Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Career Opportunity


Pretrial Services Caseworker (Two positions) Salary: $15.58/hour ($32,406.40/year)

The posting will close October 12, 2018.
The job

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting resumes for two Pretrial Services Caseworker vacancies in Sarasota County. The positions are 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 these positions, 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 a 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 benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.

Apply directly through the Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page ( The posting will close October 12, 2018. You must complete the online application to be considered for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

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