Director, Justice Court Services

Job Bulletin

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 07/07/22

CLOSING DATE: 08/07/22 11:59 PM


HARRIS COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Director, Justice Court Services

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Justice Court Services Director assists the Court Manager in providing administrative and technical support to the Harris County Justice Courts.

Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:

Coordinates administration of the Justice Courts.
Collaborates in the development of a strategic plan for the information technology needs of the Justice Courts.
Assists in the management of justice court facilities and infrastructure needs.
Conducts special studies, systems analyses and evaluations of current policies and procedures for the Justice Courts.
Periodically attends sessions of the Justice Courts’ dockets.
Attends Justice Courts judges’ and clerks’ meetings.
Monitors justice court compliance with administrative rules, policies, and procedures. Performs such duties as directed by the Court Manager.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

Assists in the development and monitoring of justice court operational budgets. Performs Statistical Reporting.
Monitors the collection and reporting of justice court performance standards. Manages requests for analysis of justice court activity.

Oversees development of justice court websites, including web reporting of court performance standards.

Court Management Responsibilities:

Works with the Justice Court Staff Attorney to research and recommend changes to administrative processes through adoption of advances in technology or changes in case law, court rules, or statute.
Coordinates the development of a data quality plan for the justice courts with appropriate justice system partners.
Coordinates with other agencies to implement legislative mandates for justice court processes.

Supervisor and/or Leadership Responsibilities:

Manages the JP Clerk staff at the Probable Cause Court.

Develops, monitors, and assesses staff training needs, requirements, and certifications.

Acts as a facilitator for the Court Manager in furthering the needs and priorities of the Justice Courts.
Represents the Justice Courts at county meetings.

Other Duties:

Additional duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email [email protected]


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience in court operations and management.
A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.


Valid driver’s license (Texas within sixty (60) days of employment).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems and justice court administration. Knowledge of case flow management principles and their application in an integrated justice environment.
Knowledge of the state legal and administrative process.

Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of management and elected/appointed officials.
Ability to execute conceptual plans into court programs.
Ability to clearly and effectively present complex ideas to a broad audience.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Certified Court Manager certification from the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management (ICM); ICM Certified Court Executive or ICM Fellow graduate; or Certified Municipal Court Clerk (CMCC Level III) from the Municipal Court Clerks

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Certification Program.


Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

Regular Full-Time
Monday – Friday | 40 Hours per week
Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends, Holidays, and Some Travel


Depends on Qualifications
Will Be Discussed At Departmental Interview Based on 26 Pay Periods

Physical Requirements:

Job requires good physical condition and agility needed to perform strenuous tasks as needed.

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Harris County has an Employment-at-Will Policy.
Employment is contingent on passing a criminal background check.

Upon receiving a conditional Offer of Employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs.