Magistrate Job Description Sample
Magistrate (Family Court) Lee County 22010860
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school
Five years of experience in the practice of law, including one year of family law (two or more years of family law preferred)
Prior judicial/quasi-judicial experience also preferred
Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar
A valid Class "E" Florida Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record, is required within 10 days of hire
This is a professional and responsible quasi-judicial position assigned to Family Court. The Magistrate will perform a variety of duties including deciding the merits of a case, hearing and evaluating evidence, analyzing laws and rules, making findings of fact and conclusions of law, and issuing oral or written decisions to resolve cases. The position requires legal conduct appropriate to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration and research activities at the trial court level in matters referred by the Family and Civil Judges. The Magistrate will conduct hearings and trials that involve considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of legal issues. The Magistrate is responsible for timely preparing and filing reports that include findings of fact, recommendations and conclusions of law. This position is required to report monthly statistics, meet court performance standards and perform administrative duties directly related to the activities of a Magistrate. The Magistrate serves as an integral member of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court's case management team and uses differentiated case management techniques and time standards to guide family court cases to early resolution and disposition. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Judge, Administrative Judge, Family Law Judges and Family/Civil Court Director.
The core functions of this position includes: (1) Schedule and Conduct Hearings and Trials; (2) Perform Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; (3) Prepare Reports and Recommendations; (4) Manage Caseload; (5) Other Duties as Assigned
Examples of Duties:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.
(1) Schedule and Conduct Hearings and Trials
Schedule and conduct trials and hearings in matters referred by the Judge which include family court matters, Baker Act and Marchman Act proceedings
Administer oaths and evaluate evidence
Manage court proceedings and dockets to timely progress cases
(2) Perform Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Prepare reports, draft orders, review briefs and research substantive and procedural issues
Research the application and interpretation of the Florida Rules of Court and Rules of Judicial Administration
Perform research on particular questions of law as presented by judges sitting in the family division of the court
Research and track legislation applicable to family court
Conduct legal research and provide case recommendations and conclusion of law
(3) Prepare Reports and Recommendations
Prepare Magistrate reports that include findings of fact, recommendations and conclusions of law
Interpret and make judgment on legal issues
Type, format and prepare court reports
(4) Manage Caseload
Work closely with case management teams to manage the progress of cases
Conduct conferences and status review hearings
Utilize differentiated case management techniques
Review and monitor the court caseload to determine appropriate case paths.
(5) Other Duties as Assigned
Attend meetings, training, and educational seminars as required
Compile statistical information and prepare reports
Other duties as assigned
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A full-time Magistrate cannot have a law practice while employed with the Administrative Office of the Courts. Part-time or on-call Magistrate positions cannot maintain a law practice in the same area of law in which they perform Magistrate functions or in any area of law which would create any appearance of impropriety or any potential conflict of interest.
General legal principles, statutes, case law, court rules, and procedures
Legal publications and legal research tools and the ability to use them efficiently
Legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures
Differentiated case management principles and techniques
Code of Judicial Conduct
Florida State Courts System
Manual legal research
Computerized legal research, including Westlaw and/or Lexis-Nexis
Legal writing and drafting
Reason logically and analytically
Grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details
Effectively conduct hearings and trials
Type and prepare reports
Exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the Court
Communicate ideas and concepts effectively verbally and in writing
Work effectively with others
Conduct legal research manually & via the Internet
Efficiently operate and utilize various computer software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, & Outlook
Perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the court
Effectively and respectfully handle highly emotional people
Digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing
Exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court
Maintain organization and meet deadlines
Travel the county and circuit wide to conduct hearings and assist the judiciary, as needed
Attend meetings, training educational seminars as required
Supplemental Information:EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school
Five years of experience in the practice of law, including one year of family law
Two or more years of family law preferred
Prior judicial/quasi-judicial experience also preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
- A valid Class "E" Florida Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record, is required within (10) business days of hire
Courtroom Deputy Clerk To United States Magistrate Judge
Announcement Number: 18-55 Court: U.S.
