Full Job Description
Requisition No: 453956
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DIRECTOR – 22010125
Position Number: 22010125
Posting Closing Date: 11/15/2021
General Description – The essential function of the position within the organization is to direct, manage and conduct mediation services. The position is responsible for supervising staff and contract mediators, implementing policy and procedures, conducting training, providing and overseeing mediation services, implementing and modifying programs, managing budget, serving as departmental liaison, and performing related administrative functions, including overseeing data compilation and reporting. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings. This position is based in Alachua County, but will require travel to the other five counties comprising the Eighth Judicial Circuit: Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities – The ability to provide family and county mediation services, while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and laws. Develop departmental budget proposals and expenditure estimates; review purchase requisitions and place orders as needed to ensure continuous, uninterrupted services of the program. Maintain administrative functions, such as preparing periodic employee evaluations, reviewing and amending documents prepared by staff, reviewing timesheets and pay vouchers for staff and contractors, and facilitating completion of mediator continuing education requirements. Manage the program while establishing and maintaining working relationships with judges, attorneys, State Court Administration, Clerk’s Offices as well as public and private agencies.
Education and Experience – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four‐year college or university, certification as a Family Mediator and five years of related experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis. J.D. preferred.
Application Process – All applications must be submitted through the People First System and include a cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled. Questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Nearest Major Market: Gainesville