Court Administrator

Application deadline:

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:00pm


Vermilion County Board


Under the general administrative direction of and reporting directly to the Presiding Judge, the Court Administrator performs a variety of responsible and confidential managerial and administrative duties related to the operations of the Circuit Court for Vermilion County, including:

1) direction, coordination, and supervision of non-judicial personnel;
2) management of the judicial caseload;
3) management of physical spaces available for the judiciary;
4) management of the Court Administration budget; and
5) coordination of the Court’s daily administrative affairs.

This is a highly responsible administrative position requiring not only excellent office and personnel management skills, but requires a high level of independent thinking and problem-solving, good interpersonal communication skills, an extremely high level of confidentiality, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. The Court Administrator performs complex managerial, clerical, and administrative court-related tasks requiring responsible decision-making while recognizing and performing those additional tasks required as a result thereof without direct supervision or direction.


Education and Experience: An associate degree in business, public administration, accounting, or equivalent subjects from an accredited college or university; five years of legal experience, or in private or public employment in positions requiring the planning and execution of administrative operations, budgeting and control of revenue and expenditures and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience; knowledge of the operations of the criminal and civil justice systems and court procedures; advanced word processing, personal computer, and case management databases and software packages training and skills; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Court Administrator to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees must maintain these physical standards in order to perform the essential functions during compensatory time regardless of the frequency of the task.

While performing the duties of this position, the Court Administrator is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The Court Administrator is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The Tasks require the ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Court Administrator encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 3 - 5 years



Required degree level: 

  • Associate's degree


Health Insurance Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Benefits $10,000 term life insurance policy Personal Days Holidays Vacation Additional term life insurance available at low cost to employee Various MetLife plans available including dental/vision Deferred Compensation options available Prepaid Legal Services Available