Requisition No: 799535
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: COURT PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 22010571
Position Number: 22010571
Posting Closing Date: 08/01/2023
***20 HOUR WORK WEEK***
Examples of Work Performed
- Provides court case management services and other assistance to the judiciary and general magistrates of the Unified Family Court Division. Screens and identifies possible cases for Unified Family Court, monitors the movement of court cases from point of initiation to disposition; exercises independent judgment and initiative
- Researches case histories, compiles statistical data, attends court, sets mandatory case conferences
- Communicates with attorneys and interested parties regarding additional requirements or documents needed to advance the administration of the case.
- Manages and prepares cases for court hearings by tabbing and naming pleadings, preparing orders, composing and preparing historical summations, calculating child support guidelines, researching and providing corresponding cases and other documentation pertinent to the case and/or litigants
- Assists with domestic violence cases as needed
- Assists litigants in person, by telephone and via correspondence, providing case status information, rules of civil procedures and statutes, reviews pro se filings for judges
- Provides referrals to appropriate community agencies
- Interacts and establishes relationships with judges, government officials, court staff, paralegals and professionals associated with Unified Family Court and the general public
- Other duties assigned by the Family Court Manager, Judges, or Chief Deputy Court Administrator
The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification.
MINIMUM Education and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology or closely related field.
Three (3) years of experience working in a business or court setting; or equivalent combination of related training and experience.
PREFERRED:Paralegal or legal secretary experience
Additional relevant experience may substitute for college education on a year-for-year basis.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the legal system, family court procedures, legal terminology
- Skill in analyzing court files for appropriate pleadings and legal documentation
- Ability to work independently and to establish work priorities
- Ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people
- Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court
- Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and database software applications
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public
- Ability to interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures
- Must be extremely computer literate and able to work in a paperless/fileless system
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any of the protected classes.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the [15th Judicial Circuit] Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website [https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/15thcircuit?page=1].
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.