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Current Job Opportunity


March 14, 2019

Closing Date

March 27, 2019

Position Number


Position Title

Senior Court Operations Consultant

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator, Office of Court Improvement, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$5,371.43 Monthly

Job Description

This grant-funded position is responsible for the oversight of three federal Dependency Court Improvement grants.  Primary responsibilities require independent, accountable, and advanced work in planning, managing, implementing, and assessing projects for improving dependency court operations.

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.    

Bachelor’s degree in public, business, or judicial administration, judicial or business management, law or a closely related field and six years of related experience including two years of supervisory experience.


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.

People Responsibility:
Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value 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 highly complex professional materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes for professional publications; develops and presents papers.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous 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, spreadsheets or custom applications.

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

Special Comments

Some travel is required.  Work in excess of 40 hours per week should be expected at various times throughout the calendar year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the Florida State Courts System including court procedure and rules that apply to the area of study, court organization, operations, functions.  Knowledge of and ability to apply modern research techniques and project planning.  Knowledge of and ability to guide the conduct of complex analysis.  Ability to organize, maintain and update a variety of detailed and complex records.  Ability to act as project leader.  Ability to operate a personal computer and software programs. Ability to assist in the implementation of legislative or grant funded pilot projects relating to families and children in the courts.  Working knowledge of Florida Statutes 39, 61, 63, 984, and 985; with expertise in delinquency and dependency.  Proficiency in the principles of case management and the ability to coordinate and design the evaluation of related projects.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete online State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System.

For additional information, please contact John Couch at (850)410-1527.
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 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.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.