Washington State Trial Court Services and Judicial Education Manager in Olympia, Washington


*Open until filled; first review of applications to begin September 28, 2016. *

Candidates are encouraged to apply early. AOC reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time.

If you have applied for this position within the last six months, you do not need to reapply.

POSITION PROFILE Responsible for the overall operation of the Office of Trial Court Services and Judicial Education (Office) to effectively assist the judiciary in policy development, statewide planning, programmatic support, and providing education programs for judicial officers and other court officials at all levels. Responsible for management of policy analysis, planning and implementation of judicial projects, and programs and services for the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

Reporting to the Director for the Judicial Services Division, this position is a member of the agency management team, providing input to the agency's responsibilities, influencing agency policies, and working to balance the agency's mission and goals with budgeted resources. It is responsible for managing professional staff and controlling assigned budget/resources for the Office. Decision-making is within general policy and broadly outlined parameters; decisions require interpretation and consideration of both tactical and strategic outcomes. The position interacts with executive leadership, agency management, all levels of AOC staff, judicial officers, administrators, staff, and Clerks; persons at all levels in the state executive and legislative branches; citizen groups, and representatives of local and federal government.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plans, coordinates, and manages the services provided by the Office to judicial and management associations.

Supervises the Trial Court Services & Judicial Education staff. This includes hiring activities, performance management, coordinating and managing training, guiding, mentoring and motivating staff, and connecting the role of staff functions to the agency mission. Assigns work and ensures that standards and deadlines are understood. Regularly evaluates work to ensure alignment with standards and expectations.

Responsible for designing, planning, organizing, overseeing, and evaluating the delivery of high quality court education services for judicial officers and court personnel.

Manages the establishment and review of educational course schedules, curricula, and delivery methods.

Assesses and responds to court community educational needs and provides recommendations and implementation strategies for improving judicial education services.

Oversees the application of contemporary adult education theory and practice to curriculum development, course planning, and faculty development responsibilities and effective uses of technological education tools and audio/visual equipment.

Provides consultative assistance to judges and court managers, and provides leadership for cross-jurisdictional issues.

Plans and coordinates resources to support court programs and activities. Provides information on programs and activities through periodic status and progress reports.

Performs long and short term business planning and budgeting for the Office and related programs.

Recommends and implements improvements to court services and judicial education activities and processes.

Functions as lead for projects as directed.

Provides consultative assistance in the development of policies and procedures impacting court operations.

Considers court management research, court management development materials, and project source documents for statewide application.

Identifies opportunities for the dissemination of information regarding objectives for proposed programs to the judiciary and other stakeholders.

Organizes and directs the preparation of policy analysis of program issues; identifies and anticipates issues that must be addressed in program planning and legislative and budget activities; directs the preparation of position papers; and may represent the AOC at committee meetings and hearings.

Prepares reports to inform AOC leadership of project goals, objectives, and progress.

Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information go to www.courts.wa.gov/employ.


QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS Bachelor degree in court administration, education, public administration, political science, or closely allied field; AND

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in court administration, program development, or supervising and directing professionals, to include three years of general management and supervisory experience.

An advanced degree (e.g., J.D., M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.,) may substitute for three years' experience.

Supplemental Information

To be Considered for this Position, Please Submit:

  • A cover letterspecifying how you meet the qualifications of the position (no more than two pages);
  • A chronological resumedescribing your prior job experience to include employers, dates of employment (by total months/years), description of duties, and education; and
  • A completed AOC Application for Employment(found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ).

Failure to submit the required materials listed above may eliminate your application from consideration.

Submission by email is preferred: Employment@courts.wa.gov; or you can fax to (360) 586-4409; or send by mail to Administrative Office of the Courts, PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170

The AOC is committed to the practice of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Colleen Clark, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143 or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email toEmployment@courts.wa.gov.

SPECIAL NOTE:* All employees hired by the Administrative Office of the Courts are required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check with continued employment with the AOC contingent upon the results of this background check.*

Job Type: Exempt

Job Number: 2016-051-J13

Department: Administrative Office of the Courts

Closing: 11/30/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $78,732.00 - $103,356.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA