Deputy Director

Indiana Supreme Court - Indianapolis, IN


Job Title: Deputy Director

Department: Indiana Office of Court Services: Justice Services

Annual Salary: $90,000.00

Status: Regular, full-time (37.5 hours per week minimum)

Responsible To: Executive Director of Indiana Office of Court Services

To Apply: Submit cover letter & resume by March 26, 2019.

The Deputy Director of the Indiana Office of Court Services: Justice Services Division supports the judicial branch by overseeing the fulfillment of a variety of services and programs. The Deputy Director oversees and coordinates a range of programs offered to the trial courts and citizens of Indiana.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operations of Justice Services Division of the Indiana Office of Court Services in the fulfillment of services and programs provided to the trial courts, probation departments, and other partner entities.

  • Supervise, coach, and mentor staff within the Justice Services Division and create a collaborative and collegial team environment.
  • Ensure professional staff support is provided to carry out division initiatives, including evidence-based practices in community supervision; the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative; the interstate compact for adult offenders and juveniles; problem-solving court, court alcohol and drug program, and pretrial services program certification; the Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative; and research and evaluation activities associated with these efforts.
  • Provide guidance and vision to all Justice Services staff and programs to ensure the division initiatives align with Supreme Court priorities and support evidence-based practice development and implementation
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with state-level entities that are key to supporting division initiatives, including the Probation Officers Professional Association, Indiana Association of Community Corrections Grant Act Counties, Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Department of Child Services, Public Defender Council, Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Office of the Governor, the Indiana General Assembly, and the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.
  • Manage various agency funds and outside funding sources to ensure they are appropriately allocated to support division resources.
  • Respond to calls from trial judges and state and local criminal justice stakeholders needing information on or assistance with division-related activities.
  • Serve on a variety of committees as the representative of the Supreme Court and the judiciary related to the mission and purpose of the Indiana Office of Court Services and the Justice Services Division.
  • Provide expertise on division initiatives in national forums.
  • Work closely and in coordination with the other Deputy Directors to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to supporting IOCS activities and priorities.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Work or related field or a Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA accredited law school AND a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the legal field or court system are required. Additional requirements include:

  • Extensive knowledge of legal and evidence-based practices in adult and juvenile community supervision.
  • Highly effective decision-making skills and judgment in a variety of matters.
  • Experience managing complex and long-term projects.
  • Proven ability to inspire collaboration and build consensus among team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to listen and identify issues.
  • Proven ability to multitask and succeed in an environment of rapidly-changing priorities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Indiana court system.
  • Familiarity with structure of judicial, executive, and legislative branches of the State of Indiana
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proven legal knowledge and analytical ability.

Must exercise absolute confidentiality; avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflict of interest, abide by the Employee Handbook and Judicial Code of Conduct. Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check.

NOTE: This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the authority of supervisors or managers to assign or direct the activities of employees.

The Indiana Supreme Court is committed to a work environment that values employees and promotes their well-being.

The Indiana Supreme Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, status as a protected veteran or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and the Indiana Judicial Code.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and will need a reasonable accommodation to assist you in apply for the position or to perform the essential functions of the job, the Indiana Supreme Court will provide such reasonable accommodations.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 /year


  • legal and evidence-based knowledge: 10 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)