Court Administrator

Recruitment #13-0999-02

Work Schedule:M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., occasional evenings
Opening Date:5/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Closing Date:7/12/2013 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$5,160 - $6,526/monthly + benefits
Employment Type: Full Time Career
Department:Administrative Services
Bargaining Unit:Unrepresented

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Note: A 2% salary adjustment is anticipated†to be applied to the current pay rate, on July 1, 2013, pending Council approval.


City of Salem is looking for a professional administrator for the City's Municipal Court operations. The incumbent will plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the Municipal Court including non-judicial functions of the court system, personnel management, development and implementation of policy and procedures, budgeting, case-flow management, responding to public inquiries and record maintenance, coordinate activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies and provides professional support to the presiding Judge and pro tempore judges.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or roles performed by personnel so classified. It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Four or more years of progressive supervisory experience in court administration or in a related judicial field; bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, judicial administration, business administration or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience or training which provides the required knowledge and abilities to do the essential functions of the job. Law Enforcement Data Systems Certification required and National Center for State Courts Certification or equivalent preferred. Knowledge of Fullcourt software is desirable.


The application will be reviewed for the job requirements. The best qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. The application review and the interview will evaluate the following job-related knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of theories and techniques in court organization and management; policies, procedures and laws pertaining to the operations of courts;†trends in court management and criminal justice issues; pertinent state, federal and local laws and regulations;†principles and methods in jury selection and management and records management; office and personnel management practices; research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures. Ability to plan, direct, manage and coordinate the activities of a municipal court operation, automated court systems,†and the work of subordinates;†prepare and administer the divisionís budget; conduct specialized studies and prepare complex reports; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions,†and implement recommendations;†demonstrate leadership and maintain effective working relationship with all professional and general public contacts;†communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and demonstrate experience managing multiple and changing priorities.


TO APPLY:† Please complete the on-line Application, attach a cover letter and resume, and submit electronically by the close date at Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request.† TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

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