Requisition No: 801412
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: MEDIATOR-CIRCUIT/FAMILY - 22010642
Position Number: 22010642
Posting Closing Date: 08/01/2023
Examples of Work Performed
- Under the direction of the court, it is the mediator's responsibility to facilitate discussions and communications between the parties.
- The goal is to help the parties reach an equitable settlement of their differences.
- Reviews cases referred to the program for appropriateness, reviews case files, confidential reports and other materials pertinent to the case.
- Conducts mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court referred cases. Informs parties concerning the mediation process.
- Prepares settlement agreements, as appropriate and conference reports on all cases mediated. Prepares related documents to dispose of cases; submits agreements and documents to parties and to judge for review and incorporation into final orders.
- Prepares and maintains statistical records and reports.
- Completes continuing education training on a regular basis to maintain mediation certification; stays abreast of current standards and practices for certified and court appointed mediators.
- Performs other office related work as required.
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
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, law, or a closely related field and five (5) years of court/legal related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Florida Supreme Court Certification in family.
Additional relevant experience may substitute for college education on a year-for-year basis.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Florida Court System; Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program, specifically dependency and family court divisions
- Court policies and procedures; pertinent laws, rules and goals
- Processes and techniques of resolving disputes; analyze information and make sound decisions
- Knowledge of the rules of English grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Ability to accurately determine child support calculation
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
- Ability to prioritize work and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
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.