Current Job Opportunity


June 11, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Administrator

Job Location

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Port St. Lucie Florida

Salary Range

$9,583.33 Monthly*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential functions of the Trial Court Administrator within the Florida State Courts System are to direct and manage trial court operations, programs and services; supervise staff; conduct strategic planning; develop and implement policy and procedures; develop and administer budgets; manage court facilities; and perform related administrative functions.  The Trial Court Administrator takes direction from the Chief Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit.

Examples of Work Performed:

Directs court programs and services, ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policy, regulations and statutes.

Supervises staff, including organizing and selecting staff or recommending their selection; trains, assigns, and evaluates staff work; provides for staff technical or professional growth; counsels, disciplines, and terminates or recommends termination of staff; and prepares periodic employee performance evaluations. 

Develops policies and procedures in consultation with senior management staff to ensure efficient and economical operations and evaluates results to ensure compliance and identify deficiencies. 

Collaborates with senior management staff to develop strategic plans and capital projects; oversees and coordinates implementation of plans to ensure adherence to standards, policies, and procedures, and makes adjustments as needed.

Develops, presents, and defends budget requirements; collaborates on development of capital budgets; oversees fiscal activity to ensure proper accounting controls and to review and approve expenditures.

Oversees court facilities, including security in cooperation with law enforcement, construction and/or reconstruction, and maintenance.

Supervises information technology to ensure availability and functionality of various information and recording systems for the judiciary and staff.


Serves as liaison with public and private entities regarding court programs and services; supervises communications and coordinates media relations.  Attends and/or conducts staff, board, committee, task force and other professional meetings and conferences; attends technical or professional seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.

Education and Training Guidelines

Education.  A juris doctorate degree (Florida Bar membership preferred), or a bachelor’s degree in public, business, or judicial administration (master’s degree preferred).  Additional relevant experience may substitute for the preferred educational level on a year-to-year basis.

Experience.  Five years of related work experience, including extensive knowledge of the Florida State Courts System and two years’ supervisory experience.  Additional relevant education may substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.


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

People Responsibility:
Directs/supervises non-judicial trial court workforce.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact the operations of two or more major departments or three or more minor departments, or for providing legal counsel to the elected officials.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets highly complex professional materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes for professional publications; develops and presents papers at professional conferences.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with significant impact - has widespread impact on public, internal organization and local government.

Equipment Usage:
Develops and implements long range plans and programs to support the goals and objectives of the organization.

Safety of Others:
Requires management level responsibility for application and interpretation of the policies regarding the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit State of Florida Application, Resume, and References to:

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.