ODR Project Manager Job Description

Job Series: ODR Administration
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services
Job code: R41300
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Manages and conducts projects and programs for the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) program in the Colorado Judicial Branch.
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
The ODR Project Manager classification is distinguished from other classifications due to the emphasis on project management and project planning.  Supervision is received from the Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution.  Provides indirect supervision of field staff and may directly supervise up to 2.99 staff. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Research, develop, draft, maintain and review policies and procedures essential to the provision of quality dispute resolution services to the Colorado Judicial Department.  Review policies regularly for consistency.
 
Establish, maintain and review policies for highest levels of professional practice by ODR neutrals throughout the state.  Establish curriculum and minimum standards for ODR-qualified neutrals.  Review policies regularly for consistency.
 
Provide policy and consultative support regarding ODR services and ODR Program Administrator services to district administrators.
 
Make recommendations to the Director of the Office Dispute Resolution position for the initiation, design, development, and implementation of dispute resolution programs throughout the state.  Plan, design, develop and implement dispute resolution plans throughout the Judicial Branch and the state at the direction of the Director of the Office Dispute Resolution.
 
Consults, collaborates and provides information to individuals and organizations regarding dispute resolution and resolution programs (includes Judicial Branch employees, other state agencies, members of the general assembly and staff, community groups, the public, press, attorneys, private vendors, and corporate entities).
 
Prepares reports and drafts legislation, rules and procedures.
 
Initiates and develops Judicial Branch dispute resolution policy recommendations.
 
Provides for orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to judicial officers, court administrators, Judicial Branch employees, the legal community and the public. 
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Some travel is required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and operates multiple dispute resolution programs. May plan, provide broad direction, establish standards, and evaluate operations for diverse programs.  
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, judicial administration, public administration, law or related field. Advanced degree preferred.  Five years of professional, administrative, supervisory, or management experience, plus dispute resolution training and experience, is required.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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