Requisition No: 796505
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: JUDICIAL ASSISTANT - CIRCUIT COURT - 22011471
Position Number: 22011471
Salary: $42,376.45 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Fourth Judicial Circuit; Jacksonville, Florida
The judicial assistant hired will work with a circuit judge and be responsible for the administrative and secretarial duties needed to effectively manage a busy circuit court division. The judicial assistant’s current assignment would be to an active family court division, but this may be subject to change in the future.
Examples of Work
Schedules and coordinates motions, hearings, and conferences.
Compose correspondence, memoranda, notices, orders, and other documents.
Prepare notices of hearings for cases put on the calendar by the judge.
Handle motions and pleadings, including contacting parties to set hearings.
Prepare draft orders and edit and proofread final orders.
Education and Training Guidelines
High School diploma or GED and two years of college or vocational school education in paralegal, secretarial skills, computer operations or a closely related field and three years of related experience.
Applicants should have three years of responsible experience as a legal secretary or paralegal; should have excellent typing, spelling, and grammar skills; should possess a working knowledge of family court rules and procedures and must be professional and diplomatic in dealing with attorneys and the public.
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 $25,000 term life insurance.
The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.
How to Apply
Submit a current and complete online State Employment Application at the People First State of Florida Jobs website, view the State Courts System page at https://jobs.myflorida.com/.
The resume cannot be substituted for the State Employment Application. All employment information must be seen on the application.
An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by the closing date.
For additional information contact Debra Marchant by phone at 904-255-1022 or by email at CourtHR@coj.net.
To learn more about the Florida State Courts System visit its website at https://www.flcourts.gov/.
To learn more about the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website at https://www.jud4.org/.
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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the contact information indicated for each respective position.
Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.
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.