Requisition No: 795961
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: HEARING OFFICER - 22010452
Position Number: 22010452
Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2023
Job Location: Manatee County Judicial Center
Annual Salary (non-negotiable): $89,280.72 (non-negotiable; State employees are paid on the last workday of each month). The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and a generous contribution by the State to health insurance premiums.
The essential function of the Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer position is to conduct hearings and make recommended orders on matters referred for hearing. The position is responsible for setting referred cases for hearing, conducting hearings, making determinations on cases, and preparing recommended orders for the parties and referring judge’s consideration. This is a high-volume division of the court. Candidates must be very proficient using computers and Microsoft Word and able to generate recommended orders. Most hearings are held in person, although Zoom hearings are also held. Attention to detail is important. The position works under the general supervision of the Court Administrator or designee.
All applicants are encouraged to read the un-numbered section of the Code of Judicial Conduct titled “Application of the Code of Judicial Conduct” which providesthat anyone who performs judicial functions, including a hearing officer, commissioner, or a general magistrate, shall comply with Canons 1, 2A, and 3, and such other provisions of the Code that might reasonably be applicable. Applicants should also be familiar with the Opinions of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.
This position requires knowledge of the legal system, family court processes and procedures, and the Florida Rules of Court. This position supervises one full-time Administrative Assistant I.
Juris doctorate from an accredited law school. At least five years of experience in the practice of law, including one year in family law. Requires membership in good standing in the Florida Bar.
Interested applicants must submit a current State of Florida Application to the Human Resources Manager of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. A cover letter and current resume are encouraged. Application materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) or via mail delivery.
Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230
Fax (941) 861-7904
*If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered. If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate – you will not be required to submit a new application.
The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811.
Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.
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.