This is responsible case management work in the Unified Family Court (UFC)/Complex Litigation Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which has jurisdiction to handle related family law matters pending in multiple parts of the court system (“crossover cases”). The nature of these cases are often high in conflict and involve families and children at risk. The focus of case management functions is maintaining and tracking compliance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and local rule requirements governing Family, Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency, and Domestic Violence cases. Work involves tracking and monitoring judge’s caseload and guiding cases through the appropriate court processes to disposition, as well as drafting court orders and providing judicial support at court hearings.
• Provide judicial support at UFC court hearings, assist with drafting and preparing court orders, coordinate court calendars, facilitate provision of resources and social service referrals, referrals to UFC General Magistrate, Mediation, and Family Court Services;
• Assist the court in providing accountability for the implementation of all relevant court orders and service plans in all related cases, consistent with the children’s well being and Dependency case permanency outcomes; monitor and track compliance with terms of court orders, social service referrals, and referrals to UFC General Magistrate, Mediation, and Family Court Services, including obtaining necessary reports back to the court;
• Perform case management of UFC caseload to facilitate timely and expeditious disposition of cases in the Division in accordance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and local rule requirements, and prepare orders for the judge’s signature to progress cases as necessary;
• Coordinate active/pending and related closed cases so as to avoid the issuance of conflicting court orders;
• Perform related work as required.
Graduation from a four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, psychology, or a related field. Graduation from an accredited law school and Juris Doctorate degree required. Professional experience in the court system with juvenile dependency/delinquency/family law/domestic violence issues, or with a comparable agency preferred. Substantial juvenile dependency and/or family law experience preferred; and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Knowledge or the ability to gain knowledge of justice system operations and community outreach efforts related to UFC process.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Windows, and Excel. Computer literate/word processing.
• Knowledge of issues regarding juvenile dependency, delinquency, family law, and domestic violence.
• Ability to work effectively on an interagency basis with professionals from multiple disciplines.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, the judiciary, court administrative staff, and other public and private organizations.
• Ability to work effectively with the public.
• Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
• Must be extremely detail oriented and possess exceptional organizational skills.
• Ability to understand follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to monitor, track, and follow-up on project objectives.
• Ability to compile data derived from tracking logs.
• Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records.
• Perform related work as required.
Work involves a significant amount of standing, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.