Supervisory Court Programs Administrator

Washington, D.C
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

The Supervisory Court Programs Administrator (Chief), National Programs Branch, will report to the Chief, Programs Division in the Court Services Office (CSO), Department of program Services (DPS). CSO seeks a self-motivated Chief to provide day-to-day oversight, supervision, assistance, support, and coordination of three national programs critical to the mission of the federal judiciary and the operations of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the Electronic Public Access, Libraries, and Records Programs.

The work of the National Programs Branch is to help develop and lead the implementation of policies and best practices for the courts in the three program areas, plan and execute program budgets, oversee program contracts, and provide periodic training and regular communications to court customers about program guidance, policy, and initiatives. The ideal candidate must have diplomacy, analytical and organizational skills, and demonstrated record of effectively collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing expert day-to-day direction to and supervision of the Branch staff to help meet the legal research, library, and records management needs of federal judges and judiciary staff and support the judiciary's mission of providing electronic public access to court records.
  • Serving as a member of the CSO management team, representing the office and the AO when attending meetings conducted by and on behalf of the Chief of the Programs Division.
  • Working with the CSO and department leadership in establishing priorities, identifying solutions, developing short- and long-term program milestones, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Providing a superior level of customer support and service to federal courts, the public, and other AO offices, and building relationships with program stakeholders.
  • Developing and executing multi-million dollar program budgets and administering program contracts.
  • Working collaboratively with Judicial Conference Committees, AO advisory and working groups, judges and court executives, and AO management to develop and implement initiatives or policies that improve program services, contain costs, and effectively implement judiciary policies and procedures.
  • Assessing the needs of the programs and the courts in the Branch's areas of responsibility and conducting analyses to provide advice when needed.
  • Monitoring related Federal and private sector programs and helping the judiciary provide feedback to Congress on legislative proposals impacting the programs.
  • Managing the process for Federal agencies requesting data from systems and serving as the inter-agency liaison on these matters.
  • Managing the development and implementation of the Electronic Records Disposition Schedule for the judiciary.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated high-level experience establishing and managing complex court programs; participating in program studies and assessments; reviewing proposed legislation; and researching and monitoring developments in federal and private sector programs.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.