Organization Overview: The Office of the Circuit Executive for the United States Courts for the Sixth Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Circuit Executive for Space and Facilities. This position is within the Office of the Circuit Executive and is located in the Potter Stewart United States Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Office of the Circuit Executive provides policy development, administrative, technical and staff support to (1) the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council, a governing board of federal judges with jurisdiction over the federal courts in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, including nine judicial districts; (2) the Chief Circuit Judge; (3) the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and (4) as requested, to the various court units within the Sixth Circuit.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities: Advises and represents the Sixth Circuit judiciary in all phases of courthouse development and alteration, including professional guidance in the areas of programming, design, construction, furnishing and occupancy. Ensures compliance with federal policies and regulations; provides leadership and professional assistance in the resolution of facilities issues; proposes strategies and policies to improve space delivery systems and coordinates courthouse security issues. Serves as liaison with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the General Services Administration, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Sixth Circuit courts on national issues affecting courts and oversees support for and/or development of space and facilities and courthouse security projects throughout the Circuit.
The position may entail developing a staffing plan to support the facilities-related needs of the Judicial Council, Court of Appeals, and the Circuit’s constituent court units.
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At least ten years of successful management, consulting or supervisory experience in all facets of major project development, including long range planning, design development, policy formulation and space management oversight. This experience must have included:
Managing major space and facilities construction projects.
Initiating and implementing innovative ideas and programs.
Participation in developing and facilitating policy at a corporate, institutional or equivalent level.
Facilitating resolution of planning, design and construction issues and challenges.
Ability to assess priorities and staffing and effectively communicate a plan to address facilities-related requirements and staffing needs.
Ability to creatively assemble/structure new projects to meet the needs of the courts and the ability to undertake both personally, and through staff, the necessary steps to develop them.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to explain technical and administrative issues. Make presentations, write reports and provide written justifications on issues and problems.
Ability to supervise and interact with a professional staff with differing skill sets and areas of expertise which may include project management, construction, architecture and interior design, engineering, security and procurement. This includes sufficient technical subject matter knowledge to schedule and prioritize the work of subordinates, foster teamwork, provide performance evaluations and motivate staff.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy in dealing effectively with judges, senior management and those at all levels within organizations participating in project development.
Ability to work under pressure and within the constraints of conflicting deadlines.
Ability to manage a technical program encompassing a wide geographic area, servicing a variety of technical, professional, managerial and judicial clientele. Because the facilities of the courts are positioned over a very wide geographic area, this position will require extensive travel to sites, to Washington, D.C. and to the administrative offices of the various GSA Regions.
A degree from an accredited institution in architecture or facilities-related field.
Responsible high-level managerial experience in a court or equivalent environment working with executives and high-level managers.
Experience working with the General Services Administration and familiarity with their procedures and regulations.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications in accordance with U.S. Court Guidelines.
Internal Number: 2018-19
About United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The federal Judiciary seeks talented and motivated individuals to support its mission of ensuring equal justice under law. The federal Judiciary offers work/life balance, competitive benefits, and teams with dedicated professionals. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is one of 12 regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information about the federal court system, please visit: www.uscourts.gov and www.ca6.uscourts.gov.