District Court, Middle District of Florida City, State: Fort Myers, FL Court Website: http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov Permanent Position: Permanent Job Grade: CL 26/27 Minimum Salary: $44,562 Maximum Salary: $61,218 Position Description
Supports the judge in all civil, criminal, and ceremonial courtroom proceedings. Assists with the
orderly flow of proceedings including preparing minutes, swearing witnesses and interpreters,
managing exhibits, assisting jurors, arranging for court reporters and interpreters, and maintaining
courtroom decorum. Operates electronic recording equipment and other courtroom technology.
Assists with the judge's civil and criminal docket including calendaring deadlines, coordinating schedules,
setting date and time for courtroom proceedings, assuring the presence of all necessary participants and
attorneys, and verifying attorney bar admission. Prepare orders for the judge's approval. Assist with criminal
duty matters including coordinating the appointment of counsel, preparing bond paperwork, and processing
grand jury returns. Perform other duties as required including logging statistical information and assisting with
annual calendars (criminal duty rotations, attorney admission ceremonies, naturalization ceremonies, and
Central Violations Bureau hearings).
Communicates daily with judges and with chambers staff about case progress. Acts as a liaison
between the judge and other Clerk's Office staff, the United States Marshals Service, Courtroom
Security Officers, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Defender's Office, the United
States Pretrial Services Office, the United States Probation Office, other government agencies, and
the bar regarding scheduling and other matters to ensure that cases proceed smoothly and efficiently.
Works extensively with the Court's automated case management system including running daily activity
reports, performing quality assurance reviews of docket entries, and docketing approved orders. Monitor and
review pending cases to ensure case progress and availability of records and reference material for use by
the judge and counsel.
Requires a professional, positive, cooperative, and congenial demeanor at all times; strong communication, administrative, organizational, analytical, and writing abilities; and attention to detail. Requires excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs, including MS Word, WordPerfect, Outlook, and Windows.
Proficiency with MS Excel preferred. A Bachelor's degree or paralegal certification preferred. Prior work experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, a federal Courtroom Deputy Clerk, or other relevant federal court experience preferred.
Employees of the United States District Court are not included in the Government's Civil Service
classification. They are, however, entitled to the same benefits as other federal government
employees. Some of the benefits are:
Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation per year for the first three years of employment. Up to 26 days per year thereafter.
Participation in a retirement program.
Participation in the federal health insurance program of your choice.
Participation in a group life insurance program.
Participation in a group long-term disability insurance program.
Participation in long-term care insurance program.
Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pretax basis.
A minimum of ten (10) paid holidays per year.
Prescribed salary progression through classification level based on acceptable performance.
Time in-service for employees of other federal agencies, as well as time for those with prior military service, will be taken into consideration when computing leave accrual and retirement benefits.
Closes: Open Until Filled Available: Immediately
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States.
An employee is required to use the Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll deposit.
The selected applicant is subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
The starting salary is commensurate with work experience, previous federal government service, and pay history.
A CL 26 is eligible for promotion to a CL 27 after a year.
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida serves a 35-county area in mid-Florida,
with a population in excess of ten million. Headquarters for the Clerk's Office is in Orlando.
Full time divisional offices are in Tampa, Jacksonville, Ocala, and Ft. Myers. The Clerk's Office is responsible for clerical and administrative support of the federal judiciary.
How To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Manager, Clerk's Office, Attention: 18-
55, 401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100, Orlando, FL 32801-0210, or email a cover letter and resume (in
a single PDF) to email@example.com, but not both. Selected interviews will be scheduled
as applications are reviewed. Because of the number of applications usually received, receipt of each
application will not be acknowledged.
Magistrate Support Manager, Criminal Court Administration
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Responsible for the supervision of the Magistrate Support Office.
Ensures documentation for magistration is prepared accurately and timely.
Oversees criminal history screenings and generation of risk assessments and financial assessments on arrested persons waiting for magistration.
Follows up on any orders or conditions imposed by the magistrate judges.
Salary is effective October 1, 2018
Posting may close at any time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains accurate employee records and attendance reports.
Coordinates shift schedules and staff absences.
Acts as Administrator of the electronic case filing system.
Represents Criminal Court Administration on committees dealing with Central Magistration with county and local law enforcement agencies.
Ensures the security of defendants' criminal history.
