Career Opportunities with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit

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Career Opportunities

Salary: $80,121.60-$108,409.60
Position available: January 6, 2020

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Court Technology Services Manager based in Sarasota County. The Court Technology Services department provides A/V equipment, video conferencing, and other technology support to attorneys, the media and the public. By ensuring these services, the senior manager improves and promotes the quality of justice to all court users. This senior management position will direct technology services for the court. Specific functions of this position include strategic planning, project management, policy development, operational efficiencies and staff supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Project management: Collaborates with the Chief Judge, Trial Court Administrator (TCA) and senior management staff to establish the Court’s technology priorities; develops, presents and defends budget requirements; administers court technology budgets, overseeing and approving departmental expenditures; meets with service providers and business partners to discuss technology needs and negotiate pricing of technology equipment; procures and oversees the installation of hardware and software for court technology operations; verifies compliance with vendor software licensing agreements; manages implementation of plans to ensure adherence to organizational standards, policies and procedures, and makes adjustments as needed.

Technology maintenance, security: Directs data integrity, system standards and guidelines established by the Florida Courts Technology Commission; develops policies and procedures in consultation with TCA and senior management to ensure efficient and economical system operations; evaluates results to ensure compliance and to identify deficiencies; maintains reliability and functionality of existing technology systems, including ensuring security for all information systems devices and data, and managing the flow of information to the Internet, court systems, other agencies and internal users; serves as the Court’s Local Agency Security Officer and ensures compliance with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s requirements for access to criminal justice information; directs and manages the development of systems for tracking, monitoring and controlling IT resources.

Staff supervision: Supervises technology staff, including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining and recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations; develops department operating policies and procedures to ensure the Court’s technology needs are met at all times.

System improvements: Collaborates with court officials and management to resolve issues and develop technology systems; manages research and analysis of IT related problems for the Court; formulates and implements effective solutions.

Administrative: Conducts and attends staff and other professional meetings and conferences to exchange information; prepares and provides regular reports and statistical data to Chief Judge, TCA, supervisor and government agencies; manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Knowledge of technology standards and best practices, particularly as they relate to local or state government agencies;
  • skill in leading, guiding and directing staff, establishing internal policies and procedures;
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and foster teamwork;
  • ability to develop business plans, staffing plans and strategic technology plans;
  • ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to judges, staff and management;
  • ability to manage large-scale projects, including working with vendors and negotiating prices for the Court; and
  • ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects.

Education
A BA/BS from an accredited college or university with a major in information technology, business, public administration, or related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible related experience or Master’s degree with six (6) years or more years of related experience. Advanced professional certification if highly desired.

Benefits
The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.

Apply
Apply directly through Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page. The posting will close December 13, 2019. You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

Position Type: Full-time
Position available: Immediately
Hourly Rate: $15.58/hour

The job
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Pretrial Services Caseworker vacancy in Sarasota County. The position is in the Supervision Unit in the Silvertooth Judicial Center. The successful candidate will provide case management, counseling and social service referrals for the Sarasota County Government Pretrial Services Program.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Instruct, advise and monitor clients of pretrial release conditions;
  • counsel clients on matters pertaining to employment, conduct and domestic situations;
  • identify community resources and provide clients with referrals;
  • initiate Supervised Release revocations for clients who fail to comply with release conditions;
  • maintain accurate and complete case files;
  • prepare statistical reports; and
  • attend court hearings.


Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Effective and concise written and oral communication;
  • knowledge of investigative and fact-gathering techniques;
  • ability to observe, interpret, assess and record behavioral events;
  • ability to organize and prioritize work;
  • ability to take effective action and exercise sound judgment in emergency or crisis situations; and
  • ability to interact with individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Education
A BA/BS from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, social or behavioral science or related field. You must obtain certification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) operator within six (6) months of appointment.

Benefits
The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.

Apply
Apply directly through the Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page. The posting will close December 13, 2019.You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

Contractual Opportunities

Position Type: Contractual
Position Available: Immediately
Hourly Rate: $75 / hour for therapy ($25 - $50 for court appearance)

FDLE has approved all services below. 

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications from licensed mental health therapists (LCSW, LMHC, Psy.D, Ph.D) for clinical counseling services for its Behavioral Health Court. This court is also locally known as Mental Health Court. The provider will be responsible for providing the counseling services in its own office which must be located in Sarasota County. Provider will be an independent contractual service provider with the Court. Qualified individuals will be placed on an approved list and will be referred appropriate cases on an as needed basis by the Health Care Court Administrator

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Regularly scheduled individual meetings (no more than twice monthly absent court approval otherwise) per client
  • Evaluations, assessments and counseling of Behavioral Health Court clients
  • Conduct group sessions as necessary at Treatment Court Office
  • Regular consultation with Health Care Court Administrator
  • Attendance at court hearings as necessary
  • Procurement of medical release in order to share information related to the client with the Health Care Court Administrator for use in the court proceeding
  • Documentation of all evaluations, progress notes, as requested by Health Care Court Administrator
  • Commitment to see the client for the duration of the court case absent significant unforeseen circumstances
  • Sign an agreement memorializing these duties and the payment arrangements

Payment as Follows:

  • The Court will pay $75 per hour of therapy (including any necessary documentation associated with the therapy) for two sessions per month per client. A client may receive more counseling if approved by the Court. A counselor may utilize a client’s insurance if the client has insurance and the counselor prefers to do so; however, the Court will not pay the hourly rate if insurance is also billed.
  • The Court will pay $75 for each initial evaluation and assessment. This may require a visit to the Sarasota County Jail.
  • The Court will pay $50 for a live court appearance and/or $25 for a telephonic court appearance, with discretion to be determined by the court.
  • The Court will pay $75 per hour for group therapy (including any necessary documentation associated with the therapy).

Services will be invoiced on a monthly basis outlining days and hours worked, including backup documentation for clients served and services provided. Due to federal grant guidelines, these contractual counseling services contracts will be awarded on an annual basis and must be renewed annually. All applicants are further advised that the Additional Contract Provisions, “Attachment A”, are required to be included in all contracts.

To Apply

Please read the 2018 Selection and Submission Criteria.  

The Court reserves the right to limit the number of counselors participating and/or add counselors based upon special needs or location. All applicants will be subject to criminal background checks on an annual basis.

Contract award is subject to FDLE JAG Program Standard Conditions and additional Federal Grant Requirements (2 CFR Part 200), see attached.

Contact Information

Human Resources Manager

  • Address: Judge Lynn N.
    Silvertooth Judicial Center
    PO Box 48927
    Sarasota, Florida 34230
  • Phone: (941) 861-7800
  • Fax: (941) 861-7904
  • Email: hr@jud12.flcourts.org

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