restitution and assists victims with their participation in court process; supervises and verifies juveniles' compliance with court orders through periodic interviews and field visits with family and school; in conjunction with the State's Advocate, prepares detention hearings and initiates probation violations; maintains probation contact records and prepares status reports; testifies at court hearings; may participate in drug and alcohol screening; develops community resources and conducts public education workshops and training; conducts non-judicial interviews which incorporate elements of assessment, supervision and diversion; mediates parent-child conflicts in order to develop formal resolutions; may transport children and family for placement, medical testing, or other required services; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; knowledge of social, cultural, educational, economic, and psychological factors which affect the child's adjustment and development; knowledge of crisis resolution techniques; knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological and educational evaluations; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or a related field and one (1) year of experience conducting intake screening, pre-dispositional studies and supervision of juvenile probationers at or above the level of Juvenile Probation Officer Trainee.

Substitutions Allowed: A Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience as an IAR Specialist, Juvenile Detention Classification and Program Officer or Juvenile Detention Program and Services Supervisor may be substituted for the General Experience.

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

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




Juvenile Probation Officer II

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER II

DIVISION: Family

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks relative to the effective and expeditious management of cases through the juvenile justice system recognizing the needs, rights and responsibilities of the child, the family, the community and the victim.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Juvenile Matters Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Prepares predispositional studies for the court and formulates dispositional alternatives appropriate to the needs of the juvenile; conducts in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators, and social service agencies; initiates referrals for diagnostic evaluation and implements treatment recommendations; provides crisis intervention counseling to juveniles and families; may screen juveniles to determine eligibility for alternative vocational and educational programs; provides counseling services to enhance juveniles' adjustment in home, school, and community; facilitates referral or placement to social service agencies or residential treatment program and serves as a liaison; investigates victim restitution and assists victims with their participation in court process; supervises and verifies juveniles' compliance with court orders through periodic interviews and field visits with family and school; in conjunction with juvenile prosecutor, prepares detention hearings and initiates probation violations; maintains probation contact records and prepares status reports; testifies at court hearings; may participate in drug and alcohol screening; develops community resources and conducts public education workshops and training; conducts non-judicial interviews which incorporate elements of assessment, supervision and diversion; mediates parent-child conflicts in order to develop formal resolutions; may transport children and family for placement, medical testing, or other required services; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of complex family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, educational, economic and psychological factors which affect the child's adjustment and development; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigation, interviewing, and counseling practices, procedures, and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; considerable ability to interpret psychiatric, psychological and educational evaluations; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or a related field and three (3) years of experience conducting intake screening, pre-dispositional studies and supervision of juvenile probationers.

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

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

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





Victim Services Advocate

VICTIM SERVICES ADVOCATE

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in providing information and assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes and their families.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Victim Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Court-based Duties: Provides direct case work services to victims, witnesses and their families; identifies, screens and initiates contact with victims, witnesses and families; provides information and assistance with respect to the criminal justice system, victims' rights and other social, health and financial services; identifies, investigates and determines the kinds of support services needed, such as social and mental health referrals, crisis counseling, court escort, and facilitating return of stolen property; utilizes community resources in assisting victims, witnesses and their families; assists victims in filing claims; informs victims and witnesses of case progression through all stages of the criminal justice process; assists victims and witnesses in preparation for trials; prepares victim impact statements for court and prosecutors' files; coordinates with and acts as liaison with State Attorney's Office; documents services provided to crime victims; informs and educates criminal justice officials and the public about victim or witness service programs through various public speaking and related media activities; trains and monitors program volunteers; may be appointed as Guardian ad Litem by the court; performs related duties as required.

Information and Notification Duties: Provides assistance to those who call the 1-800 helpline; processes intake and update information in the Protective Order Notification Program; provides inmate status notification to registered individuals; maintains liaison with the Department of Corrections, Sentence Review Division and Board of Pardons and Paroles on inmate status; notifies protected parties of the expiration or termination of orders of protection; provides information and assistance with respect to understanding of the criminal justice system, victims' rights and other social, health and financial services; identifies, investigates and determines the kinds of support services needed, such as social and mental health referrals and crisis counseling; coordinates with and acts as liaison to State Attorney's Office in courts where there is no court-based Victim Services Advocate; documents services provided to crime victims; informs and educates criminal justice officials and the public about victim or witness service programs through various public speaking and related media activities; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of the criminal justice system; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of various social, psychological and emotional factors which influence attitudes and behavior of persons victimized by crime; knowledge of and ability to coordinate available support and social services which provide assistance to crime victims, witnesses and their families; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; crisis assessment, counseling and intervention skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Six years of experience providing direct services to crime victims in crisis intervention, criminal justice, or a human services field.
Special Experience: One year of the General Experience must have included providing victim advocacy. Advocacy is defined as providing information and resources to victims and assisting them in accessing services and exercising their rights.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training in criminal justice, social work, or a related field 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 human services or criminal justice related field or a law degree 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.





Law Librarian II

LAW LIBRARIAN II

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of advanced professional level library tasks in a law library.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower-level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs advanced professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying, and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science; provides complex bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons; maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, loose-leaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning; explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases; describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files; searches catalog files and shelves to locate information; assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures; ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials; may supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian; may develop a library collection through reviewing the library's use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases; may participate in the deacquisitions process; may monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections; may provide library orientation tours and conduct workshops; may assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials; may compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning; participates in special projects as assigned; acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of law library administration principles and techniques; knowledge of legal research techniques, legal terminology and legal publications; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to analyze and solve problems relating to law library methods and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association and one (1) year of post graduate experience in professional library work in a law library.

Substitutions Allowed: Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.

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





Law Librarian I

LAW LIBRARIAN I

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science; provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons; maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, loose leaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning; explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases; describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files; searches catalog files and shelves to locate information; assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures; ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials; may supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian; may develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases; may participate in the deacquisitions process; may monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections; may provide library orientation tours; may assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials; may compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning; participates in special projects as assigned; acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.

Substitutions Allowed: Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.

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





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.