Current Job Opportunity

Readvertisement, Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.


May 9, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Mediator - Circuit/Family

Job Location

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, Gainesville, Florida

Salary Range

$3,775.31 (Monthly*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct legal mediations. The position is responsible for conducting mediations and drafting settlement agreements for circuit/family court. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

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 social work, law or a closely related field and five years of related experience.

Requires appropriate Family Mediator certification.


Data Responsibility:
Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility:
Negotiates, exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrives jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.

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 complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional personnel.

Complexity of Work:
Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and continuous exposure to 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 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 considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Complete a State of Florida Employment Application, cover letter, resume and proof of certification as a Family Mediator are required.  Please submit these documents via email to, or via mail to: 

Vanessa Sagar, Human Resources Manager
Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601

Telephone: (352)337-6237

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.

For special accommodations to participate in the selection process, please call 352-337-6237.