November 15, 2013 - December 2, 2013
RECRUITMENT OPENING DATE: November 15, 2013
RECRUITMENT CLOSING DATE: December 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
STARTING SALARY: $107,439.88 annually
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The powers and duties are of the Criminal Commissioner for the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District shall have all of the powers of a judge of a district court except as otherwise provided for in LSA R.S. 13:717 (D). The powers of the commissioners shall not be inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, the constitution and laws of the United States, the rules for Louisiana district courts, the rules of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court, and the duties assigned to the commissioners by that court.
The powers of the commissioners hearing criminal matters shall include but shall not be limited to the power to:
- Administer oaths and affirmations.
- Take acknowledgments, affidavits, and depositions.
- Sign orders.
- Act on felony charges through arraignment; however, commissioners shall not accept pleas of guilty on felony charges.
- Hear preliminary motions prior to filing the bill of information or indictment.
- Fix bail.
- Sign and issue search and arrest warrants in accordance with the general provisions of law, including the requirement of the showing of probable cause.
- Find and punish for contempt of court as a district court judge.
- Authority to subpoena a party to appear for arraignment after a bill of information or indictment has been filed against that party.
- Perform duties as directed by the En Banc Judges of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate for the position of Commissioners for the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court shall have been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Louisiana for at least five years prior to his/her selection as Commissioner and shall have been domiciled in the judicial district for the two years preceding his/her selection as Commissioner.
Selected candidate must be able to take office effective January 1, 2014.
Each individual selected for employment must submit to a medical examination and found to meet the medical standards and physical demands of the position to which he or she is appointed before the appointment becomes official. The successful applicant will be required to submit to drug screening.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest which explains: 1) why you are interested in the position; and 2) how your education, training, and previous work experience satisfies the minimum qualifications required for this position. The letter must be accompanied by the applicants’ current professional resume.
Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court
Attn: Criminal Commissioner Position
Thomas F. Donelon Building
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 2100
Gretna, LA 70053
Letter of Interest and Resume must be “in hand” no later than 10:00 a.m., December 2, 2013. Any received after that time will not be considered. Faxes, e-mails and post marked envelopes will not be accepted.
ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS FROM CANDIDATES FOR COURT EMPLOYMENT:
Requests for accommodation in the application process should be submitted to the Judicial Administrator’s Office as far in advance of the requested accommodations implementation date as possible, and in any event, should be made no less than five business days prior to the requested implementation date. Requests for accommodation with regard to the essential functions of the position applied for should be submitted following a conditional offer of employment.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Court does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, age, gender, (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), color, physical or mental disability, medical condition, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, union activity, organizational affiliation, political opinions, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, performance evaluations, compensation, benefits, transfer, voluntary demotion, and discipline.