Jury Support Specialist

Thurston County
$20 Per hour HI Hawaii, USA
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Overview

**This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. Thurston County reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible.**
Thurston County Superior Court offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about jury duty and to assist in creating a warm and welcoming environment for citizens reporting for jury duty.

In the role of Jury Support Specialist, you will assist citizens as they check in for jury duty, understand their role in the court system, and respond to various questions about jury service. You will participate in the preparation and presentation of jury orientations, which includes communicating juror expectations, courtroom rules, and guiding jury panels. This position interacts with all professionals involved in civil and criminal jury trials, including lawyers, staff, courtroom clerks, and members of the public.

The position of Jury Support Specialist is an on-call position that enjoys a flexible schedule and works around your availability. This position has variable hours and is paid on an hourly basis.

As a Thurston County Superior Court employee, you make a difference in the lives of members of your community and contribute positively to Thurston County.

Learn More about Thurston County Superior Court and jury duty at:


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining jury facilities.
  • Guide the jury panel through jury selection.
  • Clearly and efficiently communicate Judges’ instructions to the jury.
  • Provide jury escort to and from the courtroom.
  • Provide assistance to the jurors during jury trials and deliberation.
  • Transmit instructions and exhibits from court to jurors.
  • Provide support to jury administration. 
How to be successful in this role:
We are seeking candidates who can interact and communicate in a clear, positive, and engaging manner. Ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, such as dependability, leadership, flexibility, patience, and teamwork.

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, professional decorum, and adherence to legal and ethical requirements.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in professional office, court systems, or a related field that includes experience working in a legal environment OR any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform essential functions.
  • Knowledge of courtroom procedures and etiquette, jury selection, and movement.
  • Ability to manage large groups with confidence, discretion, and diplomacy.
NOTE: The position of Jury Support Specialist is performed in a judicial setting with the public. Potentially volatile situations may put court personnel in physical danger. 
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