District Court - Deputy District Court Administrator (21-10)

Posted

April 1, 2021

Department

27th Judicial District, Washington County

Category

Professional

Location

Washington

Status

Full-Time Hire

Schedule

M-F

Starting Salary

$43,064 - $57,419

Description

*Starting salary may exceed the given starting salary range based on the qualifications and employment history of the selected candidate.

This position works closely with both the District Court Administrator and President Judge in a variety of strategic and operational capacities. The position has primary responsibility for civil case management, statistics, mediation, mini jury programs, and common pleas senior judges. The position is also responsible for assessing current civil court functions for operational and staffing efficiency and recommending appropriate improvements.

Primary Duties

  • Interfaces with District Court Administrator regarding ongoing strategic and operational initiatives to include process improvement initiatives and status of civil case load and flow.
  • Executes duties and responsibilities of the District Court Administrator in their absence.
  • Monitors and supervises the administration of new civil case filings and existing cases for appropriate judge assignments, assignment and expiration of discovery periods, trial scheduling and dispositions.
  • Assesses effectiveness and efficiency of all civil functions to determine appropriate efficiencies, levels of automation, data preservation and delivery of services to the public; recommends and implements improvements as needed.
  • Maintains civil case jury and non-jury trial lists.
  • Fields routing inquiries from attorneys and/or parties regarding civil case flow, local rules, and procedural matters.
  • Coordinates civil case mediation program; assigns mediators as needed; accepts program fees and processes payment vouchers.
  • Compiles and submits civil statistical data to the AOPC.
  • Coordinates court-wide submission of annual statistical reporting to the AOPC for use in statewide caseload statistical reports.
  • Directs staff involved in the administration of civil cases.
  • Responsible for coordinating scheduling and support for common pleas senior judges, including the preparation of senior judge requests and expense reimbursement.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Juris Doctor degree preferred.

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