Closing Date: 1st April, 2023
The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Clerk (Attorney Position) for the Court of Claims. The Deputy Clerk assists the Clerk of the Court to ensure that matters pending before the Court of Claims of Ohio are handled in accordance with R.C. 2743.09 and Court rules and policies.
About the Court of Claims
The Court of Claims is located in the exquisite Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, a restored 15 story historical building located along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus.
The Court of Claims is responsible for hearing claims against the state for money damages and appeals from Attorney General decisions regarding claims filed under the Victims of Crime Compensation Program, and complaints against government agencies regarding denial of access to public records. Additional information can be found at: https://ohiocourtofclaims.gov/.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.
- Plans, directs, and serves as the deputy administrator of the Court of Claims.
- Assists the Clerk of the Court in developing staff policies and goals; manages staff and oversees court operations.
- Serves as a magistrate hearing appeals in the Victims of Crime Compensation Program pursuant to R.C. 2743.51 to 2743.72.
- Serves as a contact with the Supreme Court, state agencies, and other interest groups.
- Assists the Clerk in administratively determining (without a hearing) claims for $10,000 or less based on the pleadings.
- Advises the Clerk on legal compliance, and efficient and economical organizational operations for the court.
- Conducts mediation hearings in civil and public records actions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Requires a Juris Doctor degree and six or more years of experience with a membership in good standing of the Ohio Bar or the ability to obtain an Ohio license within six months of hire.
- Requires demonstrated leadership qualities and a minimum of two years of management experience in a court or public service. Education in court management or administration (e.g., Certified Court Manager Certification (CCM)) may be substituted for the experience requirement.
- At least two years of experience as a magistrate is required.
- Experience with the Ohio Victims of Crime Program is required.
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication abilities and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
*Strongly preferred - Experience with Ohio public records law and Mediation experience Requirements
Salary and Benefits
The anticipated starting salary, which is commensurate with experience, is $125,000.
The Court of Claims offers a generous compensation package which includes salaries reviewed annually for market adjustments; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; 14% employer contribution to the state retirement plan (OPERS); tuition reimbursement; flex time; and paid vacation, personal and sick time earned in the first month of employment.
Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this announcement will begin April 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at www.careers.ohio.gov or deliver an application by April 3, 2023, to the Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215 and attach or enclose all of the following:
- Completed application
- Completed supplemental questions
- A cover letter addressed to: Search Committee
- A resume or CV
- A list with three (3) professional references
Background Check Information
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.