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Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL, US, 32433

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Requisition No: 266581 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21004092 

Salary:  $19,396.80 

Posting Closing Date: 12/07/2020 

Office of the Public Defender, First Circuit

To apply use the People First on-line system


This position acts as a receptionist, registering callers, directing them to proper office, and giving routine information. This position will be responsible for a variety of duties including (but not necessarily limited to): receives, sorts, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail, typing/word processing; extensive telephone communication with clients, witnesses, the public, law enforcement; and other related tasks as assigned.


The successful applicant should have at least two (2) years' receptionist experience, outstanding clerical skills, excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of office procedures, case tracking program and legal terminology. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, organized individual of proven integrity and professionalism, 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 includes 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.

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: Panama City