Employment Opportunity Details
|Title:||SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS|
|Location:||St. Thomas. |
|Salary Range:||129,000 annually|
|Expiration:||Jun 30, 2013|
Nature of Work:
This is professional work in the judiciary involving overseeing legal proceedings in the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Work includes conducting marriages and hearings involving breaches of the peace, and dispensing civil and criminal actions for misdemeanors.
Work is conducted with a significant amount of independent judgments in managing chamber operations. Work is reviewed by Presiding Judge the basis of conferences and reports for conformance to established policies and procedures.
• Administers oaths and affirmations, and issues civil and criminal process, including warrants of arrests, search warrants, subpoenas, and orders, including orders for the release of bail, for detention of persons pending trial and for contempt.
• Takes acknowledgments, affidavits and depositions
• Conducts marriages.
• Hears all non-felony traffic offenses, litter cases, and misdemeanor criminal cases where the maximum punishment is limited to not more than six months of imprisonment.
• Conducts arraignment and probable cause hearings in any criminal or traffic offense matter.
• Hears small claims cases and probate matters.
• Issues temporary and permanent restraining orders in domestic violence cases.
• Hears forcible entry and detainer and landlord and tenant actions.
• Such other related matters as designated by the Presiding Judge.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Thorough knowledge of territorial and federal law, established precedents, constitutional law and sources of other legal reference.
Thorough knowledge of judicial procedures, rules of evidence, and methods of legal research.
Thorough knowledge of community resources available to offenders.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and supervise the work of a professional legal and clerical staff.
Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and precedents in difficult and complex cases.
Ability to make sound judgments from oral and written presentations in briefs, opinions, orders, or decisions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Work is performed primarily in an office setting or a courtroom.
Must be a citizen of the United States; must be a member in good standing of the Virgin Islands Bar Association; and must have been engaged in the active practice of law in the U.S. Virgin Islands for not less than five (5) years immediately prior to appointment.
Licensure and Certification
Must be licensed to practice law in the U.S. Virgin Islands.