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Court Administrator - Red Lake Nation Tribal Court

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Court Administrator

Red Lake Nation Tribal Court

Red Lake, MN 56671

Open Date: January 11, 2012

Closing Date: OPENED UNTIL FILLED

Primary Function: To ensure all elements of the court system function effectively and efficiently. Incumbent will have direct supervisory and management responsibility for administrative operations (programmatic and financial) with direct supervision over all Tribal Court staff except for the Chief Judge and Associate Judges. Full-time position with benefits; reporting to the Executive Administrator. Salary is DOQ.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

• Develop and administer local court budget including forecasting revenues and expenditures, developing performance measures and appearing before the Governing body as necessary to discuss court policies and programs.

• Responsible for financial aspects of court operations including collection and receipt of fees, fines and bonds. Ensure timely deposits and accounting of court fees, prepare reports and narratives for court finances.

• Responsible for interpretation and execution of Tribal statutory mandates, rules of court, and judicial system policies as they relate to administrative matters. Maintains a current and accurate file of the Red Lake Tribal Code and Resolutions passed, as well as revisions for code committee for action. Evaluate public service needs and identify corrective measures.

• Responsible for all release of Court related information and documents to the public.

• Responsible for court personnel management including recruitment, hiring, training motivation, evaluation, assignment, discipline and discharge. Administer personnel policy regulations.

• Assists in formulation and implementation of policies, develop or modify procedures to ensure compliance; supervises the implementation, evaluates the quality of the functions carried out and makes recommendations for changes.

• Advises the judges, lay advocates and attorneys concerning the administrative procedures of the court.

• Oversee and direct management studies and procedural analysis to identify problems pertaining to court process and coordination of court business to many diverse agencies.

• Plan and implement solutions and new methods of performing court functions to facilitate the delivery of justice system services in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

• Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective case management systems to ensure that individual cases and court’s total caseload are expeditiously and efficiently processed to disposition; periodically review management reports to identify and investigate problem areas and take corrective action.

• Ensure security of court records; develop and implement a record retention/destruction plan to minimize storage space and costs.

• Serve as the chief administrative support officer and respond to the individual requirements of all judicial staff.

• Responsible for the physical environment including facility planning, negotiating with the Tribe regarding upkeep, remodeling, expansion, procuring and maintaining necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment.

• Other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications:

• B.A. degree with an emphasis in business, public or judicial administration or related field from a four-year college or university; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Be of high moral character and integrity.

• Pass background investigative check without any felony convictions.

• Computer knowledgeable using a variety of software.

• Proof of a valid driver license and insurance.

• Must be able to handle stressful situations in a professional manner.

• Willingly sign and adhere to confidentiality policy.

• Have knowledge of Red Lake Tribal Code.

• Knowledgeable of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.

• Must pass mandatory drug test.

To Apply: Applications (resumes w/ application) are accepted at Red Lake Human Resources Department - P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone: (218) 679-1847 Fax: (218) 679-4176.

 

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