Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution Job Description
Job Series: ODR Administration
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Management
Job code: R43120
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 6/9/2004.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Directs the Office of Dispute Resolution for the Colorado Judicial Department.

DISTINGUISHING FACTORS

This position reports directly to the State Court Administrator or designee.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Initiates, designs, develops, and implements contemporary business practices and management practices for the Colorado Judicial Branch Office of Dispute Resolution.

Responsible for the initiation, design, development, and implementation of dispute resolution programs throughout the state.

Consults and collaborates with various levels of Judicial Branch employees, other state agencies, members of the general assembly and staff, the public, press, attorneys, private vendors, and corporate entities.

Prepares reports and drafts legislation, rules and procedures; interprets and implements legislation, rules and procedures.

Initiates and develops Judicial Branch ADR policy recommendations.

Responsible for recruitment, selection and termination of the Office of Dispute Resolution staff and independent contractors.

Establishes expectations and provides employee performance feedback on an on-going and annual basis. Assists subordinates in establishing goals. Evaluates subordinates' goal achievement through conferences or informal meetings. Makes decisions regarding subordinate's employment probationary/trial period.

Provides for orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to subordinates. Makes provisions for subordinates to attend outside training.

Assigns duties and responsibilities to division staff; develops and establishes procedures for operating and maintaining required administrative systems.

Attends meetings and training as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages and operates projects or programs. Plans, provides broad direction, establishes standards, and evaluates operations for diverse programs. Has significant latitude in personnel decisions.

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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