District Court Administrator (Blair County)


September 18, 2023


24th Judicial District, Blair County


Officials and Administrators




Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$53,459 - $71,279


Blair County is seeking a District Court Administrator (DCA) responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of Blair County's Court of Common Pleas and its minor judiciary.

Primary Duties

  • DCA oversees organizing and managing the schedules for both civil and criminal trials, which includes creating and updating the daily Trial Lists.
  • Acts as liaison with judges, attorneys, all court-related offices, and the public.
  • Oversees Masters, Hearing Officers and mediators, Juries, total arbitration, and Protection from Abuse processes.
  • Recruits, trains, evaluates and monitors court staff and per diem employees.
  • Manages case flow for criminal, civil, and family cases.
  • Establishes and administers annual court calendar for all judges.
  • Sets agenda for weekly judges’ meetings where solutions are determined on issues and local policies established.
  • Prepares, submits, and manages court budget and prepares AOPC and court reports.
  • Develops ways to improve the efficiency of court operations.
  • Manages procurement of supplies, services, equipment, facilities, and advanced communication.
  • Carries out the policies established by the State Court Administrator.
  • Shares relevant information regarding the Court or anything of interest.
  • Enhances case flow, time standards, and scheduling.
  • Determines Court-Appointed Counsel.
  • Participates in various court-related committees.
  • Assists President Judge in overseeing the Court Leaders and Departments.
  • Prepares and monitors the Magisterial District Judges’ budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Judicial, Business, or Public Administration, or a closely related field; PLUS
  • Three years of professional-level experience in court management or four years of managerial work, including professional-level experience in budgeting, procurement, and human resources management.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • A satisfactory criminal background check is required.

Additional Information

  • Excellent State benefits program including comprehensive, low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans for employees and eligible family members beginning on the first day of employment; 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days, and 12+ paid vacation days per year; salary increases; student loan forgiveness plan; employee assistance programs; and retirement plans.

Unified Judicial System Hiring Policy

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania recruits, employs, and promotes the most qualified applicants without regard to their political affiliation, race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or other non-merit facts or considerations. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities as may be necessary to ensure that all applicants are given a fair and equal opportunity to compete for all employment positions. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request so in advance. UJS hiring and employment policies and procedures are intended to conform to all applicable state and federal laws governing fair and non-discriminatory hiring and employment practices and are subject to change as necessary to remain in compliance with such laws.

Applicants requiring accommodation, for any part of the application and/or interview process, should contact Human Resources at (717) 231-3309 or human.resources@pacourts.us.