Requisition No: 792197
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: MEDIATION SERVICES COORDINATOR - 22010869
Position Number: 22010869
Salary: $47,741.06 - $85,933.91
Posting Closing Date: 01/24/2023
This is a highly professional position that is responsible for administrative and supervisory work coordinating the daily operations of a mediation program for the trial courts including supervision and training of mediators, volunteer mediators, and independently contracted mediators. Duties involve mediating, screening, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating cases. The Mediation Services Coordinator assigns, and schedules cases referred by the court. The Mediation Services Coordinator is also a mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court in a minimum of one area of mediation and may mediate cases by informing parties of the mediation process, assisting in resolving disputes, and preparing settlement agreements. Working relationships are established with judges, magistrates, attorneys, and the general public. The Mediation Services Coordinator exercises independent judgment and works under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator assigned to Collier County. The incumbent must satisfy the criteria for selection as a Court Appointed Mediator as established by Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.
Primary Responsibilities include the following: (1) Mediation Services Coordination (2) Mediation (3) Other duties as assigned.
(1) Mediation Services Coordination:
- Supervises, schedules, assigns, organizes and directs volunteer/contract mediators for program mediations for the Collier County mediation program.
- Reviews case files referred to mediation to identify issues, assess mediation fees and report data
- Coordinate volunteer mediators for small claims pre-trial conferences
- Recruit and train new mediators
- Provide continuous training in order for mediators to maintain State Supreme Court certification
- Performs clerical tasks including, but not limited to, answering telephone calls, e-mails, draft orders and other correspondence directed to the court mediation program
- Provide technical and non-technical support services to volunteer/ contract mediators
- Perform seminars and lectures on mediation and arbitration topics
- Prepare reports and maintain statistics
- Mediate cases based upon court determination in the areas of county civil/small claims
(3) Other Duties as Assigned
This position supervises volunteer mediators and contract mediators.
Education and Training Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, law, or closely related field. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.
Four years of related work experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Certification as a County Civil mediator in accordance with sections 10.100 and 10.110, Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators is required.
- Florida State Courts System
- Standards of Professional Conduct for certified and court-appointed mediators
- Florida Law and Rules of Civil Procedure related to Family and Civil Court
- Concepts and goals of mediation, conflict resolution theories, techniques, and negotiation processes
- Ability to apply methods of data collection analysis
- Maintain a schedule and coordinate volunteers/contract mediators and cases for hearings
- Prepare and maintain confidential case records
- Provide the Court with findings and recommendations in verbal and/or written format, which allows incorporation into court orders
- Work independently and establish priorities
- Operate a personal computer and effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website https://www.ca.cjis20.org/About-The-Court/Career-Opportunities/.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Natalie Perez at 239-533-1707 or HumanResources@ca.cjis20.org
Human Resources Department, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901
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, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
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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.