Administrative Specialist 4 (Criminal)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Clerical and Administrative
Specialty Administrative Assistant
Salary 73,839 – 115,076 yearly
Location Freehold (Hybrid remote), New Jersey, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24

When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve. We work hard every day to build the publicÆs trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court. Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.

The salary range for this position is $73,838.98 to $115,075.98 for Schedule A, and $73,838.98 to $109,322.18 for Schedule B. For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary, not to exceed the maximum of the range, or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater.
Judiciary employees hired prior to June 3, 2014, are considered Schedule A. Newly hired individuals, and Judiciary employees hired on or after June 3, 2014, are considered Schedule B.

The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.

The Monmouth Vicinage is seeking a professional self-starter, who will serve as an Administrative Specialist 4 (Recovery Court Coordinator) in the Criminal Division. Under the general direction of the Criminal Division Manager and/or other high level supervisory officer, the selected candidate will coordinate the day-to-day operation of the Recovery Court Program, participate in the on-going development of policies and procedures for the program, prepare statistical and budgetary reporting requirements, efficiently transferring cases to the appropriate agencies, and recommend improvements in operating procedures, work processes or administrative practices. The selected candidate will also act as a lead worker to team members in assigned tasks, guide and coach staff, keep abreast of current trends, laws and rules. The selected candidate will also serve as primary liaison to the community by representing the program at the county, state, and national levels, function as the point person for judges, treatment providers and other agencies, and maintain a connection with outside resources. The successful candidate will be open to change and be able to evaluate information and recommend new ideas to team members; perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Should another position become available within the next five months of the closing date of this recruitment, the applicant pool from this posting may be used to fill additional positions.

: The Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's Degree and five years of professional experience in program development, program coordination, program analysis, program administration and/or administrative research.

Substitution: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional paraprofessional and/or professional experience on a year-for-year basis with one year of such experience being equal to 30 semester hour credits. An associate's degree and two years of additional paraprofessional and/or professional experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience. A law degree may be substituted for two years of experience.

Education Note: Degrees conferred outside of the United States must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service. (See

Supplemental Information

Driver's License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position. Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required. Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Special Note: Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting. All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information. Residency Law: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the ôNew Jersey First Act,ö all persons newly hired by the Judiciary must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.


The NJ Judiciary requires all applicants to complete the application process fully and as instructed. All applicants must complete the work experience and education sections and attach any required documents. Applications must describe all relevant work experience in detail, beginning with your current or most recent job, including military service (indicate rank), internships and job-related volunteer work, if applicable. Use a separate section to describe each position. Applicants who indicate "see resume" or enter their initials to acknowledge that they have skipped the Work History and Education sections will not be considered, unless they do not possess any education history or work experience. Only applicants that follow the application instructions and submit completed applications will be considered.

The New Jersey Judiciary consists of: the Supreme Court, the Superior Court including the Appellate Division and the Trial Court of the 15 vicinages in New Jersey, the Tax Court and the Municipal Court System. The Administrative Office of the Courts provides technical assistance, operational support, training, research and development, budget and personnel coordination, and development and operation of information systems for the Courts of New Jersey.

The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

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