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Last update: 11/08/2019

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Maintenance Service Worker I 11/12/2019 19-7000-089
Food Services Assistant 11/12/2019 19-7000-088
Information Technology Analyst I 11/18/2019 19-4000-016
Information Technology Analyst II 11/18/2019 19-4000-017
Manager of Administrative Services II 11/25/2019 19-7000-091
Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent 11/25/2019 19-7000-092
Court Interpreter II 12/16/2019 19-1000-114
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor 12/31/2099 PP-1000-001
Continuous Recruitment Statewide

Maintenance Service Worker I

MAINTENANCE SERVICE WORKER I



 

DIVISION:  Branch - Wide

 

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

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They may not include all job duties performed by employees in this title.  Custodial maintenance of courtrooms, administrative offices, lavatories, and related facilities including: washing of walls and windows; dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, waxes and buffs floors; collects and disposes of rubbish and trash;  performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs to buildings and equipment; replaces loose floor tiles; spot patches and paints; attaches shelving; moves furniture; puts up bulletin boards and pictures; operates hand and power equipment; performs routine grounds care, e.g. cutting grass, shoveling snow;  helps a skilled worker by passing tools, carrying or lifting materials and running errands; may operate motor vehicles; performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:  Any combination of education, experience or training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties listed above.

 

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

 


Seeking an individual to clean offices, lavatories and related facilities; move furniture; operate hand and power equipment; mow grass; remove snow; do trash pick-up and perform minor repairs.  This is a hazardous duty position given the environment includes potential exposure to risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and exposure to communicable diseases.  Designated staff will be required to report to work in inclement weather.



Food Services Assistant

FOOD SERVICES ASSISTANT


 

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for assisting in the preparation, cooking, and serving of food and cleaning the food service areas at a juvenile detention center.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the close supervision of a Food Services Coordinator or other employee of higher grade.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Prepares and serves meals according to menu plans; receives and stores food and kitchen supplies; cleans and assists in maintaining the kitchen, dining area, and equipment; operates kitchen equipment; observes strict compliance with federal and state regulations on safe and nutritious food preparation and service; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of food preparation and service; knowledge of safety and sanitation procedures in food service; knowledge of federal and state regulations on nutrition and safety of food preparation and service; basic interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; basic computer skills.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  One (1) year of experience in food preparation in a commercial or institutional setting.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Incumbents may be required to provide periodic medical verification of absence of infectious and communicable diseases as identified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as transmittable through the handling of food.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be required to lift; may be exposed to some risk of injury from kitchen equipment.

 

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



Seeking an individual to prepare and serve meals according to menu plans; receive and store food and kitchen supplies; clean and assist in maintaining the kitchen, dining area, and equipment; operates kitchen equipment; observe strict compliance with federal and state regulations on safe and nutritious food preparation and service; perform related duties as required.  This is a hazardous duty position given the environment includes potential exposure to risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and exposure to communicable diseases.  Designated staff will be required to report to work in inclement weather.



Information Technology Analyst I

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYST I




DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


CLASS DEFINITION: In an Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for performing a range of basic information technology tasks and/or application development.


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


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


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

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

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

Desktop Services: Diagnoses and resolves PC and desktop software needs using a variety of diagnostic tools to identify hardware and/or software issues and initiate repairs; rebuilds PCs and reconfigures user specific settings; installs new software releases of routine nature; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.

Network Support: Assists in the design and implementation of routine communication networks; assists in diagnosing and resolving issues using network management systems and utilities.

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

Software Development: Assists in analyzing and designing, codes and tests routine software applications, data and reports including business intelligence reports; assists in the configuration and installation of application packages; assists with writing technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; assists in troubleshooting and supporting production issues.

Technical Help/Service Desk Analysis: Responds to calls, emails and personal requests for routine technical support; assigns, tracks, and monitors status of new and existing issues using appropriate software as necessary; acts as liaison between other technical staff, users and vendors regarding Technical Help/Service Desk requests; monitors personal computer (PC) performance.


