Part Time IV D Court Commissioner Job opening - Hamilton County state Indiana ( Job openings )
Hamilton County , state Indiana
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2022-01-28T00:00 - 2022-02-27T00:00 | 60 | 2
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POSITION: Commissioner/IV-D Court
DEPARTMENT: Judicial Services
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M & W
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
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To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Title IV-D Commissioner ("Commissioner") is jointly appointed by the Judges and assigned to the Title IV-D Court pursuant to Local Rule in actions arising under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act for the purpose of paternity establishment, establishment and modification of child support, enforcement of child support orders and determination of arrears and collection of past due support for Title IV-D participants.
Presides over hearings of child support matters in which the Title IV-D Child Support Division of Hamilton County has intervened. Makes findings of fact and recommendations for the approval of the Judges. Reviews and rules on Motions before the Court. Consults with Judges as needed.
Meets or exceeds Federal and State requirements pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 666 and 45 C.F.R. 303.10 to continue to qualify for Federal Incentive Funds. The performance measures include paternity establishment, order establishment, current support collections, cases paying on arrears as reported on the Individual County Performance Measures report at the end of September of each year.
Develops and oversees processes for the efficient and effective operation of the Court, individualizing for each of the seven courts. Determines calendar. Works closely with the personnel of each court to manage the organization of processes. Knowledge and daily use of Odyssey including queues, calendaring, notices, events and of Judge's Edition.
Supervises court reporter, including planning/delegating work assignments, maintaining discipline, and recommending corrective action as appropriate.
Determines need for pauper counsel. Interviews and hires pauper counsel, making changes as necessary.
Maintains current knowledge of state and federal statutes, and legal issues by reading relevant publications and legislative updates, and by periodically attending seminars.
Performs related duties as assigned.
I. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Juris Doctorate Degree, license to practice law in Indiana, and a minimum of three years practicing law. Must be in good standing with Indiana Supreme Court. PLEASE NOTE: The Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits a part-time judge, i.e., commissioner, from practicing law in the courts in which they serve and in any courts subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the courts in which the part-time judge serves, i.e., the Circuit and Superior Courts of Hamilton County and the municipal courts of Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville. However, this prohibition does not apply to partners and associates of a part-time judge. Further, when an attorney in any proceeding is married to the court's commissioner, the commissioner is disqualified in those proceedings and the judge will issue an order that the commissioner is not to act in any capacity on the cases involving their spouse, and that neither spouse is permitted to discuss pending court cases with the other.
Thorough knowledge of court policies, procedures, legal requirements and terminology, and ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated tasks.
Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, including computer, printer, telephone, calculator, scanner, and smart board.
Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure, and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions/directions, and appropriately respond to constructive criticism.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County and State departments, attorneys, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
Ability to comply with all employer/department personnel policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, and maintain appropriate, respectful interrelationships with co-workers.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of Court information/records according to state requirements.
Ability to occasionally work extended hours, and occasionally travel out of town for seminars, sometimes overnight.
II. DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
Incumbent's duties are broad in scope and impact, involving many variables and considerations. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in interpreting and applying Indiana code, rules of court, and legal precedent to specific situations.
Incumbent applies state code and court rules to complex matters, discussing unprecedented situations with Judges at incumbent's discretion. Incumbent receives general supervision, with decisions and recommendations reviewed for compliance with precedent.
IV. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers and other County and State departments for the purpose of exchanging information, explaining policies and procedures, and negotiating settlement of cases.
The Title IV-D Commissioner/Court shall be operated under the auspices and supervision of the Judges of the Hamilton County Circuit and Superior Courts. Incumbent reports directly to Circuit Court and Superior Court Judges.
V. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent performs duties in a courtroom involving sitting for long periods, hearing communication, speaking clearly, and keyboarding, and exposure to potentially violent/hostile persons. Incumbent occasionally works extended hours, and occasionally travels out of town for seminars, sometimes overnight.
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