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  • 501087
  • Full-time
  • Closing date: Oct 1 2021 at 23:55 MST

Link to Apply: https://azcourts.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1738278&&&nohd#job

JPR Program Specialist VI

JOB #:

Administrative Services Division

Up to $60,000.00 annualized DOE

September 16, 2021

All positions are open until filled.

In Arizona, the public has the right to decide which of our State's judges stay on the bench and which don't.   The state constitution has created a process for evaluating the performance of judges appointed through merit selection and requires that judicial performance reports be given to the voters before the state's general election.  The Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR) was created to conduct the periodic performance reviews of appointed judges required by the state constitution.

The Arizona Supreme Court has a vacancy for the JPR Program Specialist position.  This position performs management and high-level administrative duties for the Commissions on Appellate and Trial Court Appointments (JNC) and Judicial Performance Review (JPR). In addition to ensuring that the judicial nominating and performance review processes meet the mandates of the Arizona Constitution and applicable Rules of Procedure, this position manages the appointment of judges pro tempore and members of Supreme Court committees.

The essential functions of the position include: coordinate meetings and facilitate the processes of nominating applicants for judicial office and reviewing the performance of judges in merit selection courts; draft minutes and policies and procedures adopted by the Commission; manage production and distribution of JPR surveys to judges, attorneys, litigants/witnesses, jurors and court staff; plan and organize voter information efforts for Judicial Performance Review; and research, analyze, and compile data and reports.  The JPR Program Specialist also recruits screens, and coordinates appointment of members to serve on the Commission for Judicial Performance Review and responds to inquiries from the media, government agencies and public.  Additionally, this position will develop and conduct training and orientation programs for members, judges and court staff. 

The position requires a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in business administration, public administration, or a related field, and five years related experience in progressively responsible positions.  The position also requires demonstrated proficiency in detail orientation and exceptional planning, project management, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, leadership, and administrative skills.  The ability to interpret and apply laws, procedural rules and policies.  In addition, this position requires, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to multi-task and coordinate numerous projects/schedules at one time.

Travel Level:  Up to 10%

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Some positions may take 4-6 weeks to fill.  Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview.  Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview.  The Selection Process may include first and/or second round panel interviews.  This is a Regular, Full-time, exempt position. 

The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.