ALL FUNCTIONAL AREAS: In all functional areas, the incumbent will use routine interpersonal and technical skills to perform and/or participate in the following:

  • Assists in diagnosing system problems and developing and coordinating resolutions;
  • Performs installation and implementation of new and existing technologies; assists in the evaluation of new technologies;
  • Tests and evaluates new hardware and/or software; may assist in making recommendations for hardware and/or software purchases; assists in determining interface and utility requirements and uses design specifications; may act as a liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, developers, and management; arranges necessary hardware and software availability;
  • May assist in implementing network and system security guidelines;
  • Assists in executing specific disaster recovery plans;
  • May assist in making recommendations for migration and upgrade directions; may train business or technical staff on new procedures;
  • Assists in conducting system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; may conduct technical training programs for IT staff;
  • May communicate with business owners and management; may assist in development of current and future information technology policies, procedures and standards;
  • Performs and/or assists in the preparation of correspondence, manuals, business intelligence reporting and documentation as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Produces status reports;
  • Supports production applications and environments as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: Four (4) 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.

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 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.



Seeking an Information Technology Analyst I for its evolving Training Unit.

 

The successful candidate will be accountable for the management and creation of web-based curriculum development, design, implementation and publication. The ideal candidate should be somewhat proficient in the creation, editing, and presentation of web based instructional content using Camtasia Studio, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate Storyline. They will assist with Instructor-led training and learning management system (LMS) functions.

 

The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in the specific functional area of: Audio/Visual Multimedia and Courtroom Technology: Provides basic software and hardware support for multimedia presentations, including creating, planning, designing, testing and operating teaching products and aids for use in executive-level training programs; provides basic technical and administrative support for courtroom and judges’ chambers audio/visual and telecommunications systems, including installation, operation, problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance.

 

The ideal candidate should have the following qualities:

 

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office and e-Learning content creation software

  • Ability to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences

  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking

  • Proven experience in working in a technical writing position

  • Passion of technology and software, and the ability to upgrade one’s tech skills regularly

  • Ability to get along well with others in a team environment

  • Teaching and facilitation skills

  • Skill in providing instructional aids and plans

  • Experience administrating learning management systems (LMS)

  • Basic knowledge of WEB page editing

  • The ability to utilize computer technology in training

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of in-service training and staff development

  • Ability to asses training needs and determine objectives



Information Technology Analyst II

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYST II




DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator


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


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


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


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


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

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

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

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

Desktop Services: Diagnoses and resolves PC and desktop software needs using a variety of diagnostic tools to identify hardware and/or software issues and initiate repairs; rebuilds PCs and reconfigures user specific settings; installs new software releases of moderately complex level; coordinates installation, modification and maintenance of network components; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



Seeking an Information Technology Analyst II responsible for software development and support of applications for the Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services.

 

The successful candidate must be able to work with business customers to analyze the requirements, develop, support and enhance the web components to satisfy them, and maintain the legacy VB6 system while this is in progress. Responsible for analysis, design, coding, testing, code migration, performance testing and maintenance of web sites using VB.Net and the Microsoft MVC framework. Develop database data access layer objects using SQL Server stored procedures to interact with SQL Server 2012/2016 databases.

 

The preferred candidate will possess the following experience in the specific functional area of Software Development: Analyzes, designs, codes and tests moderately complex software applications, data and reports including business intelligence reports; configures and installs application packages; writes technical program specifications and technical systems specifications; troubleshoots and supports production issues; entry level task coordination in support of project management.

 

Developer skills required will include proficiency in Visual Studio 2012, TFS, MVC using VB.net and Razor, J-Query and Bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS, including responsive design principles. Proficiency with SQL Server including the ability to write and debug stored procedures, create and modify table structures and relationships as well as normalize data is required. Knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) would be a plus.

 

Qualified candidates must be proficient with:

  • Visual Studio/TFS
  • SQL Server 2012/2016 databases
  • Web UI design principles

 

Proficiency with .Net includes the ability to:

  • Create, modify and debug applications using the MVC Framework
  • Modify and debug applications using Web Forms
  • Use Entity Framework

 

Proficiency with SQL Server including the ability to:

  • Create, Modify and Debug Stored Procedures
  • Create and Modify Table Structures and Relationships

 

Additional skills would be a plus:

  • Unit test creation (test driven development) and responsive design principles.

 

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



Manager of Administrative Services II

MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES II  



                                                                                       

DIVISION:  Branch-Wide

                                                                                                                                   

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for managing complex statewide administrative functions critical to a division’s operations.

