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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel 08/02/2021 21-1000-124
Juvenile Detention Superintendent 08/07/2021 21-7000-066
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001
Office Clerk 12/31/2099 OC-8000-001
Court Recording Monitor Trainee 12/31/2099 CR-1000-001
Continuous Recruitment Statewide
Temporary Assistant Clerk I .
Temporary Paralegal .
Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer 08/14/2021 .

Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel

ASSISTANT CHIEF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL

DIVISION: Office of the Chief Court Administrator

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for assisting the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in the investigation and pursuit, where appropriate, of complaints against attorneys and allegations of unauthorized practice of law.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, First Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists in the review of records of complaints from grievance panels in matters where probable cause has been found and makes appropriate recommendations concerning dispositions to the statewide grievance committee or a reviewing committee after a hearing on a complaint is concluded; pursues complaints before the statewide grievance committee where probable cause has been found; pursues complaints before a grievance panel on the issue of probable cause where requested to do so by the panel; may file written complaints alleging attorney misconduct; defends appeals by attorneys from decisions of the statewide grievance committee or a reviewing committee imposing a reprimand or other sanction; drafts, files, and litigates presentments of attorneys to the Superior Court and appeals from same; drafts, files, and litigates applications for the interim suspension, reciprocal discipline, discipline following criminal convictions, and the placement on inactive status of attorneys; assists Judges of the Superior Court as necessary in matters involving alleged misconduct in cases before the court; may represent the statewide grievance committee in the Superior Court in resignation hearings and hearings conducted on applications for inactive status brought by attorneys; may represent the grievance committee in lawsuits filed against it and appeals therefrom; may negotiate dispositions of complaints with respondents and their attorneys, subject to approval of the statewide grievance committee, reviewing committee, or the court; performs necessary legal research; investigates and prosecutes complaints involving unauthorized practice of law; may conduct special assignments as directed; acts for the Chief Disciplinary Counsel 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 and the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys; knowledge of litigation and the appellate process; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and Federal laws; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer 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 seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law. Some private practice experience is preferred.
Note: Litigation experience is required. Both trial and appellate court litigation experience is preferred, but administrative experience is acceptable.

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




Seeking a qualified individual to assist the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in the investigation and pursuit, where appropriate, of complaints against attorneys and allegations of unauthorized practice of law.

The successful candidate will assist in the review of records of complaints from grievance panels in matters where probable cause has been found, pursue matters at contested hearings before the statewide grievance committee or a reviewing committee, and make appropriate recommendations concerning dispositions to the statewide grievance committee or a reviewing committee. The successful candidate will also handle other attorney disciplinary matters before the Superior Court that may include but are not limited to appointment to act as Trustee to inventory the files and take other appropriate action to protect the interests of the clients of deactivated attorneys and, in certain cases, deceased attorneys and any appeals from those decisions.

Per Connecticut Practice Book Section 2-34A (a), the selected candidate may not engage in the private practice of law.

Juvenile Detention Superintendent

JUVENILE DETENTION SUPERINTENDENT

DIVISION: Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of a residential juvenile detention center. In addition, incumbents may be responsible for overseeing residential contracted programs for juveniles.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directs staff, contractors and consultants.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: *Manages the staff and operations, including custody and security, food services, recreation, discharge planning, and transportation;

*Oversees comprehensive contracted services for juveniles including education, medical and mental health treatment and evaluates program effectiveness;

*Schedules, assigns, oversees, reviews the daily work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile on a twenty-four hour a day basis;

*Oversees substance abuse prevention programs;

*Ensures that all programs comply with agency policies and procedures;

*Develops and implements staff training programs;

*Conducts performance evaluations;

*Determines priorities and plans work;

*Analyzes and evaluates the accomplishment of program objectives;

*Establishes and maintains detention procedures;

*Develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards;

*Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding detention policies and procedures;

*Prepares reports and correspondence;

*Maintains twenty-four hour on-call responsibility for the center and assigned programs;

*May prepare or assist in budget preparation;

*Oversees 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;

*May assist in physically restraining juveniles as necessary;

*Conducts onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance;

*Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system; considerable knowledge of juvenile detention centers and their operation; considerable knowledge of custody, security, and control measures and of the techniques of maintaining discipline in a residential detention setting; considerable knowledge of child psychology and development; considerable knowledge of substance abuse treatment programs for children and available community-based resources; 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: Nine years of experience in a juvenile detention setting or related work.

