AOPC - Judicial District Security Administrator (19-03)


February 6, 2019


Assistant Court Administrator






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$79,438 - $93,576


This is highly responsible administrative and supervisory security work directing and managing the overall operations of the Office of Judicial District Security. Responsibilities include developing and supporting measures/initiatives to address security and safety in trial and magisterial district courts. The individual in the position will report to the Assistant Court Administrator of Pennsylvania.

Primary Duties

  • Plans, directs and oversees the development of projects, initiatives, tasks and management of resources, including responses to court security incidents submitted via Pennsylvania’s Judicial Incident Reporting System.
  • Advises judges and court staff on court safety and security matters.
  • Liaises with judges, AOPC staff and external parties (including sheriffs and other law enforcement officials, and county commissioners) on the development of security policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains controls and feedback methods to monitor office operations. Assesses their efficacy and makes any needed changes.
  • Develops office budget, and ensures execution of funded projects.
  • Provides oversight and management support to the security staff; completes performance evaluations and reviews/approves leave.
  • Ensures staff coverage during normal business hours and after hours on an as-needed basis.
  • Evaluates office efficiencies, and implements necessary improvements.
  • Collaborates as necessary with appellate court security.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, government administration, sociology or closely related field; AND
  • Five years managerial experience in professional security.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Master’s degree and/or professional certification in one or more security fields preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license required; periodic multi-day and overnight statewide travel required.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in critical thinking required.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of physical security required.
  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System preferred.
  • 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. 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.