Current Job Opportunity


April 11, 2017

Closing Date

April 25, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Court Program Specialist II

Job Location

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, Sarasota, Florida

Salary Range

$3,009.61 (Monthly*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist in the administration of case management systems, including identification of crossover cases, such as domestic violence and dependency cases. The position is responsible for maintaining databases, serving the court by collecting and reporting on case/program data, facilitating court referrals such as child support enforcement and domestic violence referrals, interacting with other State Courts System personnel and the community to facilitate case management, and performing related clerical support functions. The position works under general supervision according to some approved procedures.

*The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for a family court case manager to work in Sarasota County. The position requires someone who is self-motivated, has a keen eye for detail, completes assignments timely, and has the ability to assist others dealing with issues of family divorce and time-sharing matters.  The successful candidate must have the ability to ensure that all persons are treated with courtesy, dignity and respect, while providing equal access to the Court through very detailed administrative work. 

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, pre-law or a closely social science related field and two years of professional administrative related experience.


Data Responsibility:
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:
Provides assistance to coworkers and the public to achieve task completion.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:
Reads journals and manuals; may speak to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:
Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results, or exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
The impact of errors moderately serious - affects work units and may affect other units and the public.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

Special Comments

Occasional travel to Bradenton, Venice and Arcadia may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Effective and concise written and oral communication; 
knowledge of family court processes and practices;
Ability to understand case management limitations and what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law;
Organizational/time management skills;
Ability to use computers and learn various software titles and databases;
Ability to work with litigants who are under the stress inherent in family related legal conflicts;
Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court personnel, outside agencies, mental health and legal professionals, litigants and the general public;
Ability to obtain and maintain NCIC/FCIC certification upon employment (training and certification provided in-house).

How to Apply

Submit a completed and signed State of Florida application, resume, cover letter and proof of professional certification:

Tammy Hammill, Human Resources Manager
Court Administration
P. O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34237
Fax (941) 861-7904

If emailing, please use the subject line: Application materials: Family Court Case Manager.

*If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered.  If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate--you will not be required to submit a new application.  Applications are available at this

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 pm 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 (941)861-7811. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.