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Manages complex statewide administrative services functions for a division in one or more of the following areas:  personnel and training, fiscal and material resources and program resources, including personnel/payroll, budget development, grant fund/contractual services accounting, equipment acquisition, purchasing and space acquisition; coordinates, plans and manages fiscal/administrative activities with major statewide impact and significant financial accountability; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policies; prepares financial plans and projects future budgetary needs; recommends and calculates costs for new programs, as well as options to the budgetary impact of legislatively mandated programs; maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments; prepares or reviews grant budgets and other fiscal portions of grant applications; reviews various contracts, financial documents and reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements; maintains systems for the processing and reporting of various personnel transactions, including recruitment, attendance, leave requests and the examination process; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; advises supervisors and managers on personnel and labor relations issues in accordance with established division and Judicial Branch policies and procedures; ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations; may schedule, assign, oversee and review the work of staff; may provide staff training and assistance; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration with special reference to assigned area(s) which may include governmental budget management and government accounting, grants and contracts preparation and administration, purchasing principles and practices, personnel and labor relations and facilities management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable computer skills; ability to prepare and analyze financial and statistical reports; supervisory ability.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Ten years of professional experience in the assigned area of responsibility.

Special Experience:  Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.                           

 

Substitutions Allowed:

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

2.  A Master’s degree related to the assigned area of responsibility may be substituted for one

      additional year of the General Experience. 

 

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




Seeking a qualified individual to manage CSSD Fiscal Administration Unit and its staff; oversee $115M OCE budget; analyze and coordinate division’s program budget proposals and meet with representatives to discuss proposals and explain program budget requirements; prepare estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments including long and short term forecasting; make recommendations on appropriate expenditure coding; authorize grant expenditures and monitors funded projects for fiscal compliance; interface with purchasing, internal audit, fiscal admin, grant administration, OSC, CT Office of the State Treasurer; manage the fiscal and contractual compliance of community based service contracts; manage all daily, monthly, yearend reconciliations; direct the staff and operations of adult and juvenile restitution; manage all financial transactions relative to restitution receipt accounting and disbursement of restitution funds; and oversee employee travel authorization process and business related reimbursements.




Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent

JUVENILE DETENTION DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT


   

 

DIVISION:    Court Support Services


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


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


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


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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

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

 

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

 

Substitutions Allowed:          

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

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

 

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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



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





Court Interpreter II

COURT INTERPRETER II

DIVISION: Superior Court


CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for accurately interpreting in simultaneous and consecutive modes between English and the target language the most complex legal proceedings for the Judicial Branch and various court service programs statewide; for accurately translating between English and target language complex written documents; assisting in editing and proof reading translations; assisting in training of court interpreters.


GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE: Incumbents of the class are required to have passed the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and are expected to fulfill all program requirements for such program by a date to be determined by Superior Court. Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, such as arraignment holding rooms, in support of court operations. These assignments may be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Although incumbents may perform routine interpreting or translating tasks, they may be assigned to complex, high profile or critically important cases. Target language typically is Spanish but may be other languages as required by defendants, witnesses, litigants and other non-English speaking parties provided for under Connecticut law.


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


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs simultaneous and consecutive interpreting from spoken English into another oral or manual language and reverse in a variety of complex legal proceedings, hearings, attorney/client conferences, pre-arraignment communications and related matters in person and by telecommunication devices; makes court announcements and proclamations in Spanish or other non-English languages as directed by the judge; reviews daily dockets to determine which courts and proceedings will require an interpreter; maintains records of services provided; prepares activity reports; at the direction of the court, may, by interpreting, assist defendants in completing court-related forms; translates forms and documents into the target language; assists in editing and proof reading translations, assists in the training of court interpreters; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and written language proficiency with college-level vocabulary in English and Spanish or other specified language; successfully passing the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and fulfillment of all program requirements of such program by a date to be determined; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three years of experience interpreting and translating into and from Spanish or other specified language as primary responsibility. Incumbents must have passed the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and to have fulfilled all program requirements of that program by a date to be determined by Superior Court; or hold the court interpreter certification from the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts. Candidates will be required to pass a written examination.


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



Seeking certified Spanish and Portuguese language court interpreters for the Superior Court, to provide interpreting and translating services in all court sessions and other matters, as assigned by the program manager.  The preferred candidates are required to have passed the written and the oral certification exam provided by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC), or possess the Court Interpreter Certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Applicants must submit documentation of certification at the time of the application. Information regarding certification requirements and reciprocity can be found at: https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/interpreter.htm Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, such as arraignment holding rooms, in support of court operations. These assignments may also be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Although incumbents may perform routine interpreting or translating tasks, they may be assigned to complex, high profile or critically important cases.  In-state travel is required.




Judicial Marshal Trainee

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

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

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

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

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

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




Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




Permanent Part-Time Court Recording Monitor

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 



Continuous Recruitment Statewide

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

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

  • Adult Probation Officer Trainee
  • Office Clerk

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