Current Job Opportunity


June 1, 2018

Closing Date

June 29, 2018

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Sanford, Florida

Salary Range

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

*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.


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

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must possess a juris doctorate.  (Please do not apply if you are still awaiting graduation from an accredited law school.) Only fully completed and originally-signed applications (mailed to the below address) with any and all required supporting documentation will be considered. 

If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be contacted by this office, no later than July 13, 2018.  If you have not been contacted by this date, you were not chosen to be interviewed and therefore, will receive no further communication from this office.  Please be assured that your application received our full attention.

How to Apply

Submit a completed State of Florida application to:

Criminal Justice Center
Attention: Kelly Bierfreund, HR - Court Administration
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida  32773
(407) 665-4930

For additional information, please visit   “Employment Tab”;   Seminole Job Opportunities.

Human Resources: (407) 665-4930 for Seminole positions.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

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 Human Resources (407) 665-4930 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.