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
  • Process Servers


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:  Monte Jenkins
  • HRIS Administrator:  Mark Wienke
  • Executive Administrative Assistant:  Lynnette Murdock

HR Employee Relations

  • Manager: Jannice Okoye
  • Employment Specialist: Tina Thomas
  • Employment Specialist:  MariaLuisa Turner
  • Employment Specialist:  Diana Carpenter

HR Shared Services

  • Manager: Christal Hardy
  • Payroll/Benefits Specialist: Lori Cuellar
  • Payroll/Benefits Specialist: Shereesa Thompson
  • Safety Specialist: Victoria Gaughan
  • HR Assistant: Rebekah Ebersole
  • Records Clerk: Jennifer Lewis

HR Training & Development​

  • Manager: Matt Roberts
  • Training Coordinator: Amanda Riley
  • Training Coordinator: Sara Giordano
  • Training Support Specialist: Elizabeth Carter