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Current Job Opportunity

Date: November 5, 2012

Closing Date : Open Until Filled

Position Number: 09339

Position Title: Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location : First Judicial Circuit Court, Pensacola, Florida

Salary Range : $3,616.95- $6,872.21 (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.


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 percents.

Communications Requirement:
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:

*Florida Bar membership preferred.

*Prior experience in Florida Criminal Case Law preferred.

*For additional information please visit the First Circuit's site at:   wwww.firstjudicialcircuit.org.


How to Apply:

Submit a current, complete and original State of Florida application, and 3 copies; including a writing sample and verification of required education (i.e., copy of college degree or college transcript) to:

Shelia A. Sims,
Chief Deputy Court Administrator
First Judicial Circuit
190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, FL   32502
Phone: (850) 595-4400   Fax: (850) 595-0360

PLEASE VISIT: www.firstjudicialcircuit.org for additional information.


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 5:00pm 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 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.