Requisition No: 791258
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 11TH CIRCUIT- VICTIM WITNESS SPECIALIST II - 21007111
Position Number: 21007111
Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023
OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY
KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE
ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
TO: EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Sr. Human Resource Administrator
DATE: January 3, 2023
RE: POSITION AVAILABLE
Victim Witness Specialist II – Victim Witness Services Unit
Location: E.R. Graham Building
1350 Northwest 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
The Victim Witness Specialist II position provides support to the “A”, “B” and “C” level Assistant State Attorneys in the Felony Judicial Divisions. This position serves as a point of contact for victims and witnesses, as well as provides guidance and support throughout the criminal justice system. The work schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but flexibility of the work schedule is needed. This position does not offer the ability to telework.
The Job Responsibilities are:
- Preparing weekly availability lists for trial
- Assessing victims’ needs and making appropriate referrals to community resources for victims’ assistance
- Providing information to victims and witnesses on their rights and the criminal justice system
- Sending mandatory trial subpoenas
- Preparing witness locates
- Coordinating the appearances of victims and witnesses for depositions, satellite depositions, and court hearings
- Assisting the Assistant State Attorneys when preparing for trial
- Performing phone contact with victims and witnesses
- Performing other related duties as assigned
The Minimum Requirements are:
- Bachelor’s Degree or,
- Associate Degree and one (1) year experience* with work in the area of criminal justice, social science, counseling, public contact/customer service or,
- An equivalent combination of education and experience
The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:
- Fluency in English and Spanish or English and Creole
- Having customer service experience
Specific Skills and Characteristics are:
The Successful Candidate must be able to:
- Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
- Possess and Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
- Possess and demonstrate being detailed oriented
- Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
- Be a self–starter and work independently
- Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public
Starting Annual Salary: $31,200.00
To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com., with the Subject: Legal Assistant II-Felony. Applications can be downloaded from our website at: www.miamisao.com.
The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
Insurance benefits, vacation package, and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.
Internal and External Candidates will be considered
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