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Court Program Specialist I - Guardianship Case Manager

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Ninth Circuit seeks a Guardianship Case Manager responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties and functions in support of the Court’s Guardianship division in Orange County. The position’s primary role is to improve the Court’s operational effectiveness by reviewing guardianship cases and identifying factors that may lead to a ward’s physical or mental abuse or inappropriate use of the ward’s property. As factors are identified, the case manager will then be responsible to recommend intensive court supervision for identified high risk cases to ensure the ward’s interests are protected.

Duties include: Entering, monitoring, and maintaining information concerning guardianship cases; Ensuring that parties file required documents on a timely basis; providing status updates to the Court on high risk cases. Case Manager will work closely with the Guardianship Judge and the Court Monitor.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented with excellent written and oral communications skills, experienced with Microsoft Office Suite applications (particularly Excel), and have a working knowledge of how a case progresses through the court system.

The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, accounting, criminal justice, legal studies, psychology, sociology, or closely related field. Relevant court experience or case management experience may substitute for preferred education on a year-for-year basis. This position is grant funded for 12 months to include benefits and paid holidays. Efforts are underway to secure permanent funding to continue the position once the grant concludes.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.