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Last update: 09/20/2019

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Information Technology Analyst II 09/23/2019 19-4000-010
Information Technology Analyst II 09/23/2019 19-4000-009
Administrative Assistant 09/23/2019 19-7000-076
Caseflow Coordinator II 09/23/2019 19-1000-082
Caseflow Coordinator I 09/23/2019 19-1000-081
Information Technology Analyst IV 09/30/2019 19-4000-011
Regional Manager - CSSD 09/30/2019 19-7000-077
Adult Probation Officer Trainee 09/30/2019 19-7000-080
Adult Probation Officer I 09/30/2019 19-7000-078
Adult Probation Officer II 09/30/2019 19-7000-079
Support Enforcement Officer Trainee 09/30/2019 19-1000-090
Victim Services Advocate 09/30/2019 19-1000-091
Support Enforcement Services Supervisor 09/30/2019 19-1000-085
Supervising Support Enforcement Officer 09/30/2019 19-1000-086
Support Enforcement Officer II 09/30/2019 19-1000-088
Support Enforcement Officer I 09/30/2019 19-1000-087
First Assistant Clerk 09/30/2019 19-1000-084
Assistant Clerk, JD/GA 09/30/2019 19-1000-083
Support Enforcement Officer Trainee 09/30/2019 19-1000-089
Court Planner I 09/30/2019 19-1000-092
Lead Adult Probation Officer 09/30/2019 19-7000-082
Clinical Coordinator 09/30/2019 19-7000-081
Accounting Assistant 10/07/2019 19-1000-094
Supervising Support Enforcement Assistant 10/07/2019 19-1000-093
Fiscal Administration Coordinator 10/07/2019 19-3000-014
IAR Specialist 10/07/2019 19-7000-086
IAR Specialist Trainee 10/07/2019 19-7000-085
Juvenile Detention Shift Supervisor 10/07/2019 19-7000-083
Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent 10/07/2019 19-7000-084
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor 12/31/2099 PP-1000-001

Information Technology Analyst II

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYST II



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: In an Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of moderately complex information technology tasks.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead lower level IT staff and/or team members as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: It is not intended for the applicant to have all qualifications within each area; an applicant may have one or a combination of experience from various sections. The intent of the listed summaries is to give a general indication of the level of difficulty and the responsibility common to all positions in the class. All applicants will assist higher level staff with projects related to more complex systems.


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

Audio/Visual Multimedia and Courtroom Technology: Provides moderately complex software and hardware support for multimedia presentations, including creating, planning, designing, testing and operating teaching products and aids for use in executive-level training programs; provides moderately complex technical and administrative support for courtroom and judges’ chambers audio/visual and telecommunications systems, including installation, operation, problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance.

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

Database Administration: Provides moderately complex level database support and troubleshooting; designs, installs, tunes and maintains integrity of enterprise wide databases; may lead integration efforts, transitioning applications to new technology.

Desktop Services: 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 software releases of moderately complex level; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.

IT Security: Conducts routine and moderately complex IT risk analysis by assessing administrative, technical and physical safeguards; assists in performing IT investigations maintaining chain of custody and forensic analysis; prevents and responds to routine and moderately complex security intrusions.

Network Support: Designs and implements moderately complex level communication networks; diagnoses and provides problem resolution using network management systems and utilities.

Platform Administration: Performs moderately complex duties related to enterprise wide server, storage and email support; assists in the development of server, storage, and email standards; configures, installs, supports, maintains, upgrades, and may trouble shoot server, storage, and email software, hardware, off-the-shelf packages and operating systems.

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

Software Development: Analyzes, designs, codes and tests moderately complex software applications, data and reports including business intelligence reports; configures and installs application packages; writes technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; troubleshoots and supports production issues; entry level task coordination in support of project management.


ALL FUNCTIONAL AREAS: The employee will use moderately complex interpersonal and technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

  • Diagnoses system problems and develops and coordinates resolutions;
  • Assists in managing planning, estimating, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of new and existing technologies; evaluates new technologies;
  • Tests and evaluates new hardware and/or software; assists in making recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; assists in determining interface and utility requirements and creating design specifications; may act as liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, developers, and management; arranges necessary hardware and software availability; may oversee hardware and software vendors;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of network and system security guidelines;
  • Makes recommendations for migration and upgrade directions; may train business or technical staff on new procedures;
  • May conduct system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; may conduct technical training programs for IT staff;
  • May act as task coordinator overseeing other technical staff and support personnel;
  • Communicates with business owners and management; may facilitate meetings; may assist in development of current and future information technology policies, procedures and standards;
  • May participate in Request for Proposal (RFP) process;
  • Assists in implementation and execution of disaster recovery plans;
  • Performs and/or assists in the preparation of correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.

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

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

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

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

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


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


This replaces the existing job description in the same pay group approved effective March 29, 2017.


 

Seeking an Information Technology Analyst II responsible for a lead position on the Helpdesk.


The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in the specific functional area of Desktop Services: 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 software releases of moderately complex level; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.


The successful candidate should have some Helpdesk experience and a broad based knowledge of PC’s, printers, networks and mobile devices. This person should have extensive experience troubleshooting current Microsoft Windows-based systems with the ability to diagnose hardware issues.


Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Overseeing the daily operations of the HelpDesk.
  • Maintaining the technical support manuals and procedures.
  • Advanced troubleshooting of Tier II support tickets.
  • Coordinate and schedule hardware replacements for the field technicians.
  • Providing phone support, documenting technical calls in a call tracking system and providing timely resolutions to software and hardware problems over the phone and with the use of remote control software.
  • Work with our SCCM team to assist in the testing and deployment of OS and Software upgrades.
  • Individuals should be fluent in basic desktop software such as Windows 7, Windows 10, and Microsoft Office 2016.

