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FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

JOB OPPORTUNITY

DATE:

September  1, 2017

POSITION TITLE:

           

STATUS:

Assistant District Court Administrator 1

Fifth Judicial District, Judicial Branch of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Full-time / Regular

PAY GRADE /

SALARY RANGE:

Pay Grade 27 -- annual pay range: $46,030.40 to $69,721.60;  

Excellent full-time State of Iowa benefits.  For additional information, please refer to website below: http://www.iowacourts.gov/Administration/Personnel/

DUTIES:

EXAMPLES  

OF WORK:

KNOWLEDEGE

AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENT:

The Assistant District Court Administrator works closely with the District Court Administrator and the Chief Judge to implement the administrative policies, practices and initiatives for efficient and effective court operations in the 16 counties which comprise the Fifth Judicial District. Position assists in addressing management and personnel problems within the district.

Assigned duties involve analyzing, planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and providing assistance in complex administrative and operational areas including caseflow management, human resources, personnel management, and various other areas of court administration.

1. Assists and advises the Court Administrator in providing management leadership for the Fifth Judicial District; work requires continual analysis of existing processes and procedures; assists in formulating policies, goals, priorities and approaches to address emerging and complex issues facing courts;

2. Conducts workplace investigations and prepares summary of findings and recommendations;  

3. Assists Court Administrator in ensuring the needs of judicial officers, court managers, support staff, and the public are met; also ensures that state law, legal processes, judicial branch policies, and procedures are followed. 

4.  Responds to questions and concerns from the public, judges, staff, and others, with the ability to resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. Ensures confidentiality is maintained and applied to all court documents, procedures and staff related issues.

5. Participates in human resource-related activities, including employee recruitment and  selection, safety and health, employee and labor relations, performance feedback, review timesheets, and making recommendations concerning staff development areas and training needs;

6. Assists Court Administrator and Chief Judge in developing and updating  strategic  and operational plans, including the Court's Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan;   

7.  Performs other duties as directed

Successful applicant should have extensive knowledge of procedures, legal documents and factors related to the court; a thorough knowledge of personnel management principles and familiarity in workplace investigations. Applicant should  demonstrate flexibility, ingenuity, analytical and problem solving abilities to maximize administrative efficiency in the context of ever changing conditions; have the ability to organize, direct and coordinate a large administrative organization conducive to full performance and high morale; must be able to travel and alternate work hours as  required;  be able to express ideas clearly and concisely in verbal and written form on technical and administrative subjects; and have the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with judges, clerks of court, attorneys, staff, other government officials and members of the public. The ability to treat co-workers, court users and members of the public with courtesy and impartiality regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, disability or socio-economic status is required along with emotional maturity, stability, honesty, integrity and a desire for professional improvement.

MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration or court management and minimum of six months work experience in a related field; or graduation from an accredited high school (or GED) with five and one half years experience in court related activities.

HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants must submit a completed "Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment", available at the Judicial Branch website 

http://www.iowacourts.gov/Administration/Career_Opportunities/

Send completed application, resume and cover letter to:

Christopher Patterson

District Court Administrator  

Polk County Courthouse, Suite 411

500 Mulberry Street

Des Moines, IA  50309       

or christopher.patterson@iowacourts.gov 

CLOSING DATE:

NOTE:

September 21,  2017, at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)

The essential job functions associated with this position are subject to modification to provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements; employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by management.

                                                                                                            EOE / AA

Please mail your resume to the address below.
Christopher Patterson, DCA
Polk County Courthouse, Room 411
500 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA   50309
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