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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Last update: 01/27/2023

Job Title and Description Closing Date Posting Number
Family Relations Counselor Trainee 02/06/2023 23-7000-004
Court Planner II - Intelligence Analyst 02/06/2023 23-1000-012
Administrative Trainee 02/14/2023 23-7000-005
Continuous Recruitment Statewide Posting Number
Judicial Marshal Trainee JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) JD-7000-001
Office Clerk OC-8000-001
Court Recording Monitor Trainee CR-1000-001
Court Interpreter I CI-1000-001
Temporary Assistant Clerk I .
Temporary Paralegal .
State Court Interpreter Certification Program .

Family Relations Counselor Trainee

FAMILY RELATIONS COUNSELOR TRAINEE

DIVISION:Court Support Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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



Court Planner II - Intelligence Analyst

Court Planner II - Intelligence Analyst

Seeking an Intelligence Analyst, who will serve in the job class of Court Planner II, to independently perform a full range of tasks in the evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and intelligence. The candidate will perform a variety of work-related activities involving intake, research, collection, analysis, dissemination, and documentation of security and crime-related information including information which has a possible nexus to potential threats to the Judicial Branch, employees and public safety to the Judicial Branch Facilities.

Experience in the collection, integration, evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and/or intelligence is preferred.

Applicants with a strong background in critical infrastructure analysis are encouraged to apply.


DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating agency/division programs and operations.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Initiates and conducts studies and analyses for the formation and revision of policies, organizational structures, operations, procedures, methods, standards, or application of electronic data processing systems; provides consultation to administrative officials on management problems, formulation and application of policies, and improvement of interrelated administrative and operating procedures; evaluates existing and proposed administrative policies, practices, techniques, procedures, and systems based on agency/division goals, and designs new integrated systems of operations; designs methods and forms for data collection; collects, analyzes, and interprets complex statistical and narrative data; coordinates installation of new procedures and systems of considerable or widespread impact, ensures internal consistency, and monitors for effectiveness; plans and develops new programs and related procedures and forms; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding programs and plans; drafts regulations relating to programs and plans; monitors and analyzes legislation affecting programs and plans; prepares comprehensive reports, recommendations, correspondence, and manuals; may develop budget data; conducts field or site visits as necessary; conducts special studies as directed; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration, and management; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, policy analysis, and organizational analysis; considerable knowledge of research and statistical methods and techniques; knowledge of current office methods and procedures; knowledge of data processing techniques and their uses within an organization; knowledge of governmental fiscal and budgetary practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and evaluate research data; ability to utilize automated information systems.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in governmental or regional planning, research and policy analysis, methods and procedures analysis, organizational analysis, or a related field. A Court Planner I may be advanced to the position of Court Planner II after a minimum of two (2) years of successful service as a Court Planner I upon a finding by the Director that the incumbent not only has performed satisfactorily in the current position, but also has demonstrated the additional knowledge, expertise, initiative, and leadership potential desired of an incumbent in a higher job class.

Substitutions Allowed:
1) College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2) A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

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




Administrative Trainee

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINEE

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator; Superior Court

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

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

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

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





Seeking an Administrative Trainee in the Programs and Services Unit. This position will be primarily accountable for the management and program development of residential and community-based contracts including adult, juvenile, and family criminal programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the community-based programming for youth and adults.

Examples of duties 
  • Program auditing for contract compliance and delivering technical assistance
  • Report writing
  • Data review
  • Deliver trainings
  • Review and approve contracted program budgets
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) development
 
The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Knowledge of monitoring practices and procedures, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategies
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices and risk reduction principles
  • Knowledge of contractual budgets and services
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively in written and verbal form
  • Proficient technical skills in MS Office applications
  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license for required business-use travel statewide via the candidate’s own car, or a State-owned car if available.  This position requires a significant amount of statewide travel.



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.

The Judicial Branch offers Judicial Marshal Trainees the opportunity to advance in their salary progression multiple times within their first year. Upon completion of the Judicial Marshal Academy, which lasts approximately 4 months, Judicial Marshal Trainees will advance to Salary Grade 1, Step 2 ($53,645). Upon completion of one year as a Judicial Marshal Trainee, individuals will advance to Salary Grade 1, Step 3 ($55,196).

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

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

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

Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER TRAINEE (TRANSITIONAL)

 

 

DIVISION: Court Support Services

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

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

Substitutions Allowed:

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.




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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Support Services Division Juvenile Residential Services. Starting salary range is approximately $39,263 - $47,910/year for day shift positions or $41,343 - $49,990/year for night shift positions – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

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

Office Clerk

OFFICE CLERK

 

  

DIVISION:  Branch-Wide

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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




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


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

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

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

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

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

Current starting salary range is $38,586 - $49,090/yr for 35 hour per week positions or $44,097 - $56,102/yr for 40 hour per week positions – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum.  The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.


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

Please reference posting number OC-8000-001

AA/EOE


Court Recording Monitor Trainee

COURT RECORDING MONITOR TRAINEE

DIVISION: Superior Court

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

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

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

*Setting up and testing recording equipment;

*Operating equipment to record verbal testimony during court proceedings;

*Monitoring recordings using earphones;

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

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

*Assembling and maintains records and files;

*Preparing reports and correspondence as assigned;

*Performing clerical and other related duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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





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

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

Current starting salary range is approximately $41,449 - $52,775 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

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

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

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

Court Interpreter I

COURT INTERPRETER I

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for accurately interpreting in simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation modes between English and the target language in legal proceedings for the Judicial Branch and various court service programs statewide; for accurately translating written documents between English and the target language.

GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, in support of court operations. These assignments may be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Target language typically is Spanish but may be other languages as required by defendants, witnesses, litigants and other non­English speaking individuals.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of a Lead Court Interpreter or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Performs the three modes of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation) from English into another oral or manual language and reverse in a variety of court proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by remote devices;
  • makes court announcements in Spanish or other non-English languages as directed by the judge;
  • maintains records of services provided;
  • prepares activity reports;
  • collects and enters data into automated recordkeeping systems;
  • participates in study and training activities individually or in groups in order to develop and maintain interpreting and translating skills; at the direction of the court,
  • may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms;
  • drafts translations of forms and documents in the target language;
  • performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE. SKILL AND ABILITY: Simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpreting and written language proficiency with college-level vocabulary in English and Spanish or other specified language; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Demonstrated ability to perform simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpreting and written language proficiency in the target language.

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





Seeking individuals to serve as Court Interpreter I to: perform the three modes of interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation) from English into Spanish or Portuguese and reverse in a variety of court proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by remote devices; makes court announcements in Spanish or Portuguese as directed by the judge; maintains records of services provided; prepares activity reports; collects and enters data into automated recordkeeping systems; participates in study and training activities individually or in groups in order to develop and maintain interpreting and translating skills; at the direction of the court, may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms; drafts translations of forms and documents in the target language; performs related duties as required.

Target language proficiency must be indicated at time of application.