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STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 14TH CIRCUIT -VICTIM WITNESS COUNSELOR II - 21000136

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32405

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Requisition No: 52908 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 14TH CIRCUIT -VICTIM WITNESS COUNSELOR II - 21000136

Position Number: 21000136 

Salary:  $30,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2019 

Office of State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit.
Applications are NOT accepted through the People First Electronic system. Employment Application and Authorization to Release Information must be obtained from our website at: http://sa14.fl.gov/careers-opportunities/, and emailed to: SA_businessoffice@sa14.fl.gov. Alternatively, they may be mailed to: Office of State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit, Attention: Human Resources, P. O. Box 1040, Panama City, FL 32402.
The Victim/Witness Counselor II is a responsible, independent position within the Office of the State Attorney as a liaison between the Office of the State Attorney and victim/witnesses involved in criminal cases prosecuted by the Office. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed for achievement of desired results. Essential duties of the position are as follows: Acts as a liaison between the Office of the State Attorney and the various victims/witnesses involved in felony cases to be prosecuted by the Office. Provides information and explanation to the victims/witnesses as to the criminal process, the importance of their involvement to the overall case and its outcome, and their need to cooperate with the attorneys and investigators. Provides emotional and psychological support to victims who have been traumatized by crime and readies them for the trial process. Maintains contact with such victims to ensure their appearance at all critical court hearings and trials. Attends felony trials involving victims and families of victims to ensure their stability during the trial process. Assists the Assistant State Attorney to ensure that victims and witnesses are present at said trials so that the process moves without issue. Attends depositions of victims who request the presence of a Victim Advocate especially in cases of sexual assault, murder, or other serious crimes. Provides emotional and psychological support during the deposition. Ensures proper data collection related to the handling of all
victims and witnesses within the Office of the State Attorney. Requires maintenance of a sophisticated, relational database to upkeep the confidential information related to victims. Other duties as assigned.
Education or experience in social work/criminal justice preferred. Travel to other offices within the circuit or other areas of the state for training may be required.
Applicants considered for employment will be required to pass comprehensive background check including fingerprinting and drug testing. The State Attorney's Office 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. We hire only U.S. Citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. The State Attorney's Office participates in the U.S. Government's
Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee's eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9).
The State Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. The State Attorney's Office has a harassment-free workplace policy and professional conduct requirement. Employees must practice safe workplace procedures, and follow policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and honesty. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer. The duties require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement entities, and office staff. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level.
State employees are required to participate in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program and contribute 3% of monthly gross (pre-tax) to the Florida Retirement System.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority. Notification must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Agency Head: Glenn Hess, State Attorney
Employment is "At Will" and non-contracted.
Employer is a member of Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and FPAA Pay Plan.

 

 

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