Special Experience: Two years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. For current employees this will be interpreted as two years of experience at or above the level of Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent.

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

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

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
1. A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates.

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


This replaces the job description approved effective June 22, 2005 (addition of contracted program responsibilities).




Seeking an experienced juvenile services administrator committed to juvenile justice reform to serve as the Juvenile Detention Superintendent at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center. A seasoned professional will lead facility culture change, best practices implementation, staff wellness initiatives, and data-driven management to transform the detention center into a therapeutic residential center. Responsibilities of a superintendent include: manage the staff and operations, including custody and security, food services, recreation, discharge planning, and transportation; oversee comprehensive contracted services for juveniles including education, medical and mental health treatment and evaluates program effectiveness; schedule, assign, oversee, review the daily work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile on a twenty-four hour a day basis; oversee substance abuse prevention programs; ensure that all programs comply with agency policies and procedures; develop and implement staff training programs; conduct performance evaluations; determine priorities and plans work; analyze and evaluate the accomplishment of program objectives; establish and maintain procedures; develop or make recommendations on the development of policies and standards; act as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepare reports and correspondence; maintain twenty-four hour on-call responsibility for the center and assigned programs; may prepare or assist in budget preparation; oversee 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; may assist in physically restraining juveniles as necessary; conduct onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance; and perform related duties as required.

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.

Current starting salary is approximately $43,838 annually – plus 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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

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

Temporary Assistant Clerk I

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Temporary Assistant Clerk I
Statewide Openings

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations Division is accepting applications for the position of Temporary Assistant Clerk I for all Judicial Districts. Qualified candidates who are interested in potential employment, who may have previously applied but are not currently employed with the Judicial Branch, must submit an updated resume.   

These positions encompass a wide variety of duties including courtroom clerk, jury, caseflow, scheduling pre-trials, calendars, and other related duties as assigned in the Civil/Family Divisions and Criminal Part A Division. 

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited law school, a law school graduate, or a licensed attorney admitted to practice law.

Compensation for attorneys and law school graduates is $20.01 per hour and $17.85 per hour for law school students. Temporary Assistant Clerk I is a full-time position of up to 70 hours in a two-week pay period. Eligibility for group health insurance (medical and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after six months of employment. 

Please send a separate resume to each Judicial District in which you apply. Send resume(s) to:

  • Ansonia-Milford Judicial District: James F. Quinn, JD Chief Clerk, 14 West River St., Milford, CT 06460
  • Danbury Judicial District: Ann-Margaret Archer, JD Chief Clerk, 146 White St., Danbury, CT 06810
  • Fairfield Judicial District: Robert Wilock, JD Chief Clerk, 1061 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Hartford Judicial District: Brandon Pelegano, JD Chief Clerk, 95 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106
  • Jury Administration: Esther Harris, Deputy Director II, 225 Spring Street, 1st Floor, Wethersfield, CT 06109
  • Litchfield Judicial District: Judith P.Lee, JD Chief Clerk, 50 Field St., Torrington, CT 06790
  • Middlesex Judicial District: Brandi E. Yanavich, JD Chief Clerk, One Court St., Middletown, CT 06457
  • New Britain Judicial District: Cynthia Skorzewski, JD Chief Clerk, 20 Franklin Sq., New Britain, CT 06051
  • New Haven Judicial District: Giovanni Spennato, JD Chief Clerk, 235 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510
  • New Haven Judicial District @ Meriden: Mary Deluca, Deputy Chief Clerk for JD Matters, 54 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06451
  • New London Judicial District: David Gage, JD Chief Clerk, 70 Huntington St., New London, CT 06320
  • New London Judicial District @ Norwich: David Gage, JD Chief Clerk, 1 Courthouse Sq., Norwich, CT 06360
  • Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District: Megan McCaffrey, JD Chief Clerk, 123 Hoyt St, Stamford, CT 06905
  • Tolland Judicial District: Roy Smith, JD Chief Clerk, 69 Brooklyn St., Rockville, CT 06066
  • Waterbury Judicial District: Richard Haas, JD Chief Clerk , 300 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Windham Judicial District: Didier Destine, JD Chief Clerk, 155 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260

AA/EEO

Temporary Paralegal

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Temporary Paralegal

Statewide Openings

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations Division is seeking paralegals to assist staff with courtroom activities in the Superior Court.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a paralegal studies program which earns the candidate a Paralegal Certificate or an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Paralegal Studies. Other acceptable qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or other law-related experience.

