Requisition No: 801880
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - SES - 60011409
Position Number: 60011409
Posting Closing Date: 05/22/2023
PARALEGAL SPECIALIST – SES*
Department of Children and Families
2383 Phillips Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.
What you will do:
This position is responsible for independent work assisting the Chief Legal Counsel in proivding analysis and research on a variety of aministrative matters. Serves as the Chief Legal Counsel in the capacity as paralegal. Work involves assignments which are broad as to content and require independently making decisions and obtaining solutions by operating within well-established policies, laws, rules and guidelines.
- Drafts and prepares a variety of legal documents to be filed in circuit, county, appellate and administrative proceedings under the supervision of an attorney. Drafts general correspondence and reports.
- Acts as district liaison for public records requests and subpoenas duces tecum
- Receives and routes telephone calls, answering questions which may involve interpretation of policies and procedures and standrad legal questions previously researched by an attorney
- Assists Chief Legal Counsel in review and preparation of documents related to employee and personnel actions including administrative litigation or union grievances; Compiles and analyzes data from employment files to aid attorneys in advising management and human resources on employment practices, union grievances, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements; Assists attorneys in preparing discovery requests and exhibits for union arbitrations and PERC hearings; Assists attorneys in developing responses to EEOC and FCHR complaints when needed
- Acts as district liaison for juvenile incompetent to proceed program
- Maintains court calendars and executive assignment logs
- Manages confidential legal and case files and programmatic records and files
- Receives and processes incoming mail.
- Processes invoices, time sheets, travel and other administrative tasks
- Performs notary services
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:
- No state income tax for residents of Florida;
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
- Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
- Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Tuition waivers;
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
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.