Colorado Judicial Learning Center Docent Job Description

Brief Description
Judicial Branch Overview
The Colorado Judicial Branch is a premier state government agency focusing on state trial courts and offender probation. Across the many varied career paths within the organization we universally recruit ambitious individuals to become valued public servants and future leaders. We are seeking applicants who want to contribute in making the Judicial Branch the "employer of choice" in Colorado. In addition, our desire is to hire professionals who consistently demonstrate integrity, embrace change, and contribute to the bottom line success of their smaller work team and the larger goals of the organization.
In return, you will gain valuable experience with a progressive organization known as one of the top judicial systems in the nation. The Judicial Branch allows employees to work with creativity in a unique culture defined by ethics, where execution, excellence and high performance are rewarded. Career opportunities abound within the organization as the average Judicial employee has tenure of 10+ years of service.
In a recent statewide employee survey an overwhelming majority of our employees ranked “sufficient work/life balance” as the #1 benefit of their job. Additionally, Judicial Branch employees take great pride in serving an organization that provides high-quality services to Colorado residents. Providing a positive work environment and culture with a competitive total rewards compensation package, the Colorado Judicial Branch is the solid career opportunity for which you have been seeking!

General Statement of Duties: Greets guests, answer questions and generally interacts with visitors touring the Colorado Judicial Learning Center.
Distinguishing Factors: Helps guests connect their experience in the the Colorado Judicial Learning Center to the Colorado court system and rule of law. Docent services will include, but are not limited to, giving tours, answering questions about the exhibits, providing information about the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Complex, and neighborhood amenities. Candidates with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

 

Essential Functions of the Position:
• Commitment of time and service to the Colorado Judicial Learning Center, with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week. Docents will work in 4 hour shifts checking guests in, giving tours, and answering questions about the building.
• Attendance to the mandatory docent three day training program.
• Strong interest in the Colorado court system, civics, history and education are preferred.
• The ability to clearly communicate in a positive manner.
• Continually promote guest focus, with an attention on the satisfaction of each guest touring the Judicial Learning Center.
• Knowledge of non-profit organizations and the value of volunteers.
• Assist with special projects and work with different materials and technology as needed.
• Attends meetings and training as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No formal supervisory responsibility, but at times may provide leadership, advice, or explain work instructions to other docents.

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.

Minimum Education: Docent must have received high school diploma or equivalent. All docents must be 18 years or older.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the docent is regularly required to stand, walk and talk. The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the docent will encounter members of the public, to include children, students, tourists, and other visitors. The docent may have to handle an emergency situation. Frequent interruptions and inquiries will be common. The noise level in the work environment could exceed moderate and at times be loud.
EEO/AA/ADA EMPLOYER NOTICE!
Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.
INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Branch employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold non-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Branch. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Branch time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.

 


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