• Deputy Court Administrator - Juvenile Court Department

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Juvenile Court Department
    Posting Date
    USD $109,320.30/Yr.
    Current Maximum
    USD $154,905.88/Yr.

    This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.


    This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


    Candidates must be able to travel among the offices and sessions within the department. 


    In order to be considered for this position, candidates must upload a resume. 


    The Trial Court is committed to:


    ·         the fair and impartial administration of justice;

    ·         protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;

    ·         equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;

    ·         efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;

    ·         prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


    It is the mission of the Juvenile Court to protect children from abuse and neglect and promote opportunities for children to reside in safe, stable, permanent family environments whenever possible, to strengthen families when their children are in need of services, to rehabilitate juveniles, to protect the public from delinquent and criminal activity while holding offenders accountable and addressing the harm suffered by the community and the victim, and to decide all cases fairly and impartially with dedication, integrity and professionalism.




    The Chief Justice of the Department is the administrative head of the Department. The Chief Justice and the Deputy Court Administrator are responsible for the operation of the Department, its clerks, and other officers and employees and they have the powers and duties described in G.L. c. 211B, §10 subject to the superintendence authority of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Chief Justice and the Deputy Court Administrator are responsible for the management of the business of the Department, including personnel, financial administration and budget preparation, record-keeping, information systems and statistical controls, purchasing, planning, education, facilities, legislation and court clinics.


    The Deputy Court Administrator holds office for a term that is coterminous with the Chief Justice of the Department and is eligible to be reappointed to serve additional terms and may be removed from office prior to the expiration of that term by the Court Administrator and the Chief Justice of the Department.




    Coordinates the administrative functions and supervises the implementation of administrative and legal procedures within the Administrative Office and the divisions of the Department;


    Develops plans for the Department which include goals and objectives for the continuous improvement of court operations;


    Oversees the development of statistical and other management information in order to evaluate Juvenile Court performance and resource allocation;


    Drafts or oversees the drafting of legislation, legal and administrative memoranda;


    Analyzes the impact of such documents prepared by others regarding the Department;


    Prepares an annual budget estimate, in detail, for the ordinary maintenance of the Department and, upon receipt, administers the appropriation;


    Supervises the work of a diverse group of professional and support staff; and


    Performs other duties related to the management of the Department as required by the Chief Justice. Coordinates management duties with the Court Administrator.



    These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Deputy Court Administrator:


    A Law Degree from an accredited law school, or a Graduate Degree in business administration, management, public administration, or a related field of study.


    Demonstrated ability to identify management issues, develop creative and feasible solutions and interact positively with others acquired through (7) seven or more years of professional work experience;


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    Thorough knowledge of the administrative and legal organization, functions, jurisdiction and authority of the court;


    Comprehensive knowledge of the Massachusetts court system and court procedures;


    Ability to organize, direct and coordinate administrative and program activities;


    Ability to plan and supervise the work of others;


    Ability to maintain effective working relationships with court officials, attorneys, subordinate employees, government agencies and the general public;


    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;


    Knowledge of and ability to use computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases; and


    Experience in the Juvenile Justice and/or Child Welfare system is preferred.




    Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.


    If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.


    No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.





    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed