Employment Opportunities

 

POSITION AVAILABLE

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a Hearing Officer. Qualified individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a resume to Administration, 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA 70433 or to vicki@stpgov.org by 4:30pm on April 17, 2019.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:

Hearing Officer

DEPARTMENT:

22nd Judicial District Court; on payroll of St. Tammany Parish Government

REPORTS TO:

Judges Dawn Amacker and Mary Devereux

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

COMPENSATION:

Starting annual salary based on qualifications plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

LOCATION OF WORK:

The St. Tammany Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Will also be required to work at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton.

HOURS OF WORK:

General hours of work are 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Will be required to work whatever hours are necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties and demands of the position. Thirty-five (35) hours minimum work week.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to work directly with the Family Court. Conduct Hearing Officer conferences on summary proceeding matters concerning child custody and visitation, child support, interim periodic support, final periodic support, use and occupancy of the family home, use of community movable property, contempt of court, attorney’s fees and other such matters as may be authorized by law and as directed by the Family Court Judge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of substantive and procedural laws of the State of Louisiana Knowledge of laws, rules, and standards associated with operating a general jurisdiction and family/ juvenile jurisdiction court, including state and federal laws, state and local court rules, Code of Government Ethics, Code of Judicial Conduct, Supreme Court supervisory rules for district courts. Knowledge of all court processes of a family/ juvenile jurisdiction court including child custody and visitation, child support, interim periodic support, final periodic support, use and occupancy of the family home, use of community movable property, contempt of court and attorney’s fees. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people, including attorneys and pro se parties Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications. Proficiency in typing Consent Judgments and Hearing Officer Reports and Recommendations. Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Graduate of an accredited law school
  2. Licensed to practice law and in good standing in Louisiana for not less than five (5) years
  3. Five (5) years experience in cases involving child support, child custody, and all matters related to family law.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
  1. Conduct Hearing Officer Conferences with litigants and attorneys.
  2. Type Consent Judgments and Hearing Officer Conference Reports.
  3. Email or mail Hearing Officer Reports on a timely basis.
  4. Review all Consent Judgements and Exceptions.
  5. Determine contested motions for continuances of Hearing Officer Conferences.
  6. Status Conference for property partition trials
  7. On call to assist Judges as needed in child support, child custody, and protective ordermatters.
ADA COMPLIANCE:

Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving some reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling of objects and materials. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and to discriminate sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, dust pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature, and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

EEO STATEMENT:

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, military status or citizenship.