South County Courthouse
The position is budgeted to work 16 hours per week (flexible schedule of 2 8-hr days), $3,300 per month (non-negotiable).
The Family Magistrate is responsible for setting referred cases for hearing, conducting hearings, making determinations on cases and preparing recommended orders for the parties and referring judge’s consideration. The schedule for this position is two days per week. Scheduling can be flexible. Administrative support is provided. All hearings may be held in person, on Zoom, or both, as decided by the selected candidate.
Candidates must be proficient using computers and Microsoft Word and able to generate recommended orders. Attention to detail is important. The Family Magistrate will be provided administrative and case management support by the court.
All applicants are encouraged to read the un-numbered section of the Code of Judicial Conduct titled “Application of the Code of Judicial Conduct” which provides that anyone who performs judicial functions, including a hearing officer, commissioner, or a general magistrate, shall comply with Canons 1, 2A, and 3, and such other provisions of the Code that might reasonably be applicable. Applicants should also be familiar with the Opinions of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.
This position requires knowledge of the legal system; family court processes and procedures.
Juris doctorate from an accredited law school. At least five years of experience in the practice of law, including one year in family law. Requires membership in good standing in the Florida Bar.
Interested applicants must submit a current State of Florida Application to the Human Resources Manager of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. A cover letter and current resume are encouraged. Application materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) or via mail delivery.
Twelfth Judicial CircuitHuman Resources ManagerP.O. Box 48927Sarasota, FL 34230Fax (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/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.
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.
Court employees become eligible for tuition programs and career advancement programs to grow or enhance leadership skills.
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
Human Resources Manager