Recruitment #2206-5112-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Deputy Court Administrator manages the daily functions of the Municipal Court and serves as the human resources officer.

Essential Functions

Human Resources/Personnel Officer

  • Interface with the Department of Employee Relations relative to recruitment, hiring, onboarding, job description management and the performance/assessment process.
  • Manage and process applications for leave and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).
  • Maintain and update the Court’s employee handbook.
  • Enforce both City and departmental work rules through coaching, counseling and disciplinary action, as needed.
  • Manage the conflict resolution process between employees and with their managers.

Court Administration

  • Manage the Courtroom Proceedings Section, comprised of the court clerks who provide staff support during court sessions and perform administrative duties in support of the judges.
  • Manage compliance with the Court Policy and Procedures manual, including creating and codifying policies and procedures as needed.
  • Review new and changing local and state legislation to determine the impact to the Court; implement the necessary changes to the Court's policies and procedures.
  • Manage the City's non-traffic deposit schedule, which includes communicating approved changes to the Milwaukee Police Department and the City Attorney's Office.
  • Act on behalf of the Deputy Court Administrator in his/her absence; work in conjunction with the three elected judges to further the Court's mission.
  • Represent the Court at Common Council committee meetings, ad hoc meetings and other groups' meetings as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Court and various organizations, including the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, the Marquette University Police Department, and the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date.  You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here


  • Ability to work beyond standard business hours to meet departmental needs and in emergency situations that require management involvement/presence.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in human resources, labor relations, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in human resources management, including at least one year overseeing related policy development and implementation, providing strategic direction, and/or supervising a human resources staff.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with personnel selection for public administration positions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Expert level knowledge of human resources management.
  • Ability to learn and apply the principles and practices of public sector human resources management.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Ability to read and apply complex job-related documents such as procedures, laws, and agency rules.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing the practices and procedures of human resources.
  • Knowledge of standard practices for establishing due process and just cause.
  • Knowledge of mathematics so as to accurately oversee payroll, compensation, and benefits.
  • Ability to effectively use the City of Milwaukee’s human resources management and time keeping systems to manage the entry of time, personnel transactions, and reporting.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office to create documents, develop spreadsheets, and craft presentations.
  • Skill in tracking, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating data relevant to the operations of the Municipal Court.

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Ability to provide advice and counsel to executive staff, managers, and employees on human resources topics.
  • Business acumen to be able to understand operations, functions, and the current environment in order to effectively make business decisions.
  • Ability to lead, direct, negotiate, and influence with and without direct authority throughout the City concerning organizational topics.
  • Ability to navigate a complex, matrixed governmental environment and achieve results.
  • Ability to think strategically to see the big picture and interpret business strategy into actionable plans.
  • Ability to assign and direct work, provide guidance in handling complicated issues, motivate and develop team members, and evaluate performance.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, courtesy, respect, and cooperation.
  • Effective verbal communication skills to be able to clearly convey information to all levels of staff.
  • Ability to compose clear and concise documents such as correspondence, reports, and narratives.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and job functions such as elected officials, City managers and staff, and representatives of outside agencies.
  • Ability to remain calm and discuss sensitive topics with direct reports, managers, and business partners.

Critical Thinking and Professionalism

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Decision-making skills and sound judgment.
  • Organizational skills to effectively oversee workflow processes and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Professionalism, honesty, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to safeguard City resources.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 1IX) is $76,988-$107,782 annually, and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $79,297-$111,016. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves 
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information can be accessed by visiting
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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