Career Opportunities with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit

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Career Opportunities

DeSoto County Case Management Court Court Counselor 

Salary: $19.23/hr + benefits 

The job
This outpatient treatment program is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addiction treatment and rehabilitation into one program. This 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position requires experience in addictions and counseling and a minimum Master’s Degree in a human services field.  The position is based in Arcadia, Florida. The successful candidate is professional and organized, and must possess a valid driver’s license, pass background screening and reference checks. The employee will work closely with the Case Manager under direction of the Treatment Court Judge.  This position will be a contractual employee of Centerstone, supervised by the Court.

Skills, knowledge and abilities needed

  • able to facilitate individual and group sessions;
  • able to counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and help them identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction;
  • able to maintain accurate documentation; and
  • able to develop treatment plans, psychosocial assessment and reports to the court.

Apply

To apply, all candidates must complete the Centerstone application.

 

Salary: $41,628.80-$56,929.60/annual

The job
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Family Court Coordinator vacancy in Sarasota County. This is professional work managing the daily operations of the Self Help Center and Law Library as well as supervising the work of the family pro se case managers.  This position is responsible for formulating and interpreting Self Help Center and Law Library policies and procedures, responding to complex customer issues, and supervising the daily activities of the Law Librarian. 

A few of your daily responsibilities

  • Supervises the work of the family pro se case managers and the Law Librarian and participates in performance reviews
  • Oversees daily operations of the Self Help Center and Law Library
  • Develops program policies and procedures 
  • Participates in the budget planning process for the Self Help Center and Law Library
  • Responds to complex customer issues

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed

  • Knowledge of the Florida Family Court system
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with judiciary, clerks, court personnel, unrepresented litigants, and community agencies
  • Ability to manage and organize a complex, high-energy, high-volume environment
  • Ability to address difficult, emotionally charged situations and issues professionally and tactfully
  • Ability to use sound judgment
  • Ability to ability to collect and analyze data
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload

Education
Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with three years job-related experience or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in job-related field; one year of job-related experience preferred. Five years of professional related experience can be substituted for the degree at management discretion.  

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 (https://scgov.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SCGOV). You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. 

Salary: $59,571.20-$98,404.80/annual

The job

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Criminal Programs Manager vacancy in Sarasota County. This is advanced level management work, responsible for supervising criminal division program managers and administrative staff as directed by the Trial Court Administrator (TCA) and Chief Deputy Court Administrator. This position is responsible for implementing, clarifying and supporting policy and procedures of assigned programs; planning, implementing and managing special projects and grants; county budget and contract management; grant research and grant reporting; performing research; analyzing data; and serving as liaison and information resource to criminal justice and social service agencies.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Supervise managerial and administrative staff and oversee court operations for all criminal division programs within the circuit, including pretrial services, the JAC and problem-solving courts
  • Monitor performance of assigned court programs to ensure compliance with court policy and procedures, as well as grant requirements
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing and managing projects and issues of responsibilities, including court facilities, security and maintenance
  • Assist in the development of court programs, monitor grant opportunities 
  • Attend community and government meetings and events on behalf of the courts

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Knowledge of the Florida State Courts System, including the trial court processes, problem-solving courts, pretrial services and the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of the principles of public, business and personnel administration  
  • Ability to work independently and establish work priorities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to supervise managerial and administrative staff, including preparing performance appraisals and assessing training needs
  • Ability to research, analyze, recommend and implement improvements to court operations, court programs and court services
  • Ability to analyze statistical data concerning court management, caseloads, inmate population and other court programs
  • Ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports to judges, state courts system managers, elected officials and community leaders 

Education
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in public, business or judicial administration/management, law, or closely related field and six (6) years of related experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

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 (https://scgov.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SCGOV). You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

Salary: $15.58/hour ($32,406.40/year)

The job
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Pretrial Services Caseworker vacancy in Sarasota County. The position is in the Intake Unit. The Intake Unit is a 24-hour operation, with two 12-hour shifts. Working nights, weekends and holidays are part of this position, which includes a shift differential for working nights once training is completed.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Interview defendants and victims
  • review criminal histories, backgrounds, and verify information 
  • conduct mental health and substance abuse assessments
  • write reports for the Court 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 Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page (https://www.scgov.net/government/career-opportunities). You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

Salary $35,000 + benefits

The job

The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Drug Court Counselor, Master's Level. Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addiction treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Program participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals. 

This 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position requires a master’s degree and experience in addictions treatment and counseling. We are seeking candidates that are professional and organized. A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass background screening and reference checks is required. The successful candidate will be an employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court and based in Sarasota.

Skills, knowledge and abilities needed

  • Ability to facilitate individual counseling and group sessions
  • Ability to counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and help them identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction
  • Ability to maintain accurate documentation
  • Ability to develop treatment plans, psychosocial assessments and reports to the court

To apply
Send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website at https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities) to the address, fax or email below. Electronic submissions via fax and email are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230

Fax: (941) 861-7904

Email: HR@jud12.flcourts.org

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (941) 861-7811.

Contractual Opportunities

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: Human Resources

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