Salary: $17.85 an hour

Temporary Paralegal is a full-time position of up to 70 hours in a two-week pay period. Eligibility for group health insurance (medical and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after six months of employment. 

Please send a separate resume to each Judicial District in which you apply. Send resume(s) to: 

  • Ansonia-Milford Judicial District: James F. Quinn, JD Chief Clerk, 14 West River St., Milford, CT 06460
  • Danbury Judicial District: Ann-Margaret Archer, JD Chief Clerk, 146 White St., Danbury, CT 06810
  • Fairfield Judicial District: Robert Wilock, JD Chief Clerk, 1061 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Hartford Judicial District: Brandon Pelegano, JD Chief Clerk, 95 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106
  • Jury Administration: Esther Harris, Deputy Director II, 225 Spring Street, 1st Floor, Wethersfield, CT 06109
  • Litchfield Judicial District: Judith P. Lee, JD Chief Clerk, 50 Field St., Torrington, CT 06790
  • Middlesex Judicial District: Brandi E. Yanavich, JD Chief Clerk, One Court St., Middletown, CT 06457
  • New Britain Judicial District: Cynthia Skorzewski, JD Chief Clerk, 20 Franklin Sq., New Britain, CT 06051
  • New Haven Judicial District: Giovanni Spennato, JD Chief Clerk, 235 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510
  • New Haven Judicial District @ Meriden: Mary Deluca, Deputy Chief Clerk for JD Matters, 54 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06451
  • New London Judicial District: David Gage, JD Chief Clerk, 70 Huntington St., New London, CT 06320
  • New London Judicial District @ Norwich: David Gage, JD Chief Clerk, 1 Courthouse Sq., Norwich, CT 06360
  • Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District: Megan McCaffrey, JD Chief Clerk, 123 Hoyt St, Stamford, CT 06905
  • Tolland Judicial District: Roy Smith, JD Chief Clerk, 69 Brooklyn St., Rockville, CT 06066
  • Waterbury Judicial District: Richard Haas, JD Chief Clerk, 300 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Windham Judicial District: Didier Destine, JD Chief Clerk, 155 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260

AA/EEO

Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer

Bridgeport and Hartford



The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division is accepting applications for Temporary Juvenile Detention Officers at the Bridgeport and Hartford Juvenile Detention Centers. The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions are on a per diem basis and are not permanent full-time positions.


The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions encompass a wide variety of duties including supervision of the daily activities of juvenile 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 safely control detainee behavior, which is physically threatening using approved control and restraint methods; maintaining order and discipline; and, applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being transported.  


Preferred candidates will possess at least 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.  


Applicants selected for an 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 Connecticut Department of Children and Family (DCF) background check.  Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of a pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing in the detention center.  Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention, 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 potential exposure to communicable diseases.


Selected candidates must be able and willing to work evening and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays.  Shifts will be filled as needed on a per diem basis.  Shift assignments will be made with a focus on the filling of weekend shifts.  If necessary, this position could involve more than one shift in a day.   


The hourly salary is $16.55 per hour plus health insurance.  Note:  Eligibility for group health insurance (medical, prescription, and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half-time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after 6 months of employment.  



Individuals who may have previously applied, and are not currently employed by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, must submit an updated resume to be considered.  Paper resumes must be sent directly to the Juvenile Detention Center(s) listed below:


State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center

Attention:  Steve Cedor, Deputy Superintendent 

60 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Steve.cedor@jud.ct.gov



State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Hartford Juvenile Detention Center

Attention: Dennis Mulhall, Deputy Superintendent

920 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106 

Dennis.mulhall@jud.ct.gov



Individuals wishing to apply for both locations must send a separate resume to each Juvenile Detention Center.  


If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Juvenile Detention Center. 


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


Resumes must be received on or before August 14, 2021.  Resumes received after August 14, 2021 will not be considered.


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