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GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT- LEGAL SECRETARY - 21015602

Date:  Jun 30, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303


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Requisition No: 640064 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT- LEGAL SECRETARY - 21015602

Position Number: 21015602 

Salary:  $15,600.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2022 

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Guardian ad Litem Legal Secretary

 

IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website:  WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG to apply for this position:

 

  • Click on “Career Opportunities” Icon
  • Scroll down to the link titled, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here”
  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current resume
  • Select Leon for job location

OR

  • Send your Guardian ad Litem mini application and resume directly to C2.Apps@gal.fl.gov

 

(PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE!)

 

THIS POSITION IS HALF-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK).

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With more than 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective “best interests” advocacy for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out of home care. The Program’s mission – “FOR CHILDREN” – is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff.  Utilizing a unique “child advocacy team” approach, the Program strives to ensure that all dependent children receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased focus on their physical, educational and emotional needs.  The Program’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission.  Those values are:

 

  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy

 

An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at the WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG  website.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK

This is responsible work performing a variety of administrative support, and clerical duties for Best Interest Attorneys in a GAL Circuit office.  The secretary is responsible for composing and typing correspondence, detailed reports and charts, memoranda, etc., using a personal computer.  The secretary is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive office filing system, preparing travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and preparing materials for supervisor's use.  A variety of working relationships are established within the GAL office, and in state courts system personnel, vendors, judges and non-judicial officers, and the general public.  The secretary works independently and must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Managing Attorney.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

The applicant must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school and three years of secretarial or administrative experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, or two-year college or vocational school may substitute for the recommended experience on a year for year basis.  The Executive Director or designee may waive training and experience requirements.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ability to draft pleadings and motions on behalf of the GAL Attorneys. Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with individuals involved in litigation and stressful situations. Knowledge of and ability to use computer applications. Knowledge of the rules of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to act patiently with the general public. Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive information. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to plan and establish priorities for work assignments.

 

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: Tallahassee