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Date

November 19, 2013

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

08959

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Panama City, Florida

Salary Range

$3,616.95- $7,284.54 (Monthly*)

$3,255.25 (Monthly) if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar Exam.

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.

Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

*Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.

Competencies

Data Responsibility:
Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.

Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, scientific, medical, or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderate impact, may affect those in organization and general public.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing.

Special Comments

**For more information, visit www.jud14.flcourts.org.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, resume, writing sample and verification of education (i.e. copies of transcripts, degree(s), etc.) to:

Robyn Gable
Court Administration
P. O. Box 1089
Panama City, FL 32402
Phone: (850) 747-5338

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date.

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, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.