Desktop skills required will include proficiency in Windows 7, Windows 10, and Microsoft Office 2016.


Additional skills would be a plus:

  • Experience with SCCM Management Console.

  • Experience with Remedy Call Tracking software.

The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to work effectively with all levels of technical and non-technical staff and management. Strong organization and documentation skills are required, client face times experience a plus, and an attitude to learn and grow with the position. The candidate must be able to work independently with supervisory guidance.



Information Technology Analyst II

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYST II



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: In an Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of moderately complex information technology tasks.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead lower level IT staff and/or team members as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: It is not intended for the applicant to have all qualifications within each area; an applicant may have one or a combination of experience from various sections. The intent of the listed summaries is to give a general indication of the level of difficulty and the responsibility common to all positions in the class. All applicants will assist higher level staff with projects related to more complex systems.


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

Audio/Visual Multimedia and Courtroom Technology: Provides moderately complex software and hardware support for multimedia presentations, including creating, planning, designing, testing and operating teaching products and aids for use in executive-level training programs; provides moderately complex technical and administrative support for courtroom and judges’ chambers audio/visual and telecommunications systems, including installation, operation, problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance.

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

Database Administration: Provides moderately complex level database support and troubleshooting; designs, installs, tunes and maintains integrity of enterprise wide databases; may lead integration efforts, transitioning applications to new technology.

Desktop Services: 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 software releases of moderately complex level; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.

IT Security: Conducts routine and moderately complex IT risk analysis by assessing administrative, technical and physical safeguards; assists in performing IT investigations maintaining chain of custody and forensic analysis; prevents and responds to routine and moderately complex security intrusions.

Network Support: Designs and implements moderately complex level communication networks; diagnoses and provides problem resolution using network management systems and utilities.

Platform Administration: Performs moderately complex duties related to enterprise wide server, storage and email support; assists in the development of server, storage, and email standards; configures, installs, supports, maintains, upgrades, and may trouble shoot server, storage, and email software, hardware, off-the-shelf packages and operating systems.

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

Software Development: Analyzes, designs, codes and tests moderately complex software applications, data and reports including business intelligence reports; configures and installs application packages; writes technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; troubleshoots and supports production issues; entry level task coordination in support of project management.


ALL FUNCTIONAL AREAS: The employee will use moderately complex interpersonal and technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

  • Diagnoses system problems and develops and coordinates resolutions;
  • Assists in managing planning, estimating, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of new and existing technologies; evaluates new technologies;
  • Tests and evaluates new hardware and/or software; assists in making recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; assists in determining interface and utility requirements and creating design specifications; may act as liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, developers, and management; arranges necessary hardware and software availability; may oversee hardware and software vendors;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of network and system security guidelines;
  • Makes recommendations for migration and upgrade directions; may train business or technical staff on new procedures;
  • May conduct system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; may conduct technical training programs for IT staff;
  • May act as task coordinator overseeing other technical staff and support personnel;
  • Communicates with business owners and management; may facilitate meetings; may assist in development of current and future information technology policies, procedures and standards;
  • May participate in Request for Proposal (RFP) process;
  • Assists in implementation and execution of disaster recovery plans;
  • Performs and/or assists in the preparation of correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.

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

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

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

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

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


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


This replaces the existing job description in the same pay group approved effective March 29, 2017.


 

Seeking an experienced technician with strong hardware and software troubleshooting skills capable of solving complex problems.


The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in the specific functional area of Desktop Services: 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 software releases of moderately complex level; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.


The successful candidate will be required to support off the shelf software such as MS Windows versions 8/10, MS Office, and have experience with data encryption, PowerShell scripting as well as System Center Configuration Manager. 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 is expected to possess and use interpersonal and complex technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

  • Diagnoses system problems and develops and coordinates resolutions;
  • Assists in managing planning, estimating, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of new and existing technologies; evaluates new technologies;
  • Tests and evaluates new hardware and/or software; assists in making recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; assists in determining interface and utility requirements and creating design specifications; may act as liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, developers, and management; arranges necessary hardware and software availability; may oversee hardware and software vendors;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of network and system security guidelines;
  • Makes recommendations for migration and upgrade directions; may train business or technical staff on new procedures;
  • May conduct system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; may conduct technical training programs for IT staff;
  • May act as task coordinator overseeing other technical staff and support personnel;
  • Communicates with business owners and management; may facilitate meetings; may assist in development of current and future information technology policies, procedures and standards;
  • May participate in Request for Proposal (RFP) process;
  • Assists in implementation and execution of disaster recovery plans;
  • Performs and/or assists in the preparation of correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required.

 



Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 


DIVISION: Branch-wide


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently supervising administrative supporter 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.



Caseflow Coordinator II

CASEFLOW COORDINATOR II



DIVISION: Superior Court


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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


Substitutions Allowed:
1) Two years of experience as a Case flow Coordinator I may be substituted for the general experience.
2) College training may be substituted for the general experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor’s degree.
3) A law degree or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the general experience.


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



Caseflow Coordinator I

CASEFLOW COORDINATOR I



DIVISION: Superior Court


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


This replaces the existing specification for the same class approved effective June 17, 1996. (AFT OJE update)



Information Technology Analyst IV

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYST IV



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: In an Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor and/or working at an expert, visionary and strategic level performing highly complex and technical support work. This class has demonstrated mastery of their area of expertise and shares that knowledge with other areas, acting as a mentor to lower level employees and as a source of knowledge in their area of expertise to peers and those from other technical disciplines. This class has a strong relationship with their area's business partners and an in depth understanding of their needs and responsibilities. This class establishes best practices within area.


