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General Magistrate Position for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:55 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court has an opening for a General Magistrate to be assigned to Orange County with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2018. This is a professional, quasi-judicial position that carries a high degree of responsibility. The Magistrate will conduct hearings, make findings of fact, prepare reports and recommendations to the Circuit Judges, as well as draft proposed orders. The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. The position requires the successful candidate to conduct hearings in a fair and impartial manner while keeping the proceedings orderly and within set time limits. Must have the ability to work with litigants who are in stressful situations. The Magistrate will hear matters referred by the Ninth Circuit Judges in one or more of the following divisions: Domestic, Juvenile, Civil, and Probate (Mental Health). This is a State funded position with benefits.

Qualified applicants must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar for at least five years immediately preceding employment and have at least one year of practice in at least one of the primary areas of assignment. The Applicant must be proficient in Word and Westlaw and must be able to personally prepare his/her own documents. The position has access to very limited administrative assistant services.

This position requires the completion of a supplemental application available at https://www.ninthcircuit.org/sites/default/files/Magistrate%20Supplement.

To apply, submit a State of Florida Employment Application with attached supplemental application, cover letter, résumé, and one short writing sample. Deadline to apply: 04/06/2018.  Please apply here.


Equal opportunity employer


The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

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