Magistrate Job Description Sample
Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge, Corpus Christi, Texas
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas is soliciting qualified applicants in order to appoint a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for its Corpus Christi Division. The current annual salary of the position is $191,360. The term of office is 8 years.
A full public notice for the position, which includes information concerning background and IRS tax checks as well as financial disclosure requirements, and the application form are available in the office of the United States District Clerk at Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen and Victoria. The notice is also available on the Court's website at www.txs.uscourts.gov .
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019, at the Office of the United States District Clerk, Southern District of Texas; United States Courthouse, 1133 North Shoreline Blvd., Room 208, Corpus Christi, TX 78401; Attn: Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee.
Applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and will be examined only by members of the merit selection panel and judges of the district court. The panel's deliberations are confidential.
Magistrate - Norfolk
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an opening for a magistrate position in Magisterial Region 7. A magistrate is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Magisterial Region 7 is comprised of the Cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, and the Counties of Accomack and Northampton. The magistrate will be required to conduct hearings throughout Magisterial Region 7. The magistrate appointed to this position will primarily serve in Norfolk located in the 4th Judicial District.
The magistrate must possess a fundamental working knowledge of Virginia civil and criminal law, and demonstrate an ability to impartially and efficiently apply that knowledge in the resolution of legal issues. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -- Conducting neutral and impartial hearings relating to searches, arrests, bail, temporary detentions, and civil issues -- Conducting legal research and analysis -- Ascertaining facts and applying them to relevant legal principles -- Maintaining order and decorum in highly charged, sensitive circumstances -- Receiving and accounting for money
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education -- Excellent English speaking, listening, and writing skills -- Strong interpersonal skills -- Computer proficiency -- Preference for prior legal system experience -- Law degree and Virginia State Bar license a plus
The Division of Administrative Law Appeals ("DALA") is an independent agency that conducts adjudicatory hearings for other Massachusetts state administrative agencies. Currently, DALA conducts hearings for approximately 20 state agencies. A full description of its jurisdiction may be found on its website at www.mass.gov/dala.
This position requires the exercise of a considerable degree of judgment, independence, creativity and problem-solving ability. The person in this position may work under considerable pressure from the opposing parties in contested proceedings and is very visible to the public as the representative of the Commonwealth entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring all parties a fair, and speedy resolution to their dispute.
DALA, as most administrative agencies in the commonwealth, has limited administrative support resources. Any magistrate must be able to operate independently and produce written work with limited or no administrative support.
Acts as an Administrative Magistrate: Manages a full case load of matters assigned by the Chief Administrative Magistrate manages the conduct of pre-hearing activities; conducts trial-type adjudicatory hearings pursuant to formal and informal rules; decides motions, manages the conduct of adjudicatory proceedings; prepares written decisions containing factual findings, legal conclusions and articulation of agency policy; performs legal research; prepares substantive and procedural orders. Must be able to work independently with limited administrative support.
Performs additional duties as assigned .by the Chief Administrative Magistrate, including management of one or more of the jurisdictional areas of the Division's practice. Maintains compliance with ethics and other standards of the bar, the agency and the Commonwealth.
Five years of experience in the practice of law in a position requiring independent judgment and performance; administrative hearing and/or civil litigation and trial experience are preferred.
Superior writing ability as demonstrated by a sample substantive legal brief or memorandum of law prepared independently by the Applicant;
A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and the ability to prepare written materials with limited administrative support.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Drivers License at a Class level specific to assignment.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attorney I-Ii (Criminal)
POSTING TYPE: Open-competitive
DEPARTMENT: County Attorney
LOCATION: Judicial Center, Hastings
UNION: Dakota County Attorney Employees' Association
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019
SALARY RANGE: The position level at which the offer is extended is based on the candidate's ability to meet the minimum qualifications and the candidates relevant years of experience. The full salary ranges for the positions are listed below.
- Attorney I - $67,457 - $105,402*
- Attorney II - $75,552 - $118,050*
Dakota County offers rewarding career opportunities that make a real difference in people's lives. From maintaining roads to maintaining property records, protecting the environment to protecting our children's health, finding homes for those in need to finding justice for crime victims -- the work we do touches the lives of each of our residents every day.
We're proud of what we do. You can be too. Join our team of nearly 1,800 and launch a career where you can truly "Be More."
We offer more than just careers that make a difference; we also offer competitive benefits, work life balance, and convenient work locations. Will you be the next person to join us at Dakota County?
This posting will be used to fill a vacant Attorney I/II position in the Criminal Division of the County Attorney's Office. Attorney I positions are entry-level and require no experience and Attorney II positions must have 2 years of comparable work experience.
Attorneys at this level in the Criminal Division prosecute criminal cases of basic to moderate complexity. Duties include reviewing evidence; drafting complaints, petitions, motions, findings, orders, stipulations and other legal documents; preparing assigned cases for trial by interviewing witnesses, planning and organizing opening statements, and organizing admission of physical evidence; representing the State of MN or Dakota County by trying cases and contested motions; advising law enforcement, child protection workers, adult protection workers, and child support officers regarding legal issues; and preparing legal memoranda to county staff or for supervisory attorney. Other responsibilities may also be assigned as determined by the County Attorney.
The minimum qualifications listed below are written at the Attorney I level. You must meet these minimum requirements in order to continue in the recruitment and selection process.
- Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school;
- Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota by May 1st, 2019.
Duties & Responsibilities
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.
1.Review evidence to determine whether it is admissible and whether a petition or complaint may be issued.
2.Draft petitions, complaints, warrants, motions, memoranda, findings, orders, stipulations, and other legal documents in assigned cases of basic or routine difficulty.
3.Prepare assigned cases for trial before judge, jury, magistrate or referee; interview witnesses; plan and organize opening statements, direct and cross-examinations and closing arguments; plan and organize admission of documentary and physical evidence.
4.Represent the State of Minnesota or Dakota County in assigned court cases; try cases and contested motions before judge, jury, magistrate or referee; present oral arguments in bail, motion, review, dispositional or other hearings.
5.Advise law enforcement, child protection workers, adult protection works, child support officers regarding legal authority, duty, liability, investigation.
6.Give basic advice to County staff regarding legal obligations, authority and liability.
7.Prepare legal memoranda to County staff or for supervising attorney.
8.Attend staff and other required meetings.
9.Attend continuing legal education courses.
10. Perform other duties as assigned by Criminal Division Head, Assistant Criminal Division Head, Chief Deputy or County Attorney.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-7, 9 and 10 are essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment
Sufficient knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, statutes, court rules and case law to effectively and efficiently prosecute criminal activity with basic guidance and supervision and to effectively and efficiently advise and represent county departments with basic guidance and supervision.
Knowledge of the applicable Rules of Professional Responsibility.
Ability to analyze facts in light of applicable laws and evidentiary rules.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to plan, organize and present cases and other matters.
Competency in utilizing computers, software and Internet resources to perform essential job duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed within a County office building.
Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to computer, laptop, projector, printer, scanner, telephone, and copy and fax machine.
SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
Courtroom Monitor Series
This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT
The Trial Court is committed to:
- fair and impartial administration of justice;
- protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
- equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
- prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.
DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Superior Court, the trial court of general jurisdiction for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is committed to delivering high quality justice in a timely and fair manner in accordance with the rule of law.
The Courtroom Monitor position series is responsible for regularly staffing court sessions, performing specific functions such as recording court proceedings by utilizing digital recording systems, monitoring the digital recordings to ensure complete and audible recording, and maintaining log notes to assist with transcription. Conducts review of audio before release to ensure compliance with rules of court and confidentiality.
The Courtroom Monitor is responsible for the general operation and maintenance of the digital recording system. Additional duties include entering data in automated systems within an office of a Clerk-Magistrate and providing service to any individuals who have business with the court.
The position title above the entry level requires increasingly responsible and varied work, in depth knowledge of Trial Court procedures and operations, and the exercise of more independent judgment. Employees are hired at the entry-level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher-level position title within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher-level position title. The position title reverts to the entry level when there are vacancies.
The Courtroom Monitor receives direction from and reports to the Clerk Magistrate or his/her designee.
Courtroom Monitor I - This is the entry-level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to monitor digital recording systems, perform case processing duties and a variety of duties which teach them the business of the office.
Courtroom Monitor II - This is the second level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform higher functioning duties as described below, which requires more knowledge of Trial Court procedures and operations and the exercise of more independent judgment.
Courtroom Monitor I Duties:
Regularly attends to sessions of court, ensuring that the session is digitally recorded, giving directions to the parties as necessary for recording purposes, and performing related duties as necessary.
Receives training and assists experienced users on MassCourts, a comprehensive, integrated, case management system, performs extensive docketing and scheduling.
Monitors the digital recorder (e.g., monitor, microphones, cables) to ensure a complete and audible recording. Determines and directs changes in microphone and speaker position for optimum recording quality.
Maintains detailed log notes and relevant lists (e.g., exhibit, juror, witness) to assist with transcription. Plays back recorded court proceedings, marks items, and prepares typed-written material requested by the Court.
Produces and reviews recordings of court proceedings to ensure compliance with court rules and confidentiality.
Responsible for the general operation and maintenance of the digital recording system. Performs basic preventative maintenance service on recording equipment.
Receives, marks, and maintains custody of papers and exhibits offered at trials or hearings, and ensures their security. Prepares, accepts, notates, preserves files, and performs case processing functions.
Provides administrative support when necessary and performs related duties as required.
Courtroom Monitor II Additional Duties:
Participate in staff development and training opportunities;
Trains Court Monitor I's on the duties of the position as necessary;
Prepares and reviews Audio Assessments of original/duplicate CD recordings to identify problems and develop solutions for optimum recording quality;
Establishes quality control procedures for recording court proceedings, while maintaining log notes and relevant lists;
Serves as a liaison to the Superior Court Administrative Office, to address their digital recording and transcription needs;
Provides administrative support and performs all related duties of the lower level as required.
Court Monitor I Requirements:
Graduation from high school or its equivalent and a five years of experience in an office of Clerk Magistrate or Register of Probate, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Ability to operate and monitor a digital recorder;
Ability to understand the complexities and requirements of digital recording and processing transcript orders in an effective way;
Knowledge of basic principles and practices of recording court proceedings, maintaining files, records, and superior court case management;
Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of personal computers and related software including Microsoft Windows, Word and WordPerfect. Ability to use spreadsheets, including Microsoft Office, Excel, or Access preferred;
Knowledge of court process and legal terminology preferred;
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
Ability to work professionally with judges, attorneys, court officials, court employees, and the public, and to maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to perform administrative duties relative to Court Transcription;
Ability to organize and clearly present written material, as demonstrated by the preparation of court forms, digital recording records, and statistical reports;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form; and
Ability to work independently and follow oral and written instructions.
Court Monitor II Additional
A minimum of three years of experience as Court Monitor I;
Demonstrated ability to successfully train a Court Monitor I on the duties of the position, and participates effectively in staff development and training opportunities;
Demonstrated ability to carefully review digital recordings for optimum quality, detailed log notes and relevant lists for quality control;
Demonstrated ability to identify operational problems with recording court proceedings, processing transcript orders, and recommends feasible solutions to correct or solve those problems;
Demonstrated ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and to exercise more independent judgment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/intro
Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.
If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.
No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Court Clerk II (Travis County Employees Only)
Under minimal supervision, performs highly responsible work in coordinating and carrying out responsibilities involving assigned causes of action. Makes independent decisions, organizes and prioritizes workload and performs detailed and complex legal procedures associated with the receipt, review, and filing of court documents. Serves as conduit for flow of work to and from assigned court. Reviews and analyzes legal documents, indexes documents by applying appropriate category codes and scans documents into electronic imaging systems. Prepares and issues a variety of legal documents. Assesses fees and performs cashier duties. Assists the public and acts as a liaison between the departments, courts, other agencies and the public. Assists judges in jury selection and other court activities. Reviews work of others. May function as County/District Clerk/Justice of the Peace representative directly supporting the Judges.
This is the third in a series of four court clerical-related job classifications within the Administrative Support job family. Incumbents perform complex duties. This classification is distinguished from Court Clerk I in that incumbents routinely perform the majority of their work in a court setting, function as lead workers or have regular supervisory duties. This classification is distinguished from Court Clerk II Lead in that the primary responsibility is not that of supervisor and incumbents typically do not act as subject area experts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Independently processes court documents such as petitions, indictments or complaints initiating a court case in accordance with statutory requirements and enters data into the case tracking system with the appropriate codes. Notifies appropriate authorities of filing when required by law.
