Court Programs Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 4, 2022
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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. Fourteen cities contract with King County for court services provided by KCDC.
Position Summary
King County District Court is seeking applicants for a Court Programs Manager. The incumbent for this position should be an innovative, action-oriented leader with excellent people skills who is comfortable working with all levels of the organization, including various levels of management, Judges and attorneys. This new position for the Court will improve court operations by centralizing functions that have previously lived within each geographic division, improving efficiencies through relationships and project management. 

Job Duties

  • Provide formal supervision to direct reports including hiring, development, engagement, workload distribution, performance management and conflict resolution.
  • Oversee functional areas including call center, jury services, and interpreter services.
  • Project manage a variety of large-scale facility and security projects within the Court.
  • Serve as principal liaison for the court with Facilities Management Division (FMD) on facilities-related projects and court wide issues.
  • Serve as principal security liaison for the court with FMD Security, King County Sheriff’s Office Court Protection Unit and state Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) on courthouse security matters.
  • Manage court’s emergency operations planning processes, including plan documentation, inter-departmental communication, Emergency Operations Center representation and staff training.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated management experience, including planning, delegating and coordinating work in a union environment.
  • Demonstrated large-scale project management experience, including direct oversight of all formal project phases.
  • 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.

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: King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. NOTE: The Court Programs Manager may be assigned to work at any District Court location which include: Shoreline, Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Bellevue, Burien, Auburn or Kent (MRJC). Until further notice from the Court, the work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, through a combination of teleworking and onsite work and meetings as needed. While in telecommute status, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during regular work hours. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a commuting distance to the King County Courthouse to meet sporadic workplace reporting requirements.
  • 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. 
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 Please include “Court Programs 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
  • 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.