Current Job Opportunity

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October 11, 2017

Closing Date

October 13, 2017

Position Number

OPS (PF Position #JBB7112017)

Position Title

OPS Court Program Specialist II

Job Location

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Miami, Florida

Salary Range

$17.36 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 this position within the organization is to perform case management of Veteran Treatment Court clients. The primary role of this position is to assist the court in providing accountability for the implementation of all relevant court orders and service plans consistent with the client’s well-being and permanency outcomes. Incumbents will gather and track up-to-date case information and prepare analysis for the court, facilitate communication between all parties, schedule client case conferences, recommend options and alternatives for court consideration and minimize duplicate efforts. The position works under the supervision of the Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator and work is reviewed on the basis of case staffing, conferences, reports, and review of case files.

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.

*Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or mental health counseling or a closely related field; supplemented by two years of direct experience in counseling addicted persons and knowledge of military and veteran services; substance abuse and mental health treatment; Master’s degree in mental health counseling, psychology, social work or a closely related field is preferred.


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

Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and/or Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP) are preferred. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and have an approved insurance carrier.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures in the area of assignment;

Knowledge of modern principles and practices of public and judicial administration;

Knowledge of state and federal statutes regarding patient confidentiality laws;

Knowledge of modern principles and practices of public and judicial administration;

Knowledge of state and federal statutes regarding patient confidentiality laws;

Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV);

Knowledge of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Standards;

Knowledge of the 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery) and ten (10) key components of a treatment-based court.

Knowledge of mental health related issues, substance abuse and community resources.

Knowledge of modern grant administration practices, including methods, resources, and standards.

Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and excellent interpersonal skills;

Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes;

Ability to express ideas clearly before the judges of the court and representatives of government agencies, industry and the public;

Ability to adapt and handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, within deadline requirements;

Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities;

Ability to maintain good working relationships with the judiciary, project and court partners, staff, volunteers, clients, and others;

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;

Ability to understand and adhere to court policies and procedures including policies concerning personal conduct, workplace violence, safety, drug and alcohol free workplace, computer and telecommunications use, e-mail and internet use and confidentiality.

Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), and data entry and retrieval software;

Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to program needs.

Ability to seek out learning experiences and incorporate new knowledge into practice;

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

How to Apply

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 submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline.

For additional information, please visit or contact:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Maria E. Mihaic
175 NW 1st Avenue, Suite 2702
Miami, Florida 33128
Telephone: 305-349-7351

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.   NOTE: Only online applications will be accepted.

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.