Investigator (Provisional/Classified)

US Government, Middlesex Vicinage

When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve.  We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court.   Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.

SALARY:  The salary range for this position is $43,675.04 to $82,662.99 for Schedule A, and $43,675.04 to $74,001.96 for Schedule B.  For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary, not to exceed the maximum of the range, or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater. Judiciary employees hired prior to August 20, 2014, are considered Schedule A. Newly hired individuals, and Judiciary employees hired on or after August 20, 2014, are considered Schedule B.

Should additional positions become available within five (5) months of the closing date, the applicant pool from this posting may be used to fill additional positions.

The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.

Applicants to this positing may be considered for openings in various divisions, such as Criminal, Family and Probation (Child Support and Supervision).  

The Middlesex Vicinage is seeking dependable, detail-oriented individuals to perform investigatory work including initial case work-up and data entry in support of pre- and post-dispositional functions, complaints, allegations, enforcement activities, and other court activities.  Under the direction of the Court Executive 2B (Division Manager) and other supervisory personnel, the selected individuals will conduct investigations, gather relevant facts pertaining to cases, determine status of complaints in accordance with established procedures or regulations, explain judiciary policies or procedures to clients or customers, investigate clients’ personal or criminal history, monitor case flow work, and prepare investigative fact-finding reports.  Other duties include but not limited to participation in team/work unit meetings; providing information to judges, attorneys, or community organizations: providing cross training to co-workers; reviewing documents submitted to the court for compliance with court rules and approved practices; scheduling meetings, appointments, interviews, and other activities necessary for accomplishing job assignments; verifying authenticity or validity of documents, writing case notes or drafting other case related correspondence; and other duties as assigned.
NOTE: Candidates selected for the Criminal Division (Pre-Trial Services Unit) will be required to work a non-traditional work week which may include weekends and holidays. Duties include Weekend CJP (Central Judicial Processing) and office work.

This position is “Provisional”.   At a future date, the selected candidate will need to file for a Civil Service Exam and be reachable on the resulting eligible list in order to gain permanency.   While there is currently no information on when this test will be announced, please note that Civil Service test announcements can be found on the NJ Civil Service Commission website at   If the selected candidate does not appear as reachable on the resulting list, the candidate may be displaced.   But do not let this deter you.   This could be the start of a long, stable career with the Courts for the right candidate.   

REMOTE WORKThe Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, in addition to installing a multifactor authentication app on your phone or tablet, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.

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