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  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:02 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Disability Rights Florida

    Executive Director

    Tallahassee, FL, USA

    A fierce and committed advocate for all Floridians across the disability spectrum, DRF seeks nominations and applications for its next Executive Director (ED). The new ED will lead a dedicated team set to grow to about 85 staff members spread across four offices, while providing vision and strategic direction to the agency in its steadfast goal of being Florida’s leading disability rights advocate.

    Areas of Responsibility 

    Founded in 1977, DRF serves as the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Through their administration of nine federal grants, DRF  provides no cost services at to all Floridians with a disability-related issue, and leads statewide initiatives on disability rights advocacy. Some of the issues and initiatives include, but not limited to: self-advocacy support; investigations into complaints of abuse, neglect and rights violations; educating policy makers about the needs of people with disabilities; systemic and legal advocacy; monitoring of public programs and facilities; and, where appropriate, litigation.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will lead the organization in its delivery of individual services and statewide advocacy and litigation priorities, and will provide thoughtful leadership to position the agency for continued success through this time of change and growth. S/he will be an inspiring and skilled leader, establishing strong relationships both internally and externally, and working collaboratively to articulate and implement the next phase of strategic growth for the agency. The ED will be responsible for overseeing staff based in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa, and Hollywood.

    Skills/Experience 

    The ideal candidate will have significant nonprofit leadership experience, preferably within the field disability rights advocacy, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. S/he will pursue opportunities to expand DRF’s impact within Florida and elevate its profile nationally. S/he will manage all internal finances and growth of a $8.9 million budget, and will ensure compliance with legal and funder requirements, safeguarding the short- and long-term fiscal and programmatic health of the organization. S/he will also bolster internal capacity and organizational infrastructure, while cultivating meaningful relationships and collaborations with Board members, key legislators, current funders,  new prospective philanthropic supporters , and other key social service and public interest partners. 

    The ED will have an immovable moral core, exhibit humble servant leadership, have a strong ability to leverage staff effectively, collaborate effectively with the Board, and pursue new fundraising opportunities in the private sector.  S/he will represent DRF publicly, and will continue to elevate the organization’s image as a critical, impactful agency within the community. S/he will have an underlying commitment to ensuring persons with disabilities can meet their fundamental needs, and be assured equal access to opportunities and justice, bringing to the work a sensitive appreciation for the barriers persons with disabilities encounter.

    How to Apply 

    More information about Disability Rights Florida may be found here or at:

    http://www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/

    Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary expectations, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: DRF-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com.  In order to expedite the sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

    Disability Rights Florida is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 2:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA

    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


    Official Job Title: Trial Court Law Clerk - Circuit Criminal Division - Office of the General Counsel (State Funded)
      Court Support
      $45,817.20 ANNUAL (State Funded) (FULLTIME) + Benefits
    40 hours
    Occupation Code: Trial Court Staff Attorney
    Working Title: Staff Attorney/Assistant General Counsel

    (Salary is Non-Negotiable) The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary. Resume and short legal writing sample required. These documents must be uploaded by closing date. Only complete applications with supporting documents will be considered.
    Description:

    This position is responsible and professional work conducting legal research activities to assist county and circuit trial court judges in deciding rulings on a variety of case issues including pre-trial and trial motions, such as motions to dismiss, motions to strike; post-judgment (JOA, new trial) and post-conviction relief motions (3.800, 3.850, 3.851, and 3.853); prisoner petitions; motions to suppress evidence; and various discovery motions. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area of criminal law. Some litigation experience preferred. Working contacts are established with judges and other trial court personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of a senior staff attorney, and is reviewed in progress as required and upon completion.

    This recruitment is for two positions in the Circuit Criminal Division.

    Physical Demands:
    Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 lbs.
    Communication:
    Resume and short legal writing sample required. These documents must be uploaded by closing date. Only complete applications with supporting documents will be considered.
    Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school.
    • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
    • Additional experience in the area of criminal law preferred.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

    • Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use word processing software such as WordPerfect and Word; must have sufficient typing ability to produce own memos, orders, etc.
    • Ability to conduct legal research including a comprehensive knowledge of and ability to use legal publications and on-line services, such as Westlaw and/or Lexis.
    • Ability to reason logically and analytically.
    • Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.
    • Ability to perform exacting work.
    • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts effectively and succinctly, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality and honesty in handling matters before the court.
    • Ability to work effectively with others and/or to work independently.
    Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducts legal research of substantive and procedural legal matters, and drafts/prepares legal documents, such as opinions, judgments, post-conviction orders, memoranda or orders concerning extraordinary writs.
    • Drafts proposed orders for motions filed in and issues arising during death penalty cases; drafts proposed orders imposing a life-or-death sentence in death penalty cases.
    • Reviews files, evidence, depositions, pleadings, motions, legal briefs, and memoranda of law, proposed orders and other related documentation in order to advise judges in a variety of legal areas.
    • Provides immediate legal research and recommendations required by judges conducting court sessions.
    • Attends staff meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops, seminars or conferences to improve professional skills; attends hearings as required.
    • Assists the circuit appellate division by drafting bench briefs and/or appellate opinions.
    • Drafts orders, reviews briefs, conducts legislative research, and tracks legislation applicable to the court.
    • Assists in the Circuit Court Appellate Division by drafting bench briefs and/or appellate opinions.
    • May be called upon to assist the Court’s General Counsel or Court Administrator by reviewing contracts, or drafting administrative memoranda and orders to promote the efficient administration of justice. Some litigation experience preferred, as attendance at Court hearings may be required.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    Licenses Certifications:
    Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar required.

    Please apply here.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 12:55 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    CITY OF COCONUT CREEK
    Department of Human Resources
    4800 W. Copans Road
    Coconut Creek, FL 33063

    http://www.coconutcreek.net
    INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
    Deputy City Attorney
     

    An Equal Opportunity Employer
    SALARY
       $98,000.00 - $150,000.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 11/13/18

    CLOSING DATE: 12/20/18

    THE POSITION

    GENERAL PURPOSE:

    Performs work as a recognized subject matter expert in the City Attorney's office.  Provides legal advice and counsel to the City Commission, City Manager, City Staff, and City Advisory Boards.  The employee attends meetings of the City Commission and advisory boards, as necessary, represents the City before various local and state departments and other governmental subdivisions, reviews and/or prepares legal documents and legal opinions, as well as assists the City Attorney in more difficult and complex questions and problems. Supervision is exercised over legal and clerical staff, which includes training and evaluating work performance. General direction is received from the City Attorney; however, significant latitude is provided requiring the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Position requires a high level of critical thinking and ingenuity in bringing successful resolution to unusually complex and strategic situations and issues.


    Job Requirements: All applicants for the Deputy City Attorney position must submit a completed application and must be  licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and be in good standing with the Florida Bar. Failure to submit a completed application and/or failure to be licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and/or failure to be in good standing with the Florida Bar will be grounds for immediate disqualification.  

    Hours of Work: Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Hours are subject to change

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
     

    • Advises the City Commission, City Manager, City staff, and City boards as may be required, relative to legal matters affecting the City
    • Attends City Commission meetings and workshops, Planning and Zoning Board meetings and other Advisory Board meetings as needed
    • Conducts investigations and interviews of a routine nature based upon alleged or potential legal problems of a routine or complex nature, and prepares reports or opinions based upon findings made
    • Reviews contracts of a routine or complex nature
    • Prepares legal opinions, drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents
    • Represents various departments in legal matters which do not require the professional services of the City Attorney
    • Responds to and resolves sensitive and complex inquiries and complaints including: responding to requests of the City Attorney, City Manager,  and elected officials for information and interpretation
    • May present issues to the City Commission as needed or directed by the City Attorney
    • Assists City Attorney in the preparation of legal opinions regarding more complex legal questions
    • Assists in the preparation and defense of all civil cases involving the City including preparation of initial pleadings, discovery documents, motions and other litigation documents as needed; reviews claims and complaints by or against the City; works with other legal specialists hired by the City for special and/or complex cases
    • Assists the City Attorney in conducting legal research concerning complex problems or projects and prepares reports, memoranda and draft opinions containing proposed or recommended courses of action or solutions; handles appeals as needed
    • Assists the City Attorney in providing guidance to and reviewing the work of other attorneys retained by the City; enforces and makes recommendations regarding city policies and procedures
    • Meets with City officials, City employees, and the public as needed
    • May be designated as Acting City Attorney in the absence of the City Attorney
    • Performs other related duties and functions as may be assigned by the City Attorney

    QUALIFICATIONS

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Juris doctor degree from an accredited school of law; supplemented by ten (10) or more years' experience practicing in the area of City, County, and Local Government law or related field.  Related field includes: land use/zoning, labor and employment, real estate, litigation/ trial experience, eminent domain, procurement/public finance, contract drafting and administration, public records/ Sunshine law, civil litigation relating to Section 1983 liability, workers' compensation, personal injury law, construction law, police, fire, or other local government related experience. Board certification in City, County, and Local Government law is preferred, but not required.  An equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience may be considered.
     