Trains Magistrate Support Staff on assignments and duties related to central magistration.
Assists magistrate judges with release conditions for defendants.
Creates and organizes sequential workflow that meets department and legal requirements.
Manages the daily operations of Central Magistration.
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.
TO APPLY, must have a Bachelor's degree or higher + Four (4) years of progressive and responsible related experience in the criminal justice field.
TO APPLY, must have an Associate's degree + Six (6) years of progressive and responsible related experience in the criminal justice field.
TO APPLY, must have a High School diploma or GED + Eight (8) years of progressive and responsible related experience in the criminal justice field.
TO APPLY, must hold a current and valid driver license.
Master's degree preferred.
Must have experience in implementing and administrating an electronic case filing system, assessing internal information technology system needs for department, assisting in system implementation, and managing multiple offices.
Must become TLETS certified within Six (6) months of hiring.
Ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision.
Ability to handle confidential information.
Knowledge of court systems, procedures, and laws.
Must be able to adapt and adjust to requirements of multiple court procedures and work within those procedures.
Must be able to use office machines, computers, printers, and telephones as well as have good typing and communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft products and the Integrated Justice Information Online system.
Working knowledge of the application sections of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures and Penal Code.
If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.
Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.
Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other
While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to bend, carry, climb stairs, hear, keyboard, lift below the waist, tolerate noise, perform repetitive tasks, see far and near, sit, stand, talk, use his/her hands, walk, work alone and with others, and work overtime. Working in jails may expose employee to fights or violence.
Temporary Vspc Election Judge
- Please note that this posting has been re-opened. If you have previously applied, we have your application on file and you will not be able to apply again*
VSPC Election Judges assist voters at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) located throughout Arapahoe County.
This is a seasonal position with variable working hours based on business needs.
Locations: Byers, Aurora, Centennial and Littleton.
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.
Greet voters, answer questions about the election, and direct them to other VSPC judges.
Verify proper identification, register new voters and update existing voter registration.
Issue paper ballots.
Assist voters with tablet marking devices.
Assist IT staff with technical support of VSPC equipment.
Assist with VSPC set-up and tear-down.
Complete reconciliation and chain-of-custody paperwork.
Supervisor judges will oversee the other judges and the operation of the VSPCs.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of state statutes, regulations, procedures and forms applicable to Elections division operations.
Personal communication skills enabling courteous and diplomatic interactions with elections watchers as well as establishing effective working relationships with co-workers.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to focus on a single task for extended periods.
Proficient computer skills.
Ability to work overtime or weekends when needed.
Knowledge of SCORE database preferred.
Experience in VSPCs preferred.
Ability to use personal mobile phone for daily communication with Election Staff and VSPC Supervisor.
Flexible, willing to work overtime when necessary.
Exhibits professionalism and works well with others.
Follows instructions and responds well to management direction.
Maintain a clean workspace.
Accepts responsibility for own actions and work product.
GED or high school diploma is required.
Applicants need to be 18 or older
Applicants must be registered to vote in Colorado Supplemental Information
This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background check.
VSPC judges receive immediate supervision from the VSPC Supervisor Judge. They may all receive supervision from Election Operations employees, or the Deputy of Elections.
Primary contacts are with the voting public and with other Election Judges at their assigned VSPC. Judges may also interact with employees of the Arapahoe County Elections, IT, or Facilities departments. These contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy.
Work is confined to a standard office setting and occasional warehouse setting.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
Spends 80% of each day sitting and another 20% either walking or standing.
Occasionally lifts or carries up to 50lbs.
Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication
through automated devices such as the telephone.
Eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling use of the office equipment.
Visual capacity enabling operation of office and computer equipment.
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.
The person selected with serve as a Paralegal Specialist in the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ). OALJ is responsible for conducting adjudicatory hearings and issuing decisions for the Department of Labor. OALJ functions like a judicial court. Hearings are conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, which requires the application of the principles of due process similar to civil cases heard in the courts.
Learn more about this agency
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) in Pittsburgh, PA.
This position is at the full performance level.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.
