King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.
OPENING DATE/TIME: 11/02/12 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 11/16/12 04:30 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $52,798.51 - $67,130.96 Annually
LOCATION: King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week
DIVISION: King County Superior Court
JOB NUMBER: 2012-02688
The responsibilities of this classification include managing the administrative and case flow operations, fee system and staffing of the Family Law Facilitator Program. The incumbent develops and implements policies and procedures for the program. The incumbent serves on various committees, and acts as a liaison between the department/program and the public, judicial officers, staff, attorneys, and inter-county and outside agencies. This position provides direct supervision to program staff.
Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Work location: This position has split responsibilities between the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.
Work schedule: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The workweek is normally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additional materials required: Please include a resume and letter of interest describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the on-line application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter. Applications that state "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. Your options are:
1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
2) Attach multiple documents/files in the attachment section.
The following duties are not intended to represent the entire functional capacity of the position at the task level.
- Responsible for the management and operation of the Facilitator Program at both courthouse sites. Assist litigants, attorneys, staff, judicial officers and the public regarding case information, rules, policies and procedures. Oversee all case flow management and records. Develop fee structure based on established criteria to support program operations. Ensure program consistency between various court facilities. Prepare documentation of department procedures.
- Recruit, select, train and supervise staff. Evaluate staff performance and provides coaching, feedback and corrective action for performance issues. Interpret policies and procedures, resolves conflicts. Routinely review staff work procedures and work products. Train staff and allocate resources.
- Oversee changes to policies and procedures consistent with changes to state and local rules. Interpret statutes and court rules and respond to changes that impact the information and services provided by the program. Ensure compliance with program policies and procedures by staff.
- Facilitate communication with other agency jurisdictions, the public and judicial officers. Network with various legal programs county-, state-, and nationwide. Participate in special projects related to cross-departmental and inter-agency collaboration. Take an active leadership role in establishing working relationships with community and internal groups.
- Assist with recruitment, scheduling and training of volunteers on the guardianship/probate review calendars. Oversee the Guardianship Monitoring Program.
- Coordinate distribution and dissemination of information provided to public and outside agencies about the Program; make presentations.
- Staff various committees as directed.
- Perform other duties of a similar nature and level.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or related field and five years’ experience in court procedures and processes, including at least two years of supervisory experience. A Master level or law degree is preferred.
Knowledge of statutes, local court rules, court procedures, processes and policies in the area of family law and guardianship. Knowledge of outside resources and referral sources available for family law litigants; human behavior, family dynamics and domestic violence issues; court system policies and practices, including case flow management; principles of supervision.
Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Able to apply effective interpersonal skills. Skill in working with diverse populations with cultural sensitivity sufficient to successfully handle complex and/or emotional personnel and public relations situations. Supervisory, public speaking and presentations skills.
Able to analyze, organize and prioritize work; adapt to changes in work load demands; multi-task and follow through. Able to conduct research on a specific work assignment. Knowledge of ability to apply problem solving and conflict resolution techniques. Able to identify and meet deadlines; work independently; allocate resources to meet program objectives; identify personnel issues and; develop long-range strategies and implement plans to accomplish program objectives.
Able to use personal computer and Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of and ability to learn specialized software applications. Skill in using computer software applications including word processing and database management.
Finalists must successfully pass a criminal background check and reference check. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel through alternate means.
Application materials will be screened for qualifications and the most competitive candidates will be invited for interviews.
If you have questions regarding this position, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 296-9355.