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This job is not part of the Merit System and, therefore, is neither subject to the Rules & Regulations of the Personnel Board nor provided the rights of a Merit System. Should you have additional questions about this position, please contact the Jefferson County Human Resources Department at 205-325-5249.

The starting salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications, experience, and professional advancement with a salary range of $99,000 – $108,000 DOQ/E, plus excellent benefits which may include capped covered relocation expenses.

Major Job Duties of Deputy Court Administrator for Jefferson County
  • Directs, coordinates, evaluates, and reviews work of the Directors of Administrative, Juvenile Probation/Child Support Enforcement Services and the clerical staff assigned to the Bessemer and Birmingham Family Court Units.
  • Recommends, develops, analyzes, and implements rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the execution of Family Court functions.
  • Serves as liaison between Family Court, users of Court services, governmental social service agencies, universities, youth mental health treatment facilities, and other governmental and private entities concerned with Court operations.
  • Monitors reports from Department Directors, and consults Court directives to identify problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Reviews budget requests of Court Department Directors, suggests alternatives, assists the Court Administrator and Presiding Judge in the preparation of annual operating and program budgets; approves purchases and monitors expenditures.
  • Identifies sources for grants, prepares and submits proposals for grants to support Court programs.
  • Serves as Court Administrator during temporary absence of that officer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for Deputy Court Administrator for Jefferson County
1. Knowledge of budgetary principles and procedures, and encumbrances/expenditures such as revenues, expenditures, and appropriations involved in establishing and maintaining budgets.
2. Knowledge of principles involved in the management of staff/personnel.
3. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing parole and probation (e.g., weapons, associations, drugs, etc.).
4. Knowledge of Code of Alabama, Title 12
5. Knowledge of Code of Alabama, Title 13
6. Knowledge of Alabama rules of juvenile procedure
7. Skill in selecting the most appropriate course of action in situations where information is unclear or unavailable and making high quality and effective decisions.
8. Skill in organizing information, materials, and/or documentation in a systematic and logical manner.
9. Skill in managing one’s own time and the time of others
10. Skill in maintaining a positive working relationship through comfortable and appropriate interpersonal interaction.
11. Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
12. Ability to adjust to changing work demands, procedures, technology, and/or priorities.
13. Ability to pay close attention to detail in order to ensure the completeness and accuracy of work.
14. Ability to work without close supervision or significant amounts of direction/guidance.
15. Ability to keep applicant or customer information confidential.
16. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
17. Ability to work in an environment that requires strict adherence to instructions, standards, and/or procedures.
18. Ability to see a need for and take constructive action at work without being prompted or urged.
19. Ability to demonstrate honest behavior in all work tasks and responsibilities.
20. Ability to guide and direct the accomplishment of work through subordinate staff.
21. Ability to orally communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
22. Ability to manage and allocate one’s time in order to handle multiple tasks and/or meet pressing deadlines.
23. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
24. Ability to assess the performance of other individuals to ensure work is performed appropriately and/or take corrective action.
25. Ability to assess the importance of, and consequences associated with, tasks in order to set priorities in light of competing demands.
26. Ability to stay abreast of developments in the field/industry.
27. Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
28. Ability to assign and monitor the work of subordinates.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Eligible to be certified as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Alabama
  • a. 21 years of age.
  • b. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, in any field (documentation required).
  • c. No felony convictions, and willing to submit to background check to confirm.
  • d. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • e. Willingness to resign from or refuse secondary employment and/or separate appointed or elected offices in the executive or legislative branch of government unless approved in advance by the presiding juvenile court judge.
2. Work experience in a position related to juvenile probation.
3. Work experience in a position related to court operations
4. Work experience in a supervisory or leadership role in which you were accountable for the performance and work product of professional, supervisory, or technical personnel.
5. Willingness to interact with people from various socioeconomic or cultural backgrounds.
Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the “Request for Accommodation” form through the following website:


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