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise staff as assigned or act as a team leader.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: It is not intended for the applicant to have all qualifications within each area; an applicant may have one or a combination of experience from various sections. The intent of the listed summaries is to give a general indication of the level of difficulty and the responsibility common to all positions in the class.


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

Audio/Visual Multimedia and Courtroom Technology: Acts as a team leader to provide complex software and hardware support for multimedia presentations, including creating, planning, designing, testing and operating teaching products and aids for use in executive-level training programs; acts as a team leader to provide complex technical and administrative support for courtroom and judges’ chambers audio/visual and telecommunications systems, including installation, operation, problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance.
Special Experience Required: Prepared, planned, designed and operated highly complex multimedia teaching products and aids for use in executive level educational programs; or designed and technically administered highly complex audio/visual systems including video conferencing.

Business Analysis: Manages highly complex system and project requirements requiring extensive interaction with business partners; identifies changes to scope and tracks requirements through implementation; defines key business processes and identifies critical paths of the operations; identifies the impact of technology on business processes; working with or coordinating the project team, proposes, documents and assesses technical solutions to business needs, and verifies and validates highly complex system specifications; provides gap analyses; translates business needs into systems specifications; provides elicitation and facilitation services.
Special Experience Required: Participated in highly complex application development projects providing specifications, documentation, and/or training materials obtained using elicitation and facilitation techniques with all levels of the organization.

Database Administration: Provides highly complex level database support and troubleshooting; designs, installs, tunes and maintains integrity of enterprise wide databases; leads integration efforts, transitioning applications to new technology. Consults to project teams including IT and business partners on database impact; recommends new development approaches for accessing data; targets and addresses database security risks.
Special Experience Required: Supported major enterprise databases including design, creation and tuning and integrity of enterprise wide databases.
IT Security: Provides highly complex level of expertise for the selection, implementation, and support of highly complex security solutions. Proactively researches new threats and solutions in preparation for possible security attacks. Provides a leadership role to the team in addressing immediate security risks, and leads the team in resolving these. Conducts IT risk assessments through detailed analysis of real-time and historical security data. Prevents and responds to security intrusions.
Special Experience Required: Initiated the selection, development and implementation of industry best practice security policies and technologies to secure an enterprise level network. Successfully led security project initiatives, including risk analysis and reporting as well as forensic analysis for threat assessment and system vulnerabilities.

Network Support: Provides highly complex level of networking design to produce new and upgraded solutions both from a network driven or business driven perspective. Consults to project teams. Reviews the design and oversees implementation of highly complex communications networks; provides expertise in aiding others to diagnose and resolve problems using network management systems and utilities.
Special Experience Required: Led the design and implementation of high level enterprise network solutions of a major communications network. Provided technical and administrative support for enterprise networks including documentation and management reporting.

Platform Administration: Performs highly complex duties at an expert level related to enterprise wide server, storage and email support; leads and oversees the development of server, storage, and email standards; provides expertise to others to aid with configuring, installing, supporting, maintaining, upgrading, and trouble-shooting server, storage, and email software, hardware, packages and operating systems. Researches and makes recommendations and decisions on emerging technologies in this area.
Special Experience Required: Installed and maintained highly complex servers, storage, email software, hardware, packages and operating systems.

Project Management: Organizes and executes highly complex technology projects and subprojects within their area of responsibility including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing of projects; schedules and facilitates meetings for planning, coordinating and tracking the design, development, programming and implementation of information systems projects and subprojects; works with a project manager or higher level employee to create project plans and help identify resource requirements and gaps; and tracks project progress; escalates risks to management for mitigation; produces status reports at all levels, both technical and executive.
Special Experience Required: Served as a project coordinator responsible for planning, coordinating and tracking the design, development, programming and implementation of highly complex information systems subprojects and projects.

Quality Assurance: Analyzes highly complex project documents; identifies the impact of technology changes on current highly complex systems; develops test strategies; translates systems specifications, written or derived, into test plans and test scripts; executes test plans and test scripts and documents results and defects; facilitates the resolution of highly complex system defects; monitors test plans and verifies that development deliverables are consistent with the systems specifications.
Special Experience Required: Participated in application development projects providing test strategies, test plans, test scripts, testing and/or training materials for all project phases.

Software Development: Analyzes, designs, codes and tests highly complex software applications and reports at an expert level; configures and installs application packages; writes highly complex technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; aids others in resolving highly complex production issues. Consults to project teams and other areas regarding area of expertise. Recommends modifications and improvements based on research and available new technology.
Special Experience Required: Participated in the design, development and support of enterprise software applications and reporting.


ALL FUNCTIONAL AREAS: The employee will use highly complex interpersonal and technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

  • Anticipates, plans for and delivers solutions to mitigate or avoid systems issues. Provides expertise in diagnosing system problems and develops and coordinates resolutions. Establishes best practices within area;
  • Manages or leads planning, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of complex new and existing technologies, processes and procedures; researches and evaluates new technologies;
  • Researches, tests and evaluates new hardware and/or software; makes recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; acts as the coordinator and vendor relationship manager between hardware and/or software vendors with technical staff and management; generates and provides cost information for management decision making;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of network and system security guidelines;
  • Coordinates and documents migration and upgrade directions; trains business or technical staff on new procedures;
  • Conducts system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; coordinates with technical staff from other areas to resolve issues and / or improve results;
  • Conducts training programs for IT staff in area of expertise;
  • Acts as project coordinator overseeing other technical staff and support personnel; plans, coordinates and directs projects of assigned staff within area of responsibility; reviews work of assigned personnel;
  • Calculates project time and cost estimates; prepares necessary procedural specifications to meet design requirements; defines data flow;
  • Manages project budgets and schedules; reviews work of assigned IT Staff and serves as consultant and/or troubleshooter; reviews documentation work of assigned staff;
  • Communicates and coordinates with business owners and management; organizes and facilitates meetings; develops information technology policies, procedures and standards;
  • Represents and independently makes decisions on behalf of their area of expertise;
  • Mentors lower level employees in their area of expertise;
  • Participates in strategic planning;
  • May provide input into performance reviews;
  • Provides significant input into the Request for Proposal (RFP) process;
  • Develops, plans, updates, and implements disaster recovery plans for area of expertise;
  • Provides clear written and verbal communication to business partners and technical staff, to direct management and others within the assigned area of responsibility and within the area of expertise;
  • May perform some or all of the above at the working supervisor level;
  • Prepares correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.

