Job Postings

AMENDED General Counsel

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking a highly qualified attorney to serve as legal advocate and counsel for the interest of the Circuit. The incumbent will be responsible for law clerk supervision; formulating and implementing policies to comply with statutory and rule requirements; overseeing services and programs; responding to and managing public records requests and records retention inquires; drafting legal orders and Administrative orders; performing administrative functions, including reporting; and acting as legal counsel to the Chief Judge, Trial Court Administrator and on behalf of the Circuit. The position formulates long-range goals for the organization based upon legal requirements; develops policy and position papers. The General Counsel reports to the Trial Court Administrator.

Audio Visual Systems Specialist (Sys Admin I)

This position will provide planning, implementation and support for a courtroom recording system comprised of a QSC core system, IP cameras, a storage area network, For the Record (“FTR”) and Open Court software systems. This position will also support remote courtroom playback and remote monitoring over an internally developed software system. Support is required for all five Palm Beach County courthouses. These systems are “zero downtime” systems as they record the official record of the Court. This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer and the work is evaluated based on quality of results obtained, conferences, customer feedback and reports.

Civil Court Case Manager (Contractual)

This is a professional staff position within the Administrative Office of the Court. The essential function of the position is to assist the circuit civil judges with the timely disposition of cases through case management and case monitoring. The position is responsible for identifying cases pending in error, managing and preparing cases for court hearings and briefing judges, attending hearings, maintaining a record/filing system, and implementing strategies to promptly and efficiently dispose of civil cases. The Court Program Specialist II serves as a liaison between the judiciary and court administration while working under direct supervision of the Civil Court Operations Manager and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and results achieved.

Criminal Courts Case Manager (Contractual)

This position is responsible for developing and employing effective case management procedures that assist with the identification and coordination of Criminal Court cases. This position manages information related to pre-house and medical quarantined inmates in a timely manner, and advises the appropriate judge when an inmate is removed from quarantine status. This position assists in the review and management of inactive criminal cases. The Court Program Specialist II serves as a liaison between the judiciary and court administration while working under direct supervision of the Director of Case Management and reviewed through reports, conferences, and results achieved.

Deputy Chief Information Officer

This is a senior supervisory technology position that reports to the Court Chief Information Officer (“CCIO”). This position will contribute to managing the day to day operations of nearly 20 court technology staff, as well as working with County departments on collaborative projects. Additionally, this position will serve as project lead/project manager for major initiatives. Assisting the CCIO with strategic planning, budgeting and personnel development are also key responsibilities. The Deputy Chief Information Officer work is evaluated based on quality of results obtained, conferences, customer feedback and reports.

Digital Court Reporter (DCR)

As a Digital Court Reporter, you will be part of a team that ensures court proceedings are being digitally recorded. In this position, you will transcribe court proceedings and perform research for the judiciary and the public. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures. Occasional travel to the other Circuit courthouses may be required.

Floating Judicial Assistant (Administrative Assistant II)

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide responsible administrative, secretarial and clerical support as a coverage judicial assistant to the assigned judge. The position is responsible for administrative, secretarial and clerical tasks of high confidentiality and responsibility. Travel to the other Circuit courthouses is required. The position reports directly to the Trial Court Administrator.

Human Resources Manager (Admin Services Manager)

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide administrative support to the judiciary through the Human Resources department. Specifically, this position is responsible for some or all of the following: recruitment and onboarding, supervising staff, conducting training sessions on various HR-related areas, planning, providing administrative services, managing human resources programs, administering human resources policies and procedures, supervising other court employees, and performing administrative functions, including compiling required reports. The position works independently, reporting major activities to the Chief of Personnel Services, and/or Trial Court Administrator through periodic meetings. Occasional travel to the other Circuit courthouses is required.

Judicial Assistant – County Court

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide responsible administrative, secretarial and clerical support to the assigned county court judge. The position is responsible for administrative, secretarial and clerical tasks of high confidentiality and responsibility. Work is performed under general supervision of a County Court Judge.

Magistrate

This position is responsible professional legal work calendaring and conducting hearings and trials. The Magistrate takes and evaluates evidence and testimony from witnesses and technical experts, uses that information in making findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations for the Circuit Court Judges. The Magistrate hears post-judgment family matters, juvenile judicial reviews, and contempt hearings, and hearings pursuant to the Marchman Act and Baker Act. This position reports directly to the Chief Judge or a designee. The Chief Judge assigns the Magistrate to hear cases in any division which includes: Family, Juvenile, probate or any other division the Chief Judge may select.

Magistrate Assistant

This position is responsible for administrative support to the Magistrate. Responsible for preparing and maintaining the Magistrate’s court and professional calendar. Review case files for accuracy, compliance and completeness prior to submitting files to the Magistrate; ensuring presence of all required files; maintaining trial dockets, continuances, and trial orders, schedule motions, hearings, conferences and trials. Interacts and establishes relationships with Magistrates, Judges, Clerk of Court staff, attorneys, law enforcement, social services, witnesses, and the general public.

Probate Case Manager (Court Program Specialist II) - 2 Positions

This position is a perfect opportunity for persons seeking to start a career with the courts OR for persons who are retired and would like to supplement their monthly income and obtain great benefits.

A probate case manager is responsible for maintaining and tracking compliance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure and local rule requirements governing probate estates and guardianship cases. Work involves tracking and monitoring caseloads and guiding cases through the appropriate court processes. This position will travel between courthouses while working under direct supervision of the Probate Operations Manager and is reviewed through reports, conferences and results achieved.

Project Manager (Purchasing Manager)

This is highly responsible work involving the budgeting of court and joint court-county projects, and the administration of county facility-related projects and in-house court projects. The Project Manager (“Manager”) acts as the court’s liaison to county staff on joint court-county projects and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope. The Manager will oversee all aspects of projects including determining the furnishing and renovation needs; researching pricing; and implements the acquisition of needed products. Sets deadlines, develops short and long-term goals, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of the project. The Manager will coordinate with various court partners and prepare reports regarding the status of the projects. The work requires considerable contact with county staff, clerk staff, judges, judicial assistants, and court staff. The work is performed independently, under the general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator and is reviewed through conferences, reports and evaluations of results obtained

Purchasing Manager

The essential function of the position is to manage purchasing operations. The position is responsible for planning, training, procurement of goods and services, shipping and receiving, reconciling purchasing cards, overseeing the vendor bid system, managing inventory and record maintenance, and performing related administrative functions, including preparing reports. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Senior Programmer

This is professional, analytical and technical work involving Business Applications Development and Quality Assurance. An employee in a position allocated to this class is responsible for participating as a team member through the planning, analysis, design, testing, and implementation phases of systems development and/or software procurement. This position reports to the Court Chief Information Officer.

Trial Court Staff Attorney

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking Staff Attorney to work closely with judges as assigned to provide legal support to the judiciary in areas including case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. This position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. This position is based in downtown West Palm Beach, but may require travel to the North and South County branches.

Trial Court Staff Attorney

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking Staff Attorneys to work closely with judges as assigned to provide legal support to the judiciary in areas including case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. This position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. This position is based in downtown West Palm Beach, but may require travel to the North and South County branches.