Burien Court Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 19, 2023
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$112,257.36 - $140,932.80 Annually



Job Type

Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



KCDC - District Court


District Court

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/8/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z4 : District Ct Guidelines


King County District Court Profile
KCDC is the largest and most technologically advanced Court of Limited Jurisdiction in the State of Washington. It currently processes approximately 200,000 matters per year with 25 elected judges and roughly 260 employees at 8 courthouse locations. The Court is a leader in many areas involving public safety and access to justice, including the use of problem-solving courts, jail-alternative programs, technology- and judge-managed probation services. Fourteen cities contract with King County for court services provided by KCDC.

Position Summary
King County District Court is seeking applicants for a current opening as a Court Manager for the Burien, WA Courthouse. The Court Manager for KCDC is a strong, innovative, action-oriented leader with excellent people skills who is comfortable around all levels of management, Judges and attorneys. The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day management of all non-judicial operations at the Burien Courthouse. Work is performed at a professional level with the expectation of independent judgment and decision making.

Job Duties
  • Active calendar management, including assessing needs and making recommendations, while working collaboratively across courthouse locations to ensure hearings are set properly.
  • Coordinate and actively manage Pro-Tem Judicial coverage.
  • Responsible for supervision of Court Coordinator and Court Clerks including hiring, development, engagement, workload distribution, performance management and conflict resolution.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Judges, staff, criminal justice agencies, other county agencies and the public.
  • Assist with the development of new projects and serve on committees as required.
  • Handle complex issues, questions, and sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of court policies, rules, guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the process and procedures for court operations.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Demonstrated management experience, including planning, delegating and coordinating work in a union environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including Judicial Officers and external customers.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, take initiative, apply creativity and to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to welcome and accept feedback to continuously improve leadership skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain inclusive and equitable teams through employee engagement, performance management and development in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve, and plan operational needs.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and laws pertaining to the operation of the courts.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and resolve conflict at the lowest level in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly express ideas and information.
Supplemental Information
  • Selection process : Application materials will be screened for qualifications; the most competitive candidates will be invited for one or more panel interviews. Any employment offer will be contingent upon the results of a criminal background investigation and finger printing.
  • Additional materials requested : A resume and a cover letter or letter of interest summarizing how you meet the listed experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
  • Work location : Burien, WA - SW 149th St, Burien, WA 98166. NOTE: Court Managers may be assigned to work at any District Court location which include: Shoreline, Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Bellevue, Burien, Auburn or Kent (MRJC).
  • Physical Demands : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and move and/or lift up to 10 pounds. The vision abilities required to perform this position include close vision.
  • Working Conditions : Work is typically performed in an office environment with a moderate amount of noise (computers, printers, light traffic). This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
King County District Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

If you have any questions regarding this position or application process, please contact Hind May at 206-848-0177 or HMay@kingcounty.gov . Please include "Burien Court Manager" within the subject line.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.