Child Support Hearing Officer

Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida - Orlando, FL4.3

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 Judicial Circuit will have an opening for a full time Child Support Hearing Officer beginning September 3, 2019. This position will have regular assignments for both Orange and Osceola counties. The hearing officer will conduct hearings and make determinations on child support matters referred by family court judges. The hearing officer is responsible for setting referred cases for hearing or trial, conducting hearings and non-jury trials, making determinations on cases, and preparing reports and recommendations with accompanying orders for the referring judge’s signature. The position works under the general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.
The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. The position requires the successful candidate to conduct hearings in a fair and impartial manner while keeping the proceedings orderly and within set time limits. Must have the ability to work with litigants who are in stressful situations.

Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar for at least five years immediately preceding employment. Applicant must have a minimum five years practice experience, preferably in family law. Applicant must be proficient in Word. This position is funded by the Florida State Courts System with full benefit package and salary $6,697.44/month ($80,369.32 annual). Please provide State of Florida application, resume, and short writing sample. Interviews are anticipated for May 2019.
Position details
Position status: Accepting applications
Position #: 22010216
Closing date: Open until filled
Education: Juris Doctor
Certification: Must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar for at least five years immediately preceding employment.
Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Shift: Day
Salary: $80,369.32 annually
Location: Orlando, FL
Relocation: Not Available
The Ninth Circuit is a unique organization, rich with diversity and unlimited opportunity where all full time employees have access to:

Paid Leave
Paid Holidays
Florida Tuition Waiver
Affordable Health Benefits
Optional Vision, Dental and Supplemental Insurance
Free Life Insurance
Multiple Deferred Compensation Options
Florida Retirement Benefits
Tax Favored Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Support
Ongoing Training and Growth Opportunities