Careers

Welcome to the Judicial Branch Careers Page!

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

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Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Last update: 05/13/2022

Job Title and Description Closing Date Posting Number
Support Enforcement Assistant 05/23/2022 22-1000-124
Support Services Investigator 05/23/2022 22-1000-123
Warehouse Clerk 05/31/2022 22-3000-020
Information Technology Analyst III - .Net Application Developer 05/31/2022 22-4000-011
Information Technology Analyst IV - .Net Application Developer 05/31/2022 22-4000-012
Assistant Bar Counsel 05/31/2022 22-1000-125
Counsel - Legal Services 05/31/2022 22-1000-127
Administrative Assistant 05/31/2022 22-1000-128
Investigator for Bar Grievance 05/31/2022 22-1000-126
Continuous Recruitment Statewide Posting Number
Office Clerk OC-8000-001
Judicial Marshal Trainee JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) JD-7000-001
Court Recording Monitor Trainee CR-1000-001
Temporary Assistant Clerk I .
Temporary Paralegal .
State Court Interpreter Certification Program .

Support Enforcement Assistant

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANT

DIVISION: Support Enforcement

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for providing assistance to Support Enforcement Officers by performing a combination of 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.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Use of this class is limited to incumbents performing paraprofessional tasks to assist Support Enforcement Officers for a majority of their time. Incumbents may also perform higher level clerical and/or technical tasks. The depth of knowledge required is less than that of Support Enforcement Officers and can normally be gained through less formal educational/training processes.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Conducts intake interviews; prepares motions for Support Enforcement Officers to initiate to court such as contempt citations, wage withholding orders, support petitions, motions to modify, interstate wage withholdings, registration of foreign orders, and subpoenas; prepares case records for court presentation by Support Enforcement Officers; performs complex tasks above the clerical level utilizing automated systems; evaluates cases to determine a need for interstate establishment/enforcement; conducts audits and account reviews; assists Support Enforcement Officers in the review/adjustment process by initiating notices, compiling financial information and performing calculations to determine if a court order deviates from the Child Support Guidelines; performs a wide range of locate activities; coordinates automated enforcement activities; initiates case closure process in accordance with State regulations; reviews/responds to routine inquiries and complaints from the public; may be required to complete special projects; performs duties as outlined in the Administrative Clerk job description; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of office administration and management; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; mathematical skills; ability to learn and apply child support enforcement procedures; ability to utilize automated information systems.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Four (4) years of secretarial/clerical experience at or above the level of Administrative Clerk or its equivalent.

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




Seeking qualified individuals to perform a combination of 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.

Support Services Investigator

SUPPORT SERVICES INVESTIGATOR

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently serving legal documents related to the enforcement, establishment and/or modification of support orders.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs service of process for legal documents including contempt applications, motions for modification, paternity petitions, support petitions, income withholdings, orders of notice and other related motions or petitions relative to the administration of child support obligations; prepares required forms to establish service of such documents for the court file; conducts investigations and performs locate activities as necessary to locate respondents; schedules office appointments and conducts home and/or employment visits to effectuate legal service; maintains daily and monthly logbooks and reports of activities; updates the Connecticut child support computer system with locate information and service of process attempts; may interview respondents to obtain current address and employment information; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to think and act quickly with judgment and discretion; ability to utilize automated information systems; ability to utilize interviewing techniques.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Graduation from high school (or GED certification) and two years of experience in investigations, collections, law enforcement, security, clerical, social services, or a related field.

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

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a motor vehicle available for daily use.

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




Seeking qualified individuals to perform service of process of legal documents relating to child support actions and proceedings; prepare forms to establish service of documents; conduct investigations to locate respondents; maintain daily and monthly reports of activities; and update the child support automated computer system with locate information and service of process attempts.

Warehouse Clerk

WAREHOUSE CLERK

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the receipt, storage, and distribution of goods, supplies, and equipment.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives and distributes stock and maintains records of receipts, requisitions, and stock on hand; arranges stock in warehouse according to type, age, accessibility, safety, and security; maintains records for the amount and condition of stock on hand and reports all discrepancies or need for replenishment; accesses and enters data into an automated inventory management system; processes requests for goods, supplies, and equipment; unpacks, counts, and inspects incoming stock for damage and verifies quantity and quality; assembles and wraps stock for distribution according to orders received; determines appropriate and cost-effective methods of distribution; cleans and maintains shelves, bins, and other storage space in the warehouse; takes inventories as required; operates material handling equipment; makes deliveries and picks up Department property from field offices; maintains warehouse security; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Basic knowledge of the methods of requisitioning, handling, storing, and distribution of goods, supplies, and equipment; some knowledge of safe and efficient warehouse practices; basic interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to keep accurate stock records and inventories; ability to operate material handling equipment.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: General Experience: One (1) year of related experience in shipping and inventory control work that would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents may be required to lift and move goods and equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents are required to possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license for the required class.




Seeking a Warehouse Clerk to perform a full range of tasks including receiving, storage, inventory, and distribution of goods, forms, supplies, and equipment. The selected candidate will operate large vehicles and be responsible for the delivery and retrieval of property from field offices may require some assembly of furniture or security equipment. Candidates with knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook, Parcel Post, scanning equipment, and data validation will be strongly considered.

Incumbents may be certified to operate forklifts and will be required to maintain such certifications. The selected candidate will be required to lift up to 65 pounds.

Information Technology Analyst III - .Net Application Developer

Information Technology Analyst III - .Net Application Developer

.Net Application Developer 

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

East Hartford

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

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


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

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


Salary Range: $87,884 - $119,080/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.


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

 
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Eight (8) 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 advanced working level with responsibility for performing a full range of moderately complex technical support functions as highlighted in one of functional area(s) listed above.

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

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

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


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


Applications must be received by May 31, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.


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


Please reference posting number 22-4000-011

AA/EOE



Information Technology Analyst IV - .Net Application Developer

Information Technology Analyst IV - .Net Application Developer

.Net Application Developer 

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

East Hartford

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

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


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

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


Salary Range: $88,465 - $122,206/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


Applications must be received by May 31, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.


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


Please reference posting number 22-4000-012

AA/EOE



Assistant Bar Counsel

ASSISTANT BAR COUNSEL

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting in the processing of complaints against attorneys.

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

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists in the review of records of complaints from grievance panels and makes appropriate recommendations to the Statewide Grievance Committee including opinions of the jurisdictional propriety and substantive merit of complaints; assists the Committee in conducting hearings and rendering decisions; performs necessary legal research; discusses opinions with the members of the Committee; for matters brought to the attention of the Statewide Grievance Committee or the Statewide Bar Counsel before January 1, 2004, assists in the investigation and prosecution of complaints involving unauthorized practice of law; drafts court papers and files appearance as counsel for the committee regarding complaints filed before January 1, 2004; prepares cases for hearings before the Committee; assists in questioning witnesses and provides procedural and legal advice to the Committee; with respect to grievance complaints filed before January 1, 2004, participates in pretrial discussions with opposing counsel and the court; with respect to grievance complaints filed before January 1, 2004, initiates and prosecutes litigation in Superior Court to determine: (a) appropriate disciplinary sanctions to be imposed against an attorney accused of misconduct, and (b) whether an attorney should be suspended because of disability; may offer opinions to the court regarding appropriate resolution; provides information to the public regarding the grievance process; prepares reports and correspondence; may conduct special assignments for the Office of the Chief Court Administrator; acts for supervisor during absences; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of law and legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze legal problems, present statements of fact, law, and argument.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Membership in the Connecticut Bar and one (1) year of experience in litigation.

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





Seeking a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Bar Counsel at the Statewide Bar Counsel’s Office in East Hartford, CT. Under the direction of the Statewide Bar Counsel, the Assistant Bar Counsel serve as counsel to the Statewide Grievance Committee in its adjudication of attorney grievance complaints and its general oversight of attorney regulation in Connecticut.  Duties include, but are not limited to, attending public disciplinary hearings to serve as Statewide Grievance Committee counsel; advising the Committee members during hearings; preparing written final decisions; attending meetings of the Committee; reviewing attorney advertisements; conducting audits of attorney trust accounts and investigating reported overdrafts; overseeing the attorney registration and multi-jurisdiction practice processes; drafting rules regarding attorneys; serving as counsel to the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education; and serving as counsel to the Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child in Family Matters.

Counsel - Legal Services

COUNSEL/ LEGAL SERVICES

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

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

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

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

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

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





Seeking a qualified individual to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Branch on a wide variety of legal and policy issues. The successful candidate may be primarily responsible for providing legal advice and support in juvenile, family and family support magistrate matters in addition to the examples of duties set forth in the job description. Experience in juvenile law is preferred.

Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

DIVISION: Branch-wide

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

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

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

Assistant Juvenile Matters Clerk

Clerical Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Seeking a qualified individual to perform a variety of administrative support functions.  This position will be assigned to the Office of Victim Services – Compensation Unit. The position is accountable for working directly with victims of crime and to correspond/contact medical providers, employers and/or insurers to gather data relevant to processing victim compensation claims. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of and evaluate collateral sources such as medical and auto insurance, worker’s compensation, Department of Social Services benefits and second injury fund; and makes recommendations for the approval or denial of claim requests. Experience in claims processing is preferred.

Investigator for Bar Grievance

INVESTIGATOR FOR BAR GRIEVANCE

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Statewide Bar Counsel, is responsible for conducting investigations related to the processing of complaints against attorneys and allegations of unauthorized practice of law.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Conducts investigations; prepares typewritten reports of investigations; confers with counsel regarding investigative activities; acts as a liaison to grievance panels; serves the reviewing subcommittees of the Statewide Grievance Committee and the grievance panels as deemed necessary; performs other related duties as required.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Two (2) years of experience in law enforcement or in related criminal justice or investigative work, or a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle available for daily business use.




Seeking a qualified individual to conduct investigations related to the processing of complaints against attorneys and allegations of unauthorized practice of law. The successful candidate must be able to produce comprehensive well-written investigatory reports and have excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle available for daily business individual to use to meet with witnesses, obtain evidence and testify when necessary.

Office Clerk

OFFICE CLERK

 

  

DIVISION:  Branch-Wide

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for receiving on the job training and for attaining increasing skills in operation of data entry equipment, word processing, document processing, public service and general office support in a judicial service environment.

 

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:   This class consolidates the working titles: Office Clerk and Data Terminal Operator Trainee. Incumbents in this class may be designated to receive training in data terminal operation or in general judicial office support or a combination of both, according to the needs of the work unit, and to serve in an entry level in any of those capacities. Incumbents may be selected to follow a data terminal operation track or a general administrative support track. In either track, incumbents may perform a range of administrative support tasks involving data entry, data coding, filing, word processing, customer service, basic bookkeeping or other court services assignments. The class is intended to provide a range of skills and abilities for upward advancement of incumbents into other court services assignments and to provide incumbents with a range of skills and abilities for supporting court operations.

Incumbents in this class will progress to Administrative Clerk I after two years of satisfactory experience in this class.

 

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

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Produces typewritten and word-processed material such as court reports, correspondence, financial and statistical statements and other documents; operates and receives training in operating data entry equipment; processes forms and documents such as purchasing, billing and agency forms; may receive, record and disburse money; may maintain records and summaries; meets and greets public visitors and performs other personal receptionist duties; answers telephones, routes calls and provides information regarding agency procedures; may make records of assignments and dispositions of court cases during court proceedings; maintains and batches files, forms and documents; may prepare documents for data entry including reviewing such documents for apparent errors; operates a variety of office equipment such as copiers, printers and similar equipment; performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  One year of related clerical experience involving operation of personal computer or data entry terminal; may be required to produce typewritten material at a rate of 40 wpm.




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


Minimum requirements are one year of related clerical experience involving operation of personal computer or data entry terminal; may be required to produce typewritten material at a rate of 40 wpm.

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

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

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

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the hiring division.

 Current starting salary range is $36,725 annually - $41,971 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.

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

Please reference posting number OC-8000-001

AA/EOE


Judicial Marshal Trainee

JUDICIAL MARSHAL TRAINEE

 

DIVISION: Superior Court 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1)  Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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




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

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

Note: If you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and re-apply for the posting. After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.

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

Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER TRAINEE (TRANSITIONAL)

 

 

DIVISION: Court Support Services

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

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

Substitutions Allowed:

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.




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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Support Services Division Juvenile Residential Services. Starting salary is approximately $37,370 day shift and $39,138 night shift annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits.

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

Court Recording Monitor Trainee

COURT RECORDING MONITOR TRAINEE

DIVISION: Superior Court

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

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

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

*Setting up and testing recording equipment;

*Operating equipment to record verbal testimony during court proceedings;

*Monitoring recordings using earphones;

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

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

*Assembling and maintains records and files;

*Preparing reports and correspondence as assigned;

*Performing clerical and other related duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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