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Home Careers Job Descriptions Probate Examiner I
Probate Examiner I Job Description
Job Title: Probate Examiner I   
Job Series: Court Programs Analyst  
FLSA Status: Exempt
Occ Group: Professional
Job Code:                         
Approved Date: On file at the Office of the State Court Administrator, signed June 25, 2009.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assists in the development of a statewide system for monitoring guardianships and conservatorships to improve practices in the Colorado Judicial Department’s court systems. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
The Probate Examiner I classification is distinguished from other classifications due to the focus on research, compiling and analyzing data, and providing recommendations based on findings which may influence local or state wide court system policies and procedures. Supervision and day to day direction is received from the Probate Coordinator, Clerk of Court, and/or District Administrator. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Assists in the development of a statewide system for monitoring guardianships and conservatorships to ensure compliance with court orders regarding the filing of initial and annual guardians’ reports and conservators’ financial plans, inventories and annual reports.  
 
Reviews and analyzes information contained in guardians’ and conservators’ reports. Interprets data. Verifies accuracy of information. Prepares internal reports and provides recommendations. 
 
Identifies improvements to Colorado Judicial Department reporting forms and procedures; offers recommendations and implements solutions. 
 
Travel within assigned region required.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product. May provide assistance or explain work instructions to co-workers.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.  Progressively responsible work experience in a field related to the assignment, which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.  One year of professional auditing experience strongly preferred.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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