A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, as is a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business that provided a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural and human aspects of managing an organization. At least three (3) of the 10 years of experience must have been in a position of substantial management responsibility.
Substantial management responsibility is defined as high-level administrative experience that provided a thorough understanding of the organizational, procedural and human aspects of managing an organization. Such experience typically includes financial management, space and facilities management, oversight of the information technology and human resources functions, and long and short-range planning. Possible titles indicative of the applicant having worked in a position that allowed for the acquisition of this experience within the Judiciary include any of the court unit executive or type II second-in-command positions, assistant deputy chief probation officer or assistant deputy chief pretrial services officer. Outside the Judiciary, such positions would include other executive management level positions in local, state or federal government, as well as president or vice president in charge of several departments or offices, head manager or owner-operator of a medium to large company.
The successful candidate must be able to balance the demands of varying workload responsibilities and deadlines and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate should be a leader, motivator, highly organized, a good steward of resources, possess good judgment, initiative and be able to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
LAW PRACTICE EQUIVALENT:
An attorney who is in the active practice of law in either the public or private sector may substitute said active practice on a year-for-year basis for the management or administrative experience requirement.
Education in college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required general administrative experience on the basis of one academic year of education equals 9 months of experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for three (3) years of general experience. Preferably such degree should have included courses in law, government, public, business or judicial administration or related fields.
A postgraduate degree in public, business or judicial administration from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the required general administrative experience, while a degree from an accredited law school may be considered as qualifying for two (2) additional years of the required general administrative experience.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Juris Doctorate or a Master’s degree in business or judicial administration, or a related field and substantial experience in a federal court. Excellent computer skills are highly desirable including a working knowledge of networks sufficient to oversee the management of the organization’s automation needs. Excellent organizational, leadership and management skills. Experience and tenure in leading teams, managing budgets and financial plans, leading large multi-faceted projects, evaluating work processes and organizational impact, re-engineering or creating new organizational models and planning and implementing organizational change. Understanding of the Judiciary’s decentralized administrative model. Ability to effectively interact with Judges, the legal community, and other service providing agencies. Displays executive leadership skills, vision and innovation.
Substantial knowledge of and experience in the operations and management of court services. Knowledge of the processing of civil and criminal cases, and Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. Knowledge of the Guide to Judiciary Policy and Procedures. Skill in operational leadership and strong analytical skills. Ability to learn and adapt to change while leading an organization, to get results under challenging conditions, and inspire others to perform at a high level. Exhibit a presence that builds confidence in others. Should possess the ability to analyze problems from a fresh point of view and communicate own ideas/thoughts to others.