Tribal Court Administrator

Orutsararmiut Native Council

Department:  Tribal Courts

Job Title:        Tribal Court Administrator (PDF)

Employment: Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Salary Range: $85,000 annual, + DOE

Supervisor:     Self-Governance Director


The Tribal Court Administrator is responsible for providing judicial leadership and management for the tribal court and presiding over, supervising and assigning cases to judges, associate judges and pro temp judges.  The Tribal Court Administrator ensures that all aspects of court administration are operating effectively and efficiently, allowing the judges to devote their time to the administration of justice.  Responsibilities include supervision and management of the court clerk, administrative unit staff, preparing court budget, as well as updating and researching court codes, overseeing court reports, public information, and ensuring court documents are processed and filed effectively.

Essential Functions
General management:  planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and coordinating the court administration.
Personnel management:  supervising, evaluating, developing training programs and disciplining court staff.  Insures court coverage, workload equalization and back up.
Financial management and budget preparation for Court(s).
Oversees the work of all court administrative unit staff.
Ensures that the court clerical duties are performed through delegation.
Conducts research and analysis of ordinances, codes and resolutions pertinent to the law and order of the ONC Court system.  Promptly giving all persons or agencies entitled thereto such notice of adopted codes.
Ensures that all required narrative or financial reports are written and submitted to Tribal Council, Compliance Officer or Government Agencies.
Conducts research and/or prepares grants on financial resources available to the Court.
Facilitates court staffing and interagency staffing(s).
Facilitates or organizes training for court staff or tribal agencies that work closely with the court in Tribal law.
Manages all grants awarded to the Tribal Court and ensures that all funds are expended through applicable financial guidelines.

Minimum Requirements
College degree.  Emphasis in law, justice, business administration or related field preferred.  Equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.  A minimum of four (4) years demonstrated supervisory and/or administration experience, with preference for court or legal experience.  Must be willing to participate in training.

Knowledge and Skills
Ability to:  lead courtroom proceedings, peer judgment meetings, establish priorities and insure that all unit tasks are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner; adjust staff assignments to meet court administration objectives; communicates with other departments and agencies on court procedures to better coordinate court services; keeps abreast of new laws and court procedures in order to adapt them to the tribal court system, apply general management principles; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials in local, state and federal government and the private-sector.  Must be skillful:  in budgeting procedures; communicating effectively orally and in writing, computer (MS) software.  Must have knowledge of or experience in Alaska Native cultures or languages, programs or affairs.

To Apply: Online through, Send a cover letter and resume Drop off a resume/cover letter & complete an application at 117 Alex Hately Dr., Bethel, AK 99559








Orutsararmiut Native Council exercises Alaskan Native/American Indian Preference under Public Law 93-638, Section 7(b). In the absence of any suitably qualified Indian applicant, all other applicants will receive equal opportunity for consideration of employment.

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