Requisition No: 801112
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: OPS PARALEGAL or OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney - 22092697
Position Number: 22092697
Salary: $22.42 or $22.31* Hourly
Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2023
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Tampa, Florida
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill state-funded temporary Other Personal Services (OPS) paralegal or law clerk positions in Tampa, Florida.
The successful applicants will assist state court circuit judges and judicial staff attorneys with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments, and other related matters in one or more of the following court divisions: civil; criminal; or unified family court (primarily adoption and dependency motions).
Education and Training Guidelines
Enrollment in the second or third year of law school is a requirement for applying.
*OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney salary will be 10% (that is, $22.31 hourly) below minimum if not passed Florida Bar.
Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading, and communication skills.
Applicants must also exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments.
Discretion, honesty, and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.
These OPS positions are paid hourly and work up to 40 hours per week, except for holidays.
There is no paid holiday, sick, or vacation time. Certain health insurance benefits are provided if the average number of hours worked per week is 30 or more.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Employment website at Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Job Listings.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and a résumé that includes law school class rank. The cover letter should express a specific interest in an OPS paralegal or law clerk position and a preference for at least one of the three court divisions for which applications are sought.
Applicants may also submit a State of Florida employment application and recommendation letters, but these items are not required at this time.
All application materials should be submitted in one PDF document attachment sent to the circuit’s Legal Department at RecruitmentLegalDepartment@fljud13.org
Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All request documents must be received to be screened for potential interview.
Mailing address is Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 605G, Tampa, Florida 33602.
For additional information about this job opportunity contact Kevin Foster by phone at 813-272-5477 or Fax 813-279-2285.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number 813-272-6330 or as indicated for each respective position.
Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.
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.