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State Court Administrator

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Job Description:

The Utah Courts have an excellent opportunity for an innovative and progressive State Court Administrator (SCA).  The SCA is appointed by the Chief Justice with the concurrence of the Supreme Court. With the guidance of the Chief Justice and Judicial Council the SCA is responsible for the administration of all non-judicial activities in the state court system. In addition the SCA, with the assistance of court level administrators, appoints and manages 11 trial court executives located in each judicial district. The SCA provides direction and leadership in the implementation of statewide goals established by the Judicial Council.


The State Court Administrator’s office is located in downtown Salt Lake City at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse, which houses the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District and Juvenile Courts, the State Law Library and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The AOC provides administrative direction and support to operations for all levels of court and within all judicial districts. The office consists of approximately 100 staff in the divisions of Legal, IT, Finance, Facilities, Security, Audit, HR, Education, Court Services, and Dispute Resolution.


Under the direction of the Chief Justice and Judicial Council carries out the statutory responsibilities of the office. In addition, the SCA provides strategic guidance and serves on a variety of judicial and state boards and commissions.  The SCA is responsible for a budget of $160 million, divided into essentially two line items — operations and facilities, and represents the courts in the legislative process. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the SCA are set out in Utah statute 78A-2-107 and Rule 3-301


Employer Paid Benefits

  • Choice of medical/dental plans with minimal  employee contributions
  • Life insurance
  • Choice between a Hybrid or Defined Contribution retirement plan
  • 40l(k) contributions
  • Long term disability
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Assigned state vehicle


Optional Benefits

  • 401(k) plan
  • Additional life and dependent life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per year

Other Qualifications:

A  Master’s degree in Judicial Administration, Public Administration, Law, Business Administration or related field, and eight years of executive level or senior administrative  experience.  


The State Court Administrator will also have the ability to: communicate effectively; analyze information, recommend appropriate actions, and act decisively; capacity to understand and appreciate the challenges and opportunities presented by technology; effectively manage change; and establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout all levels of the organization including boards and commissions. Travel throughout Utah is required.

Minimum Education:


Total Years of Relevant Experience:



Leadership/Managerial Supervisory









Application Deadline: