Policy Counsel

  • 06 Oct 2020 2:12 PM
    Message # 9287640
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Policy Counsel in the Case Management Section.  The Policy Counsel will stimulate the development of comprehensive approaches to caseflow management and delay reduction in Ohio’s trial and appellate courts and justice systems.   

    The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    • Assists local courts with the development of comprehensive approaches to caseflow management and delay reduction.
    • Prioritizes and initiates case management services based upon courts requesting service and the analysis of statistical report data.
    • Provides assistance through a variety of methods including the dissemination of research information, technical assistance, and education.
    • Assists in the development and revision of case management plans according to the Sup. R 5(B)(1) and to ensure courts are in and remain in compliance with the Rules of Superintendence.
    • Provides case management resource materials to stimulate discussion on issues of programming, rulemaking, and staffing.
    • Provides on-site or telephone consultation with the judge, court administrator, clerk or other designee. 
    • Evaluates court and judicial system processes; makes oral and written recommendations for improvements in operations management, caseflow management, and delay reduction.  
    • Through caseflow management reviews, provides legal analysis as to a court's compliance with the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, relevant rules of practice and procedure, and its statutory obligations as required by the Ohio Revised Code.
    • Identifies and recommends resource allocations, staffing needs, and financial needs as it relates to case management endeavors.
    • Compiles and evaluates statistical data as part of caseflow management reviews.
    • Recommends measures and standards for caseflow.
    • Facilitates roundtable meetings for local court staff as needed.
    • Maintains records for court programs to ensure the information regarding the courts is accurate and complete as needed.
    • Assists the statistics analyst in the development and compilation of statistical reports and publications. 
    • Develops spreadsheets and reports as needed.
    • Provides transition planning for caseflow projects by developing plans of action, measuring performance and analyzing productivity.
    • Coordinates and presents various topics at seminars, other meetings and sessions related to case management programs.
    • Provides customized, local court training in case management principles and techniques and differentiated case management principles.
    • Develops and maintains a close working relationship with constituents.
    • Encourages courts to develop collaborative case management planning initiatives with local justice system partners and agencies; collaborates with the justice system partners as needed.
    • Serves as a liaison to the local courts for inquiries regarding statistical reporting and compliance with the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
    • Provides administrative support to the Advisory Committee on Case Management and its subcommittees as needed.
    • Provides statistical report form training to local courts.  
    • May provide work direction to administrative staff as it relates to specific tasks and/or projects.
    • Performs work with limited administrative support and makes own travel arrangements.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.   
    • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is required. 


    • Requires a law degree and an active  law license in good standing in the state of Ohio.
    • Requires a minimum of four years post-degree experience in a judicial system; working with court administration or case flow management preferred.
    • Requires basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Excel.
    • Travel is expected and required. Some overnight travel may be necessary. A valid driver’s license required.  Requires the ability to work non-standard hours as needed.
    • Requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations and to interact effectively with justices, judges, attorneys, supervisors, co-workers, and the public.
    • Requires the ability to establish and maintain collaborative effective working relationships with supervisors and subordinate staff, division directors and managers, public officials, and state agencies. 
    • Requires the ability to perform all aspects of the job with fairness, equity, patience, discretion, and confidentiality.
    • Must possess proven skills to demonstrate strong public speaking and sound grammar/writing abilities.


    *Special Requirements:  This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential.


    At-Will Employment

    The Supreme Court of Ohio is an at-will employer that seeks to attract, employ, and retain highly skilled and motivated individuals, attempts to maintain staff continuity for the efficiency of its operation, and desires to foster and maintain an ethical, professional, and impartial work environment. Pursuant to Adm. P. 4 (At-Will Employment), no person shall be offered or denied a position of employment with the Court, and no employee shall have the employee's employment terminated based upon political party affiliation, political activity permitted under Adm. P. 17 (Employee Code of Ethics), or other partisan considerations. Further, no employee shall have the employee's employment terminated with or without cause unless upon the concurrence of a majority of the Court.


    Major Worker Characteristics: 

    The Court seeks to recruit and retain talented individuals with a commitment to public service.

    This is a non-exempt unclassified position, reporting to the Manager, Case Management Programs

    The starting salary range, which is commensurate with experience, is $70,000 - $81,000

    The Supreme Court of Ohio 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.

    Application Process

    Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this will begin October 13, 2020. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at www.careers.ohio.gov and attach all of the following:

    1. Complete application online
    2. Complete the supplemental questions online
    3. Upload a resume
    4. Upload a cover letter with Salary Requirements

    Only completed applications will be considered.  In response to your application, this system will send you a confirmation email. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as practical. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Please do not duplicate your application and please, no phone inquiries.

    Out of state applicants may apply; however, The Supreme Court of Ohio does not reimburse travel or relocation expenses.

    The Supreme Court of Ohio is an equal employment opportunity employer that supports an alcohol and drug-free, and a weapons and violence free, work environment.

    Background Check Information

    The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo 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.

    Click here to apply. 

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