Court Administrator
City of Baytown - Baytown, TX

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Job Description The City of Baytown is seeking a disciplined and highly organized individual to direct the behind the scenes functions of the Municipal Court. The opportunity in Baytown awaits to develop and lead a talented court team in the daily administration of the court of records.

JOB SUMMARY AND PRINCIPAL DUTIES: This is an exciting and rewarding position with the City of Baytown, part of the dynamic Sugarland/Houston/Baytown metropolis acknowledged as one of America’s top 5 regions for jobs. The purpose of the Court Administrator is to manage the daily operation of the Baytown Municipal Court and the Marshal’s office. Successful operation is accomplished by managing and maintaining cases, directing court employees and overseeing the preparation of dockets. This role directs and monitors all operations of the Municipal Court to ensure efficient operation in the areas of collections, dockets, warrants and records retention. The Court Administrator is also responsible for personnel management, revenue collection, customer service, budget preparation and monitoring, policy development and interpretation as well as contract administration.

SALARY: $52,080 – $78,120/annually (DOQ)

Qualifications REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent education and experience.
  • Three years experience in a Court environment with progressive management and supervisory responsibilities.
  • TMCEC Level II certification.
  • Must have TLETS/TCIC/NCIC certification and Justice Information Management System Certification within one (1) year of hire date.
  • Must be bondable and able to become a notary. Must be able to pass the City’s criminal background check.
  • Advance computer processing skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.


  • PREFERRED:

  • Bilingual
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Working knowledge of INCODE, Brazos Technology, and similar Court software applications.

  • Additional Information If selected for this critical role, team members and their eligible dependents who participate on the City’s health plan enjoy free medical care at the City operated Wellness Center. The City also provides 10 holidays per year along with an accrued 15 days of sick leave and an accrued 10 days of vacation leave per year. A sampling of other benefits include, voluntary Medical, Dental, and/or Vision Insurance, OnSite Fitness Programs, Wellness Programs (Weight Watchers@Work Program), Tuition Reimbursement, along with an exceptional Retirement Plan (7% Mandatory with a 2:1 City Match).

    Attendance is an essential function of this position and in the event of an emergency this position may be required to work in order to perform essential services needed to sustain City operations.

    SALARY: $70,042 – $105,063/annually (DOQ)

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