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GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 8TH CIRCUIT-ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II - 21015634

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32626

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Requisition No: 291381 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 8TH CIRCUIT-ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II - 21015634

Position Number: 21015634 

Salary:  $24,727.21 

Posting Closing Date: 01/21/2021 

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Administrative Specialist II

IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website:  WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG  to apply for this position:

  • Click on “Career Opportunities” Icon
  • Scroll down to the link titled, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here”
  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current resume
  • Select Levy COUNTY for job location

(PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE!)

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With more than 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective “best interests” advocacy for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out of home care. The Program’s mission – “FOR CHILDREN” – is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff.  Utilizing a unique “child advocacy team” approach, the Program strives to ensure that all dependent children receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased focus on their physical, educational and emotional needs.  The Program’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission.  Those values are:

  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy

An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at the WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG   website.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is responsible work performing a variety of secretarial, administrative support, and clerical duties for a State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Office.   Duties may include such functions as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

The Administrative Specialist II is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive office filing system, ordering and maintaining supplies, answering multi line phone systems and other clerical duties as needed.  A variety of working relationships are established with employees, volunteers, state courts system personnel, vendors, judges and non-judicial officers and the general public.  The administrative specialist works independently and must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.  Work is performed under general supervision.

ABOUT THE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Must have a standard high school diploma or equivalent and three years of administrative support experience, one year of which was in an Administrative Specialist I or comparable position.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school may substitute for the recommended experience on a year for year basis.  The Executive Director or designee may waiver the required training and experience requirements.

ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems.  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.  Knowledge of computer software applications including Outlook, Excel and Word.  Ability to talk to others and convey information.  Ability to respond patiently with the general public.  Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive information.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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