Current Job Opportunity


October 28, 2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Family Court Manager

Job Location

Third Judicial Circuit Court, Lake City, Florida

Salary Range

$49,947.12 (Annually*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage the programs and operations of a unified family court. The position is responsible for staff supervision; developing and overseeing family court programs; writing and managing contracts and grants; overseeing equipment and inventory; managing family court budgets; evaluating and monitoring casework; developing and administering policy and procedures; and performing related administrative functions, including reporting. The position develops and implements family court programs within organizational policies; reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience and two years of related experience.

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, social work or a closely related social science field and five years of related experience, including extensive knowledge of the Florida State Courts System and two years of supervisory experience.

Juris doctorate may substitute for up to three years of related experience.

*Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related field and five years of related experience is required.  A Master’s degree in any of the above areas is preferred.



Data Responsibility:

Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results. Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data and information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; changes policy; procedures, or methodologies based on new facts, knowledge or interpretation.

People Responsibility:

Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

Directs others by issuing orders and instructions.

Assets Responsibility:

Has the responsibility and opportunity for achieving major economies and/or preventing major losses through the management of a moderate sized department, authorizing expenditures of large amounts of monies or supervising the purchasing of high value materials, supplies and equipment.

Mathematical Requirements:

Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:

Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes extremely complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work:

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage:

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

Safety of Others:

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, cover letter and resume to:

Jenn Lussier, Budget Manager/General Services
173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Room 408
Lake City, Florida 32055
Telephone: (386)758-2176

For additional information, please visit

 A State of Florida job application can be found at:

Incomplete packets will not be considered.

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, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771 or call Lisa Butler at (386)754-7107.