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.

External link opens in new tab or windowDrug Court Counseling Services - (Key West, Marathon, and Plantation Key)The 16th Judicial Circuit is seeking licensed substance abuse professionals/practitioners to provide outpatient clinical and support services on a contractual basis to clients admitted into the Circuit’s three (3) drug courts - Adult Diversion Court, Family Treatment Court, and Juvenile Diversion Court
External link opens in new tab or windowCourt Interpreter (English/Spanish) - in Key West

$55,000.00 Annually* with Monroe County Benefits

(10% less if not certified by the Florida State Court System’s Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program (CICRP) of the Office of the State Courts Administrator)

This position is open to any Florida certified or provisionally approved interpreter.  Proof of Florida court interpreter certification is required


Link: External link opens in new tab or windowCourt Interpreting - Florida Courts (flcourts.org)
April 15, 2022
External link opens in new tab or windowProbation Officer - Marathon
$40,000 Annually with Monroe County Benefits
Open until filled
External link opens in new tab or windowTrial Court Staff Attorney - Key West

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


*If awaiting the 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.


Link to: External link opens in new tab or windowTrial Court Staff Attorney Incentive Plan



Trial Court Staff Attorney Application Packet should include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Florida Application
  • List of Professional References
  • Transcripts (Law School and Undergraduate)
  • Writing Sample

External link opens in new tab or windowCivil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer - Key West
$75.00 per hour - Contractual position.April 29, 2022
Administrative Assistant - Plantation Key
$34,981.12 Annually w/ State of Florida benefitsMay 27, 2022

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 cover letter, State of Florida 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.

Unless otherwise noted, application packet should include:

  • Cover letter
  • State of Florida Application
  • Resume

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 "External link opens in new tab or windowAdobe 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

This Organization Participates in E-Verify: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The 16th Judicial Circuit participates in the U.S. Government’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) upon hire within the first 3 days of employment. For information about E-Verify, please visit:  External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.e-verify.gov/employees