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Osceola County Clerk of the Circut Court

General Information


Job title: General Counsel/PIO
Job location: Kissimmee, FL 34741 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 05/23/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Starting Salary: $ 69,489-$98,727.

Benefits: Medical, Dental,Vision, Life, STD, LTD,AD&D, Florida Retirement System (FRS), Flexable Spend Account (Health Only),Employee Assistance Program and AFLAC.

Job Classification

Job Category:In-house General Counsel

Job Description

Job description:
•Responsible for informing the public of accomplishments by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Osceola County and his involvement with community initiatives.
•Responsible for the preparation, proper redaction, and appropriate release of public information and serves as the Clerk’s spokesperson in all Clerk of Court matters.
•Acts as Public Information Officer for the Clerk’s office.
•Writes, edits, and obtains approval (from the Clerk, prior to release) a wide range of communications and information materials including press releases, fact sheets, brochures, articles, and newsletters.
•Collects data and reviews material for media relations use.
•Monitors media coverage and responds to media inquiries.
•Develops and maintains effective working relationships with news media and all internal and external departments that deal with the Clerk of Court.
•Assists with resolving all legal matters affecting the Clerk’s Office, including court appearances on the Clerk’s behalf.
•Assists with resolving legal issues presented by attorneys, Judiciary, or the public.
•Reviews legal publications to expand knowledge of law.
•Reviews legislation, legal opinions, etc. in order to analyze the impact on the Clerk’s office.
•Reviews all claims and lawsuits filed against the Clerk’s office.
•Accepts service of lawsuits and claims on behalf of the Clerk’s office.
•Performs customer service by telephone, email, fax, and in person, resolving complaints, problems, and answering questions.
•Maintains effective working relationships with Judges, attorneys, public defenders, court reporters, court administration, sheriff personnel, and other public agencies.
•Makes responsible decisions in line with the job.
•Confirm with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
•Act, dress, and behave in a professional manner to reflect a positive image of the Clerk’s office.
•Communicate with coworkers, management, staff, the general public, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
•Understanding daily attendance is essential for performance of the job.
•Must be available to work over-time if needed.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

•This position description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

•Sedentary work requires sitting for extended periods of time.
•Talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
•Must be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
•These requirements may not be all inclusive. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.

Pursuant to Florida law, each employee is hired by and works at the will and pleasure of the Clerk of Court. Nothing contained in this job description constitutes a contract of employment or agreement to maintain the employment of any individual for a period of time.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
•Must have a license to practice law in the State of Florida.
•At least five (5) years prior experience performing responsible work in the Courts and at least five (5) years of responsible public relations or communication experience involving substantial interaction with civic, government, and community organizations.
•Must possess valid Florida Drivers License.
•Must meet Clerk’s testing requirements.
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