Seminole Drug Court Manager

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Job Description
Date: August 7, 2019 Closing Date: August 23, 2019
Position Title: Drug Court Manager Funding Source: State of Florida
Position Number: #09463 Office Location: Sanford, Florida
Starting salary: $3,964.09 / monthly F.T.E. Status: 1.00 (Full-Time)

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The position of Drug Court Manager is to manage the Seminole County Adult Drug Court Program and other Problem Solving Courts Programs such as the Veteran’s Court Program within Seminole County, 18th Judicial Circuit. This position is responsible for various administrative functions, including, but not limited to: case management, identifying and implementing program improvements in accordance with state and federal guidelines, managing and monitoring the budget, reviewing invoices and contracts, and development of grant proposals. This position supervises a team of case management staff and is responsible for training and work assignments. This position must exercise a high degree of judgment, tact, and diplomacy. The Drug Court Manager serves as liaison for Problem Solving Court programs with judiciary, constitutional officers, treatment providers and various community agencies. The position works under the supervision of the Chief Deputy Court Administrator and works directly with the Adult Drug Court Judge and Problem Solving Court Program Judges.
Education and Experience/Training Guidelines Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social work, criminal justice, judicial administration, or a closely related social science field. Four Years of related experience and two years of supervisory and budget experience. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with the public, attorneys, judiciary, all court personnel and outside agencies.
  • Knowledge and experience operating a computer using Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask while managing multiple assignments.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of the trial court system and experience in Drug Court and other Problem Solving Courts. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in program management or implementation; grant reporting, public speaking, and preparation of reports and manuals.
Physical Demands Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, and reaching with hands and arms.
Special Comments This position may be required to travel within the county and circuit and perform work outside of standard work hours on occasion.

Application Procedures and Closing Date

In order to be considered, a current and complete State of Florida application is required for consideration and must be received by Court Administration no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019. Please submit application and packet via email: Click Here to Apply

Criminal Justice Center – Seminole County
Court Administration – Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
Attention: Human Resources, Kelly Bierfreund
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
(407) 665-4930

Only complete and current State of Florida applications with any and all required supporting documentation will be considered. Resumes may be attached as supplemental documentation only and will not be accepted as stand-alone documents. Any submission for the above position that does not meet the listed requirements will be deemed incomplete and not eligible for further consideration, and as such will be returned to sender. In addition, applications received in Court Administration office after 12:00 p.m. on the stated deadline will not be eligible for further consideration, and as such, will be returned to sender.

If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be contacted by this office, no later than August 30, 2019. If you have not been contacted by this date, you were not chosen to be interviewed and therefore, will receive no further communication from this office. Please be assured that your application received our full attention.

All information provided will be a public record and will be released upon request, unless exempt or confidential per Florida Statutes or Public Records Exemption rules.

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The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of nor manifest by words or conduct, bias or prejudice based on race, color, religion, age (40 or older), sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, language, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability or genetic information, which does not preclude performance of essential job functions, and reasonable accommodation(s) is provided, as necessary and judicious. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please notify Court Administration at 407-665-4227, prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call through the Florida Relay Service (TDD) 1-800-955-8771.

Background Check:

Employment is provisional pending the results of a successful background investigation and fingerprinting.


Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit participates in the U.S. Government’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process for all state-funded positions. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) upon hire within the first 3 days of employment.


It is an objective of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing court service for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, and the trust placed in our organization by the public.

At-Will Employment:

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 Systems serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights, i.e., employees can be terminated with or without cause by the Court.




Job Bulletin

Florida State Courts System

Class Specification

Class Title: Drug Court Manager

Class Code: 7650

Pay Grade 26

General Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage drug court programs. The position is responsible for case management; developing, implementing and managing drug court programs; program budget development; developing grant proposals; supervising staff, including, selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations; policy and procedure implementation; and performing related administrative functions. The position works under the supervision of a Trial Court Administrator or other court manager, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Supervises staff, including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating or recommending termination; prepares periodic employee performance evaluations.
  • Develops, implements and manages drug court programs within the circuit; serves as liaison for programs with judiciary, constitutional officers, other criminal justice agencies, treatment providers and various community agencies; manages projects of responsibility in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Researches and develops funding opportunities for drug court programs; coordinates and manages court-related state and federal grants and funding issues, including budget and program oversight; prepares and submits required reports.
  • Monitors contractual agreements for services supporting the drug court programs, such as outpatient and residential treatment or evaluation services;
    troubleshoots related problems and ensures locating and providing of ancillary services.
  • Manages the Drug Court Tracking System and reviews system data for accuracy; performs data entry to facilitate reporting and evaluation of drug court programs.
  • Establishes policy and procedures for drug court in accordance with state and federal guidelines; follows the ten key components; implements and updates written drug court program handbooks and manuals.
  • Researches, collects and analyzes data of drug court programs; develops and implements drug court programs circuit-wide under direction of the Trial Court Administrator and/or Chief Judge; handles judicial, state, county and public information requests pertaining to drug court programs.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with drug court team members and their agency leaders; assists team members with operations of their programs.
  • Coordinates training initiatives and opportunities, and disseminates training materials to drug court teams; supervises drug court transfers; prepares and files court orders for court programs.
  • Attends and/or conducts staff, committee, community board, agency and other professional meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops or seminars to improve professional skills.


Data Responsibility:

  • Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
  • Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility:

  • Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.
  • Supervises or directs others by determining or interpreting work procedures, assigning specific duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

Assets Responsibility:

  • Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
  • Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies, or moderate amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

  • Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
  • Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:

  • Involves the ability to read, write, and speak.
  • Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work:

  • Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
  • Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

  • Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
  • Makes decisions with moderately serious impact – affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage:

  • Refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
  • Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing or spreadsheets.

Safety of Others:

  • Refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
  • Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others.

Education and Experience Guidelines


  • Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social work, criminal justice, judicial administration, or a closely related social science field.


  • Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.
  • Four years of related experience and two years of supervisory and budget experience. Masters degree in social work or guidance and counseling is desirable.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

  • Refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.
  • None