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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21016105

Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301

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Requisition No: 340703 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21016105

Position Number: 21016105 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2021 

The Law Offices of Jessica J. Yeary, Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for an entry-level criminal trial attorney position.

Applicants who have completed the Florida Bar examination and are awaiting results will also be considered. If hired prior to receiving bar results, this position, a "Legal Trainee", has a starting salary of $35,000.00. Upon being sworn into the Florida Bar, annual salary will increase to $50,000.00 along with promotion to an Assistant Public Defender position.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND A COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, RESUME AND WRITING SAMPLE TO: APPLICATION@FLPD2.COM. To download an application, please go to http://flpd2.com/resources/application_writeable.pdf.

Application materials may also be mailed to:

Office of the Public Defender, Attn: Allison Loven

Leon County Courthouse

301 S. Monroe St., Suite 401

Tallahassee, FL 32301

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide effective and professional representation to people charged with criminal offenses.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Juris Doctorate

Legal Trainee candidates must provide a copy of their Registrant Clearance from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Additional documentation will be required upon hire.  

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