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Date

April 7, 2017

Closing Date

April 21, 2017

Position Number

10929

Position Title

Mediation Services Coordinator

Job Location

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Panama City, 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 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.

*The essential function of this position 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 Alternative Dispute Resolution Director.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

(Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

? Conducts mediations, facilitating discussion of issues between involved parties for court referred cases to facilitate resolution.

? Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Small Claims mediation programs in Bay, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties and assists as needed in other counties.

? Reviews domestic case files referred to mediation to identify issues, assess mediation fees and estimate time needed to mediate the case and report data.

? Maintains accurate record of files reviewed, cases mediated, mediation outcomes, fees collected and monies paid out to contractors. Responsible for reporting in the Uniform Data Reporting System.

? Responds to inquiries from the judiciary, court staff, attorneys and the public regarding mediation programs of responsibility.

? Attends or conducts staff and other professional meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops or seminars to improve professional skills.

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.

Competencies

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

People Responsibility:
Supervises or leads others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

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

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 Requirement:
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

This position requires appropriate mediation certification, with preference given to applicants who are certified as a county mediator, and who are certified or have the ability to be certified in either family or dependency mediation within 90 days of employment.

How to Apply

Submit an original and (3) copies of a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application and verification of required education (i.e., copy of high school diploma, college degree or college transcript) to:

Sarah Pearce 
Court Administration
P.O. Box 1089
Panama City, FL  32402
Telephone: (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 p.m. 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. If you are hearing impaired, please dial 711.