$7,537.50 - $7,956.50 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums, retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary2012.pdf. The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Grand Forks, ND
Requires a bachelor's degree in judicial administration, public administration or a related area and four years of previous, progressive administrative experience in a court or legal setting or related job experience.
Job Description: Summary of Work: Under the direction of the State Court Administrator, the Court Administrator plans, organizes, and directs court administrative activities for all courts within one of four state administrative units. The position serves as a manager to a large staff engaged in providing service to high volume and complex caseloads including comprehensive district-wide programs, juvenile, and court administrative services. As the senior administrative position within the administrative unit, the position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in all administrative areas with emphasis on the development and implementation of efficient and cohesive administrative processes. Staff oversight is provided through subordinate supervisors in the administrative unit. Duties include, but are not limited to, the management of juvenile, fiscal, docket and caseflow, jury, records, personnel, facilities, data processing, and various district or state-wide functions.
Essential Functions: 1. Plans, organizes, and directs all judicial district programs to provide required court services in accordance with court rules, applicable laws, and policies. Determines organizational requirements and assigns personnel as needed to develop and maintain court programs.
2. Serves as a manager to a large staff of supervisory, professional, and clerical personnel engaged in providing district-wide court administrative services. Hires, orients, trains, assigns work, reviews and evaluates performance, counsels, and takes disciplinary actions, if necessary.
3. Prepares district budgets, approves and monitors expenditures to assure proper management and distribution of funds, procures equipment and supplies, and prepares financial reports.
4. Supervises the case assignment system for all district court judges and referees in the district; assists the State Court Administrator and presiding judges in docket management activities to expedite caseflow and to monitor district court cases to ensure compliance with case management and docket current standards, and prepares required reports.
5. Administers records management, automated information systems, application of computerization of court processes and caseload, calendar, and jury management processes.
6. Determines district court facility needs, plans office layout and space utilization, works with facility committees, Board of Commissioners, architects, and other interested parties to obtain facility alterations and additions.
7. Serves as the spokesperson for the judicial unit. Interacts with judges, staff of other courts, attorneys, local officials, media representatives, staff of governmental and private agencies, and the public to explain and interpret judicial district policies and activities, and to ensure the implementation and administration of court programs.
8. Identifies needs for, establishes and directs the development of policies, standards, and work procedures affecting all of the judicial district operations.
9. Establishes priorities, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of judicial district programs. Develops and implements methods to improve services. Investigates, analyzes, and resolves problems related to program coordination and operation.
10. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.
Knowledge Requirements: 1. Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of court administration. 2. Thorough knowledge of court rules and procedures, legal documents, statutes, and laws pertaining to the court. 3. Knowledge of the principles of management and supervision. 4. Knowledge of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and specialized court/case management software. 5. Knowledge of judicial branch administrative procedures and policies.
Skill Requirements: 1. Skilled in providing technical direction and supervision over professional and clerical staff. 2. Leadership skills including consensus-building and facilitation skills. 3. Planning, prioritization, and organization skills to effectively manage a department. 4. Analytical skills to review operating issues, make cogent recommendations, and develop effective plans and programs to meet the needs of the judicial district. 5. Strong written and oral communication skills that will allow the individual to produce and present written and oral reports and serve as a liaison for the judicial district. 6. Skilled in the use of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and specialized court/case management software. 7. Math skills relevant to budgeting.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm by 11:59 p.m., on July 25, 2012. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.