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Date: Feb 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 95281 

Agency: Florida Commission on Human Relations

Working Title: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - 72002728

Position Number: 72002728 

Salary:  $29,344.38-32,278.80 

Posting Closing Date: 03/01/2020 

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Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply


The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida.  It is against Florida law to discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status.  The Commission investigated complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.
The Commission is a great place to work! We offer a stable environment with regular work schedules.  Learn and grow with us!  The State of Florida provides a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, retirement, health insurance, ten holidays per year, flexible work schedules, tuition waivers, qualification for student loan forgiveness, and so much more.  We’re all about quality.  Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today.


This position will serve as the lead support for, and work directly with, the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. This position is responsible for drafting motions, pleadings, and correspondence for the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel signatures.  Attention to detail, organization, and independent critical thinking are required.

Maintains electronic files and records of office correspondence, documents, public record requests, and other materials. Responsible for updating and maintaining litigation caseload for the Office of General Counsel.  Must be able to work independently.


Schedule appointments, meetings and hearing dates.  Arrange for court reporters at depositions and hearings, as necessary.  Attend meetings and hearings as requested to assist the attorney.

Communicates with other attorneys, staff and clients about hearings, trials and appeals.  Performs related work as required.  Communicates with Department staff and Agency Clerk regarding filings and official case documents.


  • Preparing Notices of Filings of legal documents and summonses;
  • Creating, maintaining, and closing case files;
  • Transporting legal documents to and from the courthouse daily;
  • Answering phones;
  • Filing documents in case files;
  • Filing documents with the court;
  • Sorting and distributing paper mail and electronic mail;
  • Operating copy machine;
  • Entering data timely and accurately into statewide databases;
  • Tracking court calendar activities;
  • Transmitting work electronically to other locations;
  • Preparing travel reimbursement requests;
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to research legal documents and legal references.
  • Ability to record information accurately.
  • Ability to perform legal writing.
  • Ability to maintain files.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices. Knowledge of office procedures and practices. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to work independently.


**All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement
must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **



VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee