Current Job Opportunity


April 26, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Alternative Dispute Resolution Director

Job Location

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$4,370.40 - $8,801.99 Monthly*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to direct and manage mediation and arbitration services. The position is responsible for supervising staff and contract mediators, implementing policy and procedures, conducting training, providing and overseeing mediation and arbitration services, implementing and modifying programs, managing budget, serving as departmental liaison, and performing related administrative functions, including overseeing data compilation and reporting. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

*The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising staff and contract mediators, implementing policy and procedures, conducting training, providing and overseeing mediation and arbitration services, implementing policy and procedures, implementing and modifying programs, managing budget and performing related administrative functions.

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 business administration, social work, law or a closely related field and five years of related experience, including two years of supervisory experience.

Requires appropriate Mediator certification.


Data Responsibility:
Plans and directs others in the sequence of major activities and reports on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.

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

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving major economies and/or preventing major losses through the management of a moderate sized department.

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 scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex articles and reports; makes presentations to professional groups.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with extremely serious impact - affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public.

Equipment Usage:
Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

Safety of Others:
Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Special Comments

Must be willing to work in all five Palm Beach County courthouses.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, current and complete State of Florida Application, and resume to:

Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Continued employment for the selected candidate will be contingent upon successful completion of a 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.