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Official Court Reporter - Douglas - Omaha, NE
Deadline: Until filled. | Salary: $3,929.82 - $5,691.55/month
Hon. Gregory M. Schatz
Judge of the Douglas County District Court
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE. 68183

The Hon. Gregory M. Schatz is accepting applications for the position of Official Court Reporter.  Official court reporters must be competent in the making, preserving, transcribing and delivery of a verbatim record of trial and other proceedings through the use of either pen or machine shorthand or the use of multi-track recorders supplemented by logging procedures.  Other duties may be assigned by the appointing judge.

Competence must be demonstrated by meeting the testing requirements as set out in the Nebraska Supreme Court Rules regarding Court Reporting Personnel (equivalent of an RPR and most CSRs for shorthand court reporters). The starting date for this position is the end of August, 2016Salary for this position is based on experience after meeting the testing requirements.  Position is open until filled.  Please see instructions to apply below.

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Hon. Gregory M. Schatz

Judge of the Douglas County District Court

1701 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68183

Notify the State Court Administrative Office, 402-471-3730, if an accommodation is needed in the selection process.  For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE

Official Court Reporter - Douglas - Omaha, NE
Deadline: Until filled. | Salary: $3,929.00 - $5,691.00/month
Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin
Judge of the Douglas County
District Court
1701 Farnam
Omaha, NE. 68183

The Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin is accepting applications for the position of Official Court Reporter.  Official court reporters must be competent in the making, preserving, transcribing and delivery of a verbatim record of trial and other proceedings through the use of either pen or machine shorthand or the use of multi-track recorders supplemented by logging procedures.  Other duties may be assigned by the appointing judge.

Competence must be demonstrated by meeting the testing requirements as set out in the Nebraska Supreme Court Rules regarding Court Reporting Personnel (equivalent of an RPR and most CSRs for shorthand court reporters). Real time preferred. The starting date for this position is September 6, 2016.  Salary for this position is based on experience after meeting the testing requirements.  Position is open until filled.  Please see instructions to apply below.

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin

Judge of the Douglas County

District Court

1701 Farnam

Omaha, NE  68183

Notify the State Court Administrative Office, 402-471-3730, if an accommodation is needed in the selection process.  For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE

 

Specialized Probation Officer - District 11 - McCook
Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2016 | Salary: $3,965.46/month

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency.

PREFERRED: The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

OTHER: Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure.

Hiring rate is $3,965.46 per month. This position closes August 26, 2016.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Personnel Officer (Payroll) - - Lincoln--State Capitol
Deadline: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Salary: $3,324.68/month

Under general supervision, coordinates activities and provides services, information, and advice on Judicial Branch payroll and other personnel issues and transactions. Supervisory direction received from Personnel Administrator.  Performs related work as required.

 

Responsible for timesheet management and entry and helps to coordinate payroll and other personnel programs (which may include workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and benefits) to ensure compliance with employment law, Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures, and administrative procedures. Explains classification policies and procedures to staff; coordinates classification and compensation activities. Answers questions and explains terms of employee leave and other benefits to employees and supervisors; writes memos and correspondence on personnel matters. Monitors staffing levels; prepares statistical reports; provides suggestions on workforce requirements and personal services budget requests.

 

Knowledge of: personnel practices, procedures and terminology; the goals and requirements of record maintenance and confidentiality; federal personnel/employment laws; standard personnel, payroll, benefits, and related budgeting practices, forms, and requirements; general employee/management relations requirements and practices.

 

Ability to interact with others under stressful situations to address their problems; communicate in person, and by telephone, computer, email, and correspondence with the supervisor and Branch employees, to exchange technical information and explain available courses of action; perform basic arithmetic operations and calculate proportions and decimals; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in various formats; use judgment to apply broader aspects of established practices and procedures to problems and situations not falling clearly or precisely within the limitations of established standards or precedents; use standard office equipment, personal computers, software applications, printers, and related peripheral equipment; exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity to handle situations involving evaluation of information against various criteria; recognize and identify similarities and differences in data/information; use a variety of advisory data and information such as that associated with personnel procedures, policies, methods, explanations, guidelines, laws, and operation manuals; coordinate and assess the effectiveness of personnel functions such as payroll, recruitment, benefits, insurance, retirement, and workers compensation activities.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, or office/administrative management or related area and one year of experience performing or coordinating personnel activities.