    Must be an attorney at law in good standing in Florida and possess a license to practice law in the state of Florida.
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices of legal research (Westlaw and Lexus/Nexus)
    • Knowledge of the laws of Florida or Considerable knowledge of local, state and Federal statutory law
    • Skill in conducting research on complex legal issues and preparing sound legal opinions – or Considerable knowledge of the sources and availability of current legal decisions, opinions, rulings and statutes
    • Considerable knowledge of legal instruments in applicable fields of law
    • Skill in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
    • Skill in providing good customer service
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to interpret and apply legal principles and precedents in resolving complex legal problems
    • Ability to multi-task while working with tight deadlines and shifting priorities
    • Ability to prepare cases for civil litigation
    • Ability to analyze and define problems, identify alternative solutions, estimate consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
    • Ability to organize work for timely completion
    • Ability to conduct thorough legal research and prepare various legal documents and summaries
    • Ability to achieve rapport with various government officials and members of the pubic requesting information
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, representatives of private businesses, service and civic organizations, and the public
    • Ability to assign and supervise work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale
    • Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

    ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Tasks are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature, and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.

    SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

    Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity.

    Eligibility List Criteria: An eligibility list, which shall be valid for a maximum of six months, shall be formed based on applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates on the eligibility list will be given consideration for each vacancy. Veterans Preference shall be awarded, pursuant to Florida Statutes.

    APPLICANT SELECTED FOR HIRE MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS PHYSICAL  AND BACKGROUND CHECK

    NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodations for testing must advise Human Resources not later than one (1) week prior to scheduled testing, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
    http://www.coconutcreek.net
    OR
    4800 W. Copans Road,
    Coconut Creek, FL 33063
    EXAM #2019-00009
    DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
    JW

    Please apply here.


  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:03 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking a Single-Family Foreclosure Commissioner in Florida. Under the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. § 3751 et. seq., HUD may exercise a non-judicial Power of Sale of single family HUD-held mortgages and the Secretary of HUD may appoint a Foreclosure Commissioner to do this under the provisions of federal law. The foreclosure commissioner must be a resident of the State of Florida or an entity duly authorized to transact business under the laws of the State of Florida, and must be responsible, financially sound, and competent to conduct the non-judicial foreclosures. Interested persons must submit a Letter of Interest by email to Regional Counsel Sharon M. Swain at Sharon.M.Swain@hud.gov and Deputy Regional Counsel Kiara B. Griggs at Kiara.B.Griggs@hud.gov and by U.S. Mail to the same persons at this address: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Five Points Plaza Building, 40 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30303.

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:43 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of Sunrise Logo
    CITY OF SUNRISE
    invites applications for the position of:

    Assistant City Attorney 102918


    SALARY:  $95,957.68 - $149,661.41 Annually
    OPENING DATE:  10/29/18
    CLOSING DATE:   Continuous

    DESCRIPTION:

     

    NATURE OF WORK

    This is highly responsible professional work acting as a legal advisor and counselor for the various City departments.
     
    An employee in this classification is responsible for preparing contracts, resolutions, ordinances and other written documents involving the City; for performing legal research and preparing legal opinions; for advising City officials; and for representing the City in litigation and administrative proceedings.  The employee represents the City in legal matters, including the bringing and defending of suits and negotiating settlements.  The employee attends meetings of the City Commission and advisory boards, as necessary; advises the City Commission, City Manager and City departments in reference to legal questions.  Duties include representing the City before various local and state departments and other governmental subdivisions. Supervision is exercised over legal and clerical staff, which includes training, and evaluating work performance.  General direction is received from the City Attorney however; the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent professional judgment in developing the technical aspects of the job.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

    ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

    • Researches, compiles, analyzes and summarizes information on statutes, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, codes and ordinances for internal departmental use and citywide use.
    • Drafts resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, deeds, pleadings and other legal documents
    • Conducts witness interviews, prepares legal correspondence and documents, prepares trial plans and drafts pleadings such as findings of fact or conclusions of law.
    • Examines and analyzes complaints and evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
    • Reviews legal instruments or other related documents to assure completeness of information and conformance to applicable laws, rules, precedents and procedures.
    • Research, assemble and summarize information on legal instruments and various legal subjects.
    • Assists in case preparation for civil litigation or tries lawsuits.
    • Meets with clients and the public.
    • Negotiates various documents.
    • Performs related work as required.
    REQUIREMENTS:

    EDUCATION 

    • Graduation from law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a doctor of jurisprudence or a LLM.
    • PROOF OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMPLETED EDUCATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH APPLICATION. (Applications without attached proof of education will not be processed for consideration.)
    EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
    • Five (5) years' membership in The Florida Bar.
    • Broad range of experience and knowledge in local government law including  one or more of the following subject areas:  drafting municipal agreements, sunshine, ethics, public records,  utilities, land use/ zoning, code enforcement, public finance, civil litigation relating to section 1983 liability, criminal litigation, public procurement, grants, contract drafting and administration, labor and employment law, municipal pension law, construction law, police, fire,  or other local government related experience.

    SPECIAL CERTIFICATION

    • Be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. 
    • Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computers, scanners, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
    • No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling is required. 
    • Ability to perform minimal lifting, not to exceed 10 pounds of force, which may be required on a limited basis.
    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Considerable knowledge of the goals and objectives of the legal matters to which assigned.
    • Considerable knowledge of local, state and Federal statutory law.
    • Considerable knowledge of legal procedures in the areas of assignment.
    • Considerable knowledge of legal instruments in applicable fields of law.
    • Considerable knowledge of the sources and availability of current legal decisions, opinions, rulings and statutes.
    • Ability to apply knowledge of the law and legal procedures to a variety of legal assignments.
    • Ability to analyze procedural problems and recommend solutions in assigned fields of law.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to conduct thorough legal research and prepare various legal documents and summaries.
    • Ability to prepare cases for civil litigation.
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to assign and supervise work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
    • Ability to achieve rapport with various government officials and members of the public requesting information.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, representatives of private businesses, service and civic organizations, and the public.


    It shall be the policy of the City of Sunrise to hire well-qualified persons to perform the many tasks necessary in providing the services the City is called upon to render. An integral part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons for employment and to recruit and administer hiring, working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, compensation, training, appointments for advancement, including upgrading and promotions, transfers, and terminations of employment including layoffs and recalls for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or physical or mental disabilities who are qualified for the jobs they are seeking. As provided in the Florida Statutes, preference in initial appointment will be given to applicants who are eligible for Veterans' Preference. Eligible applicants must complete the Veterans' Preference section of the application at the time it's submitted, and include a copy of their DD214 (separation papers) indicating character of service. Applicants must also include any additional required documents to support their level of preference eligibility such as their VA Letter of Disability, if applicable.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -M/F/D/V

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sunrisefl/jobs/2253655/assistant-city-attorney-102918?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sunrisefl/default.cfm

    Position #Assistant City Attorney
    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY 102918
    JK
    10770 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
    Sunrise, FL 33351
    954-838-4522
    hr@sunrisefl.gov

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 7:45 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of Atlanta


    Court Administrator


    Location:  City Of Atlanta
    Divisions:  JDA MUNICIPAL COURT OPERATIONS


    Description

     

    Salary : Commensurate with Experience

    Position Expires: 11-30-2018

    General Description and Classification Standards

    The individual in this position is responsible for the overall management of the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating, organizing, supervising, and the managing the various case processing activities of the court. Providing direction to a group of managers engaged in multiple activities related to the area of leadership responsibility; establishing operating policies; providing management coaching and guidance; building relationships across departments, in addition to City organizations as needed; and managing the court budget.

    This is the highest level of strategic and/or operations management reporting to the Municipal Court Chief Judge. Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends high level policy and procedure subject to department, mayoral, and/or City Council approval.

    Directing activities; keeping the Municipal Court Chief Judge informed about professional and fiscally responsible recommendations regarding budget policy, adoption and adjustments; presenting and explaining the Court’s finances, budgets, and forecasts to City Council and to the Office of the Mayor.

    Supervision Received

    This position reports to the Municipal Court Chief Judge. Direction is received from the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges with a focus on strategic objectives and policy making.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Individual may perform other duties as assigned.

