Requisition No: 777383
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: COURT PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 22010555
Position Number: 22010555
Salary: $38,058.32 - $68,504.98 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2023
This position is responsible for developing and employing effective case management procedures that assist with the identification and coordination of Unified Family Court.
The Court Program Specialist II serves as a liaison between the judiciary and court administration while working under direct supervision of the Family Court Manager and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and results achieved.
Provides court case management services and other assistance to the judiciary and general magistrates of the Unified Family Court Division.
Screens and identifies possible cases for Unified Family Court, monitors the movement of court cases from point of initiation to disposition, exercises independent judgment and initiative.
Research case histories, compiles statistical data, attends court, sets mandatory case conferences.
Communicates with attorneys and interested parties regarding additional requirements or documents needed to advance the administration of the case.
Manages and prepares cases for court hearings by tabbing and naming pleadings, preparing orders, composing and preparing historical summations, calculating child support guidelines, researching and providing corresponding cases and other documentation pertinent to the case and/or litigants.
Assists with domestic violence cases as needed.
Assists litigants in person, by telephone and via correspondence, providing case status information, rules of civil procedures and statutes, reviews pro se filings for judges.
Provides referrals to appropriate community agencies.
Interacts and establishes relationships with judges, government officials, court staff, paralegals and professionals associated with Unified Family Court and the general public.
Other duties assigned by the Family Court Manager, Judges, or Chief Deputy Court Administrator.
Education and Training Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology or closely related field and three (3) years of experience working in a business or court setting; or equivalent combination of related training and experience.
PREFERRED: Paralegal or legal secretary experience.
Knowledge of the legal system, family court procedures, legal terminology
Skill in analyzing court files for appropriate pleadings and legal documentation
Ability to work independently and to establish work priorities
Ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people
Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court
Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and database software applications
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public
Ability to interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures
Must be extremely computer literate and able to work in a paperless/fileless system
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website https://www.15thcircuit.com/job-posting.
Submit the state employment application (located on the website), cover letter, resume, and copy of Family and/or Dependency Mediator Certification to Chief of Personnel, Tammy Anton, electronically at CAD-Recruiting.@pbcgov.org or to 205, North Dixie Highway, 5th Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
The completed package must include the following:
State of Florida Application available at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/employment/application_writeable.pdf
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Tammy Anton at 561-355-2154
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
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Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-955-8771.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.