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OPS Court Program Specialist II-22094001

Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33301

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Requisition No: 456041 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: OPS Court Program Specialist II-22094001

Position Number: 22094001 

Salary:  $17.36 - $20.83 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/30/2021 

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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. The program specialist also:

  • Reviews case files and pleadings for sufficiency and compliance with statutory civil rules of procedure and local rule requirements.
  • 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.
  • Assists in coordination of cases referred to mediation.
  • Uploads CMS template orders to judicial cues as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.

Multiple vacancies will be filled from this announcement.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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 civil and legal case management.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of general legal principles, statutes, case law, court rules, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Courtroom protocol for civil 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 this job.

SPECIAL COMMENTS

The Florida State Court 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.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.

All employees of the Florida State Court System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter and official State Employment Application (found at http://www.17th.flcourts.org/the-employment-opportunities/) to Court Administration, Human Resources, 201 SE 6th St, Rm 20140, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.

The People First profile application will not be considered.

For additional information, contact Diana Sobel at dsobel@17th.flcourts.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, 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 954-831-7721.

Persons using a TTY/TDD may call Diana Sobel through the Florida Relay Service at 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