    • Oversees record management including computer operations, record retention, record-keeping and reporting of court minutes.
    • Ensures the preparation of a balanced and fiscally responsible annual budget that is in compliance with the City Charter.
    • Develops, defends, and revises such budget within the context of meetings with the Office of the Mayor, City Council, and Human Resources.
    • Presents and explains the Municipal Court finances, and budgets to the members of City Council.
    • Monitors the administration of the budget; makes and recommends adjustments to the Municipal Court Judges, the Office of the Mayor, City Council, and Human Resources.
    • Supervises the financial aspects of court operations including the collection, receipt, and accounting of fees, fines, bonds, and escrow funds.
    • Provides recommendations regarding new initiatives, contracts, and other items related to the operation of the Court.
    • Directs activities related to budget policy, adoption, and adjustments.
    • Develops the preliminary court budget, forecasts revenues and expenditures, and participates in budget hearings.
    • Keeps the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges informed regarding major financial developments, which may impact the City.
    • Makes recommendations to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges for pending and forthcoming legislation; assists in writing legislation and securing funds.
    • Monitors activities within the departments to ensure all responsibilities are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Interacts with executive level management on a peer basis.
    • Participates in the development of the Court’s plans and programs.
    • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs and strategies to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges.
    • Develops staffing strategies to identify and retain talent at the court and implement improvement plans.
    • Resolves conflict and able to reach a consensus on countervailing interests.
    • Manages administrative matters, such as conducting special studies, preparing special projects, developing and administering training, and providing for staff technical and professional growth.
    • Establishes credibility throughout the court with management and employees to effectively solve problems and employee concerns.
    • Enhances, develops, implements, and enforces human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Court.
    • Manages the case management systems database and provide necessary reports for the critical analyses of the Court.
    • Conducts research, prepares program evaluations, makes recommendations, and conducts presentations on the court structure for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Court.
    • Works closely with the Office of the Mayor, City Council, Municipal Court Judges, and Human Resources to achieve city goals and objectives.
    • Advises, negotiates, manages, and administers contracts with all Court vendors.
    • Interprets and executes statutory mandates, rules of court, and judicial system policies, as they relate to administrative matters.
    • Formulates and implements policy with respect to the operations of the court administration.
    • Develops and/or modifies procedures to ensure compliance and supervises the implementation.
    • Maintains an awareness of city ordinances/regulations, as well as state and federal laws to ensure compliance.
    • Analyzes and prepares court security plans.
    • Clearly articulates information within the organization, to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges, the Mayor’s Office, Council Members, interdepartmental leads, and other public forums as requested and necessary.
    • Performs other related work as required.

    Decision Making

    This is a policy-advisory level of management; establishing and maintaining organizational strategies and policies within required legislative and/or executive limitations. Works within and strives to achieve the Municipal Court’s overall mission. Accomplishes short-term, mid-term, and long-term objectives; applies professional standards of operation and assures the court functions meets all legal and regulatory requirements.

    Leadership Provided

    Provides guidance to managers, supervisors, and staff, while setting the overall goals and objectives for the Court and provides guidance on performance standards in accordance with city policies and the applicable law.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Advanced knowledge of the court functions; knowledge of core technical and/or operations related to court management principles and approaches.
    • Advanced leadership required in addition to motivational skills for identifying strategic issues and developing long-term resolutions.
    • Skill in operating computers with extensive proficiency, covering a wide variety of applications.
    • Ability to visualize and anticipate organizational needs, while accomplishing administrative goals.
    • Must possess exceptional relationship management skills within the organization and with external constituents/partners.
    • Knowledge of State of Georgia reporting requirements.
    • Knowledge of Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) procedures.
    • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws.

    Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree or Juris Doctor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, in criminal justice, management, business administration, or any equivalent field; and 7- 8 years of related experience with extensive project management and/or leadership experience.

    Preferred Education & Experience

    • Juris Doctor’s degree, from an accredited College or University; and 10 or more years of project management and court administration experience.
    • Current certification and relevant years of experience in Lean Six Sigma.
    • Progressive experience in leadership and management of an organization with 100 or more staff members.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of a successful budget plan for a multi-million-dollar budget.

    Licensures and Certifications

    Court Clerk and/or Court Administrator certification required or must be acquired within 6 months of hire.

    Please apply here

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:59 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Please email a cover letter, resume, & list of three references to jobs@acslaw.org.

