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STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 13TH CIRCUIT-PARALEGAL SPECIALIST I - 21010637

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 469862 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 13TH CIRCUIT-PARALEGAL SPECIALIST I - 21010637

Position Number: 21010637 

Salary:  $31,167.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2021 

 

Office of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit

External Job Posting

Location:  Economic Crime Unit

Hours:      Full time, Monday – Friday

How to Apply:

Application packet must be submitted to be considered for an interview.

Please visit www.sao13th.com under the Contact Us, Employment tab for application packet and more information regarding openings with our agency. Email completed application packet to Employment@sao13th.com

All applications will be considered for any open position within our agency for up to six months.

Position Description:

The economic crimes unit is a specialized division that assists in the investigation of and prosecutes economic crimes, insurance fraud, elder financial exploitation, embezzlement, and public corruption. It also assists in other special investigations and task forces as the need arises. Additionally, the unit handles some of the civil cases that fall within the purview of the office.

The legal assistants in the division work closely with the prosecutors as well as with our law enforcement partners.  The typical duties include processing of mail, preparing and filing court documents, phone call triaging, scheduling, and processing the case files. Additional duties include the scanning of extensive investigative reports and other documents into Laserfiche and the redaction of these documents, the occasional transcription of tapes, preparation of subpoenas at the request of law enforcement and prosecutors, as well as organization of the files – both physical and in the data bases.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle large volumes of work are necessary.   This position works closely with law enforcement as well as the general public and victims, requiring excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have the ability and inquisitiveness to research documents, not only within the office’s internal systems, but in those of the clerk and outside agencies.  Must work well under pressure, be detail oriented and a self-starter capable of handling high volume of work. Most of the specialized investigations are highly sensitive and require the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with integrity and trustworthiness. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Dependable and routine in-office attendance during regularly scheduled business hours.
  • Ability to focus and pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and comprehend.
  • Efficient keyboard skills.
  • Effective and efficient communication skills and ability to interact professionally with other employees, members of the public and stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate the telephone system and respond to calls promptly and professionally.
  • Review and promptly respond to all electronic messaging.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ability to follow rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor as well as independently
  • Comply with all Public Records statutes and policies.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency. Successful completion of a two-year program of study in paralegal work. Related work in the criminal justice system may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required paralegal study program.

Knowledge of file processing and criminal procedures, excellent word processing skills and working knowledge of Laserfiche preferred.  Candidate must possess good time management skills and work independently. Good people skills are a necessity.  

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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: Tampa