Current Job Opportunity
July 10, 2015
Open Until Filled
Mediation Services Coordinator
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, Gainesville, Florida
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to coordinate and administer court mediation programs,
and conduct mediations. The position is responsible for scheduling and supervising staff and/or volunteers, managing
continuing mediation programs for volunteer mediators, serving as liaison/information resource, reviewing files referred to
mediation, maintaining records of mediated cases, and performing related administrative functions, including reporting. The
position works under the general supervision of the ADR Director. This position is based in Alachua County but may
require travel throughout the six counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to coordinate and administer court mediation programs. The position is responsible for scheduling and supervising staff and/or volunteers, coordinating and administering court mediation services, managing continuing mediation programs for volunteer mediators, serving as liaison/information resource, reviewing files referred to mediation, maintaining records of mediated cases, and performing related administrative functions, including reporting. The position works under general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or other designated 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. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field and four years of related experience.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and certification as a Family Mediator preferred.
Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.
Supervises or leads others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.
Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials and supplies.
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.
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.
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Conducts mediations, facilitating discussion of issues between involved parties for court referred cases to assist in resolutions.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the aptitude to write clearly and concisely, as well as communicate concepts orally with quick resolution to pending issues.
Schedules, assigns, organizes and directs volunteers and contract mediators for program mediations; recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers; creates and manages mediator dockets.
Provides assistance with administrative tasks, including maintaining mediation calendars, organization of monthly presentations and preparing rosters.
Gathers information/data to support periodic and special reports for information such as budget planning, overseeing the current budget and developing/updating program manuals, and other statistical reports.
How to Apply
A State of Florida Employment Application, cover letter, resume, and proof of certification as a Family Mediator are required. This position is open until filled. Please submit these documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail to:
Human Resources Manager,
Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
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.
For special accommodations to participate in the selection process, please call 352-337-6237.