Date:  Feb 10, 2024

TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 816809 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 22010469

 Pay Plan: State Courts System

Position Number: 22010469 

Salary:  $45,669.98 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 02/29/2024 

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Job Location

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Tampa, Florida


Job Description

This is a permanent position that will initially provide pandemic relief in capacities that will vary depending on need.  Post-pandemic assignments will be within Court Programs based on workload and staff skills and abilities. Generally, all Court Program staff provide information and services to the court participants, customers and stakeholders. Court Programs include Mediation and Diversion, Problem Solving Courts, Elder Justice Center, Unified Family Law Case Management, Juvenile Diversion Programs and the Children’s Justice Center.


Essential Duties:


Support the varied needs of Court Programs in a timely and efficient manner.


Utilize knowledge of Chapters 39 and 61 of Florida Statutes, the Rules of Civil Procedure and Supreme Court approved forms.


Review case records to identify pending action items and case status.  Schedule hearings and services, prepare and distribute notices, communicate updates to stakeholders, etc.  Identify cases that ‘crossover’ between differing divisions of the Unified Family Court (UFC), such as Dependency, Delinquency and General Domestic Relations (dissolution of marriage, child support, name changes, etc.)


Access and update case information using court-specific software.


Manage high volume caseload and multitask accordingly. 


Attend, monitor, and document in-person and remote court hearings.


Receive and return phone calls and email.  Meet with walk-in court participants. Prepare and distribute correspondence. 


Work independently while collaborating with judges, judicial assistants, staff members and stakeholders.


Draft and distribute miscellaneous notices, orders, dockets, and final judgments.


Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related social science field; and


Three years of professional, administrative and/or analytical related experience.


SUBSTITUTIONSA Juris Doctorate degree may substitute for two years of the experience.


Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended education on a year for year basis.  



Knowledge of court case management principles and methods.

Knowledge of Florida Statutes Chapter 39 and 61.

Ability to research and compose technical reports.

Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and logically.

Ability to communicate effectively with judges, attorneys, parties, stakeholders and co-workers.

Ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office software.

Ability to use discretion with confidential information.

Incumbent must be professional in all regards.


Special Comments

Open Until Filled - applications will be accepted until position is filled.


*Salary will include a Competitive Area Differential (CAD) pay additive amount of $112.75 monthly.


State funded position.


Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits, supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance, promotional opportunities, tuition-free college courses, 457 Tax Deferred Retirement Plan.


How to Apply

For additional information and to apply visit the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Employment website at


Submit a cover letter, résumé, and current State of Florida Employment Application and addendum, which is located on the Circuit’s employment website.


Submit all application documents in one PDF document attachment by e-mail to


Application packets must include the documents listed above to be screened for potential interview.


Please note that future vacancies in this same classification may be filled because of this recruitment.


All request documents must be received to be screened for potential interview.


Please note that future vacancies in this same classification may be filled because of this recruitment.


Mailing address is Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 605G, Tampa, Florida 33602.


For additional information about this job opportunity contact Kevin Foster by phone at 813-272-5477 or Fax 813-279-2285.


To learn more about the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida visit the website at


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/selection process, please call the contact person at the number 813-272-6330 or as 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: Tampa