The major duties of the position include:
Provides research, legal support, and case development services to assigned ALJs. Researches and determines the specific legal actions which are necessary to prepare cases for hearing such as developing and issuing various types of orders to obtain the required information. Analyzes and/or prepares responses and actions resulting from orders and motions, ensuring that legal requirements are met by claimants, representatives and attorneys. Prepares necessary legal documents for hearings, anticipates issues which may arise, and researches information, laws, and precedent cases for the ALJ's.
Examines, analyzes, and evaluates the information, documentation, and factual and legal issues presented in case files to determine whether additional pre-hearing actions such as motions resolution, orders, extension, and continuances must be taken before cases are ready for hearing. Triages cases to determine the specific legal actions which are necessary to prepare cases for hearing and takes appropriate actions such as developing and issuing various types of orders indicating the precise nature of information required.
Analyzes post-hearing briefs to help process the case and in preparation for the Judge's final decision. Performs legal research to ensure that case law cited is the applicable precedent; and/or reviews transcripts for factual determinations cited in briefs. Drafts related legal documents in accord with legal requirements for the ALJ's review and approval.
Reviews and analyzes complex motions for attorney fees. Researches the appropriate statute and regulations to determine whether fees are reasonable and appropriate for the locale and that only approves fees incurred while the case was before the OALJ. Determines final fees granted and prepares orders stipulating allowable fees with discussions and legal citations for fees not allowed.
Assists in planning and managing the OALJ law library; reviewing and responding to requests for subpoenas and preparing required documents; preparing requests and dispositions for Settlement Judges on cases referred under the Settlement Judge or Alternate Dispute Resolution process; follows the established appeals process, and maintains records and statistics for the several legal processes within the agency.
Performs legal assistant duties as necessary for one or more ALJ's, including but not limited to: Managing the case files assigned to each judge assisted by the use of a variety of web-based programs, application software, office automated programs, and the OALJNet; reading and managing incoming mail, enters incoming mail into the Case Tracking System (CTS) in accordance with office policy; maintaining a record of all actions taken; maintaining the judge's hearing/settlement conference calendars; arranging travel as necessary, securing and arranging the use of courtrooms and court reporters for hearings; reviewing monthly reports of judges; responding to legal and informational requests; reviewing settlements for accuracy and completeness; arranging conference calls and handling all telephone calls and messages to or from the judges.
Verifies completeness and accuracy of appealed files for forwarding to the appropriate Department of Labor tribunal and to the Federal Records Center (FRC) in accordance with the FRC's archiving policy requirements. Summarizes information and legal issues presented in cases, determines when cases should be referred to judges or when cases are ready for hearing or decision on the record. Prepares all necessary paperwork for hearings and refers cases to the docket for assignment to set hearings.
Receives incoming visitors and sees to their comfort and on-time arrival at hearings and other legal appointments.
The Paralegal Specialist provides training for the judges and the office's legal support staff when new procedures regarding IT programs or policy changes are implemented.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include:
Examining and analyzing case files in support of judicial proceedings.
Experience working with legal citations and the rules for courts (e.g., federal district courts, the Federal Circuit and other circuit courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court).
Performing legal research to interpret and evaluate relevant technical information in order to assist in preparing drafts for approval.
Knowledge of legal references and systems, legal research practices, principles, and concepts to conduct legal research for cases assigned.
Knowledge of medical terms and formal legal communications, and ability to organize and express relevant facts, reasoning and conclusions orally and in writing in order to edit draft documents to include legal documents.
Utilizing information management systems and applications, and related software and hardware capabilities to input and retrieve data and maintain Document Management/Case Tracking Systems.
Education may be used to substitute for specialized experience: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions
Responsible for reviewing pertinent paperwork for persons arrested in Williamson County to confirm sufficient probable cause for arrest and incarceration.
Holds Article 15.17, TCCP hearings.
Shift supervision of magistrate staff, indigent defense personnel and misdemeanor personal bond employees.
Will perform, or assign to be performed, special projects or other duties referred by the District and the County Courts at Law Judges pursuant to 54A, Texas government Code, and Chapter 574, Texas Health and Safety Code.
Reviews paperwork for probable cause to arrest and detain individuals.
