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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 3RD CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21012255

Date: Nov 14, 2021

Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32055

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Requisition No: 449581 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 3RD CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21012255

Position Number: 21012255 

Salary:  $50,000.00 (Experience may increase) 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

LAW OFFICES OF CLIFF WILSON JR.

THIRD CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER

Position: Assistant Public Defender - Attorney

Location: Openings in all our offices, Lake City, Live Oak, and Perry

Do you want to be a trial lawyer?  The Law Offices of Cliff Wilson Jr., Public Defender, Third Circuit, has an awesome opportunity for you in one of our offices in North Florida.  The work of an Assistant Public Defender is essential to our criminal justice system and will give you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of your clients, and their community, while gaining valuable trial experience.  We take a team approach to our cases, and we offer extensive entry-level training from experienced lawyers.  Our area offers a charming, small-town atmosphere with many outdoor activities available in our Circuit, including the Gulf of Mexico, rivers, springs, hiking, camping and a nationally known music park and campground.  While we offer a traffic jam free commute, we are also within an hour’s drive of several metropolitan areas, including Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee.

A successful candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work well under pressure.  We are a small, selective office and we expect our personnel to be professional, courteous and friendly.  An applicant must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar or a recent law school graduate who is awaiting admission to the Bar.  A valid Driver’s license is required.  Minimum starting salary for a Florida Bar member is $50,000.00 but will be commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted through People First and should include a cover letter and resume or may be emailed directly to cwilson@flpd3.com.

Benefits of working for the State of Florida

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.  The total compensation package for our employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave;
  • Retirement plan options;
  • Life Insurance coverage;
  • Comprehensive Health and Prescription options;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Tuition reimbursement/waivers for some State College courses;
  • Law School debt forgiveness opportunities.

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: Lake City