Washington Courts Employment OpportunityAdministrative Office of the CourtsASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF COURT INNOVATIONOur Mission: Advance the efficient and effective operation of the Washington Judicial System.The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is looking for top-performing employees who embody its core values of integrity, serviceexcellence, visionary leadership, collaboration, and teamwork. It is committed to both employee growth and work-life balance.Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.Job #: Status: Location: Salary: Opens: Closes:2021-32Regular, Full-TimeOlympia, Washington $115,000 - $125,000/yr. (DOQ) June 2, 2021June 20, 2021The Administrative Office of the Courts closely monitors COVID-19 pandemic updates and follows the state’s health and safety recommendations for the community and our employees. We will be conducting our recruitment process remotely.POSITION PROFILEThe Associate Director for the Office of Court Innovation (COI) is a multifaceted position responsible for the development, coordination, and administration of the programs under the umbrella of the OCI, which include the Supreme Court Commissions, Washington State Center for Court Research, Family and Youth Justice Programs, and two new sections of Behavioral Health, and Equity and Access.This multifaceted position is responsible for the planning, management, and organization of the activities of the OCI under the direction of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) executive management and judicial branch leadership. This position reports to the State Court Administrator and is a member of the AOC Leadership Team, influencing agency programming and policies and balancing the agency’s mission and goals within budgeted resources. It is responsible for leading the management and professional staff in the OCI.All duties are expected to be performed with the highest level of expertise and integrity. Decision- making responsibility covers strategic activities supporting AOC and judicial branch programs and initiatives and is conducted within general policy and broadly outlined parameters. The position requires a proven ability to successfully use judgment, discretion, and communication in the decision-making process and necessary interpretation and consideration of both tactical and strategic outcomes of the agency and judicial partners.Page 1 of 4
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the managers who support the Washington State Center for Court Research, Supreme Court Commissions, Family and Youth Justice Programs, and the Behavioral Health, and Equity and Access sections staff. These duties include hiring activities, performance management, identifying training needs, guiding, mentoring and motivating the teams, and connecting managers and professional staff functions to the agency mission.
Plans and manages workload for the OCI. Determines and communicates job requirements, performance expectations and standards. Assigns work and ensures that standards, and deadlines are understood. Regularly evaluates work to ensure alignment with standards and expectations.
Coordinates the activities of the OCI, including, but not limited to:
o Developing new program areas from concept to implementation;o Coordinatingresearchforcourtsandcourtprograms;o Supporting the implementation of innovations in courts; ando SupportinganddeliveringOCI-relatedtrainingtojudicialofficers,courtpersonnel,and justice partners, all in accordance with the direction established by the AOC orjudicial branch leadership.
Prepares written reports and gives oral presentations to large groups, both internal and external.
Identifies opportunities for grant and contract funding of projects and programs aligned with theAOC and the judicial branch priories. Authors, coordinates, and manages grants and contracts.
Analyzes and evaluates proposed legislation and its probable impact on a project and programgoals within assigned areas of responsibility.
Provides recommendations and strategies to AOC and judicial leadership regarding courtinnovations with the judicial branch.
Performs other work as assigned.Detailed information about the position (scope of responsibility, essential activities, and key competencies, etc.) can be found by viewing the Job Description attached to this Announcement. Or at www.courts.wa.gov/employ, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts and the Announcement.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALSA Bachelor’s degree in business, public, or judicial administration or closely allied field, AND
Eight (8) years of experience in the areas of policy development, management, court administration, law practice, or other closely allied field.
Five (5) years of experience coordinating the work of a team, including professional and administrative staff.
Five (5) or more years of experience working with courts and or justice-related agencies.A combination of relevant education and experience demonstrating a working knowledge of the functions and responsibility of Associate Director, Office of Court Innovation may be considered in meeting the qualification baseline.
Master’s degree in Public Administration or J.D.
Prior Court Administration experience.
THE IDEAL APPLICANT WILL ALSO HAVE SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESPage 2 of 4
Prior experience working with the Washington State Court system.
Prior management or supervisory experience.
Large department or multi-department management.
Solid interpersonal experience with the ability to effectively communicate in orally and inwriting and manage all levels of personnel in an organization.HOW TO APPLY / APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSInterested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.The following items are REQUIRED for your application to be considered complete. Note: ALL sections of the Application must be completed, and relevant experience meeting the qualifications must be reflected on the application.
Cover Letter (no more than two pages) that specifically relates your professional experience and education to the duties of the Associate Director-Office of Court Innovation within the Administrative Office of the Courts
AOC Application for Employment
A chronological resume may be submitted as a supplement; but not a substitute for a fully completed application.The Judicial Branch/AOC Application for Employment can be found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts; the AOC. Application for Employment is located at the bottom of the page. Late applications will not be accepted when a deadline is expressed.Please email all application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org in a PDF format (Word documents are also accepted).Application materials will also be accepted by regular mail or by fax:Administrative Office of the Courts Attn: Human ResourcesPO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170Fax number: (360) 586-4409 General suggestions for creating a good application packet:
Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include allrequested documentation.
Ensure your application and cover letter (if requested) directly address how you meet eachof the required and desired qualifications.
Make sure your application and cover letter reflect your best writing.
The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application materials. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" will be considered incomplete.IMPORTANT INFORMATIONPage 3 of 4
The workweek may fluctuate depending on workload or agency needs. Overnight travel may be required based on business needs. This position is not covered under the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA).The AOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical, mental or sensory disability (actual or perceived), use of a service animal, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, age, HIV or Hepatitis C status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Melody Long, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143, or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to Employment@courts.wa.gov.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.SPECIAL NOTE: Before a new hire, a background check, including criminal history, will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AOCThe Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is located in Olympia, Washington, on Interstate 5 between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Olympia and the surrounding Thurston County area offer numerous social, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Natural features include Puget Sound, the Olympic National Park to the west, and Mt. Rainier to the east. Mount St. Helens and the Pacific Ocean beaches are within a two-hour drive of the city.Great benefits (paid vacation and sick leave; health, life and disability insurance; retirement options and leave for military and civil service), a team-oriented culture, and a balance of family and work- life in a wonderful community are just a few rewards of choosing a career in the judicial branch of Washington State government. We offer leading-edge technology, a broad range of career opportunities, and an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.See www.courts.wa.gov/employ for more information about Washington Courts, Compensation, and Benefits. Page 4 of 4