Salary : $46,600.00 - $64,009.00 Annually
The Middle District of Florida seeks a mission-driven professional to serve as a full-time Courtroom Deputy Clerk to help provide fair and impartial justice. The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal, computer, and analytical skills; strong work ethic; and resilience. This meaningful career opportunity is located in the Tampa division.
The Courtroom Deputy Clerk manages all aspects of criminal and civil cases before the Middle District of Florida. Manages the judge's docket by calendaring, by monitoring the filing of documents and the responses to orders, and by setting date and time for trials, hearings, and other events. Schedules mediation and records the result. Keeps the judge and immediate staff informed of case progress.
Reviews pending cases to ensure the availability of records and reference material for use by the judge and counsel. Utilizes reports and information from the automated case management system.
Attends court sessions and conferences. Assists with the orderly flow of proceedings, including arranging the courtroom, assuring the presence of all necessary participants, managing exhibits, assisting witnesses and jurors, and maintaining courtroom decorum. Takes notes of proceedings and rulings and prepares minute entries for the record. Drafts judgments and other orders for the judge's approval. Uploads orders, notices, calendars, and other documents to the automated case management system.
Acts as a liaison among the clerk's office, the bar, and the judge to ensure that cases proceed smoothly and efficiently. Serves as a primary source of information about courtroom equipment for litigants and about the court's schedule, including trials, hearings, and conferences.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Three (3) years at a progressively responsible administrative level which demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Requires a professional, cooperative, and congenial demeanor at all times and strong administrative, organizational, analytical, and writing ability. Requires solid computer skill, preferably with Word, WordPerfect, and Windows. Bachelor's degree preferred.