Municipal Court Administrator

City of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ

Municipal Court Administrators plan, manage, and direct a division within the Phoenix Municipal Court. General responsibilities may include case flow analysis, records, jury, budget and accounting, public relations, and personnel management, including the selection, training, evaluation and corrective action of non-judicial staff. This position is also responsible to design and implement comprehensive business systems, participate in long-range planning and program development, and interact with the public and the media on potentially sensitive issues. We currently have vacancies in two divisions: Audit & Support and Customer Service.

Incumbents in this role will mentor supervisors and managers towards a continuous improvement culture that fosters daily improvement involving all team members. The position requires the ability to continuously improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service. The successful candidate will have well developed competencies in complex decision making, effective communication, personal & interpersonal skills, and managing projects. The incumbent must be able to develop credibility quickly with all levels of the organization and build meaningful business relationships that ensures success.

Work is performed under the direction of the Chief Presiding Judge or the Executive Court Administrator, with considerable initiative and independent judgment within the framework of Court policy guidelines. Incumbents in this job may rotate between divisions while maintaining a high degree of proficiency in assigned program responsibility.

This recruitment may be used for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


Recruitment closes June 21, 2019. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Up to $118,995 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,360/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.

A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of experience in court administration.
  • Two years of experience supervising professional-level staff in a court system.
  • Bachelor s degree in business or public administration, leadership, justice studies, or a related field, however, a master s degree is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Certification as an Arizona Court Manager and/or successful completion of the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management - Court Management Program (Certified Court Manager).
  • Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Six Sigma, and Lean methodologies.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
  • The City job description can be found here.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please click here.
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  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.


Municipal Court Administrator, Job Code #00600, ID# 32004, 05/26/19, 6 mos, DD Benefits: 009

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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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