Requisition No: 791001
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT- PARALEGAL SPECIALIST I - 21000707
Position Number: 21000707
Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2023
The Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida (SAO) seeks a full-time Paralegal I for the Grant Position in the Sex Assault Kit Initiative Department.
Job Duties – Paralegal Specialist I Grant
- Analyzes, selects, compiles and summarizes information on statutes, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda or other legal material for internal use.
- Examines and analyzes complaints and evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, rules, precedents or policies.
- Examines legal instruments or other documents to assure completeness of information and conformance to pertinent laws, rules, regulations, precedents or office requirements.
- Schedules and attends Circuit Court hearings for the purpose of evaluating financial status and determining ability to pay support monies.
- Undertakes direct negotiations with defendants to sign voluntary consent agreements.
- Interviews and takes sworn affidavits from citizens or policy officers and recommends possible course of action to superiors.
- Assists in case preparation for civil litigation criminal law proceedings or agency hearings.
- Assist in selecting, assembling, and summarizing information on legal instruments and specific legal subjects.
- Conducts legal research as directed.
- tracking court cases hearing dates, and coordinating with the judicial assistants, witnesses and law enforcement.
- Have experience in drafting basic charging documents, subpoenas and discovery documents.
- Performs related work as required.
Graduation from a standard high school.
Completion of a two-year program of study in paralegal work or graduation from an accredited four-year college. Related work experience in the Criminal Justice System may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required paralegal study 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.