Juvenile Lead

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 20, 2023
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$31.06 - $39.37 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DJA - Judicial Administration



Opening Date


Closing Date

6/2/2023 4:30 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines


The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), also known as the Superior Court Clerk's Office, is an innovative, forward-looking agency using technology to help perform tasks better, more efficiently and reliably. DJA performs a variety of services for the court, litigants and the general public. DJA's mission is to provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record services and justice system programs, while ensuring access to justice and integrity in the process.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Judicial Administration values diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

WORK LOCATION: This position will be based primarily at the Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center, 1211 East Alder Street but may attend training and meetings at our other locations including the King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave., Seattle WA 98104 and 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032.

WORK SCHEDULE : This position works a 40-hour work week, typically 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. This position is overtime eligible.

  • King County Application Form
  • Letter of interest detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements listed in this job announcement. (This will be used as a writing sample).
Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. Your options are:
*Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
*Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Contact information : Please direct questions about this position to Brittany Hagen Crosser at 206-477-4035. If you have questions about the recruitment process please direct those to Joy Fernandes at 206-477-0774.

Job Duties

DJA is seeking a resourceful person to lead a team of 9 members. This person will train, provide work direction and coordinate schedules and activities for the team. In addition, they will interact with a wide variety of customers such as court staff, law enforcement agencies and the general public. The Juvenile Lead works closely with their manager to communicate the workload status, provide input on development opportunities for staff growth and offer ideas to improve current processes. The person selected for this position will be assigned a variety of tasks including but not limited to those listed:
  • Motivate a group of 9 team members to perform at the highest of their abilities.
  • Schedule clerks for court coverage and coordinate additional coverage when needed
  • Monitor the status of the workload and assign staff to efficiently complete tasks
  • Report workload status and identify potential setbacks to the manager
  • Train staff in new or updated procedures
  • Review audit reports and make recommendations for improvements
  • Correspond with customers regarding court records
  • Perform other Clerk's functions as directed by management or ordered by the Court
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Two years in an office environment with increasing responsibilities and a demonstrated ability to motivate a group toward the completion of a common goal and/or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience providing excellent customer service
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain poise and composure under pressure
  • Experience working in an ever changing work environment
  • Experience with general office practices, procedures and equipment
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Experience promoting teamwork and recognizing the contribution of others
  • Understands the importance of integrity, trust and confidentiality in the legal process and accountability in the workplace
Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County 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.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing, and complete reference checks. Applications will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The most competitive applicants may be invited to an interview.

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.