Where can I get an
If you are interested in applying for a position with the Delaware Judiciary,
please click on apply next to the job posting in which you are
interested. The link will direct you to the appropriate application
form. Be sure to read the instructions contained within each individual
job posting as to how and where to submit your application. Please submit
one employment application per position and print out a copy to keep for your
records. Be sure to complete every section and answer all questions on
the application form. Please do not submit copies of letters or training
certificates, unless stated as a requirement. Again, it is important that
you submit the appropriate application form for each desired
Categories of employees
and types of employment within the Delaware Judiciary:
The Delaware Judiciary has three categories of employees. Exempt are those employees who are conferred policy-making or who have
administrative and managerial authority. Classified are those
employees whose positions are not defined as exempt or confidential. Confidential are those employees who are directly selected by and serve at the
pleasure of a justice or judge, which include judicial secretary, master, law
clerk, secretarial (Family Court), and those positions which provide direct
secretarial support to the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts
and each court administrator. Any employee who holds one of these
positions as of November 15, 1995, and was hired into that position in a
classified status, shall retain classified status for the duration of tenure in
that specific position.
||Court of Common Pleas
Justice of the Peace Court
|Governed by the State of Delaware Merit Rules. Applications
must be submitted on line through the State of Delaware Employment Link (DEL)
|Non-Merit System Judicial Branch
(These courts and agencies are exempt from the State of Delaware Merit
Court of Chancery
Administrative Office of the Courts, which includes the Judicial Information
Center and the Office of State Court Collection Enforcement
Office of the Public Guardian
Child Placement Review Board
Educational Surrogate Parent Program
Office of the Child Advocate
Child Death, Near Death, Stillbirth Commission
Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission
|Governed by the Judicial Branch Personnel Rules.
Applications must be submitted by completing the Delaware Judicial Branch application form and returning it by following
the instructions on the specific job posting.
Is there a number I can call for information?
You will be notified regarding your qualifications for each position for which
you apply. If you do not hear anything within a reasonable period of
time, you may call the Employment Services Phone Line at (302) 255-2515 or the
specific HR representative for the court or agency to which you have
applied. This information is available at HR Contacts in
the Courts. Information regarding benefits is
available on the website.
Why can't I get the
posting to open?
Postings are available for viewing in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document
Format. If you do not have a copy of the free Acrobat Reader software,
you can download it at www.adobe.com. If you
have a copy, you may need to download a more current version.