Prepares and issues citations, writs (attachment, habeas corpus, execution, sequestration, supersedes) abstracts of judgment, capiases, warrants, injunctions, protective orders, subpoenas, restraining orders, and notices according to statutes, rules or court orders. May perform accounting related duties, such as calculating judgment amounts, preparing bills of cost, issuing writs of execution and abstracts of judgment.
Responds to legal and administrative inquiries by clients. Prepares legal documents in the adjudication and disposition of cases for judge's signature. Reviews orders signed by judge to determine further action required. Follows through on action. Receives and processes exhibits to be filed, follows through on orders for consolidation, severance or transfer. May coordinate mental health commitments with other agencies and officers of the court.
Conducts review of legal documents submitted, including those submitted electronically. Determines the legal and factual issues presented and dockets the filing into the case tracking system with the appropriate code structure. Organizes, bar codes, and scans documents into the document imaging system. Indexes each document by entering the appropriate category codes and descriptions so that documents can be retrieved quickly using a variety of data elements. Performs quality verification procedures on scanned documents prepared by co-workers. Inspects proposed orders and court records for correctness before submitting to judge.
Prepares appeals, including accepting bonds, and submits them to the Appellate Court. May process, execute and distribute judgments, opinions and mandates from Appellate Court. May maintain bond forfeiture lists, submit files to court for certification by judge, process warrant requests and issuance of warrants, and maintain bond forfeiture lists for missing case files, including continuing to research location of missing case files.
Prepares, assembles, processes or maintains a variety of reports, logs, forms and official documents generated from court proceedings, such as minutes, abstracts, rulings, orders, criminal commitments, statistics and reports. Makes certified copies, uses appropriate legal terminology and format, ensures all necessary items/paperwork are available, submits orders for judge's signature and/or copies, files and distributes documents, as required. Acts as liaison. Maintains assigned courtroom schedule. Tracks cases submitted to the court. Maintains control of and acts as custodian of exhibits. Reviews orders and filings. May operate electronic courtroom equipment under direction of judge.
Assists the judge in the jury selection process. Maintains jury records and records excuses and strikes. Establishes and manages communication system with jurors assigned to court.
May prepare statistical data for monthly report transmission. Develops data quality internal controls. Monitors and audits data. Analyzes changing business needs and their impact on various processes. Develops and designs statistical reports to track data.
May serve as a trainer. Trains subordinate staff in court operations, procedures and policies. Develops, coordinates and conducts employee training and career development courses. Arranges for outside training and evaluates training received.
May serve as a lead employee. Supervises, monitors, prioritizes and makes decisions on workload distribution. Reviews employee work for timeliness and accuracy. Keeps division manager informed of significant work issues.
May serve as a liaison or primary point of contact with defendants, plaintiffs, families, judges, court personnel, Constable's Officers, attorneys, County and District Attorney's Office, law enforcement agencies, interested parties, and the general public regarding status, disposition, pending actions of individual cases and parties' actions. Assists public and departments on office policy and procedures. Responds to legal and administrative inquiries. Takes initial steps to resolve citizen complaints and ensures department policies and procedures are met.
Attends docket call, court hearings and trials, as required by the court. Routes daily scheduled assigned causes of action on the docket to the courtroom and returns same to the County/District Clerk's office. Reviews documents submitted in court and determines case impact and makes appropriate notations. Reviews and verifies orders signed by a judge to determine required action and follows through on actions, such as orders for consolidation, severance, or transfers and conducts research on cases, as required by the judge.
Reviews and verifies case documents, makes appropriate notations, processes documents and files for data entry and issues. Enters case dispositions into computer to ensure proper tracking by affected agencies. Reviews additional court case documents to determine and follow through on action.
May determine the number of cases that will require payment agreement preparation. Negotiates contract/pay agreements with individual parties to determine the amount of court costs. Assesses fees, receives payments and performs as cashier. Makes daily and monthly reports to reconcile receipts.
May work with representatives of Sheriff's Department, County Attorney's Office, and officials in other counties, court masters, attorneys and hospital representatives in processing Mental Health commitment cases. Creates court hearing docket. Attends commitment and other mental health hearings to record the proceedings and to issue court legal documents for release or to authorize commitment or treatment.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field AND four (4) years of responsible administrative and clerical experience, including working knowledge of legal procedures, terminology, the court system and customer service, and including some experience working in and supporting a court system;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Criminal justice system policies and procedures.
