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Deputy Judicial Administrator Job Posting

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Date: April 18, 2019

Location of Employment: Office of Judicial Administration

Kansas Judicial Center

301 W. 10th St., Room 337

Topeka, KS 66612

Classification and Grade: Deputy Judicial Administrator

Starting Salary $95,000


Nature of Work

The deputy judicial administrator assists the judicial administrator with the organization, development, implementation, and management of the office of judicial administration. The deputy plays a significant role in developing organizational goals, values, and policies; provides leadership for programs and special projects; and assists with timely implementation of organizational changes, policies, and procedures.


Distinguishing Characteristics

The deputy is an unclassified, confidential employee of the judicial administrator. The deputy's salary is set by court order and the employee may be discharged without notice or appeal. As authorized by the judicial administrator, the deputy exercises the powers of the judicial administrator in the judicial administrator's absence. The deputy serves on the executive staff of the office of judicial administration and convenes its meetings.


Examples of Work Performed

(Position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.)


Provides leadership, oversight, and support for various initiatives as directed by the judicial administrator.


Undertakes projects and assignments that may require extensive research, analysis, and report writing. As authorized, represents the judicial administrator at various meetings or on boards and committees, and assumes the duties of and acts on behalf of the judicial administrator when the administrator is absent.


Supervises managerial staff; provides direction to other office of judicial administration staff.


Provides consultation, assistance, and direction in resolving the most complex or unusual situations, ensures compliance with relevant policies and procedures;


Staffs various judicial branch projects and committees.

Manages administrative matters such as conducting special studies, preparing routine or special reports, developing and administering training, or providing for staff technical or professional growth.


Attends or conducts staff and other professional meetings and conferences to exchange information; attends technical or professional seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.


Administers the office's policy on policies to insure that policies are consistent, harmonious, and up-to-date. Interprets and applies policies and procedures. As directed, deals with issues on behalf of the judicial administrator


Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in judicial, public, or business administration; human resources development; criminal justice; finance; or related field and ten years of professional, administrative, supervisory, or management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills. Law degree or other advanced degree preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to think and act strategically to carry out the mission of the Office of Judicial Administration.


Ability to effectively and professionally communicate orally and in writing in English to diverse audiences, and to produce concise, clear, error-free documents and reports.


Proficiency in operating a personal computer and using, or being able to learn to use, basic computer applications, including word processing, calendars, spreadsheets, and email.


Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.


Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with judges, other officials, employees, outside agencies, businesses, and the general public.


Knowledge of the Kansas Judicial Branch operations, including the appellate and district courts.

Ability to lead, train, and supervise staff; develop and implement policies and procedures; and resolve or recommend solutions to complex problems and situations.


Ability to conceive, communicate, and implement innovative approaches to solve problems, improve processes, and meet objectives.


Ability to recognize the need for change and respond flexibly to changing demands, propose solutions, and ensure that solutions are implemented.


Ability to organize and lead meetings of employees, judges, and others, and to make oral presentations before judges, other officials, employees, and others.


Strong analytical and organizational skills and the ability to function at a high level within a complex organization.


Ability to prioritize work, work independently without daily direct supervision, and manage a variety of projects simultaneously in a high pressure atmosphere under severe time constraints.


Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.


Send cover letter, resume, Judicial Branch application and four or fewer page writing sample to:

Patricia Henshall

Office of Judicial Administration

Kansas Judicial Center

301 W 10th, Room 337

Topeka, KS 66612

Email to:


Judicial Branch Application:


Application Deadline: Begin considering applications May 10, 2019


The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch. Please contact Patricia Henshall at (785) 296-2256 or by TTY at Judicial Center at (800) 766-3777.