Employment Opportunities

 

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a Hearing Officer who will
primarily handle the protective order docket and domestic violence matters. Qualified
individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a completed Application for
Employment along with a copy of their resume to Court Administration, 701 N. Columbia
Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA 70433 or to vicki@stpgov.org by 12pm on July 15, 2020.

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 Judges and Commissioner primarily
handling matters which involve domestic violence, and any other matters assigned by the Judges
in accordance with law.

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 for general jurisdiction, family law, and juvenile courts including
protective orders, domestic violence matters, criminal offenses involving domestic violence, 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 domestic
    violence matters related to criminal and family law.
    JOB DESCRIPTION:
  4. Review and sign temporary restraining orders involving domestic violence, as provided
    for by law.
  5. Conduct hearings and make recommendations on protective order and domestic violence
    matters, as provided for by law.
  6. Assist the Judges and Commissioner as needed in child support, child custody, protective
    orders, and any other matters in accordance with law.

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.

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