Welcome to the Employment Opportunities section of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court's Web site.  We appreciate your interest.  Current Opportunities are listed below.  Simply click on the title of the position for information about the duties, responsibilities, minimum requirements and contact information.

PositionPayClosing Date
Administrative Assistant (Plantation Key)
$34,981.12 Annually w/ State of Florida BenefitsOpen until filled
Drug Court Counselor (Key West)
$43,000.00 Annually w/ Monroe County Benefits
Open until filled
Administrative Assistant II (Key West)
$34,981.12 Annually w/ State of Florida Benefits
Open until filled
Court Program Specialist I (Key West)
$31,780.91 Annually w/ State of Florida Benefits
Open until filled
Trial Court Staff Attorney (Key West)

$48,925.25 Annually* w/ State of Florida Benefits

*If awaiting results of membership with the Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam, the salary will be 10% below the minimum. Successful candidate must be a member of the Florida Bar within one year of hire.

June 19, 2020

Trial Court Staff Attorney Application Packet should include the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • writing sample
  • list of references
  • transcripts (law school and undergraduate)
  • State of Florida application

To apply for position openings, please review and comply with the stated instructions included in the specific job posting. All applicants are required to submit a complete and current original application and resume by 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date, in order to be considered for the advertised vacancy. Please be advised that applying for a vacancy does not guarantee an interview or employment with the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. Additionally, the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background investigation as well as verification of the information contained within the application, including a minimum of two professional (past employment) reference checks.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.  All employees of the Florida State Courts System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

Submit Applications to:

Personnel / 16th Judicial Circuit

302 Fleming Street, Ste 3028

Key West, Florida 33040


Email to: Personnel@keyscourts.net

Employment Application

 Download State of Florida Application Form (PDF)

To download the "Employment Application Form" you will need "Adobe Acrobat Reader" installed on your PC.


    • EOE:  The court encourages a diverse staff and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disabilities, or sexual orientations.  We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status or disability.
    • ADA:  If you need accommodations to participate in the application / selection process, please notify us in advance at (305)295-3652; to make a call through the Florida Relay Service you can dial 7-1-1