Requisition No: 623802
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 5TH REGION- ASSISTANT REGIONAL COUNSEL - 21016206
Position Number: 21016206
Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2023
Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fifth District
Our Organization and Mission:
The five Regional Counsel offices were created by the legislature pursuant to Section 27.511, Fla. Stat., in 2007 to provide legal representation to indigent persons in basically three classes of cases: 1) criminal conflict cases that the court grants the Public Defender’s motion to withdraw, 2) dependency and civil cases, and 3) certain statutorily authorized civil commitment proceedings. The Regional Counsel offices geographic areas of responsibility were created to coincide with the boundaries of the five District Court of Appeals. The Regional Counsel Office, Fifth Region serves 4 judicial circuits and 13 counties. They are as follows: Fifth Circuit – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter; Seventh Circuit – Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia; Ninth Circuit – Orange, Osceola; Eighteenth Circuit – Brevard, Seminole. Whether you work in one or all counties, you work for The Regional Counsel who is appointed by the governor.
As noted under Section 27.511, the Florida Legislature states, “it is the intent of the Legislature to provide adequate representation in a fiscally sound manner, while safeguarding constitutional principles.”
The Work You Will Do:
Attorney Position – Criminal Defense Attorney Tavares, Florida
The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 5th District, is seeking full time criminal defense attorneys for our Tavares, Lake County office. The position involves handling juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases. The primary objective of the attorney is to litigate at a high level and provide the most effective and efficient representation possible to our indigent clients. The Attorney will be required to represent clients in various types of court hearings, to include jury trials, non-jury trials, motion practice, and any appellate filings which may be necessary, and should also have the motivation and ability to cover cases on multiple dockets. Experience preferred, but not required. Must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. To apply, please send a resume, and cover letter by email to Candi Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting at $57,000.00 and also depending on experience.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
- Annual and sick leave;
- Paid holidays and one paid Personal Day each year;
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
- Retirement Plan options (for more information, please see www.myfrs.com).
- For a more complete list of benefits, please see www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
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.