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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 11TH CIRCUIT - PARALEGAL I - 21004314

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 318121 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 11TH CIRCUIT - PARALEGAL I - 21004314

Position Number: 21004314 

Salary:  $31,000 ANNUALLY 

Posting Closing Date: 03/12/2021 

Law Offices of Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez

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, entry-level.

Job Description: The paralegal assists with client intake interviews in correctional facilities and hospitals, requesting and processing records, records review, preparing calendars, files, documentation and follow through. In person client interviews are currently suspended.

Requirements/Qualifications: 

  •    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  •    Proficiency in MS Word 
  •    Excellent verbal, written, computer, communication and interpersonal skills
  •    English/Spanish and/or English/Creole required 
  •    Reliable vehicle, as travel is required in and around the Miami area
  •    Ability to work weekends and holidays

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

Due to the high volume of applications received, no telephone or email inquiries please.

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

After that review, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. 

Salary: Salary is $31,000 plus a 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 or full-time employees. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants will be considered irrespective of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or political affiliation.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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: Miami