Legal terminology, principles, procedures, documents and forms.
Office procedures and protocol.
Scanning equipment and document control.
County Court at Law Systems.
Appeal process from lower courts.
Criminal justice procedures to handle bond forfeiture cases.
Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
May be required to develop knowledge of and adhere to federal and state laws requiring the confidential handling of certain health information.
Analyzing legal documents.
Coordinating the review and processing of legal documents.
Calculating and collecting money.
Communicating with attorneys or judges related to case information.
Monitoring, scheduling and assigning work.
Operating a variety of modern office equipment, including a computer.
Both verbal and written communication.
Compile and generate reports.
Effectively monitor work flow.
Interpret and process legal data.
Operate complex databases.
Work under minimal direction.
Make independent decisions based on the requirement of statutes, policies and procedures.
Handle high volumes of detail-oriented work and to delegate.
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Effectively deal with dissatisfied customers.
Prioritize and work independently.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, judges, attorneys, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.
Work Environment & Other Information
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 20-50 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to sitting, client/customer contact, standing, walking, vision to monitor, repetitive motion, stooping/kneeling, squatting, bending, and reaching to perform the essential functions. Extended periods of time at the computer entering data. Subject to heavy workloads, time schedules, deadlines and office interpersonal management duties, and walking to courtroom and outside walking. Transporting file folders to courtroom.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday
Department: Justice of Peace 3
Location: 8656 Hwy 71, Austin
Education and Employment Background Check Required.
Announcement Number:2019-02Court:U.S. District Court, District of MinnesotaCity, State:Duluth, MNCourt Website:http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/Permanent Position:PermanentJob Grade:CL 25Minimum Salary:$40,464Maximum Salary:$65,799Closing Date:03/29/2019Link to Original Job Post:http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/employment_opportunities.shtml.Position Description
OVERVIEW OF THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota serves all 87 Minnesota counties. The District has four staffed divisional offices located in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, and Fergus Falls. The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota is composed of seven authorized district judges, five senior district judges, eight magistrate judges, one part-time magistrate judge, Clerk's Office staff, and Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff
This position is located in the Duluth Courthouse's Clerk's Office of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The Case Administrator monitors the progression of civil and criminal cases and related proceedings. The Case Administrator reviews new cases and assigns case type numbers to judicial officers, prepares case documents for appeal, reviews filed documents to determine conformity, takes appropriate action, enters judgment when directed, and ensures that all orders and automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed.
Primary support to answer helpdesk calls assisting attorneys and pro se litigants with filing question and case status. Assist the public and other agencies with electronic filing.
Primary support to assist the Federal Bar, U.S. Attorney's office, Office of the Federal Defender, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office and pro se parties regarding policies, procedure, and inaccuracies in filings
Audit quality assurance of civil, criminal, and miscellaneous cases and issue civil summons when appropriate.
Reviews new cases for statistical accuracy and corrects data as needed. Assigns judicial officers pursuant to the Case Assignment Order.
Create and process new criminal and civil case files, and assign case numbers to judicial officers. Open cases in case management system. Docket initial opening events.
Review, upload, and docket pro se filings.
Test new procedures and processes and provide feedback.
Provide noticing as required by law.
Prepare and enter judgments, enter Circuit Court Opinions and Circuit Court Judgments.
Review, identify, and research the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of data entered into the case record. Make corrections to the case record to comply with local and national procedures.
Monitor cases to ensure timely progression.
Docket pre-charge documents.
Process transcripts, notices of appeal, and appeal-related documents for the U.S. Court of Appeals
Provide support and assistance to visiting judicial officers.
Respond to juror inquires and requests. Resolve juror candidate requests for deferral, waivers, and special needs.
Prepare juror orientation materials, conduct juror orientation, and assist jurors with their logistical needs to include parking, lodging, and refreshments.
Monitor and record juror attendance for management of their service and payment.
Process payments and reimbursements for jurors and prepare attendance certificates on behalf of the jurors. Process returned summons, to include data entry and excusal letters.
Receive vendor deliveries and process accordingly.