Performs magistrate duties as set forth in Article 15.17, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, including, but not limited to:
Setting bail in felonies and misdemeanors
Adjusting bail in felonies
Adjusting bail in misdemeanors
Issuing and acting on requests for modification of Emergency Protective Orders
Issuing and enforcement of bail conditions
Setting, adjusting, or revoking misdemeanor and felony bonds, pursuant to Chapter 17, TCCP.
Reviews blood draw affidavits and issues blood draw warrants pursuant to Article 18.01 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Reviews arrest warrant affidavits and issue arrest warrants when appropriate.
Reviews mental health histories and jail intake information to determine need for a mental health assessment pursuant to 16.22, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Assures proper application of all aspects of the Texas Indigent Defense Act together with related statutes, laws and the County's Indigent Defense Plan, including, but not limited to:
Interviewing defendants for court appointed attorneys.
Working with the Magistrate/Indigent Defense Coordinator (Mag/IDC) and IDC staff to determine eligibility for court appointed attorneys.
Assures court appointment requests are handled timely for all jailed inmates.
Provides backup for reviewing and assisting IDC staff in the completion of inmate attorney requests affidavits.
Communicates with District, County Court at Law, District and County Attorney's Offices, Justice of the Peace, Municipal Courts and the general public regarding inquiries related to magistration, indigent defense, and bail conditions.
Attends meetings with other departments and district and county prosecutors.
Manages miscellaneous administrative duties as delegated by the District Judges/IDC and may be required to provide backup support for Indigent Defense and Personal Bond.
Provides shift supervision of Magistrate specialists, IDC staff, and misdemeanor Personal Bond office employees.
Provides backup for the Magistrate/Indigent Defense Coordinator.
Readily complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.
Presiding over examining trials pursuant to Chapter 16, TCCP.
Pertaining to civil mental health commitment cases, sign Orders of Protective Custody (OPC) and hear Probable Cause (PC) hearings, temporary commitments, and medication application hearings in the absence of the presiding judge.
Issuing warrants of arrest as provided by Chapter 15, TCCP.
All Powers granted under Sec. 54A.008.
(a) An associate judge to whom a case is referred may
compel production of relevant evidence;
rule on the admissibility of evidence;
issue summons for the appearance of witnesses;
examine a witness;
swear a witness for a hearing;
make findings of fact on evidence;
formulate conclusions of law;
rule on pretrial motions;
recommend the rulings, orders, or judgment to be made in a case;
regulate proceedings in a hearing;
order the attachment of a witness or party who fails to obey a subpoena;
accept a plea of guilty from a defendant charged with misdemeanor, felony, or both misdemeanor and felony offenses;
select a jury;
notwithstanding Article 18.01(c), Code of Criminal Procedure, issue a search warrant, including a search warrant under Article 18.02(10), Code of Criminal Procedure; and
take action as necessary and proper for the efficient performance of the duties required by the order of referral.
An associate judges' powers are limited by 54A.008(b),(c) and may exercise(d) as necessary.
Perform such other duties and handle such other matters as allowed for Magistrates under the Texas Family Code (Juvenile magistration and detention), Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code and the Texas Government Code.
Perform such other duties as the Judge(s) consider necessary and proper from time to time.
Performs related special projects as assigned.
The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position.
Position involves sitting at a desk or other workstation, standing, filing, making copies.
Frequent communication with the office staff, Williamson County Jail, law enforcement agencies, Judges, courtroom staff, attorneys, inmates, external agencies and the general public.
Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned, smoke free office / courtroom.
May be required to go off site as needed to visit local hospitals or other facilities.
High stress, pressure of deadlines and case management under limited time constraints.
Williamson County has adopted a Tobacco-Free Workplace policy. This policy prohibits smoking or use of any tobacco product on Williamson County premises.
Required to be on call during non-office hours for miscellaneous duties such as warrants, protective orders, etc.
Juris Doctor or Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school and a license to practice law through the State Bar of Texas with required annual continuing legal education.
Five (5) years of experience as a licensed Attorney. Criminal law experience is preferred.
Resident of Williamson County pursuant to Texas Code 54A.
Working knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code, and the Texas Indigent Defense Act. Additionally, have good working knowledge of those provisions of other Texas Codes that provide for criminal sanctions for certain violations, such as the Texas Transportation Code, the Texas Health and Safety Code, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employees and supervisors.
