Full Job Description
Requisition No: 138161
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT-LEGAL ASSISTANT I - 21003472
Position Number: 21003472
Salary: $22,996.80 MINIMUM
Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2020
Public Defender's Office
Legal Assistant Position
This position involves complex and diversified tasks providing legal assistant support to two to three division assistant public defender attorneys. This position will be responsible for a variety of 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.
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.
To apply, complete the online application process and attach a resumes the 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.
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 retirement.
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 Act.
Nearest Major Market: Pensacola