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

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

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

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

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


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


This replaces the existing job description in the same pay group approved effective March 29, 2017



Seeking an Information Technology Analyst IV responsible for leading the development and support of Appellate Applications.


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


The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in the specific functional area of Software Development: Analyzes, designs, codes and tests highly complex software applications and reports at an expert level; configures and installs application packages; writes highly complex technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; aids others in resolving highly complex production issues. Consults to project teams and other areas regarding area of expertise. Recommends modifications and improvements based on research and available new technology.

Special Experience Required: Participated in the design, development and support of enterprise software applications and reporting.


Developer skills preferred include proficiency in Visual Studio 2015, ASP.NET, VB.net, TFS, HTML5 and CSS, including responsive design principles. Proficiency with SQL Server including the ability to write and debug ETL packages, create stored procedures, create and modify table structures and relationships as well as normalize data is required. Knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) would be a plus.


Qualified candidates should be proficient with:


  • Visual Studio/TFS
  • SQL Server 2012/2016 databases
  • Create, modify and debug Web applications and Services
  • Web UI design principles

Proficiency with SQL Server including the ability to:


  • Create, Modify and Debug Stored Procedures
  • Create and Modify Table Structures and Relationships
  • Experience with data conversion and ETL   

The preferred candidate will 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 a plus.



Regional Manager - CSSD

REGIONAL MANAGER - CSSD

   

 

 

DIVISION:  Office of the Chief Court Administrator

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of a function (s) within an assigned CSSD region (s).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Director of Regional Services or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Manages field office staff in an assigned region (s).

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Manages the staff and operations of  a function such as intake, assessment, referral, mediation and supervision of adult and juvenile offenders in an assigned region (s); assumes responsibility for ensuring that all division staff display appropriate attitude and behavior toward clients and the public;  coordinates, plans, and manages regional functions; formulates related  goals and objectives; assists the Deputy Director with the development and implementation of staff training programs; may conduct training programs; conducts performance evaluations; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the region who might impact on related activities; prepares reports and correspondence; investigates and responds to staff and client complaints; provides guidance and direction to office supervisors with regard to Judicial Branch and division policies and procedures; coordinates and conducts recruitment and screening for professional and clerical positions; represents region in disciplinary and other labor relations proceedings in accordance with established  Judicial Branch policies and procedures; monitors field office compliance with  policies by conducting audits and field visits; recommends modifications of existing services and the development of new services; may act in the absence of the Deputy Director; assists the Deputy Director with a variety of administrative tasks including facilities management and resource allocation;  performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of the assigned functional area; 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.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree and six  years of professional experience in criminal justice including experience in corrections, pre-trial release, probation, family/community mediation or a related field.

 

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

 

Substitutions Allowed:  A Master’s degree in a 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.

 



Adult Probation Officer Trainee

ADULT PROBATION OFFICER TRAINEE

 

 

DIVISION: Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for receiving on the job training in conducting pre-sentence investigations and overseeing individuals referred by the court for supervision.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Initially works under the close supervision of a Chief Probation Officer or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives on-the-job training in and is given progressively responsible assignments in conducting pre-sentence investigations and preparing written reports of the circumstances of an offense; receives training in the use of automated information systems to gather client data; oversees client status and condition; assists in supervising probationers and furnishes such probationers with a written statement of the conditions of probation; conducts office and home visits to keep informed of probationers' conduct and condition; uses all suitable methods to aid and encourage probationers to improve their conduct and condition; refers probationers to treatment facilities and maintains contact with facilities to ensure probationers' compliance; collects and disburses restitution money in accordance with court orders; assists in preparation of written reports as the court or Director may require; may assist with the transportation of clients; may collect urine samples from clients for drug screening; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of criminal behavior; knowledge of psychology; 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 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.

 

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


This replaces the existing specification in the same Salary Group approved effective June 29, 1990. (General Experience)



Adult Probation Officer I

ADULT PROBATION OFFICER I



DIVISION: Adult Probation


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for conducting pre-sentence investigations of referred cases and overseeing a caseload of clients referred by the court for supervision.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Chief Probation Officer 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 and interns/volunteers as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Conducts pre-sentence investigations and youthful offender eligibility investigations and prepares written reports of cases including circumstances of offense, criminal, and personal history of defendant and recommends sentencing plan; assesses client needs for risk potential and appropriate level of community supervision; enters and maintains data in the automated information system; furnishes probationers with written probation conditions and policies; conducts office interviews and home visits to keep informed of probationers' conduct and condition; uses all suitable methods to aid and encourage probationers to improve their conduct and condition; supervises clients on probation and monitors clients' compliance with court orders; refers probationers to treatment facilities and maintains contact with facilities to ensure probationers' compliance; interviews victims of crime to determine, collect and disburse restitution money and to determine impact; attends and testifies at court hearings as required; notifies the court of probation violations, modifications and terminations and prepares warrants; may speak before professional and lay groups; may transport clients; may assist with training of new staff and interns/volunteers; may serve warrants and show cause orders; maintains case records; may track, survey, and arrest clients; may collect urine samples from clients for drug screening; interprets urine sample results and maintains appropriate security measures over samples; receives and responds to public inquiries within agency policies; supervises Interstate Compact cases; maintains liaison with court personnel, community groups and service organizations, state agencies and law enforcement organizations; performs related duties as required.