Strong analytical and communication skills are essential to effectively and objectively advise and/or interact with personnel and external agencies on legal matters.
Able to work under pressure in a high volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines.
Dependable, resourceful, and able to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality.
Maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.
Valid driver's license.
Computer skills including scanning and electronic signatures.
- Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment comprehensive criminal background investigation.
Work outside of the normal office hours will be required to meet deadline.
Will be required to work weekends, holidays, evenings and cover overnight duties on a regular basis.
Non-Essential Personnel for Emergency Situations; unless employees are designated by Department Heads or employees are in other offices that are open.
- Reports directly to
- District Judges
- Direct Reports
- Number of Direct Reports
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS:
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient, but are encouraged to provide supplemental information) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at anytime after five business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 301 South/East Inner Loop, Suite 108, Georgetown, TXD 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org.
Williamson Count is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.
If selected for an interview, please bring resume, writing sample and references.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.
Sr/ Director, Foster Care Operations
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??? Collaborate with system stakeholders such as Child Welfare Agencies, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children, Child Placing Agencies (CPA), State Medicaid Departments, Foster Parents, Judges and others to represent behavioral health needs and issues and identify ways to collaborate for better member outcomes
??? Act as liaison and representative between the company and governmental or regulatory agencies including response to agency requests, attendance and participation in meetings and committees
??? Ensure initiatives and processes are compliant with NCQA, contractual requirements and best practice guidelines
??? Promote innovation in the development of care models to improve health outcomes or permanency for foster children
??? Compile and review reports to identify utilization trends, solutions to demonstrate positive outcomes and value to the system
LCSW or LCPC highly preferred
Prior Director level experience highly preferred
Education/Experience: Bachelor???s degree in Behavioral Health, Psychology, Public Health/Administration or related field. (Master???s degree preferred)
7+ years of experience working in or with organizations affiliated with child welfare systems or systems that address the needs of the Foster Care population.
Judicial Clerkship Coordinator, Duke Law School
Career & Professional Development Center Duke University School of Law, Judicial Clerkship Coordinator
For a law school graduate, clerking for a judge is a unique legalexperience and can be one of themost prestigious experiences in a lawyer's career. It offers aninsider's view of the judicialprocess, including how judges make decisions and interpret the law.Duke Law is deeply committed tosupporting its students and graduates who wish to clerk. Thiscommitment—from the Dean to thefaculty to the tremendously effective Clerkship Office—has consistentlyyielded extraordinaryresults at all levels.The Clerkship Coordinator is an integral part of the Law School'ssuccess in clerkships, workingwith a broad range of stakeholders. The position is responsible forcoordinating, organizing andtracking the judicial clerkship application process of the Law School.Other duties includemanaging event logistics, supporting Clerkship Office communications,supporting applications forjudicial externships, updating materials and databases, and providinggeneral assistance to the
Career & Professional Development Center as needed. This person musthave excellent organizational,communication, computer and customer service skills and have a provenability to multi-task.Work Schedule and Reporting RelationshipFull time 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year position. The Coordinator is anintegral part of the Career &Professional Development Center team, reporting to the Director ofClerkship Programs.
Organizational and Database Management:
Quickly develop an understanding of the OSCAR online application systemfor federal clerkships whilelearning, maintaining and creating new ways to improve internalclerkship databases.
Teach student,faculty and other users how to effectively use the system and continueto build and enhance thesystem to facilitate use.
Monitor, track and create reports of allstudent/alumni applications,interviews and offers, including related information; and help developprograms and tools to furtherfacilitate the clerkship application and tracking process.
Createreports on clerkship hiring forvarious constituencies using relevant data from various reports anddatabases.
Monitor programexpenses and budget to make purchasing decisions.
Working with Internal Constituencies:
Coordinate the production of confidential letters of recommendation forstudents from faculty.
Ensure letters are proofread and sent, whether through OSCAR upload orby paper, for all applicants,including current students and alumni, in a timely fashion.
Work withthe Clerkship Committee andtheir assistants to keep things moving smoothly during the clerkshipapplication process.
