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Utah County justice court vacancy announced

Published February 27, 2014 12:29 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in Alpine and Highland. The position will replace Judge Darwin Poulsen who is retiring March 31.

To be considered for the position, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located — or an adjacent county — for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court's website at http://www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court's website. The annual salary for the part-time position is $22,916 to $30,000, plus retirement benefits. For additional information, Leighann Wheeler at (435) 893-0459.

The deadline for applications is March 10 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241, or faxed to (801) 238-7828. For more information, e-mail melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the local hiring authority within 45 days of its first meeting. The local government executive has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.