Judicial Administration On-Call Court Security Specialist (Part-time - Up to 29 hrs/week; Seasonal) - County Funded

Division: Court Security
Salary: $15.06 HOUR
Position Type: PARTTIME
Funding: County Funded
Occupation Code: JA Court Security Specialist
Working Title: Court Security Specialist

Description

This is specialized public contact and security related work in the handling of official judicial proceedings. An employee in this class is responsible for a variety of duties in connection with official proceedings in courtrooms and chambers and in assisting judges, jurors, witnesses, and attorneys prior to, during, or upon the conclusion of court sessions. Assignments are coordinated through the Administrative Office of the Court Human Resources Division and work is performed under the immediate supervision of the assigned judicial officer.

Responsibilities

• Insures that courtrooms, chambers, and jury rooms are ready for use; makes certain that all parties and clerical support personnel are in attendance; brings judge's equipment to the courtroom; announces judge and calls court to order.
• Maintains order during court sessions and remains alert to possible disturbances; provides security for the judge; obtains materials needed by the judge during proceedings; restrains persons and escorts them out of court upon judge's directive and places persons held in contempt of court under arrest, escorting them to proper authorities.
• Calls jury pool to have panels ready to be brought to court; contacts pool for additional jurors as needed; escorts jurors to jury room during recesses and insures their presence after such recesses; answers questions of jurors as to court procedures.
• Remains with impaneled juries outside the jury room; escorts them to lunch or supper as the judge dictates; orders food when jury is deliberating at length or at night; arranges hotel accommodations for jurors in event the jury is sequestered and returns juries to court after verdicts are reached.
• Escorts jurors to their transportation during evening hours or when travel outside the courtroom is necessary for any reason during trials.
• Calls witnesses into court for testifying and sees that they remain outside the court during trial; takes witnesses to the stand; excludes witnesses when rule is invoked.
• Orders files needed for motion hearings and places in proper sequence; insures that all necessary files are on hand; obtains files for ensuing days' calendar; photostats papers in evidence, letters and documents, and conforms copies of orders; cancels motions and hearings as necessary.
• Performs a variety of administrative duties and activities, as needed, based on court division of assignment. Assists the judicial assistant when necessary by answering telephones, opening mail or maintain case records or form. Telephones attorneys as to the time to report for trial, as needed; calls attorneys into chambers at hearing time.
• Provides information to, and answers questions and resolves problems from judges, attorneys, court officials, and the public.
• Makes inquires on the computer to obtain docket information.
• Assists with the calendaring of cases as needed.
• Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent and considerable experience in peace officer or bailiff work, or equivalent work in the military service. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
• Thorough knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to the court and as they relate to bailiff operations and assignments.
• Considerable knowledge of the organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures of the courts.
• Considerable knowledge of established procedures for the conduct of judicial proceedings in courtroom and chambers.
• Considerable knowledge of established procedures in the flow of official documents between the Office of the Clerk of the Courts and courtrooms.
• Considerable knowledge of the use of legal instruments and records pertinent to the court of assignment.
• Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment, and systems.
• Knowledge of personal computer application software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Ability to establish rapport with judges, law enforcement personnel, employees of the court system, and the clerk of the courts.
• Ability to deal with jurors, witnesses, attorneys and the general public with necessary tact and courtesy.
• Ability to organize work, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to use independent judgment and discretion concerning confidential information.
• Ability to remain alert and observant with attention to necessary detail during the conduct of court sessions.
• Ability to maintain composure in the event of courtroom disturbances and to restrain persons creating such disturbances effectively.
• Ability to react quickly in following judge's directives in emergencies which arise during court sessions.
• Ability to follow all established procedures prior to, during, and following the conclusion of court sessions.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to perform tasks with little or no supervision.
• Willingness to work extended hours as the occasion demands.
• Willingness to follow requirements of official conduct as a representative of the court system.

Physical Demands

Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to ten pounds.

Supplemental Questions

 
QDo you have a High School Diploma or equivalent?
QDo you have any experience in any of the following areas: military service, law enforcement, bailiff or security?
QHow many years of experience do you have in any of the following areas: military service, law enforcement, bailiff or secuirty?
QAre you currently employed by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit?
QHow did you learn about this vacancy?