The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) has an opening for a Training Specialist II position (Municipal Court Specialist) in its Knoxville or Nashville office. MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service that provides technical assistance, training and research for Tennessee towns and cities, state government, and municipal government related associations.
The Municipal Court Specialist provides training, continuing education, and technical assistance to court clerks and other appointed and elected officials, developing lesson plans and delivering training in a classroom setting. The position concentrates on one-on-one and regional field-based training; it provides onsite instruction and training in the operational processes of municipal courts and also includes researching and drafting informational documents on municipal issues. The position works with the training team by producing and facilitating classes as requested in addition to providing technical assistance to MTAS consultants to support their work with cities. Applicants should have a practical knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by municipal court officials. The position performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a master's degree in public administration, criminal justice, or a closely related field. A law degree is preferred. It also requires at least two years employment in court administration, local law enforcement or a law department preferably as a court administrator, state or city attorney, city prosecutor, or senior administrative police officer. Prefer training experience. It requires someone with the ability to communicate effectively with both experienced municipal court officials and with city officials who may be new to court operations. The person in this position must be able to quickly acclimate to a new work environment and quickly become well-versed in municipal courts and legal requirements of municipal court clerks in Tennessee.
Each employee who drives a vehicle for work related business must have and maintain a valid driver's license. This position requires extensive travel to municipalities across the state to deliver on-site consultation and training. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.
Applicants must apply electronically and attach a cover letter. To be seriously considered, applicants are also requested to attach a resume and three references with contact information.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.