Current Job Opportunity
Date: October 22, 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Title: Trial Court Law Clerk
First Judicial Circuit Court, Pensacola, Florida
Salary : $3,616.95 (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.
**Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar. Law school graduates awaiting the Florida Bar results or anticipating taking the Florida Bar Exam are encouraged to apply. If the selected applicant is not a member of the Florida Bar at the time of hire, he/she will be expected to attain membership in the Florida Bar within one year from the date of hire.
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.
Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
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.
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.
*Florida Bar membership preferred.
*Prior experience in Florida Criminal Case Law preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional legal research skills. Comprehensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently. Ability to reason logically and analytically. The ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details. Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the court. Exceptional reading skills. Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court. Ability to work effectively with others.
How to Apply:
See: www.firstjudicialcircuit.org/About the Court/Employment Opportunities/How To Apply. For additional information contact:
190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, Florida 32502
Phone: (850) 595-4400 Fax: (850) 595-0360
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, 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.