Requisition No: 794983
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: COURT PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 22010472
Position Number: 22010472
Salary: $38,058.32 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Tampa, Florida
This is a permanent position that will initially provide pandemic relief in capacities that will vary depending on need. Post-pandemic assignments will be within Court Programs based on workload and staff skills and abilities. Generally, all Court Program staff provide information and services to the court participants, customers, and stakeholders. Court Programs include Mediation and Diversion, Problem Solving Courts, Elder Justice Center, Unified Family Law Case Management, Juvenile Diversion Programs, and the Children’s Justice Center.
Support the varied needs of Court Programs in a timely and efficient manner.
Utilize knowledge of Chapters 39 and 61 of Florida Statutes, the Rules of Civil Procedure and Supreme Court approved forms.
Review case records to identify pending action items and case status. Schedule hearings and services, prepare and distribute notices, communicate updates to stakeholders, etc. Identify cases that ‘crossover’ between differing divisions of the Unified Family Court (UFC), such as Dependency, Delinquency and General Domestic Relations (dissolution of marriage, child support, name changes, etc.)
Access and update case information using court-specific software.
Manage high volume caseload and multitask accordingly.
Attend, monitor and document in-person and remote court hearings.
Receive and return phone calls and email. Meet with walk-in court participants. Prepare and distribute correspondence.
Work independently while collaborating with judges, judicial assistants, staff members and stakeholders.
Draft and distribute miscellaneous notices, orders, dockets, and final judgments.
Education and Training Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related social science field and three years of case management experience.
Knowledge of court processes and procedures preferred.
Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the experience.
Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended education on a year for year basis.
Knowledge of court case management principles and methods.
Knowledge of Florida Statutes Chapter 39 and 61.
Ability to research and compose technical reports.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and logically.
Ability to communicate effectively with judges, attorneys, parties, stakeholders, and co-workers.
Ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office software.
Ability to use discretion with confidential information. Incumbent must be professional in all regards.
Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits, supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance, promotional opportunities, tuition-free college courses, 457 Tax Deferred Retirement Plan.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Employment website at Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Job Listings.
Submit cover letter, resume, current employment application and addendum located on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Employment website Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Job Listings in one PDF document by e-mail to email@example.com
Application packets must include the three requirements above to be screened for potential interview.
Please note that future vacancies in this same classification may be filled because of this recruitment. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Mailing address is Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 605G, Tampa, Florida 33602.
To learn more about the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida visit the website at https://www.fljud13.org/JobListings.aspx.
For additional information about this job opportunity contact Kevin Foster by phone at 813-272-5477.
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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number 813-272-6330 or as indicated for each respective position.
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