Community Court Coordinator

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on September 10, 2021
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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. Twelve cities contract with King County for court services provided by KCDC.
Position Summary
King County District Court is expanding court services to include access to the judiciary through implementation of a Community Court system by hiring a Community Court Coordinator.   The Community Court Coordinator will be the lead planner responsible for overseeing daily operations of the Community Court services.
The Community Court Coordinator will be expected to become acquainted with agency, County, State, and court policies, procedures, and regulations.  The successful candidate must be able to effectively partner with community stakeholders to promote District Court and Community Court.

Job Duties

  • Serve on multiple planning work groups
  • Identify and coordinate social service agencies to participate in community court resource center.
  • Coordinate with treatment providers to track and report on community court participants.
  • Coordinate with non-profit agencies to connect court participants with community service opportunities.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve with respect to the court's daily activities and operations. Coordinate with facilities in which court is held. 
  • Coordinate service and treatment needs assessments for defendants and other court populations; 
  • Coordinate screening intake services and complete exit interviews;
  • Promote, develop, and maintain relationships with residents, schools, police, government, not-for-profit agencies, and community organizations;
  • Work with providers of court participants to obtain updated progress reports to the court.
  • Maintain accurate data about the program and its participants for formal reporting to various agencies, and for presentations for stakeholders and interested parties. 
  • Work with judge and project staff to develop both new policies and procedures, and new social services sanctions and responses
  • Coordinate community outreach efforts.
  • Recruit and manage a team of volunteers for community court.
  • Speak/present to individuals, agencies and groups about community court.
  • Coordinate efforts of court, Community Court unit, and social service providers to maximize effectiveness of court operations, sentences, and compliance monitoring; and
  • Perform related work as required.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor's or master's degree, preferably in social work, public policy or a related field, three years work experience in the court system, and at least one year of policy development and/or project management experience.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of the criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of city and county agencies and community-based organizations including local social services;
  • Ability to plan, to delegate, and to coordinate work;
  • Ability to identify needs, to develop long-range plans, and to evaluate results;
  • Knowledge of problem-solving court models and case-management approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly express and present ideas and recommendations orally and in writing to a wide audience including stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively work with people with differing cultural, ethnic, and lifestyle backgrounds;
  • Willingness and ability to accept assignments in various office locations throughout the county;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others including co-workers, supervisors, judges, and staff members from public and private agencies;
  • Ability to maintain regular, consistent, and predictable attendance; and
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including a personal computer.
  • If a people manager, this bullet is second on the list of EQKS: Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible management experience, including planning, delegating and coordinating work. 

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 required:  A resume and a cover letter or letter of interest summarizing how you meet the listed experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
  • Physical DemandsWhile 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 ConditionsWork is typically performed in an office environment with a moderate amount of noise (computers, printers, light traffic).   This role routinely uses standard office equipment. 
  • Work schedule: Regular, working a 40-hour workweek. Responsibilities occasionally may require overtime in order to meet deadlines. After hours, on-call support is required.
  • Work location: Redmond, Auburn, and Shoreline. Some in-person work needed, while most of the work is done virtually currently in response to COVID.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at any location. 
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 Erika Yanak at 206-477-0320 or Please include “Community Court Coordinator” 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
  • 10 paid 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.