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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:91,766.22-137,786.74
LOCATION:101 E. Huron
Under the direction of the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Division and Trial Court Administrator, the Juvenile Division Administrator is responsible for all administrative aspects related to the operation of the Juvenile Division of the Trial Court. These responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing programs and policies to improve court services, maintaining compliance with statutes and court rules, hiring, training and supervision of all staff.
Provides leadership and direction regarding juvenile justice issues including race and equity disparities. Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with county and state officials and key community leaders and stakeholders. Oversees casework and probation services provided by the Juvenile Court. Assists and coordinates in the development of all Juvenile Division policies and procedures. Provides leadership and supervision to the management team. Ensures compliance with all laws, regulations, and Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan. Manages and directs the preparation, presentation, expenditure, and accounting of all Juvenile Division budgets, including appropriations from Washtenaw County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and all federal, state, and private grant resources, as applicable. Works under broad directives with considerable latitude for independent judgment to effectively implement the goals and mission of the court.
Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the personnel and employee relations functions of the Juvenile Division; including interviewing and recommending, hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, and dealing with employee relations matters.
  • Interprets applicable laws, regulations, and Court policies to subordinates.
  • Prepares the Juvenile Division operational budget and the Juvenile Divison Child Care Fund Budget in concert with the Deputy Trial Court Administrator.
  • Authorizes and signs vouchers submitted to the Court and monitors the status of the approved budget.
  • Serves as the Juvenile Division liaison with the County Administrator, Board of Commissioners and County Departments and serves on various County committees.
  • Serves as the Juvenile Division liaison with the State Department of Health and Human Services and the State Court Administrator's Office and represents the court on various committees.
  • Represents the Trial Court on numerous local committees.
  • Conducts staff meetings, issues memos and uses e-mail to disseminate information, updates staff on new policies and procedures and ensures the efficient operation of the Juvenile Division.
  • May represent the Trial Court as a participant on committees or as a presenter at meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Researches and monitors grant applications, correspondence, and additional sources of funding to improve Juvenile Division services. Researches and assembles information from a variety of sources for the completion of forms or the preparation of reports.
  • Responds to inquiries and complaints in person, by telephone and through correspondence from attorneys, social service agencies and the public, requiring knowledge of department activities and the application of statutes, rules, forms and policies.
  • Monitors proposed changes in statute, court forms and court rules affecting the Juvenile Division, including adoption law and provides information, opinion and status to the Judge and staff. Drafts recommended practices to improve court operations.
  • Facilitates and coordinates meetings between the Trial Court and the Department of Health and Human Services and Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Conducts general and management staff meetings to ensure the Juvenile Division is operating efficiently, and to update staff on new policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the quantity and quality of services provided to children and families who are under the jurisdiction of the Trial Court.
  • Supervises staff in court policies and work procedures. Ensures that annual performance reviews are completed on all Juvenile staff.
  • Evaluates Juvenile Division casework and probation services and counsels those supervisors on the quality of casework, filed work, programs and other services.
  • Confers with the Judge regarding laws, administrative regulations and technology that impact on the Juvenile Division components.
  • In coordination with the Trial Court Administrator's Office, conducts progressive discipline with staff as deemed appropriate.
  • Participates on the Trial Court Leadership Team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Important Duties:

  • Plans, develops and implements guidelines and procedures for uniform collecting, recording, organizing and processing of data for Court and management purposes.
  • Directs the preparation of various reports on Juvenile Center services, including statistical activity reports.
  • Performs other administrative duties as requested by the Presiding Judge or Trial Court Administrator.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Principles, practices and procedures related to the management of Juvenile Court programs and activities.
  • Juvenile Code and State and Federal Regulations regarding Juvenile Code, Procedure, Institutions, Services and Facilities Child Protection Act and related regulations and procedures.
  • Adoption code and related regulations and procedures.
  • Basic principles of community engagement.
  • Delinquency treatment methods and trends, facilities and related State and Federal regulations.
  • Technological resources for Courts.
  • Court and locked facility security methods and systems.
  • Administrative principles and practices, in including goal setting, program and budget development and administration and employee supervision.
  • Research, data analysis and report preparation techniques.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Office administrative principles and practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Basic financial recordkeeping practices.
  • Planning, organizing and directing multiple Juvenile Center administrative functions and activities.
  • Working effectively and collaboratively within complex organizations
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff.
  • Planning, directing and reviewing the work of others and training others in work procedures.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Analyzing complex administrative problems, evaluating alternatives and implementing sound recommendations.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Public relations and public speaking
  • Budget development, program development and compliance.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license.
Possession of a Masters degree with major coursework in court administration, business or public administration, social work, sociology, law, psychology or a field related to the work. Possession of an advanced degree in an appropriate field is desirable.
A minimum of Five (5) years of administrative support or managerial experience in a court setting.
Membership in Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20, the Michigan Association for Treatment Court Professionals and other relevant juvenile and criminal justice associations is highly recommended.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


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