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


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations and overseeing a caseload of clients referred by the court for supervision at or above the level of Adult Probation Officer Trainee.


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.


This replaces the existing title of and specification for Probation Officer in Salary Group JA 18 approved effective December, 1981.



Adult Probation Officer II

ADULT PROBATION OFFICER II

 

 

DIVISION: Adult Probation


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


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


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


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


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

 

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


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


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


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


This replaces the existing title of and specification for Senior Probation Officer in Salary Groups JA 22 and 23 approved effective November, 1981.



Support Enforcement Officer Trainee

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINEE

 

 

 

DIVISION:  Superior Court

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree.


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

 

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

 

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

 

This replaces the existing specification in the same salary group approved effective June 29, 1990.



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.


This replaces the existing specification in salary group JA 23 approved effective July 1, 1993.



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, SKILL AND ABILITYConsiderable 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 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.



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, SKILL 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.


This replaces the existing specification for Assistant Support Enforcement Services Supervisor in the same salary group approved effective July 23, 1996.



Support Enforcement Officer II

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II 



  

DIVISION:   Superior Court

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for independently performing advanced level professional practice of aiding in obtaining compliance with court ordered family support.

   

Guidelines for Class Use:  Positions allocated to this class are reserved for those specifically designated to perform advanced levels of the practice of enforcing and administratively facilitating court ordered family support payments. Positions allocated to the class are distinguished by the fact that they regularly and frequently perform the most complex enforcement professional tasks including, but not limited to: interstate enforcement involving complex and varying state laws regarding enforcement of family support payments; petitions for modifications of support payments; and research and reporting on the most complex cases on alternative methods of carrying out court mandates for family support. Incumbents allocated to the class are expected to serve as courtroom advisors to judges and to be relied upon regularly by judges for sound recommendations on appropriate resolution of family support cases.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Positions of the class work under the supervision of a Supervising Support Enforcement Officer or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Incumbents may lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Monitors compliance with family support obligations; researches and investigates causes for support payment delinquencies and develops potential methods for aiding courts and clients in obtaining compliance; analyzes cases and develops appropriate courses of action to ensure compliance with court orders; negotiates support payment agreements including those involving paternity acknowledgements; prepares and presents motions at court for such actions as contempt citations, wage withholding orders, non-support arrest warrants and petitions for support modifications; advises clients regarding support obligations, alternative courses of action and services available to assist clients; conducts pre-trial conferences with clients and their attorneys and may serve as informal mediator, to obtain settlements, agreements, compromises or resolutions to disputes regarding contempt actions; performs support enforcement actions involving support obligors in other states and requiring advanced investigative methods and the use of specialized techniques such as telephonic hearings; performs audits of support enforcement accounts in complex cases; prepares petitions for support modifications involving complex circumstances;  prepares comprehensive case documents and presents them in court, including arguing the merits of recommended actions before the court; evaluates complaints and problems regarding child support cases and provides follow-up toward effective resolution; may make service of process in such matters as contempt citations, wage withholding orders and orders of notice; uses automated information systems and accounting methods in performance of daily assignments; calculates support amounts following general guidelines; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of child support enforcement services and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply investigative techniques for locating absent parents; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws including applicable laws of other states; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures, including child support guidelines; knowledge of interstate support regulations; knowledge of the automated child support system; considerable interpersonal, negotiating, interviewing, crisis intervention, mediation and counseling skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; accounting and mathematical skills; ability to relate to diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; computer skills.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience monitoring and ensuring compliance with court ordered family support cases at or above the level of Support Enforcement Officer Trainee.

 

Substitutions Allowed:  A law degree may be substituted for one year of the General Experience. 

Two years of professional support enforcement practice as a Support Enforcement Officer will substitute 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 degree of disagreeableness or threat from abusive or assaultive clients.



Support Enforcement Officer I

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER I



  

DIVISION:   Superior Court

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in monitoring compliance with court orders for family support and ensuring compliance with court orders.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of a Support Enforcement  Supervising Officer or other employee of higher grade.

 

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

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Monitors compliance with family support obligations; makes case assessments to determine appropriate actions to ensure compliance with court orders; negotiates informal agreements; initiates motions to the court such as contempt citations, wage withholding orders, non-support arrest warrants, support petitions and modifications; advises clients pursuant to support obligations; conducts pre-trial settlement conferences with clients and their attorneys in an attempt to resolve issues related to contempt actions; formulates dispositional options for the court; makes case presentations to the court representing the unit; develops supporting documentation relative to contested motions initiated by the Division; seeks alternative to court interventions by establishing support obligations through paternity acknowledgements and agreements to support; accepts direct complaints from the public; provides information concerning available services and counsels clients pursuant to support problems; evaluates complaints and problems regarding child support cases and provides follow-up toward effective resolution; may complete service of process relative to contempt citations, wage withholding orders, and orders of notice; utilizes automated information systems in performance of daily assignments; at the request of either party or the Department of Social Services, performs reviews of non-AFDC child support orders to determine whether or not there is substantial deviation from the Child Support Guidelines; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL 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; 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; interviewing and counseling skills; mathematical skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to utilize mediation techniques; ability to utilize automated information systems.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience monitoring and ensuring compliance with court ordered family support cases at or above the level of Support Enforcement Officer Trainee.

