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Date

July 27, 2018

Closing Date

August 10, 2018

Position Number

09476

Position Title

Court Operations Consultant

Job Location

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court

Salary Range

$4,640.05 Monthly*

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

Job Description

This is a highly responsible position managing and overseeing the problem-solving court programs in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. This position performs a variety of management, administrative and technical work in planning, developing, implementing and coordinating the therapy court programs. Major activities include developing and managing program budgets; developing grant proposals; hiring, supervising and training staff, assigning and evaluating work, preparing employee performance evaluations; case management, policy and procedure implementation; and performing related administrative functions. Supervises all problem-solving court staff, including, but not limited to, all drug court programs, mental health court programs, and the veterans’ treatment court programs.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Case Management, Trial Court Administrator, or designee, and may include other administrative or court service responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Duties:

Facilitates, promotes and encourages strong, positive working relationships between all problem-solving courts and serves as liaison for programs with the judiciary, constitutional officers, other criminal justice agencies, treatment providers and various community agencies.

Researches and develops funding opportunities for drug court programs; coordinates and manages court-related state and federal grants and funding issues, including budget and program oversight; prepares and submits required reports.

Manages the Drug Court Case Management System and reviews system data for accuracy; performs data analysis to facilitate reporting and evaluation of drug court programs in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations.

Coordinates training initiatives and opportunities, disseminates training materials to drug court teams, implements and updates written drug court program handbooks and manuals, policies and procedures. Supervises drug court transfers; prepares related court orders and must exercise professional discretion and confidentiality at all times.

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 a related field is required; A Master’s degree in psychology, social or behavioral sciences or counseling is preferred and four years of related experience including supervisory experience in the field of mental health and addiction.

Competencies

Data Responsibility:
Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.  

People Responsibility:
Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.   

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money.

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 professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to groups outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, scientific 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 moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage:
Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to research, collect and analyze data of drug court programs and other problem-solving court programs. Knowledge of contractual agreements for services supporting the problem-solving courts, such as outpatient and residential treatment or evaluation services; Skilled at locating and providing of ancillary services and troubleshooting related problems. Ability to supervise or direct others by determining or interpreting work procedures, assigning specific duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency. Skilled at reading and interpreting advanced professional materials. Ability to write reports and papers and speak to high level professional groups. Ability to work well under pressure; conform to shifting priorities demands and time lines and take responsibility for the safety and health of others. Travel within the Fifth Judicial Circuit is required.

How to Apply

Submit a current application and verification of required education (i.e., copy of high school diploma, copy of college degree or college transcripts) to:

Office of the Court Administrator
Robin Hamel, Human Resources Consultant
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 253-1607
rhamel@circuit5.org

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 OR DISABILITY.

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