CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES
LAW CLERK POSITION INFORMATION:
This is a full time position as Law Clerk for the Honorable Rosemary Emory. Judge Emory is a district judge in Idaho’s Fifth Judicial District, chambered in Jerome, Idaho. She also travels to the Gooding County and Twin Falls Courthouses on a bi-weekly basis.
The Clerkship is for a term of one year. Law clerks will obtain experience writing and editing judicial opinions, conducting research on a variety of legal topics, and observing courtroom proceedings. This is a writing intensive position, and the clerk can expect to draft and edit numerous decisions and judgments. Law clerks must have a basic understanding of procedural rules, criminal law and civil law. Work is performed in an office and courtroom setting.
Anticipated Start Date: June 2020
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Starting Salary: $54,023.04 plus benefits
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment):
- Prepare criminal sentencing bench memoranda and jury instructions;
- Draft or proofread judicial decisions in various areas of criminal and civil law, including, motions to suppress, motions to reconsider, motions for summary judgment, petitions for post-conviction relief, and petitions for judicial review;
- Research legal issues to assist the judge in applying the law to cases and motions before court;
- Confer with Judge Emory regarding legal questions, construction of documents, and granting of orders;
- Keep abreast of changes in the law and inform Judge Emory when cases are affected by such changes;
- Review dockets of pending litigation to ensure adequate progress;
- Help troubleshoot technical difficulties in the courtroom;
- Meet deadlines and prioritize tasks;
- Communicate and coordinate regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of court operations and activities;
- Retain accurate and complete document files and correspondence for cases;
- Maintain strict confidentiality in all cases;
- Assist other department and County employees as needed or requested;
- Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices;
- Engage in active discussion with Judge Emory on issues before the court;
- Help train incoming law-clerk;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university;
- Either have taken or be scheduled to take a bar exam;
- Basic knowledge of Court services, laws, legal codes, legal databases (WestLaw), court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the political process;
- Understanding of current office practices and procedures, data entry and record keeping;
- Excellent skills in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, composition, BlueBook and Chicago Style Citations;
- Skill and Ability to:
- Research and identify essential information pertinent to a case or a judge’s request;
- Analyze and apply the law to specific facts;
- Prepare legal documents;
- Speak clearly and communicate accurate information to others;
- Use English to communicate effectively with others;
- Proficiently operate computers, software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, or similar office software to create documents and other materials, maintain information, and generate reports;
- Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through oral, written, and interpersonal communication channels;
- Follow verbal and written instructions;
- Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;
- Use good judgment to make sound and reasonable decisions and recommendations;
- Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
- Maintain confidentiality;
- Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
- Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
- Perform all duties in accordance with County policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public
- Successfully pass a drug test and background investigation relevant to the position and remain in good standing for the duration of employment with the County.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use hands to keyboard or type, handle materials, or manipulate tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must (occasionally or frequently) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and, infrequently, up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in an office setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The following application materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com with “Law Clerk Application” in the subject line:
- Cover Letter;
- Transcript and Class Rank;
- Writing Sample (maximum 10 pages);
- References (3), and;
- Letters of Recommendation (optional)
JEROME COUNTY/HAZELTON AIRPORTS
JOB TITLE: AIRPORT ASSISTANT
DEFINITION The airport assistant is responsible for assisting the airport manager at the Jerome County and Hazelton Airports. He or she must be capable of exercising independent judgment, work well with the public, work as a team or individually and exercise appropriate conduct relative to the position.
The employee must be capable of operating a computer and other equipment typically used in a modern office.
The employee must be able to safely operate and maintain a motor vehicle, a tractor, snowplow, and other motorized equipment essential to airport up keep.
The employee must have the ability to lift 70lbs, stand, kneel, sit or bend for a prolonged period of time.
The employee must be self-motivated and have the ability to recognize areas of safety concerns, as well as identify areas in need of attention.
4. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Maintain airport grounds including landscaped areas perform weed control activities, mow airfield and safety areas.
Clean and sweep paved surfaces.
Operate snow removal equipment as needed to remain within FAA compliance guidelines.
Perform general maintenance and cleaning of airport buildings and paint as needed.
Perform assigned inspections of airport runway, taxiway, and grounds for hazardous conditions and FAA compliance regulations.
Receive incoming fuel shipments within FAA and DEQ guidelines, monitor fuel levels and coordinate fuel deliveries.
Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Jerome County/Hazelton Airports.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Airport Manager.
Understand the Jerome County/Hazelton Airport Rules and Regulations.
Review maintenance records for vehicles and equipment. Identify the need for equipment repairs.
Perform certain administrative duties as instructed by the supervisor.
Perform tasks until successful task completion is achieved
Build and maintain good communication with supervisor, County Commissioners, the airport advisory board, airport users, members of the public and various federal and state agencies
5. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must have a driver's license valid in the State of Idaho.
Must submit to and pass a drug and alcohol screen.
Must have the ability to perform duties of the job for an entire workday.
Must have knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in general aviation operations.
Must obtain certification to handle aviation fuel within one month of employment start date
Must have good human relations skills, with the ability to work effectively with others.
Must be available to work beyond ordinary work hours as necessary.
Must not have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving dishonesty, violence, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances nor plead no contest or nolo contender to either.
Job Title: Civil Criminal Counter Court Clerk Last Update: January 2021
Department: Court Services Reports To: Jerome County Clerk
Performs a variety of duties related to the receiving of payments for traffic violations and criminal penalties, answers questions and provides information by phone and in person as needed. In addition preforms clerical support functions involving accurate docketing and processing of legal documents in civil matters. Customer service position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Enters new infraction and misdemeanor citations into Odyssey and sets up cases.
- Takes payments for citations, criminal case fines and fees, restitution payments, misdemeanor probations fees, workman’s comp. fees, record requests and other line items including mailed payments.
- Assists customers at the counter and over the phone.
- Clerks In-Custody Arraignments and process paperwork (Alternating weeks).
- Clerks Thursday Court for both Magistrate Judges and processes paperwork. This includes sending and annotating E-Filings received related to court hearings.
- Prepares Orders and Judgments for scheduled Court hearings.
- Creates new Civil and Criminal cases in Odyssey.
- Processes and scans new counter filings into Odyssey.
- Sends, processes and annotates various E-Filings for both Criminal and Civil cases.
- Enters fingerprint card number into the cases in Odyssey and update/add SSN and identifying information to the case party master.
- Processes and issues Criminal/Civil Summons and Warrants.
- Processes returned mail, Scan into Odyssey and update case party master to reflect new/undeliverable address.
- Help schedule parties for Jerome County parenting Classes, including giving information regarding attendance and fees/fee waiver.
- Enters Civil and Criminal dispositions and /or fines in Odyssey.
- Assists with scanning older files into Odyssey.
- Obtains information from files.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Experience taking, handling a cash drawer and balancing.
- Cross-trains in other areas and assist other clerks as needed.
- Assists the public in determining their needs and finds solutions
- Review’s paid and dismissed citations and disposes of older citations according to Court protocol.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Assumes the duties assigned by the Count) Clerk
- Basic computer knowledge
- Public relations/customer service skills
- Good organization skills
- Maintain confidentiality
- Manual dexterity to perform office functions (typing, filing. collating, operating office machines, Etc.)
- Ability to perform essential duties efficiently and accurately with or without reasonable
- accommodations and without endangering incumbent or other employees
- Sitting with intermittent moving within an office environment lifting of office supplies, talking, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and hearing (in person and by telephone).Memorizing, and seeing
- Reaching, climbing and lifting up to 40 pounds
- Performs other related duties as requested
Position is 37.5 hours per week with benefits.
Pay depends on experience.
Please submit your applications to Michelle Emerson at the Clerk’s Office or you can take them to HR room 303.