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Court Operations Supervisor, Hennepin, Jury Division

Hennepin County District Court is accepting applications for a Court Operations Supervisor position in the Jury Division of Court Administration. 
Under the general supervision of the Court Operations Manager, this position is responsible for administering and enforcing all relevant policies; reviewing, evaluating, planning, and streamlining daily functions; coaching, mentoring, and completing performance reviews; monitoring division budget, statistics, and financial reports; working with the public, judges, court staff, and partnering with county and/or state agencies.

This position is classified as a Court Operations Supervisor in the Jury Division, located on the 24th Floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, in downtown Minneapolis. Typical hours for this position are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; however, supervisors are expected to be available to meet business needs. This position is currently working both remotely and in-person, and will become fully in-person post-pandemic.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch offers a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about benefits, click here.
Example of Duties
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise, and review the functions and operations of personnel in the Jury Division; establish workloads and schedules; analyze work processes and streamline procedures to ensure the daily needs of the courts are met.
  • Select, coach, develop, and evaluate the performance of staff according to set standards; act as an effective role model to staff in all areas; assist in developing orientation, training programs, and procedural manuals to ensure staff have the tools and resources available to succeed.
  • Oversee jury operations and use independent judgment to make determinations regarding jury service when responding to juror inquiries and complaints to meet the daily responsibilities of the Jury Office.
  • Assist in the development of departmental goals and objectives and budget preparation, and maintain court records and statistical reports to demonstrate division proficiency and accountability.
  • Through effective and positive communication, respond to and manage day-to-day issues brought by judicial officers, jurors, staff, justice partners, and the general public in a manner that promotes and educates on the value of the jury system as well as answer inquiries relative to the policy, practice, and procedures of the court.
  • Represent Hennepin County District Court on local and statewide committees to establish and implement policies and procedures to accomplish the mission of the courts.
Typical Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from an approved high school or vocational school or equivalent
  • Considerable supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership experience in a court, legal setting, or other supervisory experience in a fast-paced, high-volume, and technology-dependent environment
  • As this position will be working partially remotely, access to reliable internet connection is required during this time

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Skill in planning and/or supervising the work of others
  • Technologically savvy with database experience
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both in writing and verbally
  • Skill in team building and project planning
  • Ability to create and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Ability to train, motivate, coach, and supervise support staff
  • Ability to analyze problems and implement effective changes
  • Skill in organization, planning, prioritization, and follow through
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, with minimal supervision – a self-starter
  • Ability to exercise good, independent judgment
  • Understanding of principles and practices of court proceedings, with an emphasis on applicable statutes and rules
  • Comfortable with public speaking to large groups and working in a division with high public visibility
  • Team-oriented with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds, both customers and coworkers

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • Working knowledge of court practices, procedures, and policies
Supplemental Information
The Minnesota Judicial Branch (MJB) is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice. If you share this same commitment, desire a meaningful career serving the public, and want the opportunity to make a difference for your community, consider a career with us. We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Minnesota Judicial Branch employees consistently express pride in their public service and in the quality of programs and services provided to customers, as well as appreciation for the teamwork and collaboration that is promoted within the MJB. To learn more about working for the Minnesota Judicial Branch, watch this video.

Instructions to Apply:
Please apply for this position onlineComplete and submit your online application with resume and cover letter attached.
All employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory results of a criminal background check. An employment offer may be rescinded if the background check identifies job related convictions.
Please contact the Hennepin County District Court Human Resources Department with questions regarding this posting via email at or phone at 612-348-2298.
It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting Human Resources at
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We value and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.