Requisition No: 382601
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT-LEGAL
ASSISTANT I - 21007245
Position Number: 21007245
Salary: $23,000.00 - $27,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 06/06/2021
Office of the Public Defender, First Circuit
Legal Assistant / Secretary Position
Salary: $23,000 - $27,000 annually, DOE
This is complex and confidential legal secretarial work. This
position involves complex and diversified tasks providing legal
secretarial support to two to three division assistant public
defender attorneys. This position will be responsible for a variety
of secretarial duties including (but not necessarily limited to):
clerical tasks (create, maintain files, calendars and appointment
scheduling); liaison for case-related complaints, typing/word
processing; extensive telephone communication with clients,
witnesses, the public, law enforcement and coordinating
depositions/statements, and other related tasks as assigned. Duties
also include data input and preparing the appropriate court
documents. This position has ultimate clerical responsibility for
all assigned to the division.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A high school diploma or equivalency and two (2) years of
secretarial experience or an equivalent combination of both can be
substituted for required experience.
The successful applicant should have at least two (2) years'
legal secretarial experience, outstanding clerical skills,
excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of law office
procedures, case tracking program, legal terminology, and local
rules of court. The successful candidate will be a highly
motivated, organized individual of proven integrity, who can handle
confidential matters with the utmost discretion; a self-starter who
accepts challenges, works well under pressure, and requires minimal
supervision after training. Candidate must be able to work well
under time constraints. Candidate must be able to work Monday -
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm and may be required to work later hours if
needed. The applicant must have an excellent attendance record.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. The key physical requirements of
this position include sitting, walking, standing, and able to lift
up to 25 pounds.
Resumes and applications must show complete dates and addresses
of all employments and must include: skills and abilities,
including approximate keyboarding/typing speed (correct
words/minute) and specific software knowledge. Applicants must pass
a background check.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the
on-line application through People First.
Employer has a "harassment-free" workplace policy requiring
honesty, confidentiality and professional conduct. All employees
must uphold confidentiality requirements of all host software
programs. Employees must also practice safe workplace procedures,
and follow policies and procedures.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS),
please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current
benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of
Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled,
suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate
discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring
authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735).
Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to
allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All
employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in
accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace
Nearest Major Market: Pensacola