Court Program Specialist II (Domestic Violence Case Manager) - Domestic Violence Case Management Unit (State Funded)
Division: Court Support
Salary: $36,115.32 ANNUAL + Benefits
Position Type: FULLTIME
Funding: State Funded
Hours: 40 hours per week
Occupation Code: Court Program Specialist 2
Working Title: Domestic Violence Case Manager
(Salary is Non-Negotiable) The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
DescriptionThe essential function of the position within the organization is to provide direct legal and administrative aid and support to the Judiciary in the managing, monitoring and coordinating of Domestic Violence cases. The position is responsible for advising Domestic Violence Judges with respect to substantive and procedural legal issues related to Domestic Violence cases. The position also provides in court assistance to Domestic Violence Judges at all Permanent Injunction hearings, motion calendars, and civil contempt/compliance/criminal contempt calendars at the main courthouse and at all branch court locations. The position is responsible for providing case information to pro se litigants and system staff, case coordination and referrals to community-based services, managing and preparing cases for court hearings and briefing judges, attending hearings, scheduling hearings, and performing related clerical functions. The position acts as liaison between the Judiciary, the Clerk of Courts, community based service groups, the parties and their attorneys involved in Domestic Violence cases in order to provide litigants with maximum access to the Courts and its services. The position works under the general supervision of a Court Operations Manager developing work methods and sequences.
Responsibilities• Manages and prepares cases for court hearings by reviewing pleadings, researching and providing corresponding case information and other documentation pertinent to the case and/or litigants.
• Attends and assists Judges in injunction for protection hearings by drafting appropriate orders based on rulings, performing criminal background checks, working with parties to arrange parenting plans or time sharing, and calculating child support.
• Advises Judges with respect to substantive and procedural Domestic Violence law; researches statutes, case law and applicable rules; prepares memoranda of law; monitors and reviews new legislation, rules and other mandates requiring procedural and/or administrative changes, and implements required changes.
• Schedules hearings by determining case status; determines whether to set an appropriate hearing or proceed without a hearing and prepares appropriate court order or correspondence based on the Judge’s ruling.
• Coordinates community resources for referral of victims, children and offenders to counseling/treatment programs and monitors compliance with terms and conditions of court orders.
• Performs administrative tasks, such as preparing orders, documents, forms and correspondence.
• Monitors and provides social service provider lists to litigants.
• Creates and maintains record systems for efficient case management.
• Assists pro se litigants in person, by telephone and via correspondence, provides case status and procedural information in accordance with rules of family and civil procedures, related laws and statutes.
• Participates in local community councils and workgroups to exchange information, solve problems, and coordinate services.
• Maintains daily, monthly and yearly case management statistics regarding volume and types of cases handled by program.
• Performs related work as required.
Graduation from an accredited law school.
Member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
A minimum of one yearof professional administrative analytical related experience isrequired.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES (KSAs):
• Working knowledge of laws, court rules, procedures and policies, legal documents, and legal factors pertaining to the court of assignment.
• Knowledge of the organization, operation, function, and jurisdiction of the court of assignment.
• Knowledge of the calendaring procedures in the court of assignment and of modern techniques of case management.
• Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and through presentations.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the judiciary, court administration personnel, and other private and public agency staff.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and recognize and establish work priorities.
• Ability to handle sensitive matters with integrity and confidentiality.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computers and word processing and data entry applications for case management.
• Ability to work effectively with the public and handle individuals who are under stress with courtesy, tact and patience.
Physical DemandsWork 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 pounds.
Licenses CertificationsMember in good standing with The Florida Bar.