Current Job Opportunity


July 13, 2017

Closing Date

July 28, 2017

Position Number

OPS (PF Position #JBB7132017)

Position Title

OPS Court Program Specialist

Job Location

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Tavares, Florida

Salary Range

$14.28 Hourly

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 essential function of the position is to assist in the administration of the Lake County Veterans Treatment Court.  The position is responsible for maintaining databases, serving the court by collecting and reporting on case/program data, facilitating both misdemeanor and felony referrals, interacting with other Courts System personnel, judges and the community to facilitate case management and performing related clerical functions.

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.

Master’s degree may substitute for one year of required 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

**This is a time limited OPS position funded only until June 30, 2018.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of program planning, administration and evaluation.  Ability to conduct research and compose technical reports.  Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and logically.  Ability to conduct basic financial and bookkeeping functions.  Ability to operate a personal computer and ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software applications.

How to Apply

Submit a  current and complete State of Florida Employment Application, resume and verification of required education (i.e., copy of high school diploma, copy of college degree or college transcripts) to:

Robin Hamel, Human Resources Consultant 
Office of the Trial Court Administrator
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL  32778

Telephone: (352)253-1607
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 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.