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Court Services Director (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: July 31, 2019 at 05:00 PM CST

Department: Court Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: Do not apply using the Apply Now button. See job posting details for how to apply.
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Position Announcement
Posting Period: July 10, 2019 – July 31, 2019

The Director is required to oversee all of the operations of the Court Services department which includes budgeting, personnel management, strategic planning, resource planning, statistical reporting and contract management. The Director is employed by and reports to the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and works closely with the McLean County criminal and juvenile justice system and the McLean County Board and related offices.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate integrity, be confident and persuasive, with strong oral and written communications skills. Will coach and mentor subordinate professional and clerical staff, take responsibility in decision-making, provide direction, and be a problem-solver who can follow through on initiatives and directives.

This position is located in Bloomington, IL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Court Services is directly responsible to the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. His/her duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develop sound philosophy, procedures and policies for the department
  2. Consult with and inform the court on all departmental matters relating to policy or court procedure
  3. Develop and submit annual budget for the department
  4. Communicate and cooperate with the County Board and the department's oversight committee
  5. Attend monthly Committee meetings and other County Board meeting as needed
  6. Communicate and cooperate with all county department heads
  7. Communicate and cooperate with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
  8. Develop and supervise all research, statistical activities, and maintain records consistent with AOIC and departmental policy
  9. Maintain a current knowledge of statues, court decisions, legal procedures, and developments in the field of probation and criminal justice administration
  10. Promote an atmosphere of dedication, cooperation, communication, and professionalism among the staff
  11. Recommend hiring and dismissal of staff in accordance with the court and departmental policy
  12. Develop, facilitate, coordinate and encourage professional staff training. Enforce the training standards mandated by AOIC
  13. Assign staff to duties consistent with their abilities and departmental needs
  14. Develop and maintain department grievance and discipline procedures
  15. Conduct performance evaluations regarding the performance of professional and clerical staff
  16. Plan and develop direct probation service programs that will enhance the department
  17. Conduct staff meetings on current departmental or division issues, concerning procedures and policies
  18. Participate in community activities that will enhance the overall operations of the department
  19. Conduct him/herself in a professional manner while performing duties
  20. Perform all other professional task as directed by the court

Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as future consideration so indicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in management, public administration, criminal justice, social services or related field, and five or more years in a supervisory position in probation, court services, social services or the equivalent education and experience which clearly demonstrates the candidate is qualified for the position. Master’s degree in criminal justice, business or public administration or corrections preferred.

Candidates must have the ability to plan, organize, implement, and maintain a variety of functions and projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines and schedules; knowledgeable of the criminal justice system including related Illinois statutes, regulations, procedures, and operations at the trial court level; ability to understand the various components of evidence-based practices including pragmatic applicability and implementation; working knowledge of curriculum design, training and instruction, and evaluation of training outcomes; ability to use initiative and work independently to complete assignments; demonstrated leadership skills including planning and priority setting, sound decision-making, problem-solving, consensus building, and interpretive skills; strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Starting Date: On or after September 1, 2019

Starting Salary: Base salary is $41.13 - $42.98 per hour (1950 hours per year) based on experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Application Process:

All applicants must be certified as eligible by the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts (AOIC).

Send a cover letter, resume and AOIC application to:

  Chief Judge Mark A. Fellheimer
Eleventh Judicial Circuit
McLean County Law & Justice Center RM 411
104 W. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

The AOIC application can be found on the following website: 


The deadline for applications is: July 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Email, facsimile or other means of electronic transmission are not accepted.  Do not use the Apply Now button to apply online for this position.  Online applications are not accepted.  

McLean County and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit are Equal Opportunity Employers