District Court - District Court Administrator (20-07)


February 7, 2020


11th Judicial District, Luzerne County






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$65,492 - $87,323


This management position directs and coordinates the operations of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. Responsibilities include case management, personnel management, and budget management. The position also acts as liaison with county government and the Administrative Office of PA Courts (AOPC).

Primary Duties

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations and administrative function of the judicial district.
  • Maintains close working relationship with the President Judge for administrative and operational functions and policies; acts as liaison between judges and court administration.
  • Researches and develops management policies for court and court-related departments; establishes goals, standards and procedures for all departments; monitors compliance with standards and policies.
  • Participates in all AOPC programs as district representative; acts as liaison with AOPC and Supreme Court.
  • Acts as liaison with county manager, county council, state government and all related agencies or entities.
  • Oversees court services; develops and establishes procedures for operational and administrative systems.
  • Responsible for preparation of the annual district court budget; maintains and monitors district funds in financial accounts; approves and enters into contracts on behalf of the district court.
  • Oversees daily facilities management.
  • Represents the judiciary on various county, state and judicial boards and committees.
  • Maintains partnership with sheriff’s office to maintain and implement courthouse security, policies; interacts with AOPC on security policy and engages in development of security policy and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

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