Or experience coordinating or performing highly responsible personnel/human resource functions may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.

 

PREFERRED: Experience in payroll processing with the State of Nebraska Payroll and Financial Center.  Experience processing benefit changes in the State of Nebraska Employee Work Center. Microsoft Excel skills.  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

 

Hiring range is $3,324.68 - $4,050.82 per month.  This position closes August 30, 2016.

 

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Bailiff - Lancaster - Lincoln NE
Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | Salary: $2,352.39/month

The Lancaster County Court is accepting applications for the position of Bailiff. This is a responsible and varied clerical position working in liaison with the judges in the courtroom and the court clerk's office.   Responsible for performing courtroom clerical duties and relieving judges of routine administrative duties. Overseeing and assisting in the preparation of records and documents for court sessions, receiving, marking and recording exhibits, preparing and transporting exhibits for filing in the clerk's office, acting as liaison for the judge with attorneys, court personnel and the public, Setting matters for hearing, supervising signing in of witnesses, overseeing operation of digital recorders to ensure completeness and quality of recorded courtroom proceedings, performing a variety of confidential, technical and general clerical tasks for the judge and performing other related duties as required.   Some knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures; Business English, spelling and punctuation skills; knowledge and skills in office practices including using a computer; ability to follow moderately complex directions.   Graduation from high school or equivalent with at least 1 year experience working in a court system legal setting, or similar professional environment. PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Accounting Clerk - Lincoln - North Platte, NE
Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | Salary: $2,533.19/month

The Lincoln County Court is taking applications for an Accounting Clerk. This is a responsible accounts payable/receivable and accounting position in the maintenance and balancing of all financial records of the county court.   Work involves daily cash balancing functions, maintaining all financial records of the court, with responsibility for their accuracy, monitoring daily, monthly, and annual JUSTICE reports for the purpose of checks and balances, and may be assigned other appropriate duties as needed.   Familiarity with the use of standard office and computer equipment, ability to follow oral and written instructions, experience and knowledge of bookkeeping and general accounting principles.   Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school, or its equivalent plus at least two years' experience working with financial records. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Other Qualifications: Successful completion of JUSTICE training within six months from the date of hire and demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and use of the court computer system.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Associate Public Guardian - Arthur, Chase, Cherry, Dundy, Frontier, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, Thomas - Western, NE
Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Salary: $44,515.56/year

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian who will, under general supervision, independently perform professional staff functions as a representative of the Office of Public Guardian for North Platte/Ogallala serving Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Arthur, McPherson, Logan, Keith, Lincoln, Perkins, Chase, Hayes, Frontier, Dundy, Hitchcock and Red Willow counties as an Associate Public Guardian to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardian will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.   Responsibilities include: assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the clients' interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified. Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources. Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property. Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients' bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.   The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities. The Associate Public Guardian must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.   REQUIREMENTS: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years' experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors. Equivalent education or experience will be considered. PREFERRED: J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families. Ability to work from home also preferred. OTHER: No felony conviction or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude. Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license or alternate means of transportation. Excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator. Individual chosen for the position will be subject to an extensive background check.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Case Monitor - District 6 - Fremont
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Salary: $2,953.50/month

Under direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee, this is a highly responsible paraprofessional position. Work involves monitoring and coordinating activities associated with the supervision of administrative and low-risk Probation cases, assisting probation officers in preparing investigative reports and alleged probation violations, coordinating and administering client assessments, arranging and conducting alcohol and drug testing of clients, initiating and monitoring treatment referrals as well as payment of fines, restitution, and community service. May meet with clients to obtain background information and assess appropriate levels of supervision, obtain demographic, criminal, and driving histories on clients, explain terms of probation to clients and make appropriate referrals consistent with court order, supervise assigned administrative and minimum-risk cases, maintain appointment schedules and prepare chronological case notes on clients, work closely with judges, court personnel, and referral agencies.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or equivalent plus education or experience that will enable the employee to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

Knowledge of Probation system policies and procedures; ability to understand and follow instructions; ability to organize time, set priorities and work under stressful conditions; knowledge of legal terminology and general court procedures; working knowledge of NPACS. Experience or training performing office support functions

The Hiring rate is $2,953.50 per month.  This position closes September 8, 2016.

