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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT-LEGAL ASSISTANT I - 21011210

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301

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Requisition No: 484315 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 2ND CIRCUIT-LEGAL ASSISTANT I - 21011210

Position Number: 21011210 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2022 

Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit

To apply, complete the online application process through People First.

This advertisement may be used to fill positions in the Leon County and Gadsden County office locations.

The Office of Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender Jessica J. Yeary is accepting applications for a legal assistant position.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK:

This is varied and highly responsible and varied legal secretarial/assistant work in the trial division.  

An employee in this position performs a variety of complex secretarial duties for multiple attorneys requiring independent judgment, action, knowledge of laws and regulations, including making frequent decisions in accordance with organizational policies and practices.  Duties cover all facets of the Criminal Justice System.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

(NOTE:  These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Types with speed and accuracy, proficient in word processing systems and associated peripherals. 
  • Reads incoming mail and independently composes reply when attorney's personal attention is not required.
  • Prepares and files complex motions, orders, subpoenas for both depositions and trials, attends court hearings and keeps docket.
  • Keeps attorney's appointment calendar and maintain schedules of meetings, appointments, legal hearings, trials and sentencings.
  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive file system.
  • Handles calls regarding cases and court hearings in attorney's absence.
  • Maintains records of all directives issued by the Court and assures compliance.
  • Prepares general legal forms and pleadings independently.
  • Gathers and submits caseload data to insure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Maintains confidential, case, follow-up and other essential legal records and files.
  • Transcribes from dictating equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.

 MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE        

  • Graduation from high school and two years of secretarial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • An equivalency diploma issued by a state department of education may be substituted for high school graduation.

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