Department: State Court Administrator’s Office
Location: Administrative Office of the Courts,State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Qualifications: Graduation from a 4‑year college or university with major course work in Information Systems Management, computer science, public administration, business management, political science, or criminal justice AND Six(6) years professional level experience in information technology, project management, system modeling and design, data base administration or systems analysis and operations, INCLUDING four(4) years in supervisory capacity; demonstrated knowledge in program or project management methods; sound knowledge of technology and justice area; ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents; considerable experience in progressively responsible and varied office management or staff work in a public or private organization, including experience in personnel management, budgeting, and procurement; advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Management Information Systems or a related field, and graduation as an ICM Fellow preferred. Qualified candidates should have 5-7 years of experience in IT preferably in a justice/legal environment. Knowledge of the Nebraska court system and previous experience working with Nebraska courts is desired OR High School Degree AND Ten(10) years experience as defined above, INCLUDING four(4) years in supervisory capacity.
Basic Skills and Abilities Required: Thorough knowledge of the principles of court information and case management systems; Considerable knowledge and experience in planning, acquisition and implementation of automated case management systems in a large trial court environment; Experience in managing and building Information Technology teams; Thorough technical knowledge and skills in a variety of hardware and software environments; Thorough knowledge of information technology functionality, operations and capabilities and their application to program requirements; Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communications; Knowledge of personnel practices and procedures; Considerable knowledge of budgeting, grant writing, and planning procedures; Ability to recognize, investigate, and analyze a variety of administrative problems and to devise effective solutions; and the ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
Duties and Responsibilities: Manage the information systems staff responsible for supporting the State's multiple jurisdiction courts including the selection, supervision, training, and evaluation of professional staff. Work to implement best practices from lessons learned and coach and mentor other project team members. Develop tactics and strategies to enhance information technology efficiency and effectiveness, research new or emerging technology, initiate innovative uses and integration of data systems and advocate for required changes in the areas of principles, policies and design. Establish and maintain an infrastructure to support information systems within the Court and with other local, state, and federal agencies where appropriate. Develop, implement, and maintain the Court's policies and procedures covering information technology, the privacy and security of all protected information, and appropriate access to public information. Oversee software procurement, development and documentation. Develop and administer the informational technology plans and budgets for the Court and identify and seek funding, including grants, for program activities. Draft product specifications, negotiate the purchase and oversee the testing and implementation of new products. Undertake specified projects and direct task forces for the Court and/or Probation Administrator or designee, including program evaluation and policy analysis.
Interested qualified applicants should send a Nebraska State Application and resume on or before the closing date.
Notify the State Court Administrator’s Office, 402-471-3730, if an accommodation is needed in the selection process. For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE