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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
- Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, courtesy, respect, and
- 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
- 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.
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.
City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the
Benefit Pension Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan
and Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave and other paid leaves
full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please
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
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
- APPLICATIONS and
further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the
Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall,
200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
The City of
Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.