Drug Court Assistant Director

Job Location

Sarasota County

Position Type

Full-time, salaried

Position Available



$45,000 plus benefits (Sarasota County Government position)


The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill the Sarasota County Drug Court Assistant Director position. This is a responsible and professional position assisting management of daily operations of the Drug Court Program, including the Veterans Court and Opioid Court Tracks. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to supervising staff, coordinating and monitoring court-related issues and cases; assisting in the design, development and implementation of treatment-based services; assisting in collecting, analyzing and reporting program statistics and reports; working with DUI Court and Health Care Court judges to monitor and enhance court related activities and services; conducting community outreach/educational activities; assist in working on grants and other special projects, etc.


Program Management
  • Works with Program Director to develop, interpret and implement policies, procedures and work standards in conjunction with Court Administration and the Drug Court/Veterans Court judge to ensure compliance with Florida Statutes governing program goals and objectives;
  • Reports programmatic changes and developments to supervisor the Drug Court/Veterans Court judge as appropriate;
  • Identifies operational issues and works with supervisor to address as necessary;
  • Coordinates services with other court programs and outside agencies;
  • Prepares docket for court sessions;
  • Seeks grant opportunities and other funding sources for continued program enhancement;
  • Supervises program staff and addresses personnel issues as needed;
  • Meets weekly with Director to review program and/or personnel related issues.
Community Partnerships
  • Assists as a liaison with judges, National Drug Court Institute, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota County Health Department and other Sarasota County community agencies;
  • Assesses client needs and actively seeks community resources to fulfill those needs;
  • Promotes public awareness of the Drug/Veterans Court program through presentations to internal and external groups.
Program Monitoring
  • Assists in establishing program performance measures;
  • Monitors program outcomes through the tracking, analyzing and reporting of program statistics;
  • Monitors database for compliance with reporting requirements and ensures compliance with audits;
  • Compiles program data to complete monthly, quarterly and annual reports/statistics.
Client Services
  • Participates in daily operations, including attending court, conducting court-staffing, program orientations, intakes/assessments, jail calls, detox and residential screens, referrals, facilitating groups, monitoring urinalyses, etc;
  • Provides backup to case managers;
  • Supervises Pretrial Intervention (PTI) clients.


Minimum of an Associate’s Degree with three (3) years of experience, including supervisory experience.  A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science, or a related field is preferred, plus 3 – 5 years of experience working with Drug Courts or related experience performing duties for Court Administration, treatment courts or other social services or counseling fields. Professional experience can be substituted at management discretion.


The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.


Interested applicants must apply through the Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

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 an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811 or the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.

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Reasons to work with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit


As a state or county-funded court employee, you will become eligible for healthcare, retirement savings through a self-directed investment plan or a dedicated pension plan, paid time off plus 12 paid holidays each year.

Career Advancement

Court employees become eligible for tuition programs and career advancement programs to grow or enhance leadership skills.

Our Culture

Court employees can expect a safe and diverse work environment with managers that want to help you succeed.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (941) 861‑7811 or the Florida Relay Service, 711 or 1 (800) 955‑8771

Contact Information

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