Please visit  www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Assistant Probation Officer - District 3J - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Salary: $2,859.33/month

This is a highly responsible paraprofessional position under the close supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee.  Work includes the supervision and/or monitoring of clients including recreation, home, education, treatment and community activities. Work includes support and services to probation officers in a wide range of areas including supervision of persons on probation and preparation of investigative reports.   The person in this position would be involved in supervising medium and high-risk clients under the direction of a probation officer.  The person in this position would perform curfew checks, face-to-face contacts, and drug testing; oversee and/or assist in setting up community service and/or restitution; assist clients in program completion and skill development; assist in monitoring clients; assist clients in locating, applying for, and retaining employment; conduct record checks on various automated systems; be familiar with the Standardized Model and compile and send the required information to Registered Providers.  

Position also desires knowledge of the criminal justice system, ability to identify unusual problems for resolution or referral to probation clients, knowledge of community and its resources and transfer appropriate information to officers, ability to meet recurring deadlines, ability to effectively organize time, set priorities, and work under stressful conditions.  

REQUIREMENTS:  Associates degree from an accredited 2-year college or 63 hours of course work from an accredited 4-year college.

PREFERRED:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college and probation-related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills. All educational credits must be granted from an accreditation institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

 

The hiring rate is $2,859.33 per month. This position closes September 8, 2016

                                                                                                                    

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Drug Technician - District 1 - Beatrice
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Salary: $2,059.26/month

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies

 

PREFERRED:  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

 

Hours vary depending upon testing schedule.

 

The hiring rate is $2,059.26 per month. This position closes September 8, 2016

Please visit  www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Probation Officer Trainee - District 10 - Holdrege
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

This is an entry-level position.  

 

Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields. 

 

PREFERRED:  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

 

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month. This position closes 9-8-16.

 

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Drug technician - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Salary: $2,059.26/month

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies

 

PREFERRED:  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

 

Hours are dependent upon the testing schedule. May work nontraditional hours, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

The hiring rate is $2,059.26 per month. This position closes 9/8/16.

 

Please visit  www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsel - - Central / Western Nebaska
Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Salary: $49,515.72/year

