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  • February 05, 2019 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $100.00 hourly

    Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Subject to Close Without Notice)

    For more information and to apply go to Town of Addison Jobs

    Summary

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Passion Hayes, Director of Human Resources, at phayes@addisontx.gov.


    The Alternate Municipal Court Judge is appointed for a two (2) year term by the City Council, and the current term being filled ends December 31, 2020. The Alternate Judge is under the administrative direction of the Presiding Municipal Court Judge.

    Essential Functions

    Performs Alternate Municipal Judge duties as outlined above and in Texas State law including but not limited to:

    • This job primarily involves weekend duties to magistrate arrestees for Class C and signing arrest and search warrants as needed for Class B or above offenses. Weekends to serve will be assigned in advance and usually involves one to two hours per day for the jail duties. May occasionally be required to fill in when the Presiding Judge is unavailable during the week. Alternate Judges will be "on call" for warrants during the weekend but may use video or email to execute the process.
    • Determines innocence or guilt (when hearing cases without a jury) and levies fine or sets bail appropriate with violation in such a manner as to preserve equity and uniformity in the application of existing laws and ordinances.
    • Accepts pleas, imposes fines in a jail setting.
    • Reviews and signs affidavits for search and arrest warrants.
    • May preside over Municipal Court for all class "C" misdemeanors; holds court sessions to hear persons accused of violating city laws, ordinances, and other misdemeanor violations within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court when assigned.

    Performs Judicial and Magistrate duties as outlined in Texas State law including but not limited to:

    • Magistrates prisoners (informs inmates of their rights, sets bonds).
    • Issues warrants, writs, summons, magistrate warnings, etc.
    • Signs various paperwork such as arrest warrants, prisoner transfer documentation, appeal bonds, and affidavits.
    • Must be able to prepare paperwork for weekend magistration.
    • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Knowledge and Skills

    • Knowledge of ordinances, statutes, and court decisions relating to Municipal Court jurisdiction.
    • Knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence.
    • Knowledge of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
    • Knowledge of the organization, duties, powers, limitations, and authority of the Municipal Court.
    • Ability to analyze evidence and data presented in court, to apply existing laws impartially, and to render prompt and equitable verdicts.
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to express legal interpretations clearly, concisely, and in a forthright manner using a vocabulary level understandable to parties concerned.
    • Ability to avoid conflict or appearance of conflict of interest in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
    • Must be proficient in the use of personal computers and modern office equipment.
    • Must become familiar with the Addison Way and apply that when dealing with the Accused.
    Education, Experience, and Certifications
    The judge must:
    • Be a citizen of the United States and be a resident of this state.
    • Juris Doctorate Degree in law from an accredited scholastic institution.
    • Be a licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Texas; and have two (2) or more years of experience in the practice of law in this state.
    • Two (2) year municipal court experience in a judicial capacity or a prosecutor.
    • Must maintain a current status with the State of Texas concerning Rules of Judicial Education.
    • Will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
    • Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License.
    • Have experience and understanding of Incode software from Tyler Technologies.
    Supplemental Information

    WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Work is performed in a jail setting or court room setting.
    • Will be required to fill in forms for the magistration of prisoners on the weekend (No clerk provided).
    • May be exposed to hostile or angry citizens and criminals.
     
    EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS UTILIZED
    • Will be required to use Incode a software program for Court to be able to execute judgments and reviews of judicial queues when the Presiding Judge is not available.
    • Ability to use video equipment to magistrate Class C prisoners remotely would be a plus.

    The Town of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

     

  • January 22, 2019 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $15.50 to $19.50 hourly

    Closing Date:  2/13/19

    For more information and to apply go to City of Hickory Creek Jobs

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Previous experience in Municipal Court procedures.
    • Level I certification through TMCEC (or ability to certify within one year of employment)
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Familiarity with legal terminology preferred.
      OR
    • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.

     Core Competencies:

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to handle cash accurately.
    • Excellent customer service skills required, with ability to work cooperatively with co-workers.
    • Ability to find creative solutions to routine challenges and demonstrate initiative to follow through.
    • Ability to demonstrate punctuality to assignments, multi-tasking, and personal organization.
    • Ability to work quickly and modify the routine to fit the needs of the court on a day to day basis.
    • Ability to bend and reach to file.
    • Skills in general office procedure and operation of standard office equipment, including computer keyboard, and Microsoft Excel and Word.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License.
    • Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check.

    Preferences:

    • Bilingual in Spanish and English
    • Working knowledge of Incode Court Software
  • January 08, 2019 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pay Range:  $74,608.79 - $96,991.42 annually

    Closing Date:  1/21/19

    For more information and to apply go to City of Fort Worth Jobs 

    About Us

    The City of Fort Worth is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

     

    The City of Fort Worth – Municipal Court is seeking a qualified candidate to supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of employees responsible for performing a variety of clerical, administrative and financial duties in support of the Municipal Court; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

    The successful candidate will manage, oversee and coordinate various operations/sections of the Clerk of the Court Division to include the downtown Financial Management, Southwest Municipal Court, Student Attendance Court; and other areas as assigned. This position will provide direct administrative support to the Clerk of the Court; including but not limited to preparing reports, presentations, research, and process analysis.  This position reports directly to the Clerk of the Court and will serve in an acting role in the absence of the Clerk of the Court; due to training or vacation.  The successful candidate must have a strong background and understanding in the core Court processes. They must be able to develop and maintain high level reports and have the ability to manage multiple complex processes, projects and deadlines. Additionally, candidates for this position must be well versed and knowledgeable in computer software.  This position involves heavy telephone and direct public contact to resolve customer issues.   Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers as well as other city department personnel.

    The Municipal Court operates 24 hours per day seven days per week, this includes weekends and holidays. The incumbent must commit to the possibility of working any shift within a 24 hour period, any day of the week, as needed.

    *Applicants will undergo assessments.

    Preference may be given to applicants that possess the following:

    • Higher levels of education, experience and certifications as related to the vacancy

    • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills required

    • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Extensive experience as a supervisor in assigning work, addressing personnel issues, guiding and directing a diverse staff

    The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position: 

    Bachelor’s degree in a Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration and five years of Municipal Court, business process, and financial experience including two years of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position may qualify.
    Valid Texas Driver’s License

    Must be able to pass a CJIS fingerprint background check

     

     

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