About the Role
The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit invites qualified individuals to apply for the
contractual position of Civil Traffic Hearing Officer.
This is a contractual position wherein the traffic hearing officer presides over approximately 1-2
traffic court dockets per month. The traffic dockets are scheduled throughout Broward
County in both the main courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, as well as in each of the satellite
courthouses. Traffic court is scheduled Monday through Friday.
Pursuant to section 318.35, Florida Statutes, traffic hearing officers are independent
contractors of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit who serve at the pleasure of the Chief Judge
and who are required to enter into a one year contract (with the option for renewal) with the
Circuit that coincides with the state's fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Traffic hearing officers are paid $80.00 per two-hour session for presiding over civil
traffic and parking cases.
This is professional legal work conducting hearings and trials. The traffic hearing officer takes and evaluates evidence and testimony from witnesses and uses thatin making findings of factand conclusions of law. Traffic hearing officers conduct both pretrial hearings and traffic infraction trials. This is high volume work with most dockets containing 150 to 200 cases
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