Division Director (Domestic Violence)

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Washington, D.C
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Director of the Domestic Violence Division serves at the pleasure of the Executive Officer and works under the general supervision of the Clerk of the Court for the Superior Court. The position operates with full administrative and technical authority for directing the day-to-day operations of the Division, including administration, case management, courtroom support, and quality control.

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This position has general latitude to make policy management, budget management, and people management decisions for the Division within established and prescribed parameters.

Brief description of major duties:
  • Manages overall operations of the Division by defining clear lines of protocol, authority, responsibility and accountability for all Division staff
  • Directly responsible for timely accomplishment of the strategies and objectives of the division to meet division management action plan (MAP) objectives and court strategic plan goals
  • Assesses efficacy of operations; identifies needs and initiates enhancements while keeping the Clerk of the Court informed
  • Tracks performance and prepares, submits and presents narrative and statistical reports of the division's activities to the Chief Judge, Executive Officer, Clerk of the Court, Judicial Officers and Performance Standards Committee
  • Assembles, reviews, prepares and analyzes budget material for annual division operating budget; seeks and assists with the management and accountability of grant funding
  • Identifies areas in which operating costs can be reduced through more efficient use of resources and automation
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets pertinent District of Columbia Codes, United States Codes, decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and all applicable Federal Rules
  • Performs all responsibilities of a Division Director including staff supervision, performance management and participation in leadership trainings and meetings
  • Collaborates with judges, court executives and managers, attorneys, justice partner agencies, other government and non-profit agencies, and members of the public in an on-going effort to improve operations and identify and resolve problems
  • Ensures the fair, expeditious and efficient administration of justice to Division customers

The incumbent should be an 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. The incumbent exemplifies the Courts leadership principles of establishing a vision and goal; promoting excellence; developing employees; creating a great place to work environment, encouraging innovation and collaborating across the organization.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Conferences and trainings

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is an Excepted Service appointment.
  • A background and/or security investigation is required.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. List of professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, court management, criminal justice, human resource management, or other relevant field. An advanced degree in the above subjects or related fields is preferred.

A minimum of six (6) years of experience leading, developing, planning, administering, and/or evaluating programs; with at least three (3) years of experience managing, supervising and coaching employees in a public service agency, court system or legal environment.

To qualify you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level leadership and management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Court Executive Service Core Qualifications (CESCQ) listed below and the duties associated with this position. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS/JS-15 grade level in the federal/DC Court service or its equivalent in the public/private sector. Candidates experience must have been at a high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the professional and executive, as well as program knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined under the five CESCQ. Failure to meet the basic qualifications and address the CESCQ factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.


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.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma from an accredited university of college)
4. Attach responses to Court Executive Service Core Qualifications (CESCQ)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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