Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney – Div F

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a Staff Attorney reporting to Division F, Judge Vincent Lobello.

POSITION TITLE:

Staff Attorney

DEPARTMENT:

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

REPORTS TO:

Judge Vincent Lobello

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

COMPENSATION:

$50,000 TO $70,000 starting annual salary depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

LOCATION OF WORK

Division F Offices located within 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, as necessary.

HOURS OF WORK:

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

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to work directly with a Judge and generally perform legal research and drafting memoranda, reasons for judgment and orders. He/she must be able to conduct conferences with attomeys, pro se parties, and is the Judge’s liaison with other court-related agencies to facilitate efficient workflow. He/she must also be able to work with Specialty Court participants, project directors, case managers and representatives. He/she must be a self-starter and able to work independently.

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.

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.

Ability to conduct in-person and video conferences with attorneys, pro se parties and is the Judge’s liaison with other court-related agencies to facilitate efficient workflow.

Ability to work with Specialty Court participants, project directors, and case managers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

1. Graduate of an accredited law school

2. Licensed to practice law and in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association

ADA COMPLIANCE:

Phvsical 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 22″d 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.

Download Application

Submitted application packets must include 1) a completed, signed application form and 2) a writing sample. Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but may not be substituted for, a completed, signed application form. Submissions must be made to the 22nd JDC Administration, 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA 70433 or to npenton@stpgov.org. This position is open until filled.

Case Manager

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a case manager for Assisted Outpatient Treatment Specialty Court.

POSITION TITLE:

Case Manager for Assisted Outpatient Treatment Specialty Court

DEPARTMENT:

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

REPORTS TO:

AOT Project Director

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

COMPENSATION:

$35,000 starting annual salary plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

LOCATION OF WORK

AOT Offices located within the St. Tammany Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. May also be required to work at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton, as necessary as well as in community settings.

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:

Under the supervision of the AOT Project Director, will be responsible for case management activities, participant supervision and, facilitation of services and communication between the court, treatment providers and other agencies. He/she must be a self-starter and able to work independently.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Experience working with or educated in persons with severe mental illness; knowledge andlor understanding of evidence based treatment modalities in behavioral health.

Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with participants, peers, management, other professionals and the public.

Communication skills to establish rapport with participants in order to gain their confidence and cooperation and to engage offenders who may respond negatively to outreach efforts.

Analytical skills in order to be able to read, understand, interpret and apply laws, policies, rules and procedures.

Ability to work independently on case assignments and understand the problems faced by families from all cultural backgrounds and economic levels.

Problem-solving skills, planning skills, ability to prioritize and time management skills in order to meet the demands of the court’s deadlines.

Word processing skills necessary for the creation and compilation of various documents, communications and reports.

Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with court personnel in the exchange of information and provide courteous and accurate information and responses to the public, other employees, and outside agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or a closely related field.

2. Current license to practice in your field of education, if applicable

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, d5a, pregnancy, military status or citizenship.

Download Application

Submitted application packets must include 1) a completed, sigred application form AND 2) a resume. Submissions must be made to Wendy Griffith, AOT Project Director, 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA70433 or to wlgriffith@,stpgov.org. The position will remain open until it is filled.