District Court - Deputy Court Administrator (18-10)

Posted

July 3, 2018

Department

44th Judicial District, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties

Category

Clerical

Location

Tunkhannock

Status

Full-Time Hire

Schedule

M-F

Starting Salary

$27,348 - $36,464

Description

This is an administrative support position responsible for assisting the President Judge and District Court Administrator with work activities and administrative functions of the Court of Common Pleas of Sullivan and Wyoming Counties. Responsibilities include managing the court calendars, tracking cases from initial filing to final disposition, and jury management. Work is performed under the direction of the District Court Administrator.

Primary Duties

  • Prepares and distributes a daily/yearly court calendar; makes changes to court calendar.
  • Compiles new case filings; schedules status conferences for purposes of placing cases on track for disposition.
  • Performs case management of continuance requests and scheduling issues; performs general troubleshooting.
  • Assists attorneys, litigants, court and county staff and the general public by providing information on court practices, appearances/court schedules, and ADA assistance.
  • Prepares and distributes a criminal status list, arraignment list and criminal trial list; tracks all criminal cases; lists cases for pre-trial conference for individuals unrepresented.
  • Assists the District Court Administrator and the Jury Commission staff in the formation of the master list, the summoning of prospective jurors and the selection of jury panels.
  • Gains familiarity with and is able to defend the budgeting process; assists in preparing, submitting and presenting annual court budgets.
  • Assists in the review of new court rules, state regulations, legislation, and case law to determine the impact on local court practices.
  • Acts in the absence of the District Court Administrator in managing the day-to-day operations of the court.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent; AND
  • Three years of clerical or secretarial experience in a legal, judicial, or governmental setting.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and / or experience may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • 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.