Assist customers at the intake counter. Inform customers of required fees and process payments. Secure funds in the cash register and balance funds at the end of each day.
Work is performed in an office setting.
Some travel may be required.
Some lifting may be required.
The successful applicant must have at least one year of general experience in clerical and office work, and at least one year of specialized experience in administrative work that demonstrates the ability to apply rules or laws involving the use of specialist terminology and automated software and case management. Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, ability to take directions from others, and excellent organization skills are required.
Two or more years of specialized experience, as outlined above, is preferred. A Bachelor's degree or a Paralegal degree is preferred.
The opportunity to serve in a rewarding public service position.
Accrual of paid vacation and sick leave.
Paid federal holidays.
Extensive health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance plans.
A defined benefit pension plan.
Traditional (pre-tax) and Roth (after-tax) retirement savings and investment plans through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with employer matching contributions.
Pre-tax transportation, medical, and childcare reimbursement accounts.
Transit Subsidy Program
Employees of the U.S. District Court are not classified under Civil Service.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship. Noncitizens must execute an affidavit indicating their intent to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so. Judiciary employees serve under excepted appointments and are considered "at-will" and may be terminated with or without cause or notice by the court.
The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct Policy. This position is also subject to mandatory Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.
The final candidate is subject to FBI Fingerprinting and a background investigation, including criminal history. Employment is provisional and contingent upon a successful background check.
How To Apply
To apply, qualified applications should follow the instructions below:
Attach one PDF document, containing
A cover letter;
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Add the "Case Administrator" in the email subject line.
Email the PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials received will be reviewed to identify the best qualified candidates. Only applicants selected to proceed to the next phase of the selection process will be notified.
Submission of application materials using a link to a cloud-based system will not be reviewed. All application materials must be attached to the email as directed.
The U.S. District Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the announcement, and to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which actions may occur without prior written notice.
Law Clerk 1
This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Judicial Branch. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.
Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.
Serving the people of Iowa, the Iowa Judicial Branch is dedicated to our mission... "The Iowa Judicial Branch dedicates itself to providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes, administering justice under law equally to all persons." To learn more about the Iowa Judicial Branch and our career opportunities please visit our career page located at www.iowacourts.gov or copy this link into an internet browser www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/career-opportunities/
The Iowa Judicial Branch is looking to fill a Law Clerk 1 to assist the state. The successful candidate will perform research and administrative functions for judges of the District Court.
Starting Salary $48,880.00 annually; $1,880.00 bi-weekly.
Draft opinions and orders on Judges direction.
Prepares Jury Instructions
Corresponds with parties and attorneys.
Performs other related work as required.
Judicial Branch Position Number: D1 13047-001Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited law school is required. High standard of academic excellence and considerable experience in legal research and writing are desirable.
Contact Representative (Oa)
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Oklahoma Region, Superintendent
- Osage Agency, Office of the Deputy Superintendent-Trust Services, Probate and Estate Services in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
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Responsible for ensuring the timely preparation of probate cases, maintaining accurate probate filing and tracking systems, and supporting the BIA probate function:
Assists Specialist in preparation of guidance in estate planning and drafting of wills, life estates, codicils, revocations of wills, etc.
Maintains statistical records on estate planning, estate administration, will drafting and summary distributions.
Provides assistance on future dispositions or transfer of trust and restricted property.
Maintains data in automated probate tracking systems from "notification of death until distribution of trust assets" occurs.
Changes appropriate records (manual and automated) to reflect changes in records as a result of Orders issued by the Administrative Law Judges or Attorney Decision Makers.
Prepares necessary and proper documentation for distribution of trust assets to close estate accounts in accordance with Orders issued by the Administrative Law Judges or Attorney Decision Makers.
Prepares necessary and proper documentation for distribution of trust assets to close estate accounts in accordance to Orders.
Assists in the preparation, proper assembly and transmittal of all documents required including heirship data required by regulations or requested for probate purposes.
Receives calls and visitors and answers inquiries from owners of trust and restricted land regarding rules governing probate.
Types correspondence, reports, memorandum, and other documents.
Assembles outgoing material and documents according to prescribed policy and procedures.
Files and maintains probate records in accordance with Indian Affairs Manual (IAM) and other instructions.
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0962 Contact Representative
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Indian Preference applies
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for One-Grade Interval Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, GS-0962).
