AOPC - Judicial Education Specialist (20-10)
February 25, 2020
Assistant Court Administrator
$62,010 - $73,368
Notice: AOPC is continuing to consider applicants for our posted vacancies during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, hiring decisions will be evaluated based on the essential needs of the position during the declared judicial emergency. Please understand hiring decisions may be impacted or delayed.
The position is responsible for planning, developing, facilitating, and evaluating an ongoing skill-based curriculum for trial judges throughout the Commonwealth. The Judicial Education Specialist leads and coordinates all phases of the design, delivery, and presentation.
- Designs and develops skill-based curriculum using current educational practices and established adult learning theories for delivery to trial judges statewide.
- Identifies content experts, facilitates content development, designs program plans, identifies and recruits faculty.
- Researches skill-based topics in various publications and electronic databases; identifies trends and events that may be of interest to the Judiciary.
- Directs/manages the preparation for programs.
- Interacts/collaborates with judges, faculty, and institutional partners regarding programs and content. Customizes approach to meet participants' needs.
- Responsible for ensuring all program logistics are satisfied and course details are communicated to participants.
- Conducts pre- and post-assessments, and refreshes course content at regular intervals.
- Remains current with training concepts, trends, and technology.
- Provides reports on training effectiveness to include evaluation, analysis and recommendations.
- 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.
- Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania preferred.
- Occasional overnight statewide 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. 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.