March 29, 2018
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Okaloosa County
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Class Title:       Magistrate                                               Class Code:                 5415

Salary:             $6,887.54/month                                     Position Number:            220010012

Court Location: First Judicial Circuit/Okaloosa County      Position closes:          3/29/2018                                                                                                                                                         


Works under the general supervision of the Chief Judge of the Circuit.  Receives referred cases from judges.  Conducts hearings in compliance with applicable statutes and laws; gathers and evaluates data in the form of documentary evidence and testimony from witnesses and technical experts.  Considers/analyzes related research and information presented at hearings to make case determinations and legal factual recommendation and makes rulings in the form of a report and recommendation which is submitted to the referring judge for signature after expiration of time for filing exceptions to the report and recommendation.  Types of cases heard range from family law (temporary relief, contempt and enforcement issues, discovery issues, and final hearings) both pro se and those represented by attorneys, Baker Acts, hearings in aid of execution, dependency parent drug court, involuntary patient reviews, and post dependency custodial and visitation issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES                                                                                  

Majority of cases heard are family law cases such as: (1) simplified dissolution; uncontested dissolution; pro se cases; and contested family law matters which include, but not limited to, issues such as determining alimony and child support on a temporary and/or permanent basis, equitable distribution of marital and non-marital property; division and distribution of retirement benefits, consideration of statutory factors for application to custodial issues both temporary and permanent,  and timesharing with children by parents both temporary and permanent.

Read professional journals and updates of case law to stay current on case law and statutes governing family court and dependency court.

Attends technical or professional classes, workshops, seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.

Other related duties as required by Supervisor.


Interact daily with Judges, Judicial Assistants, and Court Administration Staff.   


Supervise and evaluate one position: Administrative Secretary II.


Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in good standing in the Florida Bar and five years of experience in the practice of law.


Personal computers, a variety of printers, fax machines and copiers.