Career Opportunities with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit

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Career Opportunities

State of Florida Position Number: 008124
Work Location: Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center, Sarasota, Florida
Position Available: Anticipated vacancy in October 2018
Annual Salary: $61,291.72 (Monthly, $5,107.64)

The incumbent will be eligible for State of Florida benefits, including Florida Retirement System service credit.

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is currently hiring an Administrative Services Manager to oversee the court’s budgets, procurement and fiscal processes. This position is responsible for overseeing budget and fiscal staff, developing and managing court budgets, monitoring expenditures, analyzing trends and administering fiscal policies. The Administrative Services Manager works independently, reporting major activities to the Chief Deputy Court Administrator. 

Daily tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Development, preparation, submission and administration of operating budgets, including monthly meetings and budget amendments as needed;
  • Interfaces with county and state financial and purchasing departments on matters including expediting payments, sole source matters, lost documentation, past due invoices and allowable/unallowable expenses;
  • Supervises and directs purchasing and budget staff;
  • Directs and oversees the processing of purchase orders for goods and services;
  • Oversees invoice processing and reconciliation;
  • Drafts and reviews contracts;
  • Reviews and audits contractual services invoices;
  • Ensures services are billed according to contract terms and local administrative orders.

Skills / knowledge / abilities needed:

  • High level of skill with Microsoft Office 2016 programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Knowledge of using basic office equipment such as multi-line phones and copy, scanner and fax machines;
  • Able to learn new computer software programs;
  • Able to analyze budget trends and reports, make projections;
  • Working knowledge of state or local budgeting processes;
  • Must communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Must be able to make budget presentations to boards of county commissioners;
  • Courteous and professional demeanor in dealing with colleagues, professionals and the public.

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or public administration or a closely related field and five years of related experience, including two years of supervisory experience is required.  Experience managing state and county budgets is desired; an MBA or JD with the required experience is desired.   

How to apply
Email (preferred), fax or mail resumes, cover letter, and completed State of Florida Employment Application to:

Tiffany Hammill, Human Resources Manager
Court Administration
P. O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34237
Fax (941) 861-7904

*If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered. If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate--you will not be required to submit a new application.  Applications are available at this link. 

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.

Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

Work Location: Sarasota, Florida
Position Available: Immediately
Annual Salary: $33,000-$35,000, depending upon education and experience

The DUI Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting resumes for a DUI Court Caseworker to be based in Sarasota County. DUI Court is a treatment court for offenders who are alcohol dependent and currently charged with a DUI, having one or more prior DUI arrests. Program participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals.

This position provides case management services to program participants, establishes and maintains community partnerships, advocates for the program, and reports program data to the Court and community partners.

We are seeking someone who has experience with social service agencies in Sarasota County, as well as experience working with the mental health/substance abuse population. Our ideal candidate has a work history that demonstrates they are proactive, self-motivated, and have the ability to work with clients in this unique program setting. The proven ability to form relationships with local community service agencies is a plus.

Daily tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify individuals who meet DUI Court criteria and provide initial assessment;
  • Provide orientation session to participants;
  • Create individualized case plans and monitor participant progress;
  • Collect, document and maintain participant data, progress reports, test results, etc.;
  • Facilitate group sessions to provide participants with life skills and further access to resources;
  • Link participants to available community resources and resolve client issues;
  • Attend court and agency staffings

Skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge of mental health and related issues;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues;
  • Understanding of case management limits and what constitutes unauthorized practice of law; and
  • Ability to analyze files and move cases through the court process.

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college degree. May require certification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) operator.

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.

How to apply
Court Administration is accepting resumes from interested candidates. We will notify all applicants, and we will invite applicants that meet the education and experience requirements of a vacancy to apply through Sarasota County Government’s Career Opportunities webpage when it is available online. To be notified of future opportunities, please email your resume to with the subject line DUI Court Caseworker.

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:

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