OPS - Law Clerk/Paralegal
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
(State Funded OPS)
Description of Work:
The law clerk/paralegal position involves responsible paraprofessional work handling advanced case management of civil matters for circuit and county judges. This position reviews a heavy volume of court records for compliance with Florida Supreme Court directives, Florida Civil Rules of Procedure, and local procedures. The law clerk/paralegal must exercise discretion in handling court matters and emphasis is placed on diplomacy, tact, and poise. Duties include maintenance of routine reports, preparation of paperwork for the assigned judges, and may require attendance at court hearings. This position assists with various administrative functions in support of civil circuit and county judges and the Program Coordinator. This position requires the skilled operation of word processing and familiarity with automated office equipment. This position works closely with judges, judicial assistants, and other court personnel, as well as private attorneys and their staff. This position may require contact with public through telephonic or email communication. This position is directly supervised by the Program Coordinator for the Civil Case Management Project; Individual judges or staff attorneys assigned to the CCMP may also assign tasks. Travel throughout the circuit may be required.
Minimum Training and Experience Required:
Completion of a paralegal degree or certification program; or Graduation from a school of law (bar passage not required); or A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and enrolled at an accredited school of law as 2L or 3L student.
Applicants must be computer literate. Applicants must be able to do their own word processing and use Microsoft Suite programs.
Location: 501 Building, 501 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
**Position will be relocated to Pinellas County Justice Center 2022-2023
Salary: $22.42 to $24.79 Hourly (based on experience), State Pay Grade 47/57; State Benefits (medical, vision, dental) optional;
32 to 40 hours per week; Position is funded through June 30, 2023, and may be extended based on availability of funding.
Submit Court Employment Application (available online at: www.jud6.org, under ‘employment’) to:
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
Pinellas County Justice Center
Human Resources, Suite 2H 14250 49th St. N.
Clearwater, FL 33762
Or Via Email at: SixthCircuitHR @jud6.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
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ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (727) 453-7165 IN ADVANCE.