District Court Administrator - Lawrence County

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts   New Castle, PA   Full-time     Other
Posted on July 5, 2024
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The District Court Administrator (DCA) of Lawrence County manages and operates court functions for the 53rd Judicial District, including human resources, finance, facilities management, jury management, MDJ offices, and oversees all court-related departments.  This is a senior management position under the direction of the President Judge.

Job Highlights

  • Excellent State benefits program, including comprehensive, low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans for employees and eligible family members beginning on the first day of employment.
  • 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days, and 12+ paid vacation days per year.
  • Salary increases.
  • Student loan forgiveness plan
  • Free employee assistance program
  • State retirement plans.

Starting Annual Salary

$53,459 - $73,059

Job Duties

  •  Oversees administrative, fiscal, and human resources for the Court of Common Pleas, Court Administration, Domestic Relations, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, District Judges, Central Court, Jury Services, and Lawrence County DUI Program.
  •  Attend meetings with department directors appointed by the court to address departmental issues with the President Judge.
  •  Manage the budgets of the Court of Common Pleas. Review the budgets of Court Appointed Departments and Magisterial District Judges (MDJ).
  •  Establishes and administers the court calendar, which includes scheduling and supervising court operations.
  •  Research new projects, such as Drug and DUI Courts and Videoconferencing, that would benefit the county. Explore funding sources and collaborate with AOPC and other counties to develop a system tailored to the county's needs.
  •  Recruits, trains, evaluates and monitors court staff.
  •  Acts as a liaison between court and county offices by participating in Judges Luncheons, MDJ Luncheons, and Quarterly Meetings with all Judges, MDJs, Department directors, Mayor, Commissioners, and Police.
  •   Maintain public relations by addressing the concerns of the public and the media.

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Judicial, Business, or Public Administration, or a closely related field; PLUS
  •  Three years of professional-level experience in court management or four years of managerial work, including professional-level experience in budgeting, procurement, and human resources management.
  •  An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may be considered.