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Date

April 5, 2018

Closing Date

April 27, 2018

Position Number

08653

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Key West, Florida

Salary Range

$3,818.10 Monthly*;
$3,436.29 Monthly*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.

*Annual Salary Range $41,235.48 - $59,607

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.

Education and Training Guidelines

Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.

Competencies

Data Responsibility:
Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

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 and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work: 
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, scientific, medical, or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderate impact, may affect those in organization and general 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. 

Special Comments

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts (copies accepted) a writing sample and references to:

Personnel@Keyscourts.net or Personnel, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040, by April 27, 2018. State of Florida applications and complete job description can be found at www.Keyscourts.net

For addition information, please contact at Cheryl Alfonso at (305) 295-3652.

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.