Basic Functions and Responsibilities:
This is very responsible professional work managing complex programs and supervising professional court program staff engaged in work related to treatment court, pretrial services and criminal justice initiatives at the local court and state level. The primary work assignment includes supervision of staff engaged in the development and management of complex projects, programs and court processes.
The position supports and supervises staff working with program standards, best practices, outcome measures and analysis and the provision of technical assistance as needed. The position works in the Adult Programs unit of the Office of State Courts Administrator and under the supervision of the Court Programs Manager.
(The following duties are representative of this position, not comprehensive.) Supervisory activities are defined as: establishes expectations, checks work product, provides training,
conducts performance evaluations, coaches and guides staff, and participates in the hiring and termination of staff.
Recommends personnel actions related to leave, work schedules and assignments; administers personnel policies and procedures.
Provides staff support to committees of judges, court staff and stakeholders as appointed by the
Supreme Court; provides subject matter expertise related to court programs and makes recommendations to the committees regarding various court programs and processes.
Directs the compilation of court data necessary for annual and other reports requested by department, other state, and federal officials; and prepares special reports.
Provides professional advice to subordinates in the resolution of difficult court program issues and answers inquiries from other departmental personnel concerning procedures and policies.
Makes recommendations for team development, training sessions and overall program planning and development.
Conducts research and makes recommendations on a variety of topics related to court programs and disseminates information to the courts.
Performs various court evaluation projects covering specific areas of court business.
Researches professional literature and attends training to stay current on national trends, best practices, new methods and procedures for the courts.
Writes and disseminates written instruction manuals and procedures relating to court programs.
Maintains and monitors data to determine operational effectiveness of the unit.
Knowledge,Skills and Abilities:
(This does not include specific physical requirements necessary to perform the job, such as carrying, standing, and lifting. Such requirements will be determined on a position by position basis.)
Thorough knowledge of the operation of local and state court systems.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern court management.
Thorough knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the judicial system.
Ability to use automated operating systems, Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets.
Ability to travel to the courts to provide onsite technical and administrative assistance to court personnel.
Ability to analyze problems and needs and make effective recommendations.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with judges, court personnel, coworkers, and staff from other agencies.
Ability to work with and provide professional staff support to judicial committees.
Ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks and projects effectively.
(The following statement represents the minimum education and experience which will be used to determine qualifications of applicants. Additional experience above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.)
Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study or court management;
Three years of professional experience in a related field.
Considerable work experience, training or education related to program development, management and evaluation is preferred. Specific knowledge and experience with treatment or problem-solving courts and/or pretrial services is highly beneficial.
Application Deadline: February 05, 2021
How Do I Apply: Individuals, including current judicial employees, interested in this position must register to complete a profile and submit an application prior to the application deadline, if applicable. Applicants with the necessary educational qualifications must also upload a copy of their college transcript(s) to the online application system. Individuals who have previously completed a profile and wish to be considered for this position must login to their profile and submit an application prior to the application deadline, if applicable. For more information, visit the Missouri Courts Careers web page (www.courts.mo.gov/careers).