AOPC - Judicial Education Specialist 3 (17-15)


September 12, 2017


Judicial Education






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$59,302 - $70,164


This is advanced-level judicial education work responsible for planning, developing, facilitating and evaluating ongoing educational programs for appellate and trial judges throughout Pennsylvania. The selected candidate will lead and coordinate all phases of judicial education design, delivery and presentation, in accordance with continuing judicial education (CJE) requirements.

Primary Duties

  • Coordinates the development and delivery of continuing education programs in specific areas of law and judicial practice, using accepted educational practices and established adult learning theories, for judicial officers statewide.
  • Prepares detailed program plans for all conferences.
  • Researches legal topics in various publications and electronic databases and identifies legal trends and events that may be of interest to the State Judiciary. Conducts other legal research as necessary.
  • Collaborates with planning committee members to identify current issues of interest and to discuss changes and/or updates to course content.
  • Assists in reviewing and administering accreditation applications submitted by providers.
  • Designs instruments to obtain participants’ evaluations of program content and faculty performance; analyzes results for planning future programs.
  • Customizes training approaches to meet participants’ needs.
  • Reviews qualifications and selects faculty members for each seminar/conference.
  • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills to a broad range of individuals, including high-profile elected officials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an ABA-approved school of law; AND
  • Two years of professional experience creating educational programs; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  • Three years of professional experience creating educational programs.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and / or experience may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania preferred.
  • Occasional overnight state-wide travel required. Valid driver’s license 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.