Under the supervision of the Director of Office of Public Guardian, Deputy Director, and Associate Public Guardian Senior Legal Counsel (APGSLC) this position (serving Central and Western Nebraska from Grand Island, to McCook, to Scotts Bluff and the Chadron area and all surrounding counties) provides legal representation for the Office of Public Guardian (OPG); gives legal support to Associate Public Guardians (APG's) with administrative hearings; assists with information and support to attorneys retained by the OPG to represent wards or protected persons with legal and/or administrative actions outside the parameter of guardianship or conservatorship. When not performing as legal counsel, the primary duties of this classification, which constitute the majority of duties, are to independently perform professional staff functions as a representative of the OPG; serve as an APG to qualifying adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters; recruit successor private guardians; provide education and information to support family and private guardians; and perform related work as assigned.   Coordinates and acts on behalf of eligible incapacitated individuals in day-to-day management of personal and estate matters when the Office of Public Guardian is appointed by the court. Assists in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals. Conducts intake interviews; investigates the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; plans and arranges for client services and housing in the least restrictive alternative; makes home and facility visits and inspections; assures the care and treatment, to the extent allowable, the intent of the client expressed prior to incompetency; recommends action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required. Legal representation duties may include: Conferring with Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsels (APGLC), Associate Public Guardians, wards/protected persons, plaintiff attorneys, defendant attorneys, and other interested parties to exchange and prepare information on the facts and status of OPG guardianship and conservatorship cases. Researches legal precedents, case reports, and other legal documents to collect information for case preparation; prepares initial drafts of correspondence, motions, pleadings, orders, affidavits and other legal documents; represent the OPG in guardianship and conservatorship legal actions in court, as directed by the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Guardian.   Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to think logically and arrive at sound conclusions: to identify issues as they arise and address them proactively; to prioritize tasks and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian goals, objectives, and statutory requirements; medical and psychiatric terminology and the symptoms or behavior patterns of persons with dementia, Alzheimer's, and psychiatric problems; ability to research medical issues to facilitate decisions and care plans; and insight to know when to engage second opinions and wider professional team involvement; of principles of social work, sociology and psychology; crisis intervention techniques and principles; casework management methods, organize and prioritize personal/estate case management tasks and assignments; of the techniques of preparing/drafting legal documents and forms; the principles and practices of guardianship and conservatorship administration; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings.   Minimum: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years' experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors; AND a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law college; able to practice law in Nebraska. Preferred: Education including a supervised field placement or civil clinic law experience providing social casework, counseling, or legal services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families. Other Qualifications: No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator's license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator. Individual chosen for the position will be subject to an extensive background check.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsel - - Omaha area
Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Salary: $49,515.72/year

Under the supervision of the Director of Office of Public Guardian, Deputy Director, and Associate Public Guardian Senior Legal Counsel (APGSLC) this position (serving the Omaha area and surrounding counties) provides legal representation for the Office of Public Guardian (OPG); gives legal support to Associate Public Guardians (APG's) with administrative hearings; assists with information and support to attorneys retained by the OPG to represent wards or protected persons with legal and/or administrative actions outside the parameter of guardianship or conservatorship. When not performing as legal counsel, the primary duties of this classification, which constitute the majority of duties, are to independently perform professional staff functions as a representative of the OPG; serve as an APG to qualifying adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters; recruit successor private guardians; provide education and information to support family and private guardians; and perform related work as assigned.   Coordinates and acts on behalf of eligible incapacitated individuals in day-to-day management of personal and estate matters when the Office of Public Guardian is appointed by the court. Assists in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals. Conducts intake interviews; investigates the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; plans and arranges for client services and housing in the least restrictive alternative; makes home and facility visits and inspections; assures the care and treatment, to the extent allowable, the intent of the client expressed prior to incompetency; recommends action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required. Legal representation duties may include: Conferring with Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsels (APGLC), Associate Public Guardians, wards/protected persons, plaintiff attorneys, defendant attorneys, and other interested parties to exchange and prepare information on the facts and status of OPG guardianship and conservatorship cases. Researches legal precedents, case reports, and other legal documents to collect information for case preparation; prepares initial drafts of correspondence, motions, pleadings, orders, affidavits and other legal documents; represent the OPG in guardianship and conservatorship legal actions in court, as directed by the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Guardian.   Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to think logically and arrive at sound conclusions: to identify issues as they arise and address them proactively; to prioritize tasks and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian goals, objectives, and statutory requirements; medical and psychiatric terminology and the symptoms or behavior patterns of persons with dementia, Alzheimer's, and psychiatric problems; ability to research medical issues to facilitate decisions and care plans; and insight to know when to engage second opinions and wider professional team involvement; of principles of social work, sociology and psychology; crisis intervention techniques and principles; casework management methods, organize and prioritize personal/estate case management tasks and assignments; of the techniques of preparing/drafting legal documents and forms; the principles and practices of guardianship and conservatorship administration; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings.   Minimum: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years' experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors; AND a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law college; able to practice law in Nebraska. Preferred: Education including a supervised field placement or civil clinic law experience providing social casework, counseling, or legal services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families. Other Qualifications: No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator's license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator. Individual chosen for the position will be subject to an extensive background check.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsel - - Omaha area
Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Salary: $49,515.72/year

