Justice Court Attendant

Position: Court Attendant - Part-time
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: $21.00/Hr.

The Town of Rye seeks dedicated individuals to join the newly-expanded Justice Court serving the constituent communities of the Town of Rye including the Villages of Rye Brook, Port Chester, the unincorporated area of the Village of Mamaroneck (aka: Rye Neck) as well as Westchester County Airport. The court is in session during regular business hours and some evenings.

BACKGROUND: Effective May 15, 2021, the Village of Port Chester will dissolve the Village of Port Chester Police Justice Court. At that time, the Town of Rye Justice Court will expand to absorb the caseload of the Port Chester Court by adding two additional justices, three court clerks and support staff. The court will handle a range of matters including: criminal, traffic, civil, and housing.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Provide Court Security while Court is in session. Staff the magniometer and check individuals entering the court, manage the people who line up for pre-trial conferences to negotiate their vehicle and traffic violations. Directs parties to court actions and visitors to the court to the appropriate destination; Assists juries, witnesses and counsel where appropriate; Verifies attendance of parties prior to hearings; Coordinates with police department personnel the arrival, appearance and departure of prisoners; Acts as official court messenger; Maintains accurate files and records assigned for processing; Attends to the needs of the presiding justice; Closes court when directed and assumes security of facilities and equipment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABIITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Familiarity with courtroom procedures; ability to maintain order in a courtroom; ability to exercise tact and remain composed when dealing with the public, litigants, attorneys; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to qualify in the handling of firearms, where appropriate; ability to follow the instructions and directives of the judge; ability to speak in a loud and clear voice; ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; sound judgment; initiative; integrity; courtesy; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:

(a) two (2) years of military service; or

(b) two (2) years of work experience, with one (1) year of which must have been in a public law

enforcement environment.

SUBSTITUTION 1: An Associate’s Degree* or Bachelor’s Degree* in criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field will substitute for the work experience cited above.

SUBSTITUTION 2: Possession of a current license as a Security Guard – Unarmed, issued by the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, will substitute for the work experience cited above.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

SPECIAL NOTE:

1. Unless specifically designated in Article 2 of New York State Criminal Procedure Law, this position is NOT a peace officer position, and may not carry firearms or have any other powers of peace officers specified in Section 2.20 of the New York State CPL.

2. This is a public officer position and all appointees must meet the requirements for public officers as specified in the Public Officers Law as amended by the Town of Rye, including residency in the State of New York.

For More Information Contact: Debbie Reisner, Town Administrator, DReisner@TownofRyeNY.com

The Town of Rye is an equal opportunity employer.

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