Executive Director, El Paso County Domestic Relations Office

Location: El Paso, Texas

The Executive Director of the Domestic Relations Office (DRO) is responsible for performing a variety of complex management, technical, and professional work directing and supervising the strategic operations and planning for the Domestic Relations Office. Responsible for establishing the strategic plan and goals and objectives for the DRO; developing policy; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and developing budgets; Collaborates and maintains communication with the Family Law Center and other county offices. The incumbent will advise Commissioners Court on matters pertaining to the DRO.

Responsibilities

  • Selects and supervises department employees and motivates high achievement through assigning and reviewing work, providing fair and consistent evaluation, consultation, training and involvement in the overall objectives of the organization, and is responsible for disciplining and terminating personnel;
  • Provides vision and leadership for the Department of DRO goals to ensure consistency with the mission and values of the department and the County;
  • Exhibits leadership and demonstrates management skill with staff in establishing a high level in practice, performance and productivity, and provides overall direction that ensures quality service practices and methodologies for all services provided to courts in Family Law matters;
  • Develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures consistent with legal and organizational guidelines;
  • Represents the department in Commissioners Court and makes presentations and recommendations to the Court regarding department operations;
  • Identifies and coordinates contract services to be performed by the Domestic Relations Office to enhance the services of other agencies and entities, negotiates and recommends contracts for execution and implementation;
  • Serves as a liaison between the Family Law Courts and the DRO to ensure responsiveness and relevance of the services provided;
  • Compiles data, researches, evaluates, and reports on program effectiveness that will be responsive to the continually growing and changing needs of the El Paso County Family Law Court System;
  • Directs staff in developing and implementing procedures required for maintaining multiple contracts with the Texas Attorney General’s office, Child Support Division.
  • Provides recommendations for modifications or improvements; reports deficiencies and follows up on corrective actions;
  • Represents the County and the department at a variety of business meetings including hearings, trials, outside boards, groups, and committees;
  • Ensures a high level of effective communication between all community partners and consumers;
  • Collaborates with local, state, and national entities regarding Domestic Relations operations, supervises the preparation, development, promotion and review of legislation, and ensures compliance with legislation, and other statutes;
  • Coordinates and works closely with officials, department heads, and outside agencies. Serves as professional advisor, and may represent the department and/or county with customers and media. Works with and makes presentations to elected county officials, county departments, state and municipal officials, citizen groups and other policy-making entities regarding current and future department operations and plans;
  • Develops and administers the annual budget adequate to provide necessary services at the lowest cost for the department;
  • Performs contract and grant management of those grants that have been awarded to the department and ensures compliance with the grant requirements;
  • Researches and pursues federal, state, and local government resources as well as private foundation grant offerings to identify those requests for proposals that can support department’s initiatives, programs, and activities;
  • Displays dedication to the County’s objectives;
  • Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts.
  • Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, social work, or a closely related field
  • Five (5) years of professional work related experience in family law, conflict resolution and high conflict litigation, including three (3) years of management level experience in a Texas domestic relations office, including supervising staff; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • A Master’s degree and experience as a trained family law mediator is preferred.
  • Must have or obtain by date of hire Texas driver’s license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.

How to Apply
Please submit an application to this position at www.epcounty.com/jobs and find more information about the County, the department, and the position here: http://www.epcounty.com/_download/DRO_Brochure_final.pdf.

If you have additional questions regarding the County or this position, you may contact the Human Resources Office at (915) 546-2218.

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