Justice of the Peace Court Operations Manager (#MAFZ06)
$62,483.00 Yearly Min / $78,104.00 Yearly Mid / $93,725.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The class incumbent is responsible for managing the daily administrative operations of 19 JP Courts located throughout the State.

  • Supervises 21 supervisory, 2 maintenance, and 96 clerical staff.
  • Annual operating budget - $500,000.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent reports to the JP Court Administrator; other positions reporting in at this level are the Administrative Officers and Financial Officer. The incumbent is responsible for resolving operational problems and for keeping the Court Administrator and Chief Magistrate informed of problems which require new or revised policies. The employee in this class is responsible for the daily, non-judicial court operations.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans/schedules resources to ensure adequate resources and staffing for the statewide system.
  • Develops, evaluates, implements and monitors administrative systems to achieve operational uniformity and meet objectives of the court system.
  • Provides direction, development opportunities and operational guidance for supervisors in the JP System.
  • Manages the case flow of the JP System.
  • Serves as Records Officer for the Court System and directs personnel in preparation of cases for auditing and microfilming.
  • Confers with judges, attorneys and public and/or private agencies to ensure adequate level of services are being provided or to respond to unusual circumstances or demands.
  • Keeps informed of proposed/enacted legislation affecting the courts and develop plans to accommodate any changes precipitated by same.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of court administration.
  • Knowledge of the organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures of the Court.
  • Ability to identify problems, create and implement solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in various work situations.
  • Skill in organizing, directing and coordinating people, projects and functions.

Job Requirements

Justice of the Peace Court Operations Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Three years experience in developing solutions and providing recommendations, guidance and direction to management/officials in accomplishing organizational and operational goals and objectives and identifying and resolving issues.
  2. Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.  
  4. Knowledge of developing policies or procedures.