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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get an application?

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 position. 

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
Type of Employment Court/Agency Application Process
Merit System Court of Common Pleas
Family Court
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) at www.delawarestatejobs.com.
Non-Merit System Judicial Branch


(These courts and agencies are exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.)
Supreme Court
Court of Chancery
Superior Court
Administrative Office of the Courts, which includes the Judicial Information Center and the Office of State Court Collection Enforcement
Law Libraries
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?

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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.