Deputy Register of Wills (CEMS - Excepted Service)
This position is a Court Executive Management Services (CEMS) position located in the Office of the Register of Wills/Probate Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The position operates with full administrative authority in the absence of the Director (the Register of Wills) and specific delegated technical authority for directing the day-to-day operations of the Operations Branch and Auditing and Appraisal Branch of the Probate Division, including administration, financial reviews, case management, courtroom support, and quality control. The position has general latitude to make operational management, budget management, and human resources management decisions for the Probate Division overall within established and prescribed parameters.
The incumbent should be an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
- Occasional Travel
- Conferences and trainings
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Law degree plus a member of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing.
At least five (5) years of legal experience actively engaged in the practice of probate law in the District of Columbia or otherwise have broad experience in, or knowledge on the subject of the administration of the estates of deceased persons in the District of Columbia plus a general understanding of auditing practices and procedures. Three (3) years of experience managing employees in a public service, agency, court system or legal environment.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or law degree)
4. Copy of DC Bar License
All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.