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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21003061

Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Location: 

CRESTVIEW, FL, US, 32536 CRESTVIEW, FL, US, 32583 CRESTVIEW, FL, US, 32539


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Requisition No: 646961 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21003061

Position Number: 21003061 

Salary:  $55,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 11/13/2022 

Agency:                    Office of the Public Defender, First Circuit

How to Apply:           Use People First on-line system. Attach resume.

Position:                    Attorney (Assistant Public Defender)

Salary:                       Based Upon Experience (minimum $50,000 annually and a generous benefits package)

 

DESCRIPTION:

U.S. News ranks Pensacola in the top 10 of Best Places to Retire due to affordable housing costs, high-quality health care and residents who report liking where they live.  Don’t wait for your retire years, enjoy all the benefits of living on the Gulf Coast now.

 

  • The First Judicial Circuit is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida
  • Quality of Life.  Lower Cost of living.  Affordable housing
  • Enjoy a positive and supportive workplace environment

 

PUBLIC DEFENDER offices in Pensacola, Shalimar and DeFuniak Springs, Florida, are seeking ATTORNEYS to handle misdemeanor, and/or juvenile cases.  Excellent opportunity to gain trial experience.  We provide extensive training, such as Public Defender College (basic and advanced), Prosecutor/Public Defender Training Program, and CLE approved training.  Generous benefits include State retirement system and health/hospitalization, life, and disability insurance coverage.  Prefer Florida Bar members. 

 

Preference given to members in good standing of The Florida Bar.

 

The Public Defender's Office is responsible for providing legal counsel, when appointed by the Court, to those accused of criminal offenses who cannot afford to hire a lawyer, performing as trial counsel by representing defendants during courtroom proceedings, researching case law, communicating with defendant to determine trial strategy such as cross-examination procedures, witness selection, jury selection, testimony decisions and opening and closing arguments.

 

Employer has a "harassment-free" workplace policy requiring honesty, confidentiality and professional conduct. All employees must uphold confidentiality requirements of all host software programs. Employees must also practice safe workplace procedures, and follow policies and procedures.

 

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: Fort Walton Beach