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Vacancy Announcement

Citizen Access Coordinator
ND Court System

Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary: $5,690 - $8,536 monthly, plus excellent benefits package
Closing Date: September 10, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Position Number: COURTS
Requisition Number: None
Status: Full-time, Regular
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: August 27, 2013

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a juris doctorate and North Dakota law license or ability to obtain a North Dakota law license within 6 months of hire or a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a litigation legal assistant or paralegal.

In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of three years in a management position or in program management or experience in coordinating a statewide program is desired.

Application Procedures:

Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.go ve rnmentjo bs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm by 11:59 p.m., on September 10, 2013  Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214.  Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the North Dakota Veteran's Affairs Office.

Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:

1.  Responds to inquiries from self-represented litigants and provides information and explanations about court processes, court rules, documents and forms.  Provides information about other resources that may provide further assistance. 

2.  Develops forms, brochures, manuals and online content.  Identifies external resources to supplement program holdings.  Develops and maintains a current referral list of free or low-cost legal programs or resources of a similar nature.  Recommends library purchases to further the goals of the program.

3.  Reviews, analyzes and interprets applicable laws and rules.

4.  Develops and recommends program goals, improvements, policies and standards.  Prepares, maintains and reviews statistical and other program information.  Prepares program trend information.  Generates reports and prepares written conclusions and recommendations.

5.  Performs training needs analysis.  Develops and delivers presentations for community groups, court personnel and the general public about court processes and the Citizen Access Program or arranges for others to deliver training as needed.

6.  Plans, directs and organizes activities involving faculty, location, costs, and training, including negotiating contracts with speakers and vendors.

7.  Researches and identifies potential sources of new funding including partnerships with public or non-profit agencies, and local, state and federal grant opportunities; prepares grant applications; manages grants received and prepares necessary reports and other communications.

8.  Responds to inquiries about the Citizen Access program; prepares press releases about the program; develops information and presentations about the program; and makes presentations to community groups and court personnel.

9.  Develops and administers program budget.  Prepares budget projections.  Reviews and authorizes program expenditures.  Initiates contracts for services and monitors contract compliance.

10.  Participates in state, district, and local committees and task forces to promote and coordinate the Citizen Access Program; monitors legislation and testifies, as needed; and participates on statewide committees and other special projects as applicable or as assigned.

11.  In the absence of other library staff, answers telephone calls and greets library patrons.

12.  Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.

Knowledge Requirements:

1.  Considerable knowledge of judicial process, rules and laws.

2.  Knowledge of the basic principles of adult education and curriculum development.

3.  Knowledge of the basic principles of public accounting and fiscal management.

Skill Requirements:

1.  Ability to develop, organize, and manage a statewide program and related projects.

2.  Ability to communicate at all levels both orally and in writing.

3.  Ability to relate professionally with judges, court administrators, staff, representatives of other agencies, attorneys, and the public.

4.  Ability to evaluate and write clear, concise reports.

5.  Ability to proficiently use related software programs.

As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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