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COURT ADMINISTRATOR

at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 11/11/2020
Job Reference #: 20329-2
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal

Job Description

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: Court Administrator

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 20-329-2
Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Department: Judicial
City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 721 W. Seed Farm Road

Area of Interest: Administration

Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $75,466 Salary

Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
Works closely with the judges related to court operations and maintaining the court
calendar.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Court Administrator provides highly complex administrative and supervisory work related to the daily
operations of the Gila River Indian Community Tribal Courts under the general direction of the Chief Judge. The
position is responsible for monitoring the performance of all divisions within the Community Court to ensure
achievement of the department’s established goals, and compliance with Judicial policy and procedures. This
position executes any and all executive and administrative duties including, but not limited to case management,
record management, ?scal management, statistical analysis, projections, court security, and personnel
management. This position provides exceptional interpersonal and problem solving skills as well as considerable
initiative and independent judgement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
0 Perform full administrative responsibilities in development, implementation, evaluation of planning, ?scal
management, policies and procedures affecting employees of the Judicial Department.
0 Supervise, review and enforce administrative and disciplinary actions in consultation with Human Resources
Department, prepare, sign, and discuss work performance evaluations, and decisions to hire.
0 Prepare a variety of reports, and correspondence to other Directors, internal and external stakeholders in order
to attain departmental objectives.
0 Meet regularly with management staff to communicate, coordinate, plan and distribute task assignments,
functions, activities, and to discuss departmental issues and concerns.
0 Attend meetings on behalf of the Chief Judge regarding Judicial with the Community, Standing Committees,
and Community Council when designated.
0 Prepare and monitor the department budget to ensure expenditures are within approved funding, process
?nancial expenditures, and ensure expenditures are paid in a timely manner.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Tribal laws, rules, regulations titles and ordinances.Knowledge of judicial administration, case ?ow, calendar scheduling methods, jury and facilities
management including courtroom security.Knowledge of judicial and legal practices and procedures.Knowledge of personnel management.Knowledge of planning, research methods, data review, and techniques for judicial reporting.Working knowledge of computer operation and software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at an
advanced level.Knowledge of budgeting and reporting systems, ?nancial controls, funding sources, program analysis,
performance measures, grant requirements, and grant writing process.Must be a person will high integrity, honesty and display professional decorum.Possess excellent leadership and supervisory skills with ability to effectively perform a broad range of
supervisory responsibilities over others.Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.Skill in organization development, team building, planning, and decision-making.Ability to apply critical thinking and utilize effective communication and problem solving skills.Ability to use a high degree of independent judgment and personal initiative to develop integrated strategies
to be ef?ciently identify issues, concerns and interests and provide effective solutions.Ability to evaluate, develop, and implement programs and services in the court setting.Ability to make presentations to employees, judges, attorneys, representatives of agencies, and the public,
conduct conferences and meetings.Ability to observe the strict con?dential nature of court records and proceedings.Ability to effectively plan, implement, and monitor goals, objectives, priorities, policies, standards, and
guidelines.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Of?cials
and the general public.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration,
Law, Criminal Justice or closely related ?eld, and a minimum of six (6) years progressively responsible
experience in administration and management in a court and which includes two (2) years supervisory experience.Tribal court administration experience is preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Required to pass a background check.Prospective employees shall not possess the following background:1. Any felony conviction in any jurisdiction2. Any misdemeanor conviction in any jurisdiction within the last ?ve (5) years.3. Any misdemeanor conviction in any jurisdiction within the last seven (7) years that involved a dishonest
act or false statement, e.g., fraud, theft, perjury, or a crime against a vulnerable individual.Subject to review as to con?icts of interest and shall abide by the Code of Ethics for Judicial Employees.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of drivingrecord for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of drivingrecord must be submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date ofsubmission of the application.Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Chief JudgeBENEFITS:
The Gila River Indian Community offers a comprehensive bene?ts package, which includes; vacation, holiday,
and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability bene?ts.Preference in ?lling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, SeX, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING
SUBMITTED.

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