Judicial Tipstaff I for The Honorable John Padova

Company Description
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Agency Description
The Criminal Section has jurisdiction over all felony cases and appeals from Municipal Court for a trial de novo (new trial) including a right to a trial by jury. Among the types of cases that fall within the assignments of the Trial Division Criminal Section are homicide cases, capital PCRA cases and felony cases. The Probation Department and Pretrial Services are included in the Criminal Section of the Division.
APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION THROUGH THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT WEBSITE AT: https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx BY March 9, 2023.

Job Description
GENERAL DEFINITION Ideal candidate would be someone interested in a career in the law looking for greater exposure to the functioning of the judiciary while obtaining a law degree, or immediately after completion of law school. Potential for job growth and additional work responsibilities, including trial work, legal research, and drafting opinions. Short-term employment options available.
This is specialized work functioning as a personal aide to a member of judiciary in the Criminal Trial Division, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Important aspects of the job involve assistance to courtroom operations, providing essential connection between chambers and courtroom, file preparation, and performing various other duties as assigned. An employee in this class is directly responsible to and serves at the discretion of the appointing judge.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Strong organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a self-directed fashion.
Ability to learn and apply, within a reasonable period of time, the components and functions of criminal courtroom proceedings and related computer systems.
Ability to learn trial procedures, rules, and regulations required to facilitate court proceedings.
Ability to follow written and oral directions and to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the members of the judiciary, attorneys, associates, employees, and the general public.
APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION THROUGH THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT WEBSITE AT: https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx BY March 9, 2023.

Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or equivalent required.
Graduate of a law school preferred; or currently enrolled law student who is available to work full time during required business hours established by the judge, preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to public interest is a plus.
Appropriate experience in the use of Windows Software applications.
Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation.
City of Philadelphia residency required within one year of employment and maintain residency throughout your employment.
Ability to ambulate to and from the courtroom.
Ability to carry and/or transport files.
Ability to perform the essential functions of a position in this class.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all- inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Provides all necessary logistical support for judge’s work in courtrooms.
Maintains chambers filing system.
Manages judicial correspondence and other office paperwork.
Searches for and studies legal records and documents to obtain data applicable to cases under consideration.
Assists judicial law clerks in setting up court matters and file preparation.
Legal research and writing projects available to an employee who is interested in receiving those additional assignments.
Performs related duties as required.

APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION THROUGH THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT WEBSITE AT: https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx BY March 9, 2023.
Additional Information
SALARY: $41,847 – $45,860 (G14)
FILING DEADLINE: March 9, 2023
APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION THROUGH THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT WEBSITE AT: https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH https://fjdcareers.phila.gov/Cyberweb/fjdcareers.aspx BY March 9, 2023.
Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.
Did you know?

We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Generous retirement savings options are available

The First Judicial District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First Judicial District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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