Advise students and alumni on the application process.
Director of Clerkship Programs toassist in creating clerkship programming and applicant resources.
Maintain and update clerkshiprelated online resources.
Partner with other departments and studentorganizations to develop andorganize programming related to clerkships or involving judges.
Createand distribute newsletters tocommunicate new vacancies, programs and resources to both students andalumni.
Organize FacultyClerkship Committee meetings.
Work with Clerkship Committee to set uppractice interviews forstudents.
Collaborate with Director of Externships to coordinateapplication process for judicialexternships.
Work with Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono tocoordinate process to allocate any available summer funding for judicial internships.
Serve as one of the
Clerkship Office liaisons tothe Bolch Judicial Institute.
- Support general Career & Professional Development Center efforts, asneeded.
Working with External Constituencies
Support execution of clerkship-related programs that may involvemeeting with judges at Duke oroff-campus.
Coordinate events and interviews when judges visit campus.
Manage relationships withjudicial staff.
Serve as external contact person for questionsregarding theprocedural/administrative process of clerkship applications.
Serve asone of the Duke Law liaisonsto regular discussions among law schools.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skillsgenerally acquired through completion of an Associate's degree program.
Work requires three years of relevant experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
IC Attorney IV (Administrative Law Judge)
Are you ready to work for an exceptional state agency that works to protect the life, health and welfare of the employees in the State of Arizona? Apply with us! The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is committed to the highest standards of compliance, demonstrating leadership in all areas, and teaching and working with employers and employees to make them successful. A thriving workforce in Arizona is what we strive for and work towards each day.
We are currently seeking a talented, versatile, and dedicated attorney to join our Administration Law Judge (ALJ) Division in Phoenix, Arizona. Put your law degree and legal experience to good use by contributing to a noble mission: to protect the life, health, safety, and welfare of Arizona's employees.
The ALJ Division is the administrative tribunal of the Industrial Commission. Its mission is to resolve all disputes coming before it efficiently and equitably, and has jurisdiction over disputes that arise under the Arizona Workers' Compensation Act and the Arizona Minimum Wage Act. It is also authorized to resolve disputes referred from other State Agencies.
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) function similar to Superior Court Judges in non-jury trials. This position is ideal for an experienced practitioner seeking a challenging legal work, with a reasonable work/life balance, in a collegial work environment.
This individual will be responsible to:
Preside over contested matters in administrative hearings, make credibility determinations, resolve medical conflicts, analyze complex legal issues, and apply statutory and decisional law in all relevant areas.
Perform adjudicatory duties including, but not limited to, scheduling and conducting hearings, ruling on motions, taking testimony, reviewing documentary evidence, and issuing written orders and decisions in all assigned cases.
Manage and oversee a judicial docket including scheduling conferences and hearings.
Perform other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, conducting mediations and ruling on matters where no hearing is required such as settlement agreements.
As a State of Arizona agency, the ICA offers an excellent benefits package, including top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability plans, 10 paid holidays per year, 13 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick days per year, and a deferred compensation plan option.
Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). An active Arizona State Bar license is required.
Graduation from an accredited college of law.
AZ Driver's License Required
In-State travel is required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207 (12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of legal research methods, legal principles and their application.
Knowledge relating to Arizona Workers' Compensation and Minimum Wage.
Knowledge of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and administrative rules, policies and practices applicable to matters adjudicated before the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Knowledge of current version of Microsoft Office.
Legal research and writing skills.
Oral communication skills.
Logic and analytical reasoning skills.
Time management skills.
Case management skills.
Computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook and WORD.
Ability to analyze varied and complex legal issues and to apply applicable legal principles.
Ability to draft clear, concise and complete written decisions within statutorily mandated deadlines.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse customers, including injured workers, lay witnesses, expert medical witnesses and attorneys.
Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and support staff.
Ability to travel throughout Arizona for the purpose of conducting hearings. Working under pressure;
Working with others.
Recognizing and engaging those with different backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives to bridge gaps in understanding of differing viewpoints, as well as ensuring persons with diverse perspectives are given the opportunity to collaborate and provide input in the decision making process.
To travel in-state and out-of-state.
Ideal candidates will have:
- A minimum of 5 years' experience in Workers' Compensation, employment law or related areas or experience.
All newly hired employees are subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
The ICA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the application and selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the ICA's Human Resources Department at (602) 542-5559.
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Program Manager, Life Sciences (Blavatnik Awards)
About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.
JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Life Sciences, Blavatnik Awards
DEPARTMENT: Blavatnik Awards
REPORTS TO: Director, Blavatnik Awards
Established in 2007 by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognize early-career researchers under the age of 42 who have made groundbreaking advances in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.
The program consists of four Awards competitions: the Blavatnik Regional Awards, which recognizes post-doctoral researchers in the tri-state region; the Blavatnik National Awards, which, since 2014, has recognized faculty-rank researchers across the United States; and two international programs in the United Kingdom and Israel, which since 2017 have also recognized faculty-rank researchers in those countries.
Laureates, Winners and Finalists are conferred at annual Awards ceremonies, and the entire Blavatnik Awards honoree community is brought together to network, exchange ideas and form collaborations at our annual scientific symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences' conference center every July.
For more information about the Awards, please visit www.blavatnikawards.org.
We are seeking a talented scientist in the Life Sciences to join the Blavatnik Awards team as a Program Manager for the Blavatnik National and Blavatnik Regional Awards.
The Program Manager will be responsible for and participate in multiple phases of the awards process, as well as partner with the Director in the stewardship of the entire awards process.
Working with the Director, choose and recruit judges based on their expertise and standing, in line with the subject expertise needs of the awards nominees in any given year.
Conduct a thorough assessment and evaluation of all nominations to the respective awards, and implement an appropriate process to screen and rank them.
Work with the communications manager to help interpret complex scientific information about our honorees or other stakeholders in a more easily digestible way for broader audiences.
During the nominations period, work with the program coordinator to respond in a timely manner to queries and concerns from nominators and nominees.
Work with the CSO, Director and rest of the team to develop and implement plans for a successful annual Blavatnik Science Symposium, including input of ideas for programming, contact with speakers and attendees, and involvement at the event as section or panel chairs when appropriate.
Working with the Director, the Chief Scientific Officer, and other members of the Awards team, conduct ongoing identification and selection of judges and nominators.
Review 200-300+ applications in broad disciplinary areas of expertise; evaluating each application according to a rigorous quantitative and qualitative evaluation form. Participate in group meetings to discuss selection process and ensure consistency across both subject areas and Blavatnik Award programs.
Serve as primary point of contact for approximately 10 judges in the broad disciplinary area of expertise for both National and Regional awards. Assist with the planning and execution of both the National and Regional jury meetings.
Help to prepare materials to explain the Laureates' work to a broad audience on the website, in press releases, and in presentations at awards ceremonies.
Participate in the planning and execution of the annual Blavatnik Science Symposium at The New York Academy of Sciences.
Work with the Academy's operations team and other vendors as needed to develop and execute the awards ceremonies and other program events, including helping with the preparation of video collateral on the Blavatnik Regional honorees for the Academy's annual gala.
Assist with copywriting and copyediting and review of general promotional materials.
Stay up to date with the major scientific milestones achieved by Blavatnik honorees in your subject area and help to promote them and their work through our social media channels and other outlets as appropriate.
Serve as one of many points of contact for public and media inquiries.
Other duties as assigned.
PhD required in a disciplinary areas within life sciences.
One–three years postdoctoral research experience in an academic or industry setting, or equivalent experience in scientific publishing or another related setting.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Experience, ability, and comfort in dealing with complex scientific information beyond own primary field of study.
Experience with grant writing and program management a plus.
Ability to work with multiple teams across departments and to manage multiple parallel projects with tight deadlines.
The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. Examples world be lifting files, opening filling cabinets and bending or standing as necessary.
The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Equal Opportunity and equal consideration will be afforded to all personnel actions involving applicants and employees, including (but not limited to) recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, job assignments, working conditions, rates of pay or other compensation, discipline, transfer and layoff, or termination.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must include resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package to both full-time and part-time staff that includes affordable health care insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, and liberal vacation time and holiday schedule.
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