CHIEF DEPUTY OF OPERATIONS

Chief Deputy of Operations
U.S. District Court
Richmond, VA




Position Overview



The Chief Deputy Clerk of Operations (Chief Deputy) is a senior-level, professional, managerial position responsible for the day-to-day administration, supervision, and overall management of the operation departments of the Clerk's Office. Direct reports include, but are not limited to, the Division Managers of the Alexandria, Richmond, and Norfolk/Newport News divisions of the Court, and the Jury Administrator. The Chief Deputy reports directly to the Clerk of Court, and in the absence of the Clerk, assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk. The Chief Deputy serves as a member of the Clerk's Office Senior Management Team which includes the Chief Deputy of Administration, the Director of IT, and the Clerk of Court. He or she operates with a high degree of independence, within the policy directives of the Court and Clerk.



The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has staffed offices in Alexandria, Newport News, Norfolk, and Richmond. The Clerk's Office is comprised of 95 employees who support eleven district judgeships, six senior judges, nine full-time magistrate judges, and one recalled magistrate judge. Travel to the divisional offices is required.



Duties and Responsibilities





  • Directly manages and supervises assigned functional areas, including but not limited to case management, in-court judicial support, jury administration, court reporter coordination, and other departments to be determined by the Clerk of Court.


  • Provides leadership to supervisors of assigned responsibilities and the operations staff district wide through coaching, mentoring, feedback, providing resources, facilitating communication, and fostering teamwork.


  • Establishes standards, prepares performance evaluations for direct reports, coordinates staff efforts, and monitors and ensures timely compliance with deadlines.


  • Advises the Clerk on matters affecting the reporting units as well as the operational functions of the Court, including guidance on judiciary policy, explanations of processes, and potential consequences.


  • Proposes, develops, communicates, and evaluates operational policies and procedures to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of the Clerk's Office, including but not limited to intake, docketing, electronic case management, quality assurance, and juror, courtroom deputy, and court reporter functions.


  • Analyzes the quantity of work, the workflow of cases, all local and national automated applications that impact operations, the application of federal and local rules, and overall juror utilization, to ensure quality and efficiency.


  • Consults with judges, staff, and the Clerk, identifies and analyzes problems, and makes recommendations on operational and management matters.


  • Develops organizational goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and identifies needed areas of change.


  • Supervises preparation and submission of statistical reports relating to cases filed, disposition of cases, use of jurors, trials, and any other reports required to reflect the operational workload of the Court.


  • Develops insights to design new programs or processes that guide caseload management and overall operations, while ensuring appropriate, standardized procedures throughout the district.


  • Interprets and applies the appropriate statutes, rules, and operating procedures, including the Guide to Judiciary Policy, and local internal policies and controls.


  • Acts as a liaison and interacts with the Administrative Office, Federal Judicial Center, other courts, court units, the bar, government agencies, judges, and the public to resolve complex issues.


  • Performs other duties, special projects and assignments as needed for the Clerk.




This is a full time position with benefits.


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