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Municipal Court Manager - City of Lewisville

November 06, 2019 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Salary:  $85,000 - $94,000 Annually

Closing:  November 19, 2019 at 5:30pm

For more information:  City of Lewisville Jobs

Position Summary

The City of Lewisville seeks a Municipal Court Manager to oversee daily operations of a municipal court in a City of 104,000 citizens who issue approximately 20,000-23,000 citations annually. This position provides administrative and supervisory direction over the activities of the municipal court operations.

Starting Salary: $85,000 - $94,000 annually based on experience + $350/mo car allowance & $50/mo phone allowance   

Essential Functions
  • Plans and organizes court operations and workflow for effective utilization of resources.
  • Develops policies and procedures for Court personnel and operations with approval of the Presiding judge.
  • Monitors internal controls for the receipt of fines and fees and disposition of case records.
  • Performs full range of supervisory responsibilities for Municipal Court staff, including recruitment and selection, training and professional development, assignment/monitoring of duties and performance counseling and evaluations.
  • Monitors and maintains Municipal Court automated records system, ensuring proper data input and processing of information as well as accountability.
  • Plans and organizes court operations and workflow for effective utilization of resources.
  • Confers with Information Technology Services (ITS) Department and software vendors to establish technical specifications for externally provided technology solutions and confers with ITS staff to establish technical specifications for internally technology solutions for Court operations and Police Department interfacing.
  • Ensures compliance with state-mandated statistical reporting and compliance with requirements for transfer of court costs and fees to state agencies where appropriate.
  • Responds and resolves sensitive and non-routine public inquiries, requiring independent judgment after appropriate research and analysis.
  • Interprets court policies and procedures based on knowledge of local and state laws relating to municipal court of record.
  • Confers with the City Prosecutor to provide accurate complaints based on current and amended statues, laws and ordinances.
  • Ensures proper scheduling and adequate personnel for all court dockets.
  • Establishes and monitors the recording of official proceedings during court sessions.
  • Ensures requisition of supplies and equipment for efficient clerk office and Court operations.
  • Trains, motivates and evaluates performance of court personnel and provides meaningful opportunities for professional growth.
  • Communicates (verbally/in writing) with public and other departments to resolve disputes.
  • Maintains and administers Court records and responds timely to requests for records production after consultation with City legal staff.
  • Provides effective leadership to meet department goals.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Education
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Public administration or a related field required.
Every two years of related job experience may substitute for one year of the education required.
      
 Experience
Five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal court operations including five years supervisory experience required.
 
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of:

  • In-depth knowledge of local, state and federal laws affecting Municipal Court of Record.
  • Knowledge of Municipal Court case flow, procedures and operations.
  • Knowledge of Municipal Court Technology and Records Management Software programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal terminology and processes.
  Ability to:
  • Ability to read and understand complex court rulings.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with the general public.
  • Ability to respond to requests, complaints, and suggestions and to effectively handle sensitive situations requiring courtesy, discretion, persuasion, and tact.
  • Ability to provide leadership, delegate responsibility, and follow through
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures in written form.
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively and schedule personnel, materials, and equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of Court technology systems and recommend appropriate modifications or improvements.
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly.
 Skills
  • Personnel and office management.
  • Organizational and records management.
  • Financial management, accounting, data entry, and word/data processing.
  • Use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
Preferences
  • Certified Municipal Court Clerk (CMCC) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Spanish language preferred.
Special Requirements
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must have acceptable credit history.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver's License Class "C" and good driving record as defined by City policy.


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CONTACT US

texascourtclerks@yahoo.com

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