 

Substitutions Allowed:  A Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience in a closely 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 of injury from assaultive/abusive clients.

 

This replaces the existing specification for Support Enforcement Officer in the same salary group approved effective June 29, 1990.



First Assistant Clerk

FIRST ASSISTANT CLERK

 

   

 

DIVISION:  Superior Court

                                               

CLASS DEFINITION:  In a large Judicial District (Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport), this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for major programs.  In a geographic area location where Part A criminal matters are heard, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for criminal matters.

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Leads/supervises Assistant Clerks, Temporary Assistant Clerks, clerical, and other staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Coordinates office workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; reviews, evaluates, and processes the more complex files, motions, orders and judgments in civil, criminal, and family areas presented by attorneys and pro se parties; monitors compliance with applicable statutes, case law and rules of court; schedules pre-trial and trial calendars; notifies parties of case status and court decisions; may assist with case flow management; assumes responsibility for monitoring civil, criminal, and family assignment lists; may establish and maintain office procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; performs the full range of duties as outlined in the Assistant Clerk, Judicial District, specification; may act for supervisor in supervisor's absence; may supervise staff; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of civil, criminal, and family law; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; some supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Membership in the Connecticut Bar and two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Clerk, Judicial District.

 

This replaces the existing specification and title for First Assistant Clerk, Judicial District in Salary Group JA 31 approved effective 6/29/90.



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.


This replaces the existing specification for Assistant Clerk, Judicial District in the same salary group approved effective June 29, 1990.



Support Enforcement Officer Trainee

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINEE

 

 

 

DIVISION:  Superior Court

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor's degree. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This replaces the existing specification in the same salary group approved effective June 29, 1990.



Court Planner I

COURT PLANNER I


DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting in the planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating of agency/division programs and operations.


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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Conducts specific examinations and assists in conducting difficult and conceptually broad examination of procedures, operations, and projects for conformance with identified goals and objectives; collects and analyzes data on methods, standards, utilization of staff, space, equipment, processing systems, records management, forms design, etc., and evaluates for cost effectiveness and optimal efficiency based on given desired results; consults with administrative officials on improvement of basic administrative or operating procedures; prepares reports and recommendations; assists with the design and development of new programs; monitors and makes suggestions for the modification of existing plans and programs; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding programs and plans; may assist with the drafting of regulations pertaining to programs and plans; may conduct field and site visits as necessary; assists in conducting special studies as directed; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration, and management; knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, policy analysis, and organizational analysis; knowledge of research and statistical methods and techniques; knowledge of current office methods and procedures, including some knowledge of data processing systems; some knowledge of governmental fiscal and budgetary practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze problems and recommend effective solutions.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Five (5) years of experience in governmental or regional planning, research and policy analysis, methods and procedures 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 (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2) A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.

This replaces the existing job description in the same pay group approved effective June 12, 1992.


This is a reposting of 19-1000-068. Applicants from that posting will be considered and should not reapply.

The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing the production of all translations within the Judicial Branch. This includes all vital documents as mandated by the Department of Justice and all evidentiary materials as required by the Court or Judicial Branch personnel. In addition, the selected candidate will serve as the final reviewer of all translations before they are finalized. Extensive knowledge of Trados, Adobe PDF and Adobe InDesign is preferred.




Lead Adult Probation Officer

LEAD ADULT PROBATION OFFICER

 

 

                                                                              

DIVISION:  Adult Probation

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involved in conducting presentence investigations of referred cases and for overseeing individuals referred by the court for supervision and for acting as a working lead for Adult 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 Chief Probation Officer (maximum of one Lead Adult Probation Officer per each seven professional positions except that principal offices with satellite location(s) may have a Lead Adult Probation Officer if there are less than seven positions.

Professional positions are defined as non.-supervisory and non-lead positions in the Adult Probation Officer classification series).


3) Principal office locations with an Assistant Chief Probation Officer (maximum of one Lead Adult Probation officer per each additional seven professional positions in excess of fourteen).

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Leads Adult Probation Officers as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Performs the full range of duties as outlined in the specification for Adult Probation Officer II; for approximately seventy-five (75%) of the time, conducts a full range of investigations of all cases referred by the court including but not limited to presentence investigations, youthful offender eligibility investigations, alternative sentencing assessments, and intensive supervision investigations; 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, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of criminal behavior; considerable knowledge of psychology; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, psychological, and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of new technologies and current trends in supervising clients; considerable knowledge of community agencies and programs; considerable knowledge of the proper transportation techniques for clients in custody; considerable knowledge of automated information systems; knowledge of agency training procedures and agency performance appraisal system; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing and counseling skills; considerable ability to assess client needs, risks, and substance abuse behavior; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to lead and train professional staff.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: A Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations and supervising clients referred by the court.


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



Clinical Coordinator

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

 

  

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently providing the full range of advanced clinical support services relative to delinquency and Family with Service Needs cases at one or more Juvenile Matters court locations.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the limited supervision of a central manager or other designated employee of higher grade.

 

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

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  In delinquency and Family with Service Needs cases, assesses cases for appropriateness for evaluation and/or referral for treatment, including but not limited to psychiatric, psychological, sex offender, substance abuse, and multidisciplinary evaluations, and psychiatric hospitalization; conducts assessments as directed by the court providing clinical diagnoses and treatment recommendations and/or plans; provides routine and crisis consultation to court personnel; conducts conferences with parents, probation officers, attorneys, and the Department of Children and Families; utilizes mediation and negotiation skills to facilitate agreement on necessary evaluations and the forensic questions to be answered; develops agreements between the parties which provide for the best interests of the child and are judicially acceptable; confers with the presiding judge to discuss case status, mental health issues and court policies and procedures regarding mental health assessments; provides guidance, technical assistance and training for involved parties on mental health issues, assessments, treatments, evaluation procedures, and other social issues related to juvenile delinquency and status offending; when appropriate assists with quality assurance for contracted evaluators, and reviews evaluations for completeness and accuracy; collects and reviews collateral information pertaining to the child and family; contacts parents/guardians regarding scheduled appointments and transportation needs; manages third party reimbursement; attends court hearings as required and prepares and presents oral and written evaluations when ordered; prepares statistical and administrative reports and correspondence related to court operations; develops, maintains and utilizes relationships with community agencies to make appropriate evaluation and treatment referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; may assist in training new Clinical Coordinators; may supervise volunteers or interns in the performance of assessments and case monitoring duties; serves as liaison to public and private agencies; may assist supervisor with a variety of special projects with statewide impact including research projects and data collection;  participates on a variety of committees; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of complex behavioral health issues, family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system and familiarity with forensic evaluation; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, economic, psychological and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to delinquency, status offenses, and the Department of Children and Families; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills necessary to obtain the confidence of judges and attorneys and to effectively negotiate complex issues; considerable counseling skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Licensed or license eligible in Connecticut as a physician, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse practitioner, professional counselor or equivalent and  three years of professional experience in child/adolescent mental health or forensic mental health.

 

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 interviewing detained clients. 

Accounting Assistant

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT



DIVISION: Branch-wide


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


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


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


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead lower level staff as assigned.


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


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


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


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



Supervising Support Enforcement Assistant

SUPERVISING SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANT

 

 

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for supervising Support Enforcement Assistants engaged in performing paraprofessional and highly complex clerical work associated with ensuring compliance with court orders for child and spousal support and review of those orders for possible modification.

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervises Support Enforcement Assistants and other lower level employees as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Performs the full range of duties as outlined in the job description for Support Enforcement Assistant; may be assigned the more difficult and complex cases; supervises the preparation of motions such as contempt citations, wage withholding orders, support petitions, motions to modify, interstate wage withholdings, registration of foreign orders and subpoenas; coordinates unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; acts as a liaison with field offices, other agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on unit policies or standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of office administration and management; knowledge of child support enforcement procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; mathematical skills; computer skills;  some supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Six years of secretarial/clerical experience at or above the level of Administrative Clerk.

Special Experience:  One year of the General Experience must have been in Support Enforcement at or above the level of Support Enforcement Assistant or Clerical Supervisor.    

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

 

This replaces the existing specification in the same salary group approved effective July 23, 1996.



Fiscal Administration Coordinator

FISCAL ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR



DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting in the supervision of the staff and operations of the Fiscal Administration Unit and for independently performing a combination of complex fiscal / administrative functions in the areas of revenue accounting, accounts payable and/or payroll.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFICATION USE: Advancement to this classification is not automatic. Use of this class is limited to employees assigned to assist with the supervision of specialized sub-units and to perform advanced-level or technical fiscal/administrative support functions. Appointment to this classification will be based on demonstrated need for such positions.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the limited supervision of a Fiscal Administration Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May lead/supervise paraprofessional and clerical Fiscal Administration support staff.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs a variety of specialized, complex fiscal and administrative functions in the areas of revenue accounting, accounts payable, and/or payroll; maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments; assists in the planning and implementation of the State's integrated Financial / Accounts Payable, Human Resource / Payroll and Revenue System; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding all policies and procedures; prepares various financial statements, reports and correspondence; exercises functional supervision over a variety of fiscal/administrative activities such as the preparation and oversight of specialized payrolls, the maintenance of accounting records, the review and processing of specific employee reimbursements, the implementation and maintenance of the Branch's health benefits administration, the oversight and review of the processing of daily bank transactions, the coding of revenue transactions and the monitoring of daily posting of revenue received by the Branch to appropriate accounts, the maintenance of specific computerized programs, etc.; analyzes and codes purchase requisitions; formulates and implements policies, procedures, and programs; acts for the Fiscal Administration Supervisor (Accounts Payable or Payroll Unit) during absences; advises field offices on division and Judicial Branch policies and procedures; may provide staff training and assistance; may assign and review the work of staff; may assist in planning and scheduling work assignments; may assist in conducting performance appraisals; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; considerable skill in the utilization of a personal computer involving both main frame and web-based integrated financial management systems; knowledge of personnel and purchasing practices and procedures; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable analytical and organizational skills; considerable ability to prepare and analyze financial documents and reports; knowledge of account balancing and reconciliation procedures and methods; ability to categorize funds and accounts by codes; familiarity with invoice processing and fund allocations; substantial skill in processing of payrolls including calculation of special payments; considerable ability to perform arithmetic computations; some supervisory ability.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookkeeping, banking, or financial record keeping.

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


This replaces the existing job description in the same pay group approved effective May 15, 2007.



IAR Specialist

IAR SPECIALIST

 

  

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for performing intake, assessment and referral services for Court Support Services clients referred by the court in probation, family and/or bail matters.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:  This class is intended for IAR Specialists working primarily on the day shift.

