Requisition No: 789087
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 13TH CIRCUIT - ASST PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21000929
Position Number: 21000929
Posting Closing Date: 01/30/2023
Assistant Public Defender – 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa.
The Law Offices of Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County (Tampa), Florida is seeking both recent law school graduates and experienced trial attorneys to provide highly effective and professional representation to our clients. We are also interviewing third-year law students and we make pre-graduation job offers that include the option to work at our office while studying for the bar exam. Military spouses who are members of out-of-state bars may be able to practice in our office without having to take the Florida Bar Exam. Out-of-State attorneys who are signed up to take the Florida Bar can get certified to practice in our office before taking the bar.
Working for the Office of the Public Defender is a rewarding career with rapid growth and personal development as well as many advancement opportunities including major crimes and management. The office provides an opportunity for the pure practice of the law without worrying about billable hours, where the next client is coming from, or chasing down clients for payment. Here you represent your client in the most effective way possible utilizing expert witnesses and working with an experienced trial team. The office also has many internal resources to assist with your practice including investigators, social workers, mental health specialists, and support staff.
We invest in and value our attorneys as they are the key to providing excellent representation to our indigent clients. Our office is known throughout the state as a training office. We take great pride in mentoring and guiding young attorneys as they learn how to navigate the criminal justice system and represent their clients at all stages including jury trials. If you are an experienced attorney, this office will allow you the opportunity to hone your trial skills and develop in a collaborative environment.
The role of the assistant public defender is vitally important to our justice system. Candidates should be dedicated and service-minded with a sincere interest in providing the best possible legal representation for our clients. We invest in and value our attorneys as they are the key to our being able to provide excellent representation to our indigent clients. Tampa is a great place to live and work, with many things to do including beaches, a vibrant river walk, theme parks, cultural and artistic events and winning sports teams.
To learn more about our office, please view our employment video located at https://youtu.be/u-2U1AOmvQQ . Salaries are commensurate with experience and include a robust benefits package. Applications through the State of Florida job site or other job sites are not being considered. Visit our website at www.pd13.state.fl.us/employment.html to view our excellent benefit package and to apply.
- State-funded retirement plans (pension or investment);
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
- Paid holidays and one Personal Holiday per fiscal year;
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, dental, vision, life, and other supplemental insurance options;
- Savings and spending accounts (FSA and HSA);
- Employee Assistance Program;
- Student Loan Forgiveness Opportunities;
- Tuition reimbursement;
- Deferred Compensation 457 plan;
- Leadership Development Program
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.