Current Job Opportunity


December 20, 2013

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Mediator - Circuit/Family

Job Location

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$3,775.31 - $7,603.48 (Monthly*) *The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct legal mediations. The position is responsible for conducting mediations and drafting settlement agreements for circuit/family court. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

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.

Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field and five years of related experience.


Data Responsibility:
Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility:
Negotiates, exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrives jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

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

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking and continuous exposure to pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

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.

Safety of Others:
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Comments

**Applicants must be willing and able to work in all five Palm Beach County courthouses.

**Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application and verification of required education (i.e., copy of college degree or college transcript) to:

Germaine English, Chief of Personnel Services
205 N. Dixie Hwy, 5th FL
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-355-2154

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.