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SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT - 67011467

Date: Sep 13, 2019

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Requisition No: 65825 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT - 67011467

Position Number: 67011467 

Salary:  $1,402.60 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/21/2019 

SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT– CS

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

STATE OFFICE– 67011467 – TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

 

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

THIS IS A CAREER SERVICE POSITION.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities works in partnership with local communities to support people with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides critical services and supports for customers with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. The Agency serves people with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, children age 3-5 at high risk of developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. There is no charge or co-payment for services provided through the Agency.

www.apdcares.org

DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM - As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.  Rather than receiving a paper paycheck, your funds will be deposited directly into your account at your financial institution. This will be accomplished by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions are eligible to accept such deposits. Retirement funds are also required to be in the Direct Deposit Program.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:

It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.
No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.

WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. APD PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY).  E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. ANSWERS TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

  

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.

 

Must have experience working with MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP).

 

Must have experience with FLAIR.

 

**NOTE: Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history with month, year, and hours worked are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

 

***DUTIES:

Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but is not limited to, always acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

 

Assist Attorney with legal research and monitoring of legal cases

 

Maintains attorney calendars by scheduling appointments/meetings/hearings/deadlines;

 

Schedule court related services and payment of such with vendors

Coordinating service of process;

 

Prepare and review requisitions in MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) for accuracy, ensuring all requisitions are in line with Florida Statue, Rule 60A Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Department of Management Services’ Departmental Purchasing Policy and Procedure.

 

Maintain Purchase Orders and encumbrances by regularly reviewing for accuracy and processing changes as needed

 

Process Purchasing Card (P-Card) charge approvals in FLAIR for assigned offices. This requires monitoring the P-Card module regarding aging P-Card charges and credits.

 

Maintains supply inventory and makes purchases as necessary;

Receives and processes travel reimbursement vouchers for attorney’s travel.

 

Complete administrative duties such as making copies, scanning, answering and directing phone calls and greeting visitors

 

Set up meetings including scheduling conference rooms, setting up skype and other logistics

 

Coordinate appointments, including all correspondence and logistics necessary

 

Receives and processes daily mail, reviewing and routing accordingly.

 

Assist with daily administrative activities and/or special projects as assigned

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