Administrative, Clerical, Support, Legal, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
The Florida Bar's Legal Specialization and Education (LSE) Department assists members in enhancing their professional skills. Now seeking full-time Certification Specialist. The ideal candidate will perform a variety of high level administrative and program duties related to LSE to assess applicant qualifications for board certification and recertification. Must be able to travel, work overtime when necessary, and manage stressful situations. Annual salary starts at $31,663.00 with excellent benefits package.
Duties & Responsibilities: - Provide administrative support for the board certification program: receive, review, and process confidential certification applications and peer review; analyze content of applications and confidential peer review in accordance with the rules and policies to prepare for committee review; advise and prepare detailed confidential correspondence to applicants regarding requirements and procedures; evaluate requests for board certification level continuing legal education (CLE). - Serve as liaison to multiple board certification committees: provide guidance to committees regarding the responsibilities and procedures under Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (RRTFB) and Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) policies; schedule, prepare meeting agendas, minutes, and other committee correspondence; maintain confidential resources website for committee member access; maintain accurate history and computer status codes; prepare confidential applicant recommendations and other pertinent data for the BLSE; travel; arrange and participate in conference calls; propose and oversee rule and policy amendments; promote board certification. - Assist committees with confidential examination preparation and administration: establish deadlines; ensure exam is properly formatted; review exam questions in accordance with Exam Drafting Handbook; travel to the March and May exams annually; coordinate post exam details; notify applicants of results and prepare certificates; coordinate confidential exam reviews with unsuccessful examinees; provide rule and policy information for exam challenges and appeals; maintain confidentiality of all exam materials; disseminate and analyze post exam surveys. - Update statistical information in databases and logs; prepare vouchers, P.O.s, fund transfers, and expense reports; assists with budget administration; adheres to program budget. Assist with special projects, including certification communications plan, staff procedures database; website development, review of related state bar activities and procedures, and other special projects as assigned by Director and LSE Manager.
Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree (proof of degree required at interview). - Two (2) years of administrative experience. - Ability to compose and communicate complex information with accuracy and grammatical precision. - Ability to prioritize work and coordinate multifaceted projects within set deadlines. - Knowledge of professional administrative procedures and practices. - Progressively responsible administrative or related experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
To apply, forward your resume and completed employment application in Word or PDF format. Position is open until filled. To download The Florida Bar employment application and to view the complete position description, visit our employment page at https://www.floridabar.org/about/contact/jobs/.
Please notify HR, in advance, if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE
Internal Number: 2192
About The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar (TFB), with more than 106,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers. To learn more about TFB please visit our website at https://www.floridabar.org/about/.