– Opening for Johnson County Judicial Hospitalization Referee; Applications due Nov. 13

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PART-TIME JUDICIAL HOSPITALIZATION REFEREE FOR JOHNSON COUNTY

The district court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County.   An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred.   The current monthly salary is $1,218.75 with continual funding contingent upon renewal of an annual 28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson County.   No fringe benefits are included as a part of compensation.   The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week.

The primary duties of the hospitalization referee are:

  • to conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code;
  • to determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate;
  • to issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing; and
  • to serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.

Send letter with statement of qualifications by November 13, 2015 to:                        carroll.edmondson@iowacourts.gov