District Court - Deputy Court Administrator (20-15)


July 22, 2020


First Judicial District, Philadelphia County






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$65,492 - $130,989


This senior management position is responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of court operations in the Trial Division, Criminal Court of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Work is performed with a high degree of independence under the general direction of the Administrative Judge of the Trial Division and the District Court Administrator.

Primary Duties

  • Develops, plans, and directs Criminal Court operations and activities through subordinate administrators and supervisors.
  • Directs all areas of administrative operations including human resources management, fiscal management, budget analysis and preparation, public relations, policy development, and procurement.
  • Reviews, recommends, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Administers and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of all federal and state grants.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Criminal Court system required.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with allied Criminal Justice agencies required.
  • Knowledge of caseflow management required.
  • Candidates holding an MBA, MJA, MPA, JD and / or Fellow of the ICM are 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.

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