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Date

May 22, 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 - $6,061.36 Monthly*

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary of $36,115.32 annually.

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 departmental personnel, scheduling hearings, and performing related administrative support functions. The position is responsible for collecting and reporting on case/program data and maintaining databases as needed. The position works under general supervision of a court manager developing work methods and sequences.

 

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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely social science related field.
  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Experience:

  • Three years of professional administrative analytical related experience.
  • Master’s degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Juris doctorate degree may substitute for two years of the required experience.

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

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, ratios, 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

Please note that completed application material cannot be submitted electronically.

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

Physical Demands:

  • Work involves a significant amount of listening, sitting, standing, talking, typing and walking.

How to Apply

Submit five copies of a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application, cover letter and resume:

 

Germaine English

Fifteenth Judicial Court

205 North Dixie Highway, 5th Floor

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

For a State of Florida application, please click on the weblink below:

State of Florida Application

 

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Germaine English at 561-355-2154.

Please note that completed application material cannot be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will remain open 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. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

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.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.