CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITY
Date: July 3, 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: TBA
Position Title: Hearing Officer (Part time)
Job Location: Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Tavares, Florida
Salary Range: $3,074.80 - $5,842.11 (Monthly*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct hearings and make determinations on child support matters referred for hearing by family court judges. The position is responsible for setting referred cases for hearing, conducting hearing, making determinations on cases, and preparing reports and recommendations with accompanying orders for the referring judge's signature. the position works under the general supervision of a Chief Judge or designee.
Education and Training Guidelines:
Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school, five years of experience in the practice of law, and membership in good standing in the Florida Bar.
Complexity of Work:
Impact of Decisions:
Knowledge of the responsibilities and authority of hearing officers. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply Florida Statutes and case law concerning child support, including Chapters 61 and 409. Knowledge of and ability to apply child support guidelines and determine appropriate exceptions and modifications. Knowledge of the rules of evidence and the ability to take evidence and depositions. Ability to conduct legal research. Ability to communicate clearly. Knowledge of and ability to apply Title IV federal guidelines concerning bankruptcy.
How to Apply:
Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, and verification of required education (i.e., copy of high school diploma, copy of college degree or college transcripts) to:
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 5:00pm 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 or disability.
If you need an accomodation 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 at 1-800-955-8771.