Criminal Courts Case Manager (Contractual)

Criminal Division
Pay Frequency
Pay Grade
17.36 - 20.83 / 40 hours per week

This is a contractual position.

Hiring into this position may lead to advanced consideration for other full-time openings within the Circuit.
Eligible for health benefits

This position will be stationed at the Main Judicial Complex 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401


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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration or closely related field and three (3) years of experience working in a business or court setting; or equivalent combination of related training and experience.

Essential Duties

Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Assist the criminal judges with the timely disposition of cases through case management and case monitoring
  • Screen list of medical quarantine inmates and identify case number and division assignment, flag medical quarantine inmate in Judicial Viewer and advise appropriate judge of upcoming hearing. Upon release from medical quarantine, advise appropriate judge.
  • Screen monthly report of inmate transports, and prepares report of inmates appearing via zoom from the jail, or attendance in-person.
  • Researches case histories through analysis of the court docket, compiles statistical data, and prepares orders and statistical reports
  • Compose and maintain court orders, calendars, correspondence, memoranda reports, emails and other documents.
  • Interacts and establishes relationships with judges, government officials, court staff, attorneys, paralegals and the general public
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Case ManagementKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of the legal system and terminology
  • Knowledge of the criminal process and documents filed at various states of criminal proceedings
  • Skill in analyzing court files for appropriate pleadings and legal documentation
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to establish work priorities
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, database software applications, legal electronic case management/electronic case filing system, and scanning and image creation software
  • Ability to interact in a professional, courteous manner and maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public
  • Ability to interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures such as the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Judicial Administration and Summary Reporting System
  • Must be extremely computer literate and able to work in a paperless/fileless system

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

COVID-19 Precaution(s)

  • Use of court-issued personal protective equipment optional.
  • Social distancing encouraged

How to Apply

Interested parties should electronically submit an application package consisting of a:

The application package must be submitted to: Barbara Dawicke,Trial Court Administrator at


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any of the protected classes.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”