Human Resources

All applicants must complete the Court’s application for employment to be considered for a position - those persons submitting resumes only will not be considered.

The HR Department serves the more than 735 employees of all divisions of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court. 

Employment opportunities with the 16th Judicial Circuit Court are diverse.  People employed at the Court include (just to name a few):

  • Clerical and Secretarial Personnel
  • Youth Workers
  • Management Staff
  • Custodians and Maintenance
  • Case Management Officers
  •  Juvenile Probation Officers
  •  Deputy Juvenile Officers
  • Attorneys, Law Clerks and Paralegals
  • Cooks


Human Resources
Jackson County Courthouse
415 East 12th Street
10th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: 816-881-3559
Fax: 816-881-3229

HR Executive Office

  • Director: Dorice Woodruff
  • HRIS Analyst: Mark Wienke
  • Executive Administrative Assistant:  Lynnette Murdock 


HR Employee Relations

  • Manager: Jannice Okoye
  • Employment Specialist: Tanya Wheeler
  • Employment Specialist: Amanda Riley
  • HR Assistant:  MariaLuisa Turner

HR Shared Services

  • Manager: Monte Jenkins
  • Payroll/Benefits Specialist: Sara Herrell
  • Payroll/Benefits Specialist: Ericka Reyes
  • HR Assistant: Rebekah Ebersole
  • HR Assistant: Vacant

HR Training & Development​

  • Manager: Toni Craig
  • Training Coordinator: Amber Sinton
  • Training Coordinator:  Sara Giordano
  • Training Support Specialist:  Cydney Williams