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These are all the jobs available with the Judicial Branch at this time.
Last update: 10/04/2019

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Judicial Marshal Trainee 10/21/2019 19-1000-100
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
Director of Financial Services - Probate Court Administrator 10/28/2019 .

Judicial Marshal Trainee

JUDICIAL MARSHAL TRAINEE

 

 

DIVISION: Superior Court 


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

 

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

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

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1)  Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

Director of Financial Services - Probate Court Administrator

State of Connecticut 

Office of the Probate Court Administrator

West Hartford, CT

Director of Financial Services - Probate

The Office of the Probate Court Administrator is seeking a qualified candidate for the Director of Financial Services position to manage the staff and operations of the Financial Services Department. The position reports to the Probate Court Administrator and provides support to the Probate Courts.

The Director of Financial Services will be responsible for the management of staff performing a full range of tasks in the following areas: Budgeting, strategic planning, forecasting, revenue reporting, general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, time and attendance reporting for court staff, employee benefits, human resource management, and financial reviews at Probate Courts.


The preferred candidate will have considerable knowledge of accounting principles and practices, extensive knowledge in process improvement, cost reduction and internal controls, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentations in large group settings. CPA or MBA preferred, but not required.


Minimum Qualifications


General Experience:  Eleven years of professional experience in general accounting, budget analysis or financial management with budgetary responsibility.Two years of the General Experience must have included responsibility for supervising professional staff.


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 Accounting or certification as a Public Accountant or Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

  

Special Requirement:  Required to have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a motor vehicle available for daily use.

  

Annual salary is $114,694 with full State of Connecticut benefits.  


Mail or fax cover letter and resume by October 28, 2019 to: 

Office of the Probate Court Administrator

186 Newington Road
West Hartford, CT  06110

Fax Number: (860) 231-1055



No phone calls or emails relative to this posting will be accepted.


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