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Career Opportunities within the State of Delaware Judicial Branch

The Delaware Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

  • As State fiscal concerns and revenue projections continue to be carefully monitored, the Judicial Branch is continuing an intensive hiring review for the filling of all vacancies.  Applicants may apply for positions listed on this website; however, the actual filling of any vacancy is subject to final approval by the Chief Justice pursuant to Administrative Directive 180.

  • Effective January 1, 2013, the Judicial Branch adopted Administrative Directive 181 and is committed to providing a healthy and productive work environment for employees, clients, visitors, and others who come to the Delaware Courts.  Therefore, the use of tobacco products is prohibited within the boundaries of all State workplaces including all buildings, facilities - indoor and outdoor spaces - and the surrounding grounds owned by the State.
Non-Merit Job Postings
These Judicial Branch positions are exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System. Applicants must complete the required job application form and return it by following the instructions listed on the specific job announcement. The link under apply will take you to the application form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your application for your records.
Court /Agency
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Location
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Note
Closing Date
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Administrative Office of the Courts Human Resources Manager I
#AOC0804N15
City of Wilmington $57,798 - $72,248 - $86,698 Preferred Qualifications 9/9/2015 Apply
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Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Information Center Information Technology (IT) Trainer
#AOC0802N15
New Castle County $47,184 - $58,980 - $70,776 Preferred Qualifications Open Until Filled Apply
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Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Information Center Senior Technical Manager
#AOC0102N15
Extended Posting
New Castle County $61,848 - $77,310 - $92,772   Open Until Filled Apply
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Superior Court Real Time Court Reporter
#SC0708N15
Kent County Courthouse $63,357 plus transcript income Mandatory Requirements Open Continuous Apply
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Merit Job Postings
These Judicial Branch positions are covered by the State of Delaware Merit System. Applicants must complete the State of Delaware job application form and return it by following the instructions listed on the specific job announcement. The link under apply will take you to the State of Delaware Employment Link (DEL) website so you may submit your application on line.
Court/ Agency
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Location
Salary
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Closing Date
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Family Court Court Security Officer I
#082715-MBDE01-20800
New Castle County $25,663 - $32,079 This posting opens and will be available on 8/29/2015 9/4/2015

In-House Only Merit and Non-Merit Job Postings
These positions are promotional opportunities for current permanent employees in a position within the Delaware Judicial Branch and who have completed their initial probationary period. Only those employees may apply. The link under apply will take you to the appropriate application form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your application for your records.
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Location
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Closing Date
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Thre are no in-house postings. Please check back. Apply
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Other Job Postings
These positions include casual/seasonal, contractual, and non-permanent.
Court / Agency
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Location
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Currently, there are no "other" job postings. Please check back. Apply
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Judicial Officer Postings
The Questionnaire for Nominees for Judicial Office is to be used when the Judicial Nominating Commission provides public notice that judicial offices can be filled by appointment of the Governor.
Position Title
and Location
Salary
Application Requirements
Closing Date / How to Apply

Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery

$180,733 There are requirements of political balance under Article IV, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution but, in this case, the appointee may be a member of either party.


Persons who meet the legal qualifications of the offices described are invited to file with the Commission a “Questionnaire for Nominees for Judicial Office.”

Any person desiring to suggest candidates is invited to write to the Commission.

Completed Questionnaires must be received no later than noon on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the below-listed address. Interviews of candidates will be scheduled thereafter.

Judicial Nominating Commission
The Hon. William B. Chandler, III, Chairman
Eight West Laurel Street
Georgetown, DE 19947-1424

Judge of the Superior Court
New Castle County
$180,733 There are requirements of political balance under Article IV, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution, and in this case, the appointee must be a member of the Republican Party. The appointee must be a citizen of the State of Delaware.
Judge of the Family Court
New Castle County
$180,733 There are requirements of political balance under Article IV, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution but, in this case, the appointee may be a member of either party. In addition, the appointee: (i) must reside in New Castle County; (ii) must be a resident of the State of Delaware for at least 5 years immediately preceding his or her appointment; and (iii) must be admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of this State for period not less than 5 years prior to such appointment.
Chief Magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Courts $125,927 There are no political balance requirements for this office.
Commissioner of the Family Court
New Castle County
$111,775 There are no political balance requirements for this office. Any applicant must be a resident of the State of Delaware for at least five years immediately preceding his or her appointment. Non-incumbent applicants must be duly admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware.
Judge of the Family Court,
New Castle County
$180,733 There are requirements of political balance under Article IV, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution but, in this case, the appointee may be a member of either party. In addition, the appointee: (i) must reside in New Castle County; (ii) must be a resident of the State of Delaware for at least 5 years immediately preceding his or her appointment; and (iii) must be admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of this State for period not less than 5 years prior to such appointment.