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Date: Nov 29, 2021

Location: FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33901

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Requisition No: 425241 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21013001 

Salary:  $27,819.78 

Posting Closing Date: 01/07/2022 

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Administrative Assistant I

IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website: WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG to apply for this position:

  • Click on “Career Opportunities” Icon
  • Scroll down to the link titled, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here”
  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current resume
  • Select LEE COUNTY for job location



The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With more than 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective “best interests” advocacy for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out of home care. The Program’s mission – “FOR CHILDREN” – is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff.  Utilizing a unique “child advocacy team” approach, the Program strives to ensure that all dependent children receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased focus on their physical, educational and emotional needs.  The Program’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission.  Those values are:

  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy

An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG.

About the Opportunity

This is responsible work performing a variety of administrative and fiscal related duties assisting an administrator and/or professional staff in managing the daily operations and support functions of an administrative office. 

About the Work

The Administrative Assistant I will arrange conferences, prepare materials for and participate in training sessions, collect data for statistical reports, create and maintain automated office systems, provide information to volunteers, personnel and the public, and monitor office or program expenditures, including grants.  Working relationships are established with judges, State Courts System personnel, and staff of state and local government, community organizations, vendors, volunteers and the public.  Work is performed under general supervision. 

About the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and ability to use correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  Knowledge of and ability to perform basic mathematical operations and simple statistics.  Ability to plan and prepare reports, correspondence, and charts in a variety of formats.  Ability to use a variety of computer applications.  Ability to organize work, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.  Ability to organize and /or automate office procedures and maintain an effective filing system.  Ability to manage multiple assignments including long and short range projects.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to deal tactfully with the public.  Ability to use independent judgment and discretion concerning confidential information.  Ability to work as part of a team.  

About the Education and Training Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and one year of experience in administrative support, fiscal, or administrative work.

A master's degree may substitute for the required experience.

Progressively responsible administrative, administrative support, not-for profit, fiscal or other comparable experience may substitute for the recommended college training on a year for year basis. The Executive Director or designee may make an exception to the training and experience requirements.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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 Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral