Executive Officer/Clerk of Court – Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Client: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Position: Executive Officer/Clerk of Court
Closing Date: Closed

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Los Angeles Courts

The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles is seeking a skilled, experienced, dynamic professional to join a distinguished bench and exceptional executive team to oversee operational and administrative functions of the largest court in the nation in the role of Executive Officer/Clerk of Court (CEO). Serving at the pleasure of the judges of the Court, the CEO is an at-will, executive-level, appointed position. Within the Court, the CEO reports to the Presiding Judge of the Court and collaborates with the Supervising Judges and Executive Committee of the Court. The CEO manages the operations of 38 courthouses located in 12 districts across Los Angeles County. In addition, the CEO develops and manages a budget of approximately $1 billion. The Court comprises over 580 judicial officers and over 4,600 full-time employees working in courthouses from the high desert to Catalina Island to Santa Monica beach, as well as employees working remotely. Acting under the direction of the Presiding Judge, the CEO is responsible for setting policy and strategy as well as directing all non-judicial operations of the Court. The CEO actively collaborates with judges and others on legislation related to court operations, develops, and enhances state and county partnerships, and contributes to a range of community outreach projects. Outside the Court, the CEO will be deeply involved in issues of statewide and national import, including issues related to trial court funding, court reporter shortages, and technology innovation.

Requires a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business or public administration or a related field, or a Juris Doctor degree. The ideal experience for this position would include highly responsible management experience, including in an administrative capacity in a court system with similar complexities. Managerial experience should include responsibility for budget and finance; information technology; employee and labor relations; and public relations. Candidates from the public or private sector who do not have court system experience may be considered if they can demonstrate (1) a successful track record of increasingly responsible experience at the executive level in an organization of similar complexity, and (2) a broad understanding of the role and function of courts including an ability to analyze legal matters. The applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

The CEO salary range extends from mid-300s to upper-400s DOQ. Additionally, the CEO is eligible for County benefits and retirement programs including a defined benefit pension program through LACERA and matching contributions of up to 4% to the 401(k) savings plan and 4% to the 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Relocation assistance is also available.