Current Job Opportunity


June 26, 2018

Closing Date

July 27, 2018

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Administrator

Job Location

Third Judicial Circuit Court, Lake City, Florida

Salary Range

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

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to direct and manage trial court operations, programs and services. The position is responsible for staff supervision, performing strategic planning, managing court programs and services, developing and implementing policy and procedures, developing and administering budgets, overseeing facility management, and performing related administrative functions. The position assists in formulating long range goals for the organization, and works under the direct supervision of the chief judge.

Examples of work performed:

Supervises staff, including establishing staffing standards, organizing, selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating or recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations.

Directs court programs and services of responsibility, ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policy, regulations and statutes. Develops policies and procedures in consultation with senior management to ensure efficient and economical organizational operations; evaluates results to ensure compliance with policy and procedures and to identify deficiencies.

Collaborates with senior management to develop strategic plans and capital projects; oversees and coordinates implementation of plans to ensure adherence to organizational standards, policy and procedures, and to make 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.

Supervises information technology to ensure provision of useful systems and to increase productivity; oversees web site development, maintenance and support.

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

Manages administrative matters such as preparing complex reports or correspondence, conducting special studies or research, developing and administering training, or providing for staff technical or professional growth.

Serves as liaison with public and private agencies regarding organizational programs and services; supervises communications to promote the organization and coordinate media relations.

Attends and/or conducts staff, board, committee, task force and other professional meetings and conferences to exchange information; attends technical or professional seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.

Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in public, business or judicial administration, law, or a closely related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Five years of related experience, including extensive knowledge of the Florida State Courts System. Additional relevant education may substitute for recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.


Data Responsibility:
Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

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

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.

Special Comments

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through the People First System and include a cover letter, resume and copy of college degree(s) or transcripts. All documents requested must be included for the application to be considered. The People First website is as follows:

For additional information, please contact Lisa Butler at (386)754-7107.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

Please note:  If you need accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call Lisa Butler at (386)754-7107.  Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at (800)955-8771.  EOE.