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Date

July 17, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

10556

Position Title

Court Program Specialist II

Job Location

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$3,009.61 - $5,718.26 (Monthly*)

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

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist judges and magistrates with the timely disposition of cases through case management, case monitoring and program implementation.  The position is responsible for providing information to litigants and trial court staff, reviewing filings and making referrals to community-based services, managing and preparing cases for court hearings and briefing judges, attending hearings, and other trial court proceedings, maintaining record/filing system, training and assisting new department personnel, scheduling hearings, and performing related administrative support functions.  The position is responsible for collecting and reporting on case/program data and maintain databases as needed.  The position works under general supervision of a court manager developing work methods and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing case management services and other assistance to the Juvenile Court 
  • Screening dependency and delinquency cases; preparing orders, researching case histories, compiling statistical data, attending court, setting mandatory case conferences, setting mediations, and any other duties assigned by the Juvenile Judges or Juvenile Operations Manager
  • Assisting the public with court information and providing pro se litigants with referrals to court and non-court resources available in the community
  • Exercising independent judgment and initiative
  • Establishing working relationships with judges, court personnel, professionals associated with the Juvenile Court, and the general public
  • Working under the general supervision of the Juvenile Operations Manager, and being reviewed through reports, conferences and results achieved

Education and Training Guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in public or judicial administration, criminal justice, business, education, social work, or a related social science, and two years of experience in program administration or program evaluation
  • Three years of professional administrative analytical related experience
  • A Master's degree in an area cited above may substitute for one year of the recommended experience
  • Progressively responsible experience in program administration or program evaluation may substitute for the recommended college education on a year for year basis 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the legal system, juvenile court procedures including dependency and delinquency procedures, legal terminology
  • Skill in analyzing court files for appropriate pleadings and legal documentation
  • Ability to work independently and to establish work priorities
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and database software applications
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public
  • Ability to interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work involves a significant amount of listening, sitting, standing, talking, typing and walking.

Competencies

Data Responsibility: Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and executes determinations or reports on events.

 

People Responsibility: Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.

 

Assets Responsibility: Requires 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 percentages.

 

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

 

Complexity of Work: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

 

Impact of Decisions: The impact of errors is extremely serious – affects work unit and affects other units or citizens.

 

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 or spreadsheets.

 

Safety of Others: Requires responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

Special Comments

This full-time position is based on a 40-hour work week. The starting salary for this position is $36,115.32. This position will be stationed in the Main Judicial Complex. 

 In addition to the base salary, this position offers:

  • Significant cost sharing on State of Florida medical benefits
  • Eligibility for a wide range of State benefits, including but not limited to: life insurance, dental care, disability coverage
  • Retirement plan and deferred compensation options
  • Vacation and Sick Leave accruals
  • Court Holidays

How to Apply

Please note that completed application materials cannot be submitted electronically.

Interested parties should forward five (5) completed application packages to:

Germaine English
Chief of Personnel Services
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit - Court Administration
205 North Dixie Highway, 5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 Each completed package shall include:

·     Cover letter

·     Resume

·     State of Florida application form, available at the following link: 

www.floridasupremecourt.org/employment/application_writeable.pdf

Please note that completed application material cannot be submitted electronically.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  This position will remain opened until filled.  Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.  Continued employment for the selected candidate will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. 

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

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7268).  Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.