OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands - St.
Thomas/St. John District
Number of Vacancies:
$25.91 per hour
from an accredited law school in the United States
Letter, External Employment Application, Resume, Writing Sample, and Official
August 9, 2019
remains opened until filled with first consideration for applicants that have
applied by Friday, August 23, 2019 @
4:00 P.M. Atlantic Standard Time
Nature of Work
This is professional legal
work performed for a judge of the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Work involves the performance of professional
legal research and other related administrative work in the preparation of
memoranda, opinions, or orders for a judge concerning the cases before
him/her. Work is performed under general
supervision of a judge and is reviewed through conferences and submitted work.
Functions: This job description is not
designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without
Reviews, studies, searches, and annotates laws, court decisions,
documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities; researches the law
for oral motions made during trials.
Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, statement of issues involved, opinions
and judgment for review by the judge, including appropriate suggestions or
recommendations to the judge; prepares jury instructions.
Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal
Confers with judge concerning legal questions, construction of documents
and granting of orders.
Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and record necessary case
information; maintain notes attendant to court proceedings.
May mediate small claims cases as assigned by a judge.
Other duties as
assigned or required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of general U.S. law, territorial code, established precedent,
and sources of legal reference.
Knowledge of U.S. court practices and procedures.
Knowledge of U.S. legal terminology and concepts.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing,
with a diverse group of people.
Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal
Ability to represent the court in a respectful manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with
Skilled in the operation of a personal computer with word processing and
legal research software.
Qualifications: (Any combination of training and work experience
which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed
above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:)
Graduation from an accredited law school
in the United States
This job operates in a
professional office environment and courtrooms. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee routinely uses standard office equipment such as
laptop computers, smart devices, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other
essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and
transferring items under 25 pounds
such as papers and files. Positions
may require periods of extended sitting or computer use.
Licensure and Certification - None
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-6680
Submissions that do
not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants
selected for interviews. Any applicant
who needs a reasonable accommodation shall advise the Court's ADA