Current Job Opportunity
March 8, 2018
March 21, 2018
Court Program Specialist II
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Miami, Florida
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
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.
*This is responsible case management work in the Unified Children’s Court (UCC) Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which has jurisdiction to handle related family law matters pending in multiple parts of the court system. The nature of these cases are often high in conflict and involve families and children at risk. The focus of case management functions is maintaining and tracking compliance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and local rule requirements governing Family, Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency, and Domestic Violence Injunction cases. Work involves tracking and monitoring judge’s caseload and progressing cases through the appropriate court processes to disposition timely and expeditiously, drafting court orders, and providing judicial support to manage caseload effectively in accordance with the local Administrative Order and Florida Supreme Court mandate.
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.
A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school preferred.
Member in good standing of The Florida Bar preferred.
Professional experience with juvenile dependency/delinquency/family law and/or domestic violence issues, in or out of the court system, or with a comparable agency, or other court system experience highly preferred.
Two (2) years of case management or professional work related experience preferred.
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.
Provides assistance to coworkers and the public to achieve task completion.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
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.
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge or the ability to gain knowledge of justice system operations and community outreach efforts related to UFC process.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Windows, and Excel. Computer literate.
Knowledge of issues regarding juvenile dependency, delinquency, family law, and domestic violence.
Ability to work effectively on an interagency basis with professionals from multiple disciplines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, the judiciary, court administrative staff, and other public and private organizations.
Ability to work effectively with the public.
Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
Must be extremely detail oriented and possess exceptional organizational skills.
Ability to understand follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to monitor, track, and follow-up on project objectives.
Ability to compile data derived from tracking logs.
Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records.
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 closing date.
For additional information, please
visit www.jud11.flcourts.org under "Job Opportunities" or
Administrative Office of the Courts
175 NW 1st Avenue, Suite 2702
Miami, Florida 33128
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.