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Judicial Law Clerk - Douglas - Omaha NE
Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017 | Salary: $43,600.00/year
VIA EMAIL (preferred) to: aborer@dc4dc.com
OR
VIA USPS to:
Michael W. Amdor Memorial Law Library,
Room H07
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183-001
Attn: Judicial Law Clerk Committee (no staples please)

The District Court of Nebraska Fourth Judicial District is currently accepting applications for 3 Judicial Law Clerks — Commencing Fall, 2017. 

QUALIFICATIONS:   Admitted to practice law in Nebraska or eligible for admission by motion after the July 2017 bar exam.  Law Review, Law Journal or legal publication article author or editor and/or Moot Court preferred.

BASIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  Excellent research and writing skills, time-management skills, and ability to understand and manage complex factual and legal issues, including researching unfamiliar areas of the law. Ability to independently research the law to analogize and distinguish precedent and apply the law to a factual scenario based on an evidentiary record.   Must have experience using electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, and the Internet for legal research.  Ability to utilize word processing skills to prepare work product.  Ability to work cooperatively with judges, court administrator, court personnel, attorneys and other governmental offices and agencies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the direction of the Deputy Court Administrator and the District Court Research Director, the Law Clerk performs legal research for the Judges of the Fourth Judicial District Court, as well as for the Court Administrator.  The Law Clerk attends hearing and trials; prepares written legal memoranda and draft orders; responds to research requests via email; assists in staffing the law library as needed; and performs related assigned duties under direction of the district court. The Law Clerk works directly with all District Court Judges.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Interested qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample which demonstrates an ability to analyze analogous law, distinguish negative precedent and reach conclusions based on factual situations, including an ability to cite to the record, and 3 references (letters of reference are accepted but not required) attention to Judicial Law Clerk Committee by email  (preferred) to aborer@dc4dc.com or USPS Michael W. Amdor Memorial Law Library, Room H07, 1701 Farnam St., Omaha, NE  68183-0001, Attn: Judicial Law Clerk Committee.  (No staples please) Phone or email Ann Borer at 402-444-7174 or aborer@dc4dc.com with questions. See www.dc4dc.com for information about the 4th District Court of Nebraska.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please note that portions of your resume and application material may be deemed a public record pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712, and for that reason may be made available to the public for viewing.  Positions in the District Court are non-civil service and are considered at-will employment, serving at the discretion of the District Court.  Drug screening and criminal background check required.  This position is subject to direct deposit. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-M/F/H

 

 

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) - District 3J - Lincoln
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) -- District #3J – Lincoln

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. 


Requirements include graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields; 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.  

 

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

 

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month.

 

This position closes March 1, 2017

 

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 4A - Omaha
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Salary: $2,593.50/month

Case Monitor –District #4A--Omaha

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 $2,593.50 per month. 

This position closes March 1, 2017.

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

Secretary I - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Salary: $2,240.36/month

Secretary I – District #4J--Omaha

Entry-level clerical position.  

Ability to type letters and reports from dictation or rough draft, copy confidential file material, complete various required forms. Receptionist, answer phone, greets public/clients/judges/attorneys.  Operate office machines including computers.  

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience or training performing office support functions.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   

 

The salary is $2,240.36 per month.  This position closes March 2, 2017.

 

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 - Platte - Northeast NE (Norfolk-Columbus)
Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 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 serving Northeast Nebraska as an Associate Public Guardian to 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 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, maintain 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. 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. 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.  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 the elderly and individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, physical and/or intellectual 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.

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 - Hall - Grand Island NE
Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 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 serving Central Nebraska as an Associate Public Guardian to 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 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, maintain 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. 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. 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.  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 the elderly and individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, physical and/or intellectual 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.

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: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Salary: $2,352.39/month

The Lancaster County Court is accepting applications for two Bailiff positions. These are responsible and varied clerical positions 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.  Minimum Qualifications:  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.  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.

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

Division Manager - Douglas - Omaha, NE
Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Salary: $36,509.52/year

The Douglas County Court is currently accepting applications for a full time Division Manager.  This position includes responsibilities of organizing, directing, coordinating and supervising the activities of the Courtroom Clerks Division including all clerical, financial and personnel records for the division and serves as liaison with other divisions of the Douglas County Court.  Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from high school or equivalent plus four years of progressively responsible experience in court administration or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree and some supervisory experience. Other Qualifications: The ability to become proficient in the use of JUSTICE (the statewide court computer system), the ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.   Knowledge of court procedures, policies and laws pertaining to the division; abilities to work effectively with personnel at all levels; to understand and follow written and oral instructions; and to make and implement work decisions effectively and in accordance with policies and procedures are required.

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 - Hall - Grand Island NE
Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 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 the Chadron area and all surrounding counties) provides legal representation within the scope of guardianships and conservatorships 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.   Minimum Qualifications:  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.    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.

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

Cashier/Clerk - Douglas - Omaha NE
Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Salary: $13.10/hour

The Douglas County Court in Omaha, NE is accepting applications for a Cashier Clerk. Under the supervision of a Division Manager, work involves continuous contact with the public in receiving high volume payments for fines and fees collected by the county court.   Duties include issuing receipts, setting trial dates, and responding to inquiries, balancing cash daily; data entry of court information and payments; and sorting and filing of court records.   REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by completion of courses in accounting or bookkeeping and one year experience processing and/or accounting for large sums of money. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Other Qualifications: Successful completion of training in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required on the job.   Knowledge and ability operating a computer, calculator and other standard office equipment; knowledge of standard bookkeeping/financial procedures and practices, and good communication skills are required. 

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 (Part-Time) - District 2 - Papillion
Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Salary: $11.88/hour

Drug Technician (Part-Time)—District #2—Papillion

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. Hours are dependent upon the testing schedule. 

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 hiring rate is $11.88 per hour. 

This position closes March 8, 2017.

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