Current Job Opportunity


August 8, 2019

Closing Date

August 23, 2019

Position Number


Position Title

Drug Court Manager

Job Location

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Sanford, Florida

Salary Range

$3,964.09 - $8,462.70, Applicants will be hired at or near the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage drug court programs. The position is responsible for case management; developing, implementing and managing drug court programs; program budget development; developing grant proposals; supervising staff, including, selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations; policy and procedure implementation; and performing related administrative functions. The position works under the supervision of a Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Supervises staff, including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating or recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations.
  • Develops, implements and manages drug court programs within the circuit; serves as liaison for programs with judiciary, constitutional officers, other criminal justice agencies, treatment providers and various community agencies; manages projects of responsibility in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Researches and develops funding opportunities for drug court programs; coordinates and manages court-related state and federal grants and funding issues, including budget and program oversight; prepares and submits required reports.
  • Monitors contractual agreements for services supporting the drug court programs, such as outpatient and residential treatment or evaluation services; troubleshoots related problems and ensures locating and providing of ancillary services.
  • Manages the Drug Court Tracking System and reviews system data for accuracy; performs data entry to facilitate reporting and evaluation of drug court programs.
  • Establishes policy and procedures for drug court in accordance with state and federal guidelines; follows the ten key components; implements and updates written drug court program handbooks and manuals.
  • Researches, collects and analyzes data of drug court programs; develops and implements drug court programs circuit-wide under direction of the Trial Court Administrator and/or Chief Judge; handles judicial, state, county and public information requests pertaining to drug court programs.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with drug court team members and their agency leaders; assists team members with operations of their programs.
  • Coordinates training initiatives and opportunities, and disseminates training materials to drug court teams; supervises drug court transfers; prepares and files court orders for court programs.
  • Attends and/or conducts staff, committee, community board, agency and other professional meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops or seminars to improve professional skills.

Education and Training Guidelines


Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social work, criminal justice, judicial administration, or a closely related social science field.


Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Four years of related experience and two years of supervisory and budget experience. Masters degree in social work or guidance and counseling is desirable.


Data Responsibility:
Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

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

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies, or moderate amounts of money.

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 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 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 moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

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 or spreadsheets.

Safety of Others:
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Special Comments

How to Apply

In order to be considered, a current and complete State of Florida application is required for consideration and must be received by Court Administration no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Please submit application and packet via email:

Criminal Justice Center – Seminole County Court Administration – Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Attention: Human Resources, Kelly Bierfreund 101 Eslinger Way Sanford, Florida 32773 (407) 665-4930

Only complete and current State of Florida applications with any and all required supporting documentation will be considered.  Resumes may be attached as supplemental documentation only and will not be accepted as stand-alone documents.  Any submission for the above position that does not meet the listed requirements will be deemed incomplete and not eligible for further consideration, and as such will be returned to sender.  In addition, applications received in Court Administration office after 12:00 p.m. on the stated deadline will not be eligible for further consideration, and as such, will be returned to sender.

If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be contacted by this office, no later than August 30, 2019.  If you have not been contacted by this date, you were not chosen to be interviewed and therefore, will receive no further communication from this office.  Please be assured that your application received our full attention.

All information provided will be a public record and will be released upon request, unless exempt or confidential per Florida Statutes or Public Records Exemption rules.
Employment is provisional pending the results of a successful background investigation and fingerprinting.

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of nor manifest by words or conduct, bias or prejudice based on race, color, religion, age (40 or older), sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, language, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability or genetic information, which does not preclude performance of essential job functions, and reasonable accommodation(s) is provided, as necessary and judicious.  If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance.  Please notify Court Administration at 407-665-4227, prior to the application deadline.  If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call through the Florida Relay Service (TDD) 1-800-955-8771.