Justice of the Peace Court Operations Manager

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #050919-MAFZ06-21300

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.

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.

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.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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