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Meets with defense attorneys and state's attorneys to discuss bail recommendations; presents bail and domestic violence recommendations orally in court; develops, orders and monitors release conditions such as substance abuse treatment, electronic monitoring, curfews, etc.; recommends modifications to conditions in accordance with established policies and reports violations to court; maintains contact with clients under conditional release to monitor compliance; may conduct home or site visits to monitor clients’ adherence to release conditions;  assesses clients to determine eligibility for substance abuse or mental health programs and explains programs to clients; contacts program providers to determine space availability, completes program referrals and monitor clients’ progress; acts as a liaison with community and other state and local agencies to obtain needed services for clients; coordinates diversionary program participation and monitors participants' completion of program; conducts interviews and risk/need assessments for clients to determine bail, release on a promise to appear or assess for caseload classification; contacts police departments within assigned geographical region to determine which locations have cases requiring interviews and may travel to police departments to conduct interviews; obtains arrest reports and domestic violence arrest information from police and may discuss cases with arresting officers to obtain additional information; participates on local task forces with law enforcement agencies to facilitate sharing information on clients; conducts comprehensive computerized criminal record checks  to document prior offenses and criminal histories; meets with clients to document information such as residence, employment, education, family ties to the area, psychiatric, drug and/or alcohol problems, prior convictions, failures to appear, etc.; verifies information by contacting references and victims; analyzes information obtained in interview to assess clients; sets bail or develops release recommendations for clients on non-financial bond;  collects urine samples and reports test results to court; notifies clients of their required court appearances; explains court procedures to clients; prepares reports and correspondence; maintains records and activity logs; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Knowledge of the criminal justice system; knowledge of and ability to utilize interviewing techniques; knowledge of available community services for alcohol and drug dependency; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills..

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in criminal justice or a related field.  

 

Substitution Allowed:  One year of experience as an IAR Specialist Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

 

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Candidates must be able to travel to and from police departments and court locations in a timely manner.



IAR Specialist Trainee

IAR SPECIALIST TRAINEE

 

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for receiving training in performing intake, assessment and referral services for clients

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the close supervision of a Supervising IAR Specialist or other employee of higher grade.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Receives training in all intake, assessment and referral services provided for clients; assists in contacting police departments within assigned geographical region to determine which locations have cases requiring interviews and may travel to police departments to conduct interviews; obtains arrest reports and domestic violence arrest information from police and may discuss cases with arresting officers to obtain additional information; assists in conducting comprehensive computerized criminal record checks to document prior offenses and criminal histories; meets with clients to document information such as residence, employment, education, family ties to the area, psychiatric, drug and/or alcohol problems, prior convictions, failures to appear, etc.; verifies information provided by contacting references and victims; receives training in analyzing information obtained from interviews to assess clients; assists in setting bail or developing recommendations for clients on non-financial bond; receives training in presenting bail and domestic violence recommendations in court; assists in developing orders and monitoring release conditions; may maintain contact with clients under conditional release to monitor compliance; may assist in conducting home or site visits to monitor clients' adherence to release conditions; assists in assessing clients to determine eligibility for programs; may collect urine samples and report test results to court; notifies clients of their required court appearances; explains court procedures to clients; prepares reports and correspondence; maintains records and activity logs; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Knowledge of the criminal justice system; some knowledge of and ability to utilize interviewing techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to assess client needs, risks, and substance abuse behavior; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree.

 

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Candidates must be able to travel to and from police departments and court locations in a timely manner.



Juvenile Detention Shift Supervisor

DIVISION:  Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION: Under the supervision of an employee of a higher grade, oversees personnel and activities relating to detained children during an assigned shift.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Supervises and coordinates the activities during an assigned shift; supervises and participates in educational, counseling and recreational activities with detainees; implements detention center policies and procedures; assigns duties and work schedules to detention center staff and evaluates their job performance; determines work procedures; maintains attendance and other records regarding personnel and detainees; assists in staff training and development; supervises intake and release activities and ensures that referrals and admission materials are complete and properly signed; reviews and monitors the daily log; conducts safety inspections and fire drills; orders equipment and supplies; conducts periodic inventories, supervises light maintenance activities; prepares and submits written reports regarding detainees, and various aspects of the detention center operation; may perform the duties of a Juvenile Detention Officer; performs other related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the care and custody of juveniles; considerable knowledge of the behavioral and emotional problems experienced by juveniles; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer usage skills; supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:


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


Substitutions Allowed: College training in 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.


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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


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

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

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


This replaces the existing specification for the same class in salary group JZ 18 approved effective July 17, 1995.



Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent

JUVENILE DETENTION DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT

   

 

 

DIVISION:    Court Support Services


CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for assisting in the overall management of a juvenile detention center.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from the Juvenile Detention Superintendent.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:   Assists with the supervision of all detention center staff.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:    Assists the Juvenile Detention Superintendent with scheduling, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing the work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile detainees; directs staff engaged in providing intake, assessment, counseling, food services, medical treatment, recreation, and transportation; directs substance abuse prevention program activities including developing, planning, and scheduling educational programs for detainees and staff, assignment and supervision of case managers, training and resource development, assessment and counseling, coordination of services with probation and other areas, and discharge planning; analyzes and evaluates the accomplishment of program objectives; conducts performance evaluations for staff; maintains twenty-four hour on call responsibility for the center; assists with the development of policies and procedures; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding detention center policies and procedures; conducts assessments of detainees through the use of interviews and psychometric tests to determine treatment needs; prepares assessment reports for the court; provides release planning for detainees including the use of alternative placements; manages detention center operations in the supervisor's absence; assists with the procurement of equipment and supplies, the maintenance of records, and the collection of operating reports such as time and attendance, personnel transactions, fiscal expenditures, and statistical records; conducts safety and fire drills and is responsible for all security measures; supervises the transportation of detainees to other detention centers and outside appointments; may assist in physically restraining detainees as necessary; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience:    Seven years of experience in a juvenile detention setting or related work.

 

Special Experience:   Three years of the General Experience must have included lead or supervisory responsibilities. 

 

Substitutions Allowed:          

1)  College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four (4) 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.

 

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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



Judicial Marshal Trainee

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

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

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

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

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

Current starting salary is approximately $40,922 annually – plus benefits.




Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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