District Court - Deputy Court Administrator (21-11)

Posted

June 07, 2021

Department

29th Judicial District, Lycoming County

Category

Professional

Location

Status

Full-Time Hire

Schedule

Starting Salary

$43,064 - $57,419

Description

This professional position works with Common Pleas Judges, Magisterial District Judges, and court and court-related staff, departments, and agencies to process cases through the court system. The position is responsible for monitoring and managing caseloads and evaluating, creating, and implementing related policies and procedures. This position also has managerial oversight of the Court Administration staff, bailiffs, and tipstaff. Other duties generally involve ensuring access to the courts and assisting the District Court Administrator (DCA) in the overall operation of the court system.

Primary Duties

  • Acts as a Caseflow Manager. Monitors incoming caseloads and pending cases and manages court statistics compilation and reporting. Interacts with magisterial district court offices to monitor caseflow and the efficient and effective movement of cases. Assists with referrals to specialized programs. Attends various pre-trial case meetings to provide court-related information and early court intervention over case progress. Establishes and maintains contacts with the legal community and related agencies and offices to ensure expeditious and efficient caseflow.
  • Acts as a Jury Manager. Schedules cases for jury and non-jury trials and prepares and distributes the criminal jury selection list. Oversees the summons of jurors and works with jurors reporting for selection.
  • Acts as a Trial Court Manager. Maintains the criminal pre-trial list and trial calendar. Schedules criminal and civil trials and jury selections in coordination with the courts, court-related offices, parties, and counsel.
  • Assists in calculating the costs of court proceedings and provides related input with regard to the court’s budget.
  • Acts as the Protection from Abuse (PFA) Manager by working with the PFA Coordinator and Judges to manage, evaluate, and create related policies and procedures.
  • Acts as the Language Access and ADA Coordinator by updating these plans and related forms and responding to requests and complaints.
  • Acts as the Emergency and Continuity of Operations Coordinator by working with related offices to evaluate and update the courts’ Continuity of Operations Plan.
  • Supervises court staff and court scheduling and the development of the annual court calendar.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Five years of experience in a juridical or legal setting preferred.
  • Two years of experience in a supervisory capacity preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of court processes required.

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