Date:  Feb 2, 2024


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Requisition No: 818380 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 22010672

 Pay Plan: State Courts System

Position Number: 22010672 

Salary:  $45,669.98 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 02/29/2024 

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Job Location

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit; Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Job Description

Caseflow management is a process to monitor the time and events involved in the movement of a case through the court system from the point of initiation to disposition. The program specialist is responsible for following time standards set by Florida Statute for expeditious case dispositions. The program specialist will be assigned to a specific division(s) and will work with the Judge(s) in that division to help manage the cases. This will be accomplished by following mechanisms such as early screening, creation of event deadlines and continuous oversight and measurements of progress.


Examples of Work Performed


Reviews case files and pleadings for sufficiency and compliance with statutory family rules of procedure and local rule requirements.


Attends hearings, provides information to the Court and participants with regards to social service agency referrals, pro se assistance or any other matters requested by the Judge.


Ensures compliance with special conditions of court orders by monitoring completion by the parties of task or social reviews ordered by the court, when requested by the judge.


Updates and maintains manual and/or automated case management system.


Monitors and tracks cases; provides follow-up on cases requiring activity completion by a certain date.


Identifies events and trends which impact negatively upon the timely progress of the case and provides reports to the Court and


Administration, compiling these data and trends.


Maintains statistical data and records regarding activities conducted; maintains accurate records and filing of all work processed.


Performs related work as required.


Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field; supplemented by


Two years of supervised experience in legal case management that provides considerable knowledge of the court system and judicial process, with an emphasis in family and legal case management.


Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the required experience.


Family law background preferred.



Knowledge of court case management principles.

Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.

Knowledge of Florida Statutes Chapters 61 and 63; Family Law Rules of Procedure.

Knowledge of Courtroom protocol for family court hearings.

Ability to interact effectively with professional and support staff.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and make written and oral presentations to Judges and community representatives.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion concerning case management.

Ability to use a personal computer, word processing and software applications.

Ability to analyze data and case information.

Ability to identify problems and make recommendations for improvements.

Ability to establish work priorities and meet deadlines.

Timeliness and attendance are essential functions of the job.


Special Comments

*Salary will include a Competitive Area Differential (CAD) pay additive of $147.25 monthly.


The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.


The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.


How to Apply

For additional information and to apply visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website at


Submit a cover letter and the State Employment Application that is located on the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Employment Website.


Original application and writing sample must be submitted.


Submit by mail to the address Court Administration, Human Resources, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Room 20140, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.


The People First profile application will not be considered.


For additional information about the job advertised contact Taiwo Akinkunmi by phone at 954-831-7745 or by e-mail at the address


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, color, ethnicity, sex or gender, religion or creed, national origin, age, marital status, genetic, disability, or political opinions or affiliations.


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


If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call 954-831-7721 or the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.


Persons using a TTY or TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: Voice is 1-800-955-8770, TDD is 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE is 711.

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

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). 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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami