Date:  Sep 19, 2023


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Requisition No: 812439 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: RESEARCH & TRAINING SPECIALIST - 41000635

Position Number: 41000635 

Salary:  $40,593 - $47,250 Annually, commensurate with experience. 

Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2023 


Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. 


Pay: $40,593 - $47,250 Annually, commensurate with experience.


Position Summary: This position is in the Victim Services - Advocacy & Grants Unit.


Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional or technical experience in areas such as training; analyzing, developing and measuring instructional training programs; teaching; curriculum development; staff development; research; program evaluation; personnel; or criminal justice.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of professional or technical experience as described above.
A juris doctorate or doctorate from an accredited college or university and one year of professional, technical experience as described above.
Professional or technical experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


The preferred candidate should possess the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate information.
  • Ability to conduct public presentations.
  • Ability to efficiently multitask in a busy work environment.
  • Problem solve, work independently, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of research methods and theory.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable protocols, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Preference may be given to individuals with training experience; knowledge and experience with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint. 


The Work You Will Do: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:                                     

  • Conducts research, develops, and implements educational programs with a primary emphasis on training staff to advance the delivery of services to the specialized program area.    
  • Assists in the research and development of written guidelines and procedures for Advocacy Unit Projects.  
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the Grant Unit to coordinate VOCA funding initiative awareness to improve services to victims.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with OAG VSPS to coordinate and provide assistance with necessary public training related to Advocacy Unit projects.
  • Coordinate and deliver training and outreach presentations to allied professionals regarding the Address Confidentiality Program, Victim Compensation, DV, SV, and HT Relocation Programs, and Cybersafety as necessary
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local coalitions, and victim assistance programs.
  • Provide direct assistance to victims as needed
  • Serve as a liaison with local city, county, and state officials, allied professional groups, and the community to work toward improving victim services
  • Complete special assignments and perform related duties as assigned.
  • These duties may involve extended work hours and travel outside the work site.


During the interview process applicants should be prepared to present a 5-slide PowerPoint presentation regarding Florida Statutes, Chapter 960. 


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

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance option.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more! For a more complete list of benefits, visit


IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. NOTE: Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.

  • Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
  • The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 
  • Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.
  • OAG employees are paid biweekly. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, FS.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other 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.


E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General 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).


REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: // If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will 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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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