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:40 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    ADJUNCT LAW FACULTY RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Sept. 26, 2018

    The Shepard Broad College of Law in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. is seeking candidates for the adjunct faculty teaching positions described below.

    Candidates must have a JD degree, and practitioners with at least 5 years of practice experience are preferred.

    Interested candidates should forward a resume and brief statement of qualifications by the deadlines indicated for each position below, to Richard Grosso, Professor of Law and Chair, Adjuncts Committee, at rgrosso@nova.edu.

    Thank you,

    Richard Grosso,

    Professor of Law

    Chair, Adjuncts Committee

    I.

    Law Office Management Workshop

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in the Summer 2019 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Law Office Management Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0651

    This workshop provides hands-on experience in the practical aspects of organizing a law practice. The workshop is divided into units covering The Office and Its Technology, Bar Grievances and Attorney Malpractice, Trust Accounting in Florida, Good Billing Practices, Marketing, and Small Firm Survival. Included in these units are concepts useful in both litigation and transactional practices, such as corporate structure, real estate contracts, employment procedures, and office infrastructure. Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Professional Responsibility.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by October 15, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

    II.

    Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in either the Fall 2019 semester or the Winter 2020 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Criminal Pre-Trial Practice (2 Credits) LAW 0711

    This workshop simulates pre-trial practice in the criminal law context. Students may participate in motion hearings, and depositions along with drafting pleadings, discovery and motions. Additional Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by November 9, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

    III.

    Civil Pre-Trial Practice

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in either the Fall 2019 semester or the Winter 2020 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517

    ALSV Workshop involving simulation of the pre-trial process. Students participate in motion hearings and oral depositions. They also draft attorney fee agreements, pleadings, written discovery, motions and accompanying memoranda of law, a final pre-trial order, and jury instructions. Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Evidence.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by November 9, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of North Port Logo
    CITY OF NORTH PORT
    invites applications for the position of:

    Assistant City Attorney


    SALARY: $88,591.93 - $132,887.89 Annually
    OPENING DATE: 09/11/18
    CLOSING DATE: 09/25/18 05:00 PM
    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    Under the general direction of the City Attorney, provides a wide range of professional legal services to the City Commission, City departments and various boards and committees.  Performs related administrative and professional work as required.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    •  Assists the City Attorney as legal counsel for the City in all municipal areas.
    • Represents the City and its officers and employees in litigation matters, including preparation of pleadings, briefs, motions and other documents in preparation for trial of cases and handling of appeals.
    • Appears before all federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of the City.
    • Reviews, drafts and approved ordinances, charter amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal documents.
    • Prepares written legal opinions and renders legal advice to City Commission, boards, committees and City departments.
    • Interprets federal, state, county and City statutes, ordinances, charters, rules, regulations, court decisions, etc.
    • Confers with and renders assistance to City departments in establishing departmental policies by developing and applying legal points and procedures; recommends changes in policies and procedures in order to meet legal requirements.
    • Attends meetings of the City Commission, boards and committees to advise on legal matters.
    • Conducts legal research as needed.
    • Analyzes and reports to affected City departments on proposed and enacted legislation.
    • Handles public inquiries. 
    • Performs related duties as required.
    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil, appellate and administrative law and procedures, court rules and rules of evidence, methods of legal research, including computer research.
    • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
    • Must be able to analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents.
    • Conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
    • Prepare and present cases in court.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees and members of the public.
    • Have thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the position.
    • Have knowledge of the organization, practices, procedures and resources of City departments, boards and committees.
    • Knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
    • Has knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil and administrative law and procedures.
    • Has knowledge of court rules and rules of evidence.
    • Has knowledge of the methods of legal research, including computer research.
    • Has knowledge of standard human resources practices and procedures.
    • Has knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to analyze and prepare a variety of legal documents.
    • Ability to conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
    • Able to effectively present cases in court.
    • Able to perform multiple tasks and work effectively on a tight deadline as necessary.
    • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
    • Possess the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.
    • Is able to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

    Must have membership in the Florida Bar. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. 3-5 years in Municipality or County setting.

    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)

    Licenses and Certifications:

    Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire.



    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
    http://www.cityofnorthport.com

    4970 City Hall Blvd
    North Port, FL 34286
    (941) 429-7134

    ndelamater@cityofnorthport.com

    Position #201400674
    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
    ND         


  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:28 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)



    Please send cover letter and resume to jpla@floridajusticeinstitute.org.

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