Job: ADR Program Managing Attorney (Open and Promotional)

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Job Title:ADR Program Managing Attorney (Open and Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 10/25/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$55.53 - $69.22 Hourly
$9,625.20 - $11,998.13 Monthly
$115,502.40 - $143,977.60 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of ADR Program Managing Attorney.  The hired candidate will perform a wide variety of legal and administrative duties necessary to design, plan, develop, and manage multiple direct service divisions of the court.

Please Note: On Thursday, October 19, 2017 this recruitment was extended.  The new closing date is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  The new screening date will be Thursday, October 26, 2017.  The interview dates will remain the same, November 16 and/or 17, 2017.  Thank you.

Active membership in the California State Bar is required for this position.  The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of California Superior Court operational procedures for the ADR Program Areas, Probate Court Investigations, Family Court Services, Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self Help.  In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:
  • Proven experience exercising direct supervision over professional, supervisory, and other assigned staff
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • The ability to coordinate multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
  • A strong understanding of the importance of, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • General understanding of interdepartmental court operations
  • Ability to coordinate interagency partnerships to support collaborative goals for the court and community

 Examples Of Duties:
Essential Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan, develop, recommend, and implement operational procedures for the ADR Program Areas, Probate Court Investigations, Family Court Services, Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self Help, ensuring maximum utilization of available staff and financial resources.
  • Coordinate the activities of each of the assigned program areas with those of related Court programs and with County and other Community Agency partnership services.
  • Coordinate and provide supervision, professional guidance, training and evaluation for professional, supervisory, and other assigned staff.
  • In consultation with the Sr. Managing Attorney implement the organizational goals, objectives, and policies of the court within the assigned areas; assess, analyze, and evaluate the operations of the assigned areas; and develop short- and long-term plans for maintaining and improving service to those served by the assigned program areas.
  • Assess cases for referral to ADR service providers, mediators, arbitrators, neutral evaluators, private fiduciaries, and counsel as appropriate; ensure that all professionals have appropriate skills and training; quickly and appropriately review and respond to complaints about any professionals.
  • Serve as liaison and a technical resource with the bench, attorneys, litigants, and ADR service providers; interpret codes, policies, and procedures for non-legal staff and the public related to assigned areas.
  • Plan, direct, review, and evaluate the work of assigned professional, technical and clerical staff; take a direct role in the recruitment and hiring of staff within the assigned areas; direct and implement training program for newly hired or newly assigned staff; monitor and evaluate performance; initiate disciplinary actions as necessary.
  • Review, update, and maintain major work processes and procedures; evaluate and make recommendations for enhancing case management and tracking systems within the assigned areas.
  • Implement, coordinate, and oversee new rules, practices, and policies within assigned areas; initiate improvements to local court rules where applicable; monitor legislative changes affecting all units.
  • Represent the Court program areas at various state and local associations, Judicial Council of California, local bar, and related county-wide committees.
  • Develop and maintain a list of appropriate service providers and volunteers; recruit and train potential service providers and ensure that providers maintain standards and work within ethical guidelines.
  • Participate in community outreach and in the development of funding sources regarding program services.
  • Prepare a variety of reports, forms, correspondence, informational materials, procedures, and other written information; disseminate informational materials through a variety of media, including automated systems.
  • Maintain accurate records and files; prepare and provide statistical information for the Court, the Judicial Council, and other departments and organizations as requested.
  • Provide input to the Sr. Managing Attorney on budgetary needs of non-grant funded programs; for grant funded programs, work with fiscal and the Sr. Managing Attorney to ensure compliance with grant funding, program reporting, and budget forecasting.
  • Provide direct services as necessary.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Licensure Requirement:
  • Licensed by the California State Bar Association and admitted to practice in California.

Required Knowledge of:
  • Relevant Laws, Codes, Rules of Court, and Regulations pertaining to assigned program areas.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, direction, training, motivation, review, evaluation, staff selection, and discipline.
  • Principles and practices of program development and evaluation.
  • Practices and techniques of effective mediation.
  • Judicial processes, including trial and hearing procedures.
  • Available community resources for the provision of related services.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Standard office practices and procedures.
  • Techniques for dealing with persons of various ages and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds including self-represented litigants.

Required Skill/Ability to:
  • Develop, implement, and modify a comprehensive program in the assigned area.
  • Develop and administer guidelines and office procedures relating to the Program.
  • Plan, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff; oversee, train, and evaluate the work of volunteers and various other service providers.
  • Interpret, evaluate, make decisions in accordance with, and explain complex laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to legal problems.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate narrative and statistical reports, documents, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Make sound, independent decisions within established legal, policy, and procedural guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

This recruitment is open to any attorney with three (3) years of relevant experience meeting the minimum qualifications who is a member in good standing of the California State Bar. 
IMPORTANT: Application packets for this position will only be accepted online at Application packets will consist of: 
  1. A completed standard Court/County of San Mateo application form.
  2. Responses to the supplemental questions that are part of the application form.
  3. A resume attached to the application form.
If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button.  If you are not on the County's website, please go to

PLEASE NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. In case of a high volume of applications, the Court reserves the right to limit the number of candidates interviewed to the most highly qualified.
If you experience any difficulty in submitting an application or attaching your resume please contact:

San Mateo County Human Resources
Attn:  Chet Overstreet
Telephone: 650-363-4385
Recruitment Dates:
Final Filing Date: October 25, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
Application Screening (tentative): October 26, 2017
Interview (tentative): November 16 and/or 17, 2017
Effective July 1, 2014, the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo will no longer require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Chet Overstreet (100617) (ADR Program Managing Attorney - X488)

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