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The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California is accepting applications for the position of Chief Deputy of Administration (Type II). The Central District is home to one of the largest bankruptcy courts in the nation, with five divisional offices located in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Riverside, Woodland Hills, and Santa Barbara, serving a population of 19.4 million people, with 22 judges and over 200 Clerk’s Office and chambers employees. Assignment of the position is to the Los Angeles office.

The Chief Deputy of Administration is a senior executive-level position reporting directly to the Executive Officer/Clerk of Court (Clerk). The Chief Deputy of Administration partners with the Chief Deputy of Operations to assist the Clerk in the day-to-day management of the Clerk’s Office. The Chief Deputy of Administration advises the Clerk on policy matters; establishes and maintains relationships with other court units, governmental agencies, the bar, and community and professional organizations; analyzes and interprets trends, statistics, and patterns to help the court anticipate challenges and opportunities for growth and change; establishes standards, evaluates performance and makes recommendations to improve court administration. The Chief Deputy of Administration assists the Clerk in managing the Court’s budget and annual spending plan; makes oral presentations and prepares comprehensive memoranda, reports, correspondence and other written communications; and communicates directly with judges and staff about administrative matters. Acts as the Clerk in the absence of the Clerk.

The Chief Deputy of Administration provides managerial oversight of the following areas: information technology, including network, courtroom technology, software development, and Help Desk; space and facilities; office services; financial services; budget; procurement; internal controls/audit; human resources; staff development; planning and research; emergency preparedness and communications. It is anticipated that oversight of some administrative functions listed above may be shifted to the Chief Deputy of Operations and/or the Clerk to balance the growing IT workload and needs of the Court. Limited travel is required. Duties may require working during non-business hours.
The vacancy is resulting from the incumbent’s upcoming retirement on January 3, 2018. Starting date is negotiable and relocation expenses will be considered, subject to availability of funds.
Supplemental Files: PDF icon ao078.pdf
Location: U.S. Bankruptcy Court - CACB Los Angeles, Northern, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley
Salary Range: $134,411 to $172,100
Open Period: 11/09/2017 to 12/22/2017



The Facilities Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting and/or coordinating a variety of projects for the bankruptcy court, which is comprised of five divisional offices. The size and complexity of these projects will vary based on the needs of the court and may require the application of design and construction concepts. The Facilities Project Coordinator works closely with the Department Manager in developing project requirements, preparing documentation and in identifying potential solutions. A key aspect of this position is coordinating and monitoring the various project phases closely with attention to changes and above standard costs.  The successful candidate will interact with internal court staff to define project objectives and will develop a scope of work, obtain cost estimates and create a project plan to be approved by the department manager. The candidate will interact with furniture designers and manufacturers in selecting products, finishes, fabrics and materials, coordinate the installation of furniture, data/communications systems and develop/deliver executive level presentations for the larger scale projects.  The candidate will regularly interact with the General Services Administration (GSA) and/or with their selected contractors and may be involved in developing, reviewing and interpreting architectural design and construction drawings and documents, project specifications, schedules and cost estimates. The Facilities Project Coordinator reports to the Office Services/Space and Facilities Manager. 

Location: U.S. Bankruptcy Court - CACB Los Angeles
Salary Range: $49,399 to $88,194
Open Period: 11/06/2017 to Until Filled