Under the supervision of the Director of Office of Public Guardian, Deputy Director, and Associate Public Guardian Senior Legal Counsel (APGSLC) this position (serving the Omaha area and surrounding counties) provides legal representation for the Office of Public Guardian (OPG); gives legal support to Associate Public Guardians (APG's) with administrative hearings; assists with information and support to attorneys retained by the OPG to represent wards or protected persons with legal and/or administrative actions outside the parameter of guardianship or conservatorship. When not performing as legal counsel, the primary duties of this classification, which constitute the majority of duties, are to independently perform professional staff functions as a representative of the OPG; serve as an APG to qualifying adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters; recruit successor private guardians; provide education and information to support family and private guardians; and perform related work as assigned.   Coordinates and acts on behalf of eligible incapacitated individuals in day-to-day management of personal and estate matters when the Office of Public Guardian is appointed by the court. Assists in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals. Conducts intake interviews; investigates the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; plans and arranges for client services and housing in the least restrictive alternative; makes home and facility visits and inspections; assures the care and treatment, to the extent allowable, the intent of the client expressed prior to incompetency; recommends action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required. Legal representation duties may include: Conferring with Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsels (APGLC), Associate Public Guardians, wards/protected persons, plaintiff attorneys, defendant attorneys, and other interested parties to exchange and prepare information on the facts and status of OPG guardianship and conservatorship cases. Researches legal precedents, case reports, and other legal documents to collect information for case preparation; prepares initial drafts of correspondence, motions, pleadings, orders, affidavits and other legal documents; represent the OPG in guardianship and conservatorship legal actions in court, as directed by the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Guardian.   Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to think logically and arrive at sound conclusions: to identify issues as they arise and address them proactively; to prioritize tasks and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian goals, objectives, and statutory requirements; medical and psychiatric terminology and the symptoms or behavior patterns of persons with dementia, Alzheimer's, and psychiatric problems; ability to research medical issues to facilitate decisions and care plans; and insight to know when to engage second opinions and wider professional team involvement; of principles of social work, sociology and psychology; crisis intervention techniques and principles; casework management methods, organize and prioritize personal/estate case management tasks and assignments; of the techniques of preparing/drafting legal documents and forms; the principles and practices of guardianship and conservatorship administration; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings.   Minimum: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years' experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors; AND a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law college; able to practice law in Nebraska. Preferred: Education including a supervised field placement or civil clinic law experience providing social casework, counseling, or legal services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families. Other Qualifications: No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator's license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator. Individual chosen for the position will be subject to an extensive background check.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator - - Lincoln
Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Salary: $5,157.68 - $6,284.14/month

Under the direction of the State Court Administrator, in conjunction with the State Probation Administrator and/or designee, the Coordinator is responsible for statewide administration and coordination of all problem solving courts.

 

The Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, evaluating, and coordinating statewide court programs that provide therapeutic treatment services. The coordinator will work closely with the judges assigned to problem solving courts and the interagency management team for each court.

 

Assist in the design, development, implementation and enhancement of problem solving courts in each of the 12 judicial districts. Develop and administer a system for awarding funding to each problem solving court. Establish policy and procedures for problem solving courts statewide in accordance with state statute and Supreme Court rules.  Develop and coordinate the operation of a statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinating Committee with representatives from each judicial district. In cooperation with the Director of Judicial Branch Education, develop and present training programs to all judges and employees of problem solving courts. Assist in oversight of contracts with treatment providers. Develop and monitor the budget for statewide problem solving courts.

 

Knowledge of program and policy development, grant writing, and budget development. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services as well as general knowledge of managed care delivery and reimbursement systems. In-depth knowledge of the screening, referral and clinical assessment of individuals entering the criminal justice system who experience substance abuse, domestic violence and/or mental health problems. In-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the criminal justice system and familiarization with laws and regulations governing the processing of defendants through the criminal justice system.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Master's degree in a human services, public administration or education discipline or a J.D. plus experience and training in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services.

 

Hiring rate is $5,157.68 to $6,284.14 per month.  This position closes 9-23-16.

 

Please visit  www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.