Court Program Specialist II (Criminal)

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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 all of the judicial destruction orders in a timely manner, screens all Risk Protection filings, reviews and manages inactive criminal cases, tracks and monitors supersedeas bonds, and notifies the judge when an inmate is placed in quarantine status. 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, Psychology, Sociology 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.

The duties of this position are to conduct case review and present data to judges. Work with the Court Administrative staff to analyze trends and prepare statistical reports. Composing and maintaining court orders, calendars, correspondence, memoranda, reports, e-mails and other documents. Provide administrative assistance in the area of Criminal. Exercise independent judgment and initiative; establish working relationships with judges, court personnel, professionals associated with the legal community and the general public. Compose and maintain court orders, calendars, correspondence, memoranda reports, emails and other documents. Other duties assigned by the Director of Case Management.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly organized; demonstrate close attention to detail and the ability to work in stressful situations
  • 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 Criminal Procedure, Rules of Judicial Administration, Summary Reporting System, and Uniform Case Reporting
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be extremely computer literate and able to work in a paperless/fileless system

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: Chief of Personnel, Tammy Anton, 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 Tammy Anton, 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.”