PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21079772

Date:  Feb 13, 2024
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301


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Requisition No: 815190 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21079772

Position Number: 21079772 

Salary:  $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2024 

 

Attorney – Assistant Public Defender – Felony Division

 

The Work You Will Do:

 

The Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Public Defender in the felony trial division.

 

  • The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide effective and professional legal representation to people charged with criminal offenses.
  • This advertisement may be used to fill positions in the Tallahassee and Quincy office locations.

 

How You Will Grow:

 

The Office of the Public Defender provides in-house training opportunities monthly, as well as opportunities to attend seminars and training opportunities offered by the National Association of Public Defense, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Public Defender Association and more.

 

Pay:

 

  • $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 annually; commensurate with experience.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Florida Rules Criminal Procedure, Florida Rules of Evidence, and Florida Criminal Statutes.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Applicants must be a member of and in good standing with The Florida Bar.
  • Two – five years’ experience in criminal defense litigation

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Criminal defense litigation experience in county and circuit court.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

 

The Office of the Public Defender is not an agency in the State Personnel System, but offers the same benefits as state agencies, including State Group Insurance and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

 

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com),
  • Tuition waivers,
  • And more!

 

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Candidates requiring reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are asked to contact Human Resources at 850-606-1082 or application@flpd2.com.

 

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.


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