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OPS Court Program Specialist

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11049879
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
eterans Preference

Distinguishing Characteristics of Work 

This is professional work assisting Judges and Magistrates assigned to the dependency docket and/or the Early Childhood Court (ECC) in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. This position will work with the Judge/General Magistrate to support local ECC activities. This position facilitates coordination and collaboration among community stakeholders on the ECC team, assesses common trends and needs among ECC families, tracks monthly follow-up activities for each case involved in ECC, and identifies community resources to benefit ECC families. 
This position will also work on the timely disposition of dependency cases through case management, case monitoring and program implementation. The position is responsible for providing information to judicial officers and trial court staff by reviewing filings and the status of pending cases. This position will be responsible for maintaining record/filing systems and performing related administrative support functions. The position is responsible for collecting and reporting on case/program data and maintaining databases as needed. This Court Administration position works under general supervision of the Director of Case Management. 
Required Qualifications :
Education and Training Guidelines 
A bachelor's degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, legal assisting, child development, social work, psychology, sociology or a social science-related field, from an accredited four-year college or university. 
Three years of professional administrative or analytical-related experience. Progressively responsible experience in program administration or evaluation and/or legal assisting/paralegal work may substitute for the recommended college education on a year for year basis. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local community early childhood services, including early care and education, health, mental health, child welfare, and early intervention

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary group

  • Knowledge of issues related to child abuse and neglect

  • Knowledge of juvenile and family court functions

  • Ability to work with people of diverse educational, professional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds

  • Experience with systems change and community collaboration

  • Ability to work effectively across agencies and disciplines

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Resident of areas of Marion County or Sumter County encouraged to apply

  • Ability to use English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Ability to plan and prepare reports, correspondence, and charts in a variety of formats.

  • Ability to use a personal computer and related applications such as Word, spreadsheets and report generators.

  • Ability to utilize case management systems, data bases, and other computer-based tools associated with processing of cases.

  • Ability to organize work, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to organize and/or automate office procedures and maintain an effective filing system.

  • Verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion concerning confidential information.


Preferred: 
Knowledge of infant and toddler social emotional development and impact of abuse and neglect 
Experience working with juvenile and family court judges 

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY. IF YOU NEED ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE CALL THE CONTACT PERSON AT THE NUMBER INDICATED.  PERSONS USING A TDD MAY CALL THE CONTACT PERSON THROUGH THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE AT 1-800-955-8771

Work Schedule: Not specified 

Salary: $17.36 per hour
Skills :
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word Office Administration Written and Oral Communication
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