Provo, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position that will serve Provo, Utah. The position will replace Judge Vernon (Rick) Romney who will retire in December.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Utah County, 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 a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Utah County, an adjacent county, or the judicial district in which the justice court is located either upon appointment or within a reasonable time following appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs).  The salary range for the position is $142,590 to $183,330 per year and includes benefits. For additional information about working for Provo, email Rachel Karnes, Recruitment Administrator, at rkarnes@provo.org.

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 2, 2023 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the  attention of Jim Peters, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City,  UT, 84114-0241. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. For questions  about the justice courts or the process for filling this position, email Jim Peters, Justice Court  Administrator, at jamesp@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the  mayor of Provo, Michelle Kaufusi, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Kaufusi will then have 30 days in which to select a finalist. Her selection must then be ratified by the Provo City Council  and certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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