Court Coordinator

King County   Kent, WA   Full-time     Legal
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Posted on June 3, 2021

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 seeking applicants for a current opening as a Court Coordinator for the Kent, WA (MRJC) Courthouse. The Court Coordinator is responsible for creating and maintaining a team of employees that are committed to serving the public, and who are willing and able to perform their duties and excel on a daily basis.  Court Coordinators are also responsible for end-of-day accounting, ordering supplies, providing and conducting training, and serving as a back-up to the Court Manager as needed.

Job Duties

  • Assists with supervision to Court Clerks including hiring, development, engagement, workload distribution, performance management and conflict resolution.
  • 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: passports, bankruptcies, name changes, vehicle impounds, false alarm hearings, zoning ordinances, witness management, Master Calendar, Mental Health Court, warrants, search warrants, felony and jail calendars, and inquests. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and laws pertaining to the operation of the King County District Court. 
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible management experience. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues at all levels of the organization, union officials, as well as individuals in other organizations, departments, agencies, and the public.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study including but not limited to public administration, court administration, business administration or criminal justice, or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities of the job.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles of administration, planning, supervision and organization. 
  • Considerable knowledge of local, state, federal laws and regulations that apply to personnel management. 
  • Ability to plan, delegate, and coordinate work. 
  • Ability to identify needs, develop long-range plans and to evaluate the results. 
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge and ability to manage in a union environment.

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/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, with occasional hours beyond the standard workday to meet deadlines.
  • Work location: Kent, Washington – Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032. NOTE: Court Coordinators may be assigned to work at any District Court location which include: Shoreline, Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Bellevue, Burien, Kent (MRJC) or Auburn.
The first round of virtual interviews is expected to occur the week of June 28, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding this position or application process, please contact Livy Yueh at 206-477-1823 or Please include “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.