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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 11TH CIRCUIT-DISPOSITION SPECIALIST II - 21002041

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 270121 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 11TH CIRCUIT-DISPOSITION SPECIALIST II - 21002041

Position Number: 21002041 

Salary:  $36,000.00 - $42,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/20/2021 

Law Offices of Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez

Complete an Application for Employment at https://www.pdmiami.com/public-defender/careers-and-internships/home.page and submit your resume and writing sample, in PDF format, to jobs@pdmiami.com.

NO ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED, ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO JOBS@PDMIAMI.COM WILL BE REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED

PD11 Overview: The Public Defender is an elected official who has a constitutional duty to provide legal representation to persons in jeopardy of losing their liberty who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.

Position Type: Full time

Job Description: The mitigation specialist assists our attorneys in juvenile (delinquency) and criminal cases. The work may include conducting biopsychosocial interviews with juveniles and adults, identifying issues related to intellect, mental health, substance abuse, and trauma, referring clients to experts, obtaining records, drafting persuasive alternative sentencing and treatment plans and identifying appropriate educational, substance abuse and mental health placements. Applicants must be willing to work with clients in jails and in juvenile detention facilities.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mental health/social service/counseling discipline preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mental health/counseling discipline plus experience in Social Work/Mental Health/Social Service fieldwork preferred.
  • Experience with Capital case mitigation a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, computer, and communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with school system, special needs population, and with accessing community programs and social service related providers preferred.
  • Bilingual skills: English/Spanish and/or English/Creole preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Must be able to prepare clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports containing findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations.
  • Clean driving record, valid Florida Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Reliable vehicle, as travel is required.

How to Apply: Complete an Application for Employment at https://www.pdmiami.com/public-defender/careers-and-internships/home.page  and submit your resume and writing sample, in PDF format, to jobs@pdmiami.com.

How you will be evaluated: Your submitted application package will be reviewed to determine compliance with application requirements, level of position-relevant work experience, education and training.

After your application package has been reviewed, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. Non-local candidates may be interviewed initially via Skype or other electronic means.

Salary: $36,000 - $42,000, depending on qualifications, educational background and experience. Full range of state benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, and free tuition for college courses on a space-available basis.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

NO ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED, ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO JOBS@PDMIAMI.COM WILL BE REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED.

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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