Courtroom Operations Manager - Legal Records/Services Manager

$55,647.49 - $92,745.54 Annually
Oct 08, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Full Time

Serves as the central manager of the courtroom clerks and the jury clerks for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court. Provides general supervision and management of the trial court and jury personnel. Oversees the workload, continuing legal education and performance standards for highly-specialized trial court clerks, who themselves provide in-court, paraprofessional support to Fairfax's Circuit Court judges. Assists the chief judge in docket management for all civil litigation and criminal trials occurring in Fairfax. Gathers caseload and complex litigation data, and presents data to the chief judge of the Circuit Court, in order to maximize judicial resources and juror utilization. Monitors Virginia's legislative changes which impact jury trial management, and/or the compilation of and custodianship of, the trial record. Assists the Court's project manager in the testing, demonstrating and implementing of new software or hardware systems that impact the courtroom, the judges or trial-court records management. Directs the training plans for the courtroom clerks, for any new software or hardware launch. Liaises with state and local agencies related to, or interfacing with, the trial court. May serve as a backup courtroom clerk, as necessary.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in government, public administration, business administration, pre-law, or a related field; plus two years of progressively responsible paraprofessional or technical legal experience, preferably in the appropriate Circuit Court or police area.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, legal study, or related field
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Four or more, years of Court and/or legal experience.
  • Two or more, years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Virginia and regulations in relevant areas.
  • Ability to evaluate court operations and ensure compliance with applicable Rules of Court, Virginia laws or local procedures.
  • Ability to formulate, propose, and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to observe trial court workflows, and compare them to software system functionality, in order to recommend modifications.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex and comprehensive reports, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, initiative, creativity, and independent judgment.
Duties are generally sedentary. Must be able to lift boxes and push a cart weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations.

Panel interview. As part of the interview process, a written exercise will be administered.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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