Updated Family Mediator

Job Location

Sarasota County

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Non-negotiable; State employees are paid on the last workday of each month. The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary. Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and a generous contribution by the State to health insurance premiums.


The ideal candidate will be a Florida Supreme Court certified family and dependency mediator.  Family certification is required. 

Examples of work performed

·         Conducts family mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court referred cases and informs litigants about the mediation process prior to commencement of every mediation; 

·         Prepares/drafts settlement agreements, court orders or impasse reports on all cases mediated; reviews agreements with all parties involved and manages execution of agreements by parties; completes closing paperwork and statistical records/reports for mediation cases of responsibility; 

·         Reviews case files, pleadings and other documents pertinent to cases; 


·         Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field. A juris doctorate or master’s degree is preferred.

·         Four years of related experience, including extensive experience in conducting mediations. 

·         Requires Florida Supreme Court certification in Family. Dependency certification is preferred. 


Interested applicants must submit a current State of Florida Application to the Human Resources Manager of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit along with a copy of mediation certifications. A cover letter and current resume are encouraged. Application materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) or via mail delivery.  

Email: HR@jud12.flcourts.org

Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230
Fax (941)861-7904

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.  The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. 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 or selection process, please call 941-861-7811.

Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

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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

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