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Tasmanian Government

Administrator of Courts (350147)

Department of Justice
Magistrates Court

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Senior Executive - Level 2 - Payment of Salary above the base salary of the advertised range is subject to an annual performance assessment
Salary:$151,846.00 to $167,030.00 per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, full-time
Region: South

Period of Appointment

Senior Executive contract for a term of 5 years.

Senior Executive appointments are subject to the Senior Executive Leadership Capability Framework and the link below will provide you with information about this framework.

Hours per fortnight

Up to 73.50 hours per fortnight.  The Tasmanian State Service values and encourages diversity at all levels of employment and flexible and contemporary working arrangements are offered to support this.


  • Exercise statutory powers and responsibilities (including legal and quasi-judicial functions) in the following areas:

    • perform the statutory functions of Administrator of the Magistrates Court, Chief Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Chief Clerk (Coronial Division);
    • taxation and assessment of bills of costs;
    • complex mediations and conciliations; and
    • manage all Tribunals constituted by a magistrate.
  • Manage the Magistrates Court in accordance with the strategic direction of the Court, including overall responsibility for the management of its financial, physical and human resources.
  • In consultation with stakeholders, develop, implement and evaluate strategies, systems, legislation, policies and rules of court to achieve business and organisational goals and to meet ongoing community expectations in relation to court reform.
  • Provide authoritative advice to stakeholders including to representatives in other agencies, members of the legal profession and the Magistracy on functions, legal practice, procedure and policy issues and legislation.
  • Work with the Chief Magistrate to:
  • ensure the orderly and expeditious discharge of the business of the courts;
  • co-ordinate and allocate resources, including providing advice on court judicial and non-judicial operations; and
  • develop and implement professional development programs for Magistrates and court employees.
  • Act as an executive member of the Magistrates’ Rule Committee and other groups as directed by the Chief Magistrate.
  • Provide authoritative advice, direction and support to the staff in the relation to legislation relevant to the Magistrates Court and related Tribunals, including the provision of training to staff on legal matters.
  • Manage the alternative dispute resolution service for matters before the Court in accordance with the Court’s case management objectives which includes undertaking highly complex mediations and conciliations.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Senior Managers’ Forum and represent the Department and Court on high-level committees.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (350147) Administrator of Courts.doc

Download File Statement of Duties (350147) Administrator of Courts.pdf

Senior Executive Leadership Capability Framework

How to apply

To apply, please provide a copy of your CV with two referees and a one page summary outlining why you are the best person for the job.

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).DOCX

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

For more information

Kristy Bourne
Deputy Secretary - Administration of Justice
(03) 6165 4943 

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.