Part-Time/Per-Diem Tip Staff

Part-Time/Per-Diem Tip Staff

The Tipstaff position is responsible for maintaining order in the courtroom during Jury Selection and Trials. This per-diem position is responsible for assisting the jurors with their needs/questions and ensuring that all jurors are present in courtroom and informing judge of same. The position is on an as needed per-diem basis for the monthly jury selections and trial term. Must have scheduling flexibility and be available as needed. Salary is $79.85 per diem.

PA State Police Criminal Background Check is required.

Essential Duties

  • Follow direction of the Judge, Court Administrator or Court Crier.
  • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior with jurors.
  • Maintain courtroom order, decorum and silence inside and outside of courtroom.
  • Stop people from entering the courtroom while judge charges jury.
  • Protect all seated jurors from outside influences at ALL times in order to prevent unauthorized contacts and a mistrial.
  • Secure a jury room for deliberations, when necessary.
  • If an emergency or fire drill occurs, Tipstaves must assemble and escort the jury to a place of refuge outside of the courthouse precincts and remain with them at all times during the emergency.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. Occasionally, the employee is required to climb stairs.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Good communication skills
  • Organization skills
  • Must possess a professional demeanor
  • Ability to follow court protocol

Please return applications with resume to District Court Administrator, Samantha Venditti, Esq., at 412 Broad Street, Suite 4, Milford, PA 18337.