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Colorado Supreme Court accepting applications for next State Court Administrator

Thursday, July 25, 2019

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court is accepting applications from qualified candidates interested in being the Colorado Judicial Department’s next State Court Administrator. The application period closes on Aug. 21, 2019.

The State Court Administrator works closely with the Chief Justice, Supreme Court, and Court Executives of the Colorado Judicial Department to set the strategic administrative direction for the Department. The position has oversight over the State Court Administrator’s Office, which provides central administrative services through many divisions including: Information Technology, Financial Services, Human Resources, Court Services, Legal, Education and Probation Services. The office also assigns senior judges as needed.

The State Court Administrator is a liaison to advisory working groups and committees of justices, judges and administrators that provide recommendations and advice for policymaking, business practice change, and service delivery. The State Court Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Supreme Court. The annual salary for this position is $184,836. For more information, or to apply, click here.

The Colorado Judicial Department is the state’s largest unified criminal justice agency and includes the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as the state’s district and county trial courts. The Judicial Department is also home to the Division of Probation Services, which employs more than 1,100 people including approximately 900 probation supervisors and officers. The probation officers are responsible for supervising more than 80,000 adult and juvenile offenders.

With probation, the Judicial Branch employs approximately 4,600 employees, including 425 justices, judges and magistrates. Last fiscal year, 777,000 cases of all types were heard in the state court system.

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