Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Job Posting

Pretrial Services Caseworker
$15.58/hour ($32,406.40/year)

The job
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Pretrial Services Caseworker vacancy in Sarasota County. The position is in the Intake Unit in the Sarasota County jail. The Intake Unit is a 24-hour operation, with two 12-hour shifts. Working nights, weekends and holidays are part of this position, which includes a shift differential for working nights once training is completed.

A few of your daily responsibilities:
Interview defendants and victims;
*Review criminal histories, backgrounds, and verify information;
*Conduct mental health and substance abuse assessments;
*Write reports for the Court; and
*Attend court hearings.

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:
Effective and concise written and oral communication;
* Knowledge of investigative and fact-gathering techniques;
*Ability to observe, interpret, assess and record behavioral events;
*Ability to organize and prioritize work;

*Ability to take effective action and exercise sound judgment in emergency or crisis situations; and
*Ability to interact with individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

A BA/BS from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, social or behavioral science or related field. You must obtain certification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) operator within six (6) months of appointment.

The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.

Apply directly through Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page ( The posting will close March 22, 2019. You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

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