District Court - Assistant Court Administrator - Bail and Pretrial Services (21-32)


November 23, 2021


2nd Judicial District, Lancaster County






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$57,951 - $77,268


This professional position oversees the administration functions of the Bail Administration Office, including supervision and evaluation of professional and support staff. The position aids in the effective and efficient administration of justice regarding pretrial functions. Areas of responsibility include: assignment of counsel and interpreters, bail recommendations, court accessibility, Language Access Plan (LAP), and Protection from Abuse (PFA) petitions.

Primary Duties

  • Supervises assignment of public defender or court appointed counsel for criminal cases.
  • Supervises assignment of Children and Youth Agency placement review hearings, adoption cases, and support contempt cases.
  • Processes prisoner applications for free legal counsel.
  • Develops policy and coordinates programs for bail reduction recommendations and conditional or supervised pretrial release.
  • Reviews all release and bail revocation recommendations.
  • Provides casework supervision for pretrial release caseloads.
  • Develops and monitors grant budget for bail agency functions.
  • Develops LAP and oversees assignment of interpreters for non-English speaking or deaf parties in court proceedings.
  • Develops policy and coordinates programs for the filing of pro se PFA petitions.
  • Acts as liaison between the court and other agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

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