Kern County Bar Association
3 yrs required
Bakersfield, CA, United States
Indigent Defense Program (IDP) Administrator (Attorney)
The candidate will serve as the Administrator for the Indigent Defense Program. Will be responsible for a variety of administrative and business management processes, procedures, and policies; fiscal management and control; implementing effective systems to provide for changing requirements of IDP; and exercising, where appropriate, professional judgement and teamwork in resolving issues that may arise related to Program administration. Also responsible for preparation of budgets, charts, data, documents and reports related to IDP administration, appropriation, expenditure, and management of program resources. Coordinate, supervise and manage the appointment, assignment and recruitment of independent contractor attorneys who participate on IDP's panel of attorneys; assists with supervision of support personnel; and prepares and presents reports to the IDP's Committees, Association's Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the County of Kern, and the courts (as necessary) as the Administrator's functions relate to carrying out the job duties and proper management of the Program. Responsible for a variety of administrative and business management processes, procedures, and policies; fiscal management and control; implementing effective systems to provide for changing requirements of IDP; and exercising, where appropriate, professional judgement and teamwork in resolving issues that may arise related to Program administration. Manage the budget, analyze and implement proper and effective accounting. Develop and maintain proper information systems and protocol for tracking and maintaining budgets, revenues, and expenditures. Conduct cost benefit analyses. Manage financial appropriations for legal and contract compliance. Develop and maintain proper information systems and protocol for record storage and compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements. Develop, plan and maintain services offered by the Program as well as recruit of new attorneys to serve as independent contractors on Panel. Manage, develop and implement IDP policies, procedures and protocol. Make written and verbal presentations. Represent the Program in a professional and effective manner. Plan, assign, and evaluate, contractors, consultants, work product, staff, legal billings and Program participants and provide recommendations as appropriate or requested regarding the same. Consult and advise with Program committees, the Association officers and board of directors, the Association Executive Officer/Director, the courts and County of Kern officials; provide administrative guidance. Participate contract negotiations. Monitor and review cases in progress ,quality of representation, Program attorney and support personnel qualifications, and legitimacy of fee requests. Establish procedures and goals for the efficient operation of the Program. Keep abreast of current developments in legislation and decisional law affecting the operation of the Program. Ensure efficient management and improvement of the operations of the Program in accordance with the directives of the Executive Officer/Director, Program contract, Association Board of Directors and officers, Program Committees, and the policies and procedures of the Program. Serve as liaison to committees of the Association and maintain good relations with the Association Board of Directors and officers employees, Program committees, Association employees, Program attorneys and support personnel, court and court personnel, the Kern County Administrator's office, the Kern County Board of Supervisors, and related persons/entities. Provide the Program committees and the Association Board of Directors and officers with monthly reports of the operations of the Program, monthly and quarterly accounting statements, and yearly budget, fee schedule and policy recommendations. Promptly respond to the requests from the Executive Officer/Director, Association Board of Directors and officers, Program committees, courts, the County of Kern, and related persons/entities.
Submit cover letter, resume, and references.