Judicial Assistant - County Court

Division: Judiciary
Salary: $32,819.88 ANNUAL + Benefits
Position Type: FULLTIME
Funding: State Funded
Hours: 40 hours per week
Occupation Code: Judicial Assistant - County Court
Working Title: Judicial Assistant

Description

This is very responsible work performing a variety of administrative and secretarial duties for managing the office of a County Court Judge.  Frequent working contacts are made with judges, offices of the Clerk of Court, Trial Court Administrator, State Attorney, Public Defender, private attorneys, law clerks, state and local law enforcement, witnesses, bailiffs, criminal justice and social service professionals, the news media, and the general public. Work is often of a sensitive and confidential nature. The Judicial Assistant must observe high standards of conduct. Work requires independent judgment and is performed under the general supervision of a County Court Judge.

Responsibilities

• Manages the Judge’s court and professional calendar coordinating and scheduling motions, hearings, conferences and trials at the request of the judge.

Qualifications

High School Diploma, or equivalent, one year of college or vocational school education in paralegal, secretarial skills, computer operations or a closely related field; and three years of related experience as a legal secretary or paralegal; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Working knowledge of trial court (including civil, traffic, and criminal) rules and procedures.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and recognize and establish work priorities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to handle individuals who are under stress with courtesy, tact and patience.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate schedules of various individuals and/or groups on the court calendar.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computers and word processing and data entry applications for case management.
  • Self-starter, independent.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Physical Demands

Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.

Licenses Certifications

Required: Valid Florida Driver’s License. Preferred: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license; Technical school or training in Broadcast- A/V- Communications-Telecommunications,Preferred: A+ and/or Network+ Certifications

Working Conditions

Moderate noise; business office setting.

Supplemental Questions

 
QDo you have one year of college or vocational school education in paralegal, secretarial skills, computer operations or a closely related field?
QHow many years of experience do you have as a legal secretary or paralegal?
QDo you have experience as a Judicial Assistant?
QAre you fluent in Spanish?
QAre you currently employed by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit?
QAre you a Miami-Dade County Pipeline employee?