Courtroom Technology Specialist

United States District Court

Cedar Rapids, IA Municipal & Government $48,951 to $95,388 yearly
Accepting applications for a Courtroom Technology Specialist in Cedar Rapids Iowa Office. For a full job description please visit www.iand.uscourts.gov.

The Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa is seeking applications for a full time permanent Courtroom Technology Specialist in its Cedar Rapids office.

This challenging professional level position is primarily responsible for ensuring the integrity, efficiency and availability of audio/visual courtroom presentation equipment and systems. The Northern District of Iowa is a Federal District Court with offices and courthouses in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City, Iowa.

This position will require periodic travel between courthouses. The Clerk’s Office currently consists of 23 employees and also provides administrative support for six Judges and their staff. The Court embraces state of the art technology both in electronic case management and courtroom presentation equipment.

  • Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience 

The Court’s automation staff currently consists of an IT Director and four automation specialists who support the Clerk’s Office and Chambers. The Court is seeking an experienced and energetic, self-starter with excellent communications skills to support, maintain and enhance audio/visual courtroom systems. This position will also provide assistance on other general technology projects. While duties may vary, it is anticipated that the duties will include all or some of the following:
  • Primary responsibility for planning, designing, installation, configuration, programming and maintenance of audio/visual courtroom technology equipment in all courtrooms for the Court.
  • Ensures the operational integrity of all courtroom technology systems by performing frequent checks of courtroom equipment to ensure court proceedings are not disrupted. 
  • Recommends, develops and implements programs and training for the bar and court personnel in the use of courtroom technology equipment. 
  • Assists in the development and implementation of short and long range automation plans for the Court, ensuring changes can be implemented with minimal disruption to court proceedings. 
  • Performs preliminary research for and assists the Procurement Specialist with purchases of information technology and courtroom technology equipment.
  • Identifies, develops and executes implementation of plans approved by the IT Director regarding computer hardware and software, telecommunication systems and electronic courtroom systems.
  • Provides day‐to‐day operations support of assigned PC workstations.
  • Coordinates timely repair of hardware including personal computers, laptops, PDAs, and other related communications devices and printers.
  • Deploys and maintains the inventory for the Court’s automation equipment.
  • Monitors developing technology and recommends and implements system upgrades to satisfy local court needs.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the telephone system for the Court, including making monthly backups of the phone and voice mail systems.
  • Provides primary support for identifying and recommending excess information technology equipment to the IT Director and custodial officer.
  • Assists other information systems staff and performs other office automation duties, user support, and project duties as assigned by the IT Director or Court Unit Executives.
  • Travel to other court sites or training may be required.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required during installation projects or upgrades.

Qualifications
  • Applicants must also have a minimum of two years of specialized experience monitoring, managing and installing audio/visual systems. 
  • The applicant should be competent in installing, monitoring, repairing and upgrading complex evidence presentation systems. 
  • Candidates with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science or audio/visual field are preferred. 
  • Candidates must possess: excellent customer service skills, exceptional oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise mature judgment, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and skill at being a strong team player who is flexible in a changing environment. 
  • Attention to detail is critical.
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Courtroom Technology Specialist

United States District Court

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Job ID: 65709

Posted 29 days ago

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