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Municipal Court Manager (Magistrate Court) - City of San Antonio

February 06, 2020 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Salary:  $61,626.50 - $104,764.92 Annually

Closing:  2/20/20 (Subject to Close Without Notice)

For more information:  City of San Antonio Jobs

Job Summary

Under administrative direction, is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating operations and administrative functions with the Magistrate Court. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Schedule:  This position will be required to work overnight, weekends and holidays, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. 

Essential Job Functions
  • Ensures overall management and structure for a 24/7 magistrate court, including supervision of all magistrate court staff.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties and oversight related to court operations and employee performance.
  • Develops and implements work schedules for 24/7 operation.
  • Ensures CJIS training for all employees for continued access for criminal histories and updating of CJIS data bases.
  • Manages collection and reporting of data to the Office of Court Administration in Austin and other state, city entities.
  • Will be required to work overnight, weekends and holidays.
  • Interacts professionally with judges, staff, law enforcement agencies and all other parties working out of the SAPD Detention Center.
  • Develops, writes, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Attends legislative and training sessions to ensure that all policies and procedures are within the State law, City ordinances, and directives.
  • Prepares budget for the division/department and monitors expenditures.
  • Reviews, monitors, and evaluates performance of subordinates.
  • Coordinates special projects with other managers within the department, outside agencies, and other City departments.
  • Manages the collection and reporting of financial data to the appropriate City and State agencies.
  • Develops and implements new programs mandated by the legislature, capital improvements, and technological improvements.
  • Assists the Director with investigations of problems and complaints from judges, attorneys, and the general public.
  • Resolves major conflict problems concerning prisoners, arresting agencies, and employees.
  • Manages data processing files of court records.
  • Reviews National Crime Information Center, Texas Crime Information Center, Texas Department of Public Safety (NCIC/TCIC/DPS) databases for criminal histories, warrant records and driving records.
  • Updates NCIC/TCIC databases with warrant records and conviction records reported to DPS.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years of supervisory or administrative experience.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
  • Valid Texas Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center (TCIC/NCIC) Certification within one (1) year of employment and re-certified yearly.
  • Must maintain Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Access (TLETS) eligibility for continued employment in position (TLETS provides access to TCIC and NCIC).
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, stooping, and walking to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are in an office environment with occasional exposure to hostile people.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Knowledge of court principles, practices, laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of judicial proceedings.
  • Knowledge of arrest warrants, summons, and subpoenas.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.




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