Requisition No: 694341
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: MEDIATOR-CIRCUIT/FAMILY - 22011159
Position Number: 22011159
Salary: $47,741.06- $85,933.93 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2023
Twelfth Judicial Circuit; Sarasota
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Family Mediator to conduct family and dependency mediations in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. The Family Mediator reports directly to the circuit’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Director. The ideal candidate will be a Florida Supreme Court certified family and dependency mediator. Family certification is required.
Education and Training Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree in social work, law, or a closely related field.
A juris doctorate or master’s degree is preferred.
Four years of related experience, including extensive experience in conducting mediations.
Requires Florida Supreme Court certification in Family.
Dependency certification is preferred.
- Conducts family mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court referred cases and informs litigants about the mediation process prior to commencement of every mediation;
- Prepares/drafts settlement agreements, court orders or impasse reports on all cases mediated; reviews agreements with all parties involved and manages execution of agreements by parties; completes closing paperwork and statistical records/reports for mediation cases of responsibility;
- Reviews case files, pleadings, and other documents pertinent to cases.
The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance. Visit the website benefits of working for the State of Florida.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply, visit the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities.
Apply by submitting by e-mail (preferred) or mail the completed state employment application located on the Circuit’s website, resume, and cover letter.
Submit also a copy of mediation certifications.
Submit to Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 48927, Sarasota, FL 34230; Fax (941) 861-7904; e-mail email@example.com.
The state employment application must be received to be considered.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Heather Blanton, 941-749-3600, extension 1791 or e-mail HR@jud12.flcourts.or.
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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