GS-5: I have at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-4 in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). Specialized experience in assisting probate specialist by providing technical assistance work in support of probate processes; maintain data tracking systems; assist with incoming and outgoing mail; prepare documentation for distribution of trust assets; files and maintains probate records.
4 years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.)
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the experience or education requirements, for all positions titled as Office Automation or any clerical positions which has parenthetical title of Office Automation (OA), applicants must have typing proficiency of 40 words per minute (wpm) and knowledge of general office automation software such as, word processing, personal computer, electronic mail, database management, spreadsheet, etc. Failure to provide OA proficiency will result in loss of consideration. Applicants may meet the office automation requirement by passing the appropriate test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office or by self-certifying their proficiency.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.
If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Hearing Officer (Administrative Judge)
This position is located in the Office of Hearings and Appeals, National Appeals Division (NAD). NAD accepts appeal requests from program participants who received an adverse decision related to USDA program benefits (e.g., agricultural commodities and conservation programs) from USDA agencies. NAD's mission is to provide fair and timely informal and/or formal evidentiary hearings and render final determinations related to the adverse decisions issued by USDA agencies.
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NAD administrative judges work out of home offices and the exact duty location is flexible and negotiable as long as an applicant performs appeal services and conducts hearings on site in the regional areas or neighboring states of the location announced. NAD Administrative Judges preside over first-level appeals and support NAD's mission by assuring USDA programs are fairly and properly administered. The incumbent is responsible for case review and management, difficult research and/or complex fact-finding, holding pre-hearing conferences, conducting formal and informal hearings with appellants who may be pro se or represented by legal counsel, responding to questions, making determinations, and writing and publishing decisions for a wide array of USDA program appeals. All hearings and appeals are covered by the Administrative Procedure Act.
The work requires the ability to review and evaluate case records, conduct hearings in an orderly, timely, and impartial manner, determine credibility of witnesses, sift, and evaluate evidence, analyze complex issues, apply agency rules and regulations and prior court decisions, prepare clear and concise statements of fact, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at decisions.
An Administrative Judge at the National Appeals Division performs the following duties:
Conducts in-person, telephonic, and other adjudicative proceedings to provide parties an opportunity to present evidence and oral arguments to resolve disputes.
Identifies all issues and disputed matters in a case and develops a case record that includes the agency adverse decision and documentary evidence and testimony provided during the hearing process.
Prepares and issues written first-level agency appeal determinations.
Conducts substantive research and interprets laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures necessary to perform adjudicative functions of the positon.
Performs administrative functions related to case management, including adhering to strict deadlines, managing schedules for multiple cases, and issuing notices and subpoenas for all assigned cases.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to five nights per month for this position.
Job family (Series)
0930 Hearings And Appeals
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Selective Service registration required
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
Applicants qualify for this position at the different grade levels by exhibiting the following experience at the various grade levels;
Possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Applicants must have specialized experience that includes all of the following: 1) evaluating, examining, or performing fact-finding tasks to develop and maintain a case record; 2) representing parties at, or presiding over hearings; 3) recommending decisions, adjudicating cases, making rulings, or issuing determinations; 4) managing a complex caseload that is subject to strict deadlines.
Possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Applicants must have specialized experience that includes a proficiency in adjudicating difficult cases, making rulings, or issuing written determinations for complex federal programs, agricultural programs, or programs that are applicable to agriculture, such as contracts, conservation, housing, and commodities programs. Applicants must possess knowledge of various Federal and administrative laws, principles, regulations, and developments that are applicable to agricultural programs, and have demonstrated proficiency in research, interpretation and evaluation of drafts, legislation, regulations, decisions, testimony, and other instruments to prepare a complete case file.
Possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Applicants must have specialized experience that includes a mastery in adjudicating difficult cases, making rulings, or issuing written determinations for complex federal programs, agricultural programs, or programs that are applicable to agriculture, such as contracts, conservation, housing, and commodities programs where precedent is often absent. Applicants must possess knowledge of various Federal and administrative laws, principles, regulations, and developments that are applicable to agricultural programs, and have demonstrated mastery in research, interpretation and evaluation of drafts, legislation, regulations, decisions, testimony, and other instruments to prepare a complete case file.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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