Current Job Opportunity


December 29, 2016

Closing Date

January 23, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Administrator

Job Location

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Panama City, Florida

Salary Range

$9,583.33 Monthly*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to direct and manage trial court operations, programs and services. The position is responsible for staff supervision, performing strategic planning, managing court programs and services, developing and implementing policy and procedures, developing and administering budgets, overseeing web site development and facility management, and performing related administrative functions. The position assists in formulating long range goals for the organization; develops policy and position papers and takes direction from the chief judge.


(Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Supervises staff, including establishing staffing standards, organizing, selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating or recommending termination; prepares employee performance evaluations;
  • Directs court programs and services of responsibility, ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policy, regulations, and statutes;
  • Assists in developing policies and procedures to ensure efficient and economical organizational operations; evaluates results to ensure compliance and to identify deficiencies;
  • Assists in developing strategic plans and capital projects; oversees and coordinates implementation of plans;
  • Develops, presents, and defends budget requirements; assist in developing capital budgets; oversees fiscal activity to ensure proper accounting controls and to review and approve expenditures.
  • Supervises information technology; oversees website development, maintenance, and support;
  • Assists with facility management, including facility security, construction, and/or reconstruction, and maintenance of facilities;
  • Manages administrative matters; and
  • Liaisons with public and private agencies; attends and/or conducts staff, board, committee task force and other professional meetings and conferences to exchange information.

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.

Bachelor’s degree in public, business or judicial administration; law; or a closely related field and five years of related experience, including extensive knowledge of the Florida State Courts System.

A master’s degree is preferred.


Data Responsibility:
Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Directs/supervises non-judicial trial court workforce.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact the operations of two or more major departments or three or more minor departments, or for providing legal counsel to the elected officials.

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 highly complex professional materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes for professional publications; develops and presents papers at professional conferences.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with significant impact - has widespread impact on public, internal organization and local government.

Equipment Usage:
Develops and implements long range plans and programs to support the goals and objectives of the organization.

Safety of Others:
Requires management level responsibility for application and interpretation of the policies regarding the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Special Comments

The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary. 

Applicant will be notified in writing by January 27, 2017 if an interview is granted.

How to Apply

Applications will not be accepted by fax or email. For more information, please visit our website at  Submit a current and complete State of Florida application and verification of required education (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to:

Personnel Department
Court Administration – 14 Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1089
Panama City, Florida 32402-1089
Phone:  (850)747-5189

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 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. 

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.