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Administrator of Judicial Security

Administrator of Judicial Security Job Description

Job Title: Administrator of Judicial Security
Job Code: R43551
Job Series: Administrator of Judicial Security
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Develops, manages and administers programs and processes for the security of judicial property and staff and the emergency preparedness of the Colorado Judicial Department.  Performs the duties of a certified peace officer (Section 16-2.5-152, C.R.S).
Distinguishing Factors:
The Administrator of Judicial Security is distinguished from other classifications due to the administration of Department security.  The position has independent decision making on behalf of the Judicial Department to coordinate with external stakeholders, and the performance of the duties of a peace officer.  This classification has supervisory responsibility over Department security staff and contractors. 
Essential Functions Of the Position:

Serves as the primary liaison with county governments and state and local law enforcement agencies regarding the safety and security-related measures and functions in Department workplaces. 

Identifies areas to implement new policies and procedures; coordinates implementation with county governments and other state agencies to ensure security of Department personnel and property.

Responsible for building and maintaining effective partnerships with Judges, County Commissioners, and Sheriffs.

Provide personal security to judicial officers as needed, including development of strategies and providing physical security.

Provides orientation and on-going training, coaching, and consultation to Department personnel on emergency preparedness.   May provide interdepartmental training as needed.

Manages several security-related software applications for the Department.

Provide safety and security review and comments for construction and remodel projects impacting Department workplaces. 

Works with internal and external stakeholders to address security risks, enhance security and safety preparedness and coordinate the use of several security systems at Department workplaces.  

Prepares reports, schedules, forms, and other documents and information based upon research and evaluation of issues and problems as needed.  Maintains appropriate administrative records associated with courthouse security.

Researches and maintains updated information and pricing on security equipment and staffing positions related to courthouse security. 

Responsible for recruitment and selection of contractors and organizational partners needed for security functions.

Coordinates safety and security investigations and response with state and local law enforcement agencies, as needed.

Performs statutory duties of a certified peace officer, including the confidential sharing of information with law enforcement without supervision from the Department.

Frequent travel to various judicial facilities throughout Colorado as needed.

Responsible for recruitment and selection of unit employees.

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.  Provides recommendations regarding subordinates’ employment probationary/trial period.

Provides orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to existing subordinates.  Recommends and makes provisions for subordinates to attend outside training. May provide cross-training and interdepartmental training.

Attends meetings and trainings as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:
Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns.  Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others.  Conducts performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes. May be responsible for overseeing or coordinating with independent contractors to provide services. 
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college. A bachelor’s degree in business or related field is preferred.  A minimum of two (2) years experience working in a similar position or related field is required.  POST Certification in the State of Colorado is required.  Previous experience in the following areas is preferred but not required:
  • Leading efforts to improve courthouse security at the State and County Level.
  • Familiarity with law enforcement and county governments operations.
  • Understanding of court operations and court facilities.  Ability to conduct risk and physical security assessments.
  • Knowledge of COOP planning and implementation.
  • Developing and managing grants.
  • Planning and facilitating meetings and trainings.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and specifications relating to security.
  • Working with historic buildings related to design and construction improvements.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee must be able to perform the duties of a peace officer.
Work Environment:
The incumbent of this position is subject to frequent interruptions and may be required to handle multiple call and inquiries at once.  The incumbent must be able to handle a high level of stress, and extended hours of work which may include holiday, weekends, and evenings and frequent travel.  The noise level in the work environment in the office is usually moderate.  Visits to construction sites may have a high level of noise and require wearing protective equipment such as hard hat, ear and eye protection as necessary. The incumbent must be able to respond to crisis situations involving danger to self or others. 
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