District Court - Chief Deputy District Court Administrator (20-14)

Posted

June 16, 2020

Department

38th Judicial District, Montgomery County

Category

Management

Location

Montgomery

Status

Full-Time Hire

Schedule

M-F

Starting Salary

$56,954 - $113,905

Description

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.

This management position assists the District Court Administrator in the operation of the Common Pleas Court and Minor Courts of the 38th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County. This position is also specifically responsible for the administration of court operations in the Civil Division of the Common Pleas Court. Responsibilities include: effective case flow management, supervision of civil trials and arbitration matters, IT management, and personnel management. Work is performed with a high degree of independence while exercising sound judgment and discretion under the general direction of the District Court Administrator.

Primary Duties

  • Assists the District Court Administrator in establishing goals, standards, and policies for court operations.
  • Plans, directs, and oversees the daily activities of the civil division, particularly case flow management activities.
  • Investigates complaints regarding civil court operations, determines facts, and develops action plans to resolve problems.
  • Assists the District Court Administrator with major policy-level projects that impact the entire court.
  • Plans, directs, and oversees the use of existing court technologies; researches future advances into upgraded systems and processes.
  • Supervises, trains, and develops court personnel.
  • Oversees the compilation and preparation of statistical reports and the maintenance and retention of court records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Judicial, Business, Public Administration, or closely related field; AND
  • Three years of experience in court management OR four years of varied office management work including experience in personnel management.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Graduation from an ABA-approved school of law preferred.
  • Knowledge of IT systems and software preferred.

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.