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Municipal Court Services Administrator - City of Arlington

March 19, 2019 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Pay Range:  $88,779.00 - $110,973.00 Annually

Closing Date:  April 15, 2019 (Subject to Close Without Notice)

For more information and to apply go to City of Arlington Jobs

Under general direction manages, monitors and directs all operations of the Municipal Court to ensure efficient
operation of the Municipal Court in accordance with all applicable laws.

Essential Funcitons:

1. Ability to actively select, train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; manage personnel matters,
including policy interpretation, discipline and termination; plan, direct and coordinate department operations
through subordinate supervisors and staff and the department’s work plan; assign projects and programmatic
areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and
resolve problems.
2. Ability to direct and coordinate all court programs, activities, dockets and pre-trial conferences with judges,
Department Heads, City Attorneys, management staff, attorneys, litigants and law enforcement departments;
ability to coordinate collections and customer service, court services and warrant activities through subordinate
supervisors to assure timely adjudication of cases; ability to direct activities to ensure existing program and
operations meet the needs of the department as determined by state legislation, judicial decisions, and changes
in policies, procedures and personnel requirements. Coordinate and serve as liaison between Court Services
and the judiciary.
3. Ability to direct the development of policies and procedures to maximize the opportunity for collection of fines,
fees and bonds and mandated record retention within the framework of federal, state and local statutes; ability to
review policies and procedures of other departments affecting Court Operations.
4. Ability to resolve difficult and sensitive citizens' inquiries and complaints; assist complainants, defendants and
attorneys as necessary and advise the public on Municipal Court policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
5. Ability to prepare and submit detailed budget requests and forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment,
materials, and supplies: monitor and approve expenditures; and implement mid-year adjustments.

6. Ability to attend staff meetings, budget hearings and other conferences or training seminars concerning the
administrative operations of the Municipal Court. Ability to perform special projects as required maintaining the
efficient functioning of the Municipal Court.
7. Ability to stay abreast of all changes in the law relating to Municipal Court operations and communicate those
changes to the staff.
8. Ability to assist Information Technology and Finance in the development and maintenance of effective court
software and personal computer capabilities for the department.
9. Ability to manage and administer contracts for services rendered by third parties to the Court.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of management techniques, public administration, and the development and
administration of program objectives and policies.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration, and controls.
Knowledge of Municipal Court Operations including function, organization and operating procedures.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and codes affecting warrant enforcement, collection of fines,
fees and bonds.
Knowledge of law enforcement, judicial system, court operations and legislative guidelines.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Skill in reading and interpreting legal terminology.
Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing with city employees, the public, judges, attorneys and others
in the legal profession.

Ability to manage a comprehensive municipal court services program.
Ability to manage the receipting, depositing and accounting of monies for fines, forfeitures and other court
Ability to generate or conceive new or innovative ideas or solutions to problems.
Ability to analyze complex municipal problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed
actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple challenges.
Ability to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
Ability to manage and supervise subordinate staff and monitor subordinates' work assignments to accomplish unit
Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including, but not limited to seeing, sitting, filing, typing and writing.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to a personal computer, calculator and

Working Conditions:

Ability to work in an indoor environment.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Urban Affairs or related field.

Five years related experience with a minimum of 4 years in a supervisory capacity. Level 3 of the Texas Municipal Court Clerk Certification required within 3 years from the date of employment.




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