Treatment Court Assistant Director

Job Location

1751 Mound Street

Position Type

Full-time, Monday-Friday


$25.45/hour ($52,936.00/annually), plus benefits (Sarasota County Government position)


The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill the Sarasota County Treatment Court Assistant Director position.  This is a responsible and professional position that assists management with the daily operations of the DUI Court, Drug Court, Veterans Court and Opioid Court and other treatment-focused services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting with the supervision of case managers, 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 Treatment Court judges to monitor and enhance court related activities and services; conducting community outreach/educational activities; assisting with grant proposals and other special projects, etc.  

Job Duties

Program Management: 

  • Works with Program Director to develop, interpret and implement policies, procedures and work standards in conjunction with Court Administration and the Treatment Court judge to ensure compliance with Florida Statutes governing program goals and objectives; 
  • Reports programmatic changes and developments to the program director of Treatment Courts and assigned judicial officer 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; 
  • Performs a significant amount of administrative duties; 
  • Seeks grant opportunities and other funding sources for continued program enhancement; 
  • Assists with supervising case managers and addresses personnel issues as needed; 
  • Meets weekly with Director to review program and/or personnel related issues;
  • Interacts daily with treatment court vendor partner(s) on client, housing and counseling services. 

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 Treatment Courts programs 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; 
  • Assists with Pre-Trial 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. 


  • Extensive experience with substance abuse issues/treatment. 
  • Extensive experience of 3-5 years in Treatment Courts or related experience performing duties for Court Administration, or other social services or counseling fields.
  • Knowledge of the judicial process. 
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge in leadership and managerial training. 
  • Foster teamwork, accuracy, high professional standards, reliability and consistent growth within the local criminal justice system. 


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Apply directly through Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page at Careers ( You must complete the online application to be considered for the position. 

You must complete the online application to be considered for this position.

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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