Employment and Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

PROBATION OFFICER 2

The Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a full-time, permanent Probation Officer 2. The minimum starting salary for this position is $23.35 per hour, but a higher starting wage is negotiable based upon prior relevant experience. This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge and reports to the Chief Probation Officer.

Probation Officer 2 Job Duties and Responsibilities (not a comprehensive list):

  1. Monitors assigned probationers to ensure compliance with court probation orders;
  2. Conducts in-person visits with probationers;
  3. Investigates complaints concerning alleged probation violations;
  4. Administers and observes drug screens;
  5. Maintains open lines of communication with school personnel, law enforcement, treatment providers, and other community partners;
  6. Maintains accurate and detailed documentation of records associated with assigned cases;
  7. Prepares and files appropriate paperwork with the Court, including complaints, affidavits, victim impact statements, and pre-dispositional reports;
  8. Performs required duties as an officer of the Court, including serving warrants and making arrests;
  9. Testifies at court hearings;
  10. Responds to calls for assistance with probationers at all times of day on an on-call basis;
  11. Acts as a role model both within and outside the Court;
  12. Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and an ability to prioritize workload; and
  13. Any other duties which the Judge, Magistrates, and/or Chief Probation Officer may assign.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:  A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or a related field, or the equivalent of a degree in experience; professional level experience in related field of work; a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and clean driving record; and physically be able to perform all job-related responsibilities.

Applications: Submit an employment application, resume and cover letter in writing by regular U.S. Mail to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or via email at courtadmin@waynecourts.org. You must complete a Wayne County Employment Application and submit it with your resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this position.  The application form may be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities. Complete applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

THE WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: February 15, 2024; Application Deadline: until filled

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

PROBATE DEPUTY CLERK 3 (PART-TIME)

The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a part-time Deputy Probate Clerk 3.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge.

Duties:  The Deputy Clerk maintains case files, receives pleadings and other documents, drafts and reviews vaious documents, and assists the Judge and other clerks with all aspects of the business of the Court.  The Deputy Clerk receives, disburses, and accurately accounts for public funds in the form of fines, court costs, and fees. The Deputy Clerk communicates with the public, attorneys, court staff, government agencies, litigants, and other stakeholders in person, by telephone, and by written communication. The Deputy Clerk must have a consistently positive attitude and helpful nature.

Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency. Paralegal degree or previous legal/clerk/secretarial experience given preference. Substantial computer skills are necessary in this role, especially an understanding of databases and spreadsheets. No licensure is required.

Proficiencies:  Applicant must be exceptionally detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, be a self-starter, proficient with multi-tasking and prioritization of tasks, capable of operating the Court’s computerized database, and be able to prepare accurate documents. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook/Exchange environment required. Applicant must have exemplary customer service skills, be punctual, have regular attendance, and maintain a good attitude. Previous docketing and electronic filing experience preferred, but not necessary. Familiarity with probate matters will be given priority.

Status:  Part-time; minimum starting salary of $20.17 per hour, and negotiable based upon experience. Because the position is part-time, benefits do not include insurance opportunities, but benefits do include prorated leave accrual, flexible scheduling, and prorated retirement through OPERS. Part-time hours will be on an as-needed basis, not to exceed 29 hours per week.

Applications: Submit an employment application, resume and cover letter in writing by regular U.S. Mail to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or via email at courtadmin@waynecourts.org. You must complete a Wayne County Employment Application and submit it with your resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this position.  The application form may be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities. Complete applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

THE WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: February 6, 2024; Application Deadline: until filled

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

DEPUTY CLERK 1

The Wayne County Juvenile and Probate Court is seeking applications for a full-time Deputy Clerk 1. The minimum starting salary for this position is $16.81 per hour. This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge and reports to the Chief Deputy Clerk.

Deputy Clerk 1 Job Duties and Responsibilities (not a comprehensive list):

  1. Maintains case files in both electronic and paper formats;
  2. Receives, disburses, and accurately accounts for public funds in the form of fines, court costs, and fees;
  3. Receives and dockets pleadings and other case documents;
  4. Communicates with the public, attorneys, court staff, government agencies, litigants, and other stakeholders in person, by telephone, and by written communication;
  5. Drafts and reviews various documents, including but not limited to citations and summons;  and
  6. Any other duties which the Judge, Magistrates, Court Administrator, or Supervisor may assign.

Education and Experience Requirements:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Substantial computer skills are necessary, including a basic understanding of databases and spreadsheets. No licensure is required. Experience in data entry, typing, office management, bookkeeping and/or clerking is preferred.

Applications: Submit an employment application, resume and cover letter in writing by regular U.S. Mail to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or via email at courtadmin@waynecourts.org. You must complete a Wayne County Employment Application and submit it with your resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this position.  The application form may be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities. Complete applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

THE WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: December 29, 2023; Application Deadline: until filled

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

DEPUTY CLERK 2

The Wayne County Juvenile and Probate Court is seeking applications for a full-time Deputy Clerk 2. The minimum starting salary for this position is $17.65 per hour. This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge and reports to the Chief Deputy Clerk.

Deputy Clerk 2 Job Duties and Responsibilities (not a comprehensive list):

  1. Maintains case files in both electronic and paper formats;
  2. Receives, disburses, and accurately accounts for public funds in the form of fines, court costs, and fees;
  3. Receives and dockets pleadings and other case documents;
  4. Drafts and reviews various documents, including but not limited to citations and summons;
  5. Communicates with the public, attorneys, court staff, government agencies, litigants, and other stakeholders in person, by telephone, and by written communication; and
  6. Any other duties which the Judge, Magistrates, Court Administrator, or Supervisor may assign.

Education and Experience Requirements:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Substantial computer skills are necessary, including a basic understanding of databases and spreadsheets. No licensure is required. Prior experience as a legal clerk and/or notary public are preferred.

Applications: Submit an employment application, resume and cover letter in writing by regular U.S. Mail to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or via email at courtadmin@waynecourts.org. You must complete a Wayne County Employment Application and submit it with your resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this position.  The application form may be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities. Complete applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

THE WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: December 29, 2023; Application Deadline: until filled

 

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

ADOPTION ASSESSOR

The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as an Adoption Assessor, pursuant to Chapter 3107 of the Ohio Revised Code.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for conducting assessments of individuals and residences applying for adoption.

Requirements: Assessors must satisfy all educational and licensing requirements of Revised Code sections 3107.014, 3107.015, and 3107.016, including but not limited to prior work experience or college education in a human services field and completion of adoption assessor education through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Candidates who have not yet obtained adoption assessor certification through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services may apply but cannot receive appointments until completion of this programming.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: January 24, 2023; Application Deadline: Until filled.

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

COURT INVESTIGATOR

The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as a Court Investigator, pursuant to Section 2101.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for conducting investigations in guardianship matters as appointed by the Court on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, special education, or a related human services field is required. Investigators must complete a court investigator orientation course within the first year of appointment. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are necessary. A background in child welfare or experience investigating child abuse & neglect is preferred.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: January 24, 2023; Application Deadline: Until filled.

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

COURT REPORTER / TRANSCRIPTIONIST

The Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as a Court Reporter / Transcriptionist, pursuant to Rule 11 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio and Rule 9 of the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for transcribing a complete and accurate record from audio recordings provided by the Court.

Requirements: Strong transcribing skills – whether through typing or speech recognition – are essential to the performance of contracted services. Interested individuals must have an active commission as a notary public in the State of Ohio. Knowledge of court proceedings and Rule 9 of the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure is likewise necessary.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: May 19, 2021; Application Deadline: Until filled.                                   

 

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