District Court - District Court Administrator (17-03)


March 2, 2017


43rd Judicial District, Monroe County






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

Commensurate with Experience


This senior management position is responsible for directing the administrative functions of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts, including budgeting and procurement, human resource management, caseflow management, facilities management, information technology, and public relations. Responsibilities also include developing and implementing management policy for the Court and court departments as directed. Work is performed with a high degree of independence under the general direction of the President Judge.

Primary Duties

  • Directs court programs and work activity of all court departments, records retention, and ADA compliance through deputy court administrators and department heads; provides information and advice as needed.
  • Meets regularly with the President Judge to address administrative, procedural or other issues.
  • Coordinates human resource management and labor relations functions in coordination with County HR staff, including hiring, discipline, terminations, and negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. Completes performance evaluations of department heads, and supervisory and other staff.
  • Disseminates information and new legislation concerning the courts and court procedures.
  • Directs development of court technology and computerization; directs the management of video conferencing procedures for court hearings and the court website.
  • Assists with development and implementation of court-approved caseflow management methodologies, time standards and calendaring; analyzes caseflow statistics to identify required improvements.
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of annual court budget; directs disbursement of court funds; directs procurement of supplies and services and processing of accounts payable.
  • Assists with evaluations, analyses, planning and implementation of court facility improvements or expansion.
  • Serves as liaison with County Commissioners, other county departments/agencies, public interest groups, committees, professional associations, attorneys and the public; receives and resolves complaints about court operations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Juris Doctor degree preferred.
  • Ability to provide guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on subject-related topics required.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems required.
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise and compelling fashion required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with judges, staff, court administrative officials, stakeholders from other organizations, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources required.
  • Ability to create presentations and present to a professional group required.
  • Proficiency with, and ability to learn, management software applications required.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

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. All hiring policies and procedures are intended to conform to all provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and all other state and federal statutes governing fair and non-discriminatory hiring practices.

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