Court Manager, BVI

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The Government of the Virgin Islands invites qualified and professional applicants to apply for the post of Court Manager, Magistracy.

Main responsibilities include:
v Serves as the Accounting Officer for Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages the budget of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages day-to-day operations of the court office.

v Supervises the administrative function to support the activities of the court, and ensures that operations run smoothly, efficiently and in an organised fashion.

v Performs a wide range of administrative task including in-court duties, client-contact enquiries, and office administrative responsibilities.

v Liaises wit the judiciary, magistracy, external organisations, groups and individuals that interface with the Court.

v Supervises and manages the staff of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Provides direction to staff by issuing written and oral instructions.

v Motivates and evaluates staff, prepares employee performance reports, reviews progress and directs change as needed.

v Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the public.

v Manages and conducts regular team meetings and general staff meetings.

v Maintains positive customer relations, and assists in resolving customer complaints and issues.

v Prepares written statistical reports on the operations of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Responsible for the development, evaluation and implementation of new policies and procedures.

v Administers cases to include setting dates for hearings, issuing notices, corresponding with Attorneys and litigants and ensuring case files are properly maintained.

v Ensures that productivity is aligned with departmental objectives.

v Provides technical advice/support and resource information to Senior Magistrate and Permanent Secretary/DGO.

v Manages special projects from time to time.

v Represents the Court at meetings, seminars and any other capacity.

v Prepares information for all work plans and annual reports.

v Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and/or Management

v Three (3) years working experience in administrative field

v Strong administrative and organisational skills with emphasis on time management and the ability to multi-task, plan, organise and implement various activities within a time pressured environment;

v Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate problems and provide practical solutions.

v Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner.

v Ability to respond to staff and public inquiries and complaints in a tactful and effective manner, and to exercise sound judgement within establish guidelines.

v Sound knowledge of the practices, procedures and legislation applicable to the Magistrate´s Court.

v Sound knowledge of human resources management and financial management.

v Sound analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to grasp and assess complex issues and respond decisively and appropriately.

v Computer Literacy with a knowledge of Judicial Enforcement Management Software (JEMS)

v Excellent oral and written communication skills

v Sound leadership, organisational, human relation and interpersonal skills

v Entry level $ 51,069 – $57,401 annually, Grade 15 commensurate with qualifications and experience

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