WSVN: State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Declares “People Want Us to Get Gun and Killers Off Our Streets Right Now!”

Doral, Fla. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police have rolled out a new plan to combat an increase in violent crime in the county, as the families of loved ones injured and killed due to the violence made pleas to the community.

Operation Summer Heat, which began late Wednesday night, involves law enforcement agencies on the state, local and federal level throughout Miami-Dade County working together to get in front of the violence.

The State Attorney’s Office also plans to send their own staff to crime scenes.

“People want us to get the killers and guns off the street,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said. “People want to be safe and feel safe right now. To the people of Miami-Dade County, your message is clear. We hear you.”

Among the speakers at Thursday’s news conference was Romania Dukes, who lost her 17-year-old son, DeMichael Dukes, in a shooting. She said she has dedicated her life to working with families who are going through a similar situation.

“We all know who our killers are, and it’s up to our community to stand up,” Dukes said. “Our community needs to stand up and stand up now.”

This story was produced by WSVN-TV.

 

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Legal Assistant II – Felony Divisions

Title: Legal Assistant II – Felony Divisions

(Formerly Known as Legal Secretary I)              

Location:
E.R. Graham Building
1350 N.W.t 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Position Overview

The Legal Secretary I in the Felony Divisions provides secretarial and caseload support for three (3) to four (4) Assistant State Attorneys.  The work schedule for this position is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (depending on assigned division and Judge court room hours).  During initial training period the work schedule is 8:30am – 5:00pm

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing daily court, supplemental and alias capias calendars
  • Locating Felony Cases for court daily
  • Processing court calendar returns and organizing files back properly
  • Preparing subpoenas, motions and orders
  • Ordering photos, body worn cam videos, police reports and other supporting documentation from additional agencies
  • Distributing and organizing incoming/outgoing mail
  • Completing requests for Assistant State Attorneys
  • Maintaining Database
  • Performing extensive phone work and having contact with the public and law enforcement personnel

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successful completion of a skills test
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing 25 pounds

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish

Specific Skills and Characteristics

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate very good verbal communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Work effectively under pressure and with all levels of staff
  • Work effectively under stringent deadlines
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to multitask
  • Be detailed-oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be computer literate
  • Work in a group/team environment
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and outside agencies

Starting Annual Salary: $25,221.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJOBS@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

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Recognizes Pride Month 2021

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle recognizes Pride Month and highlights agency resources to protect our community and prosecute hate crimes. For more information about the State Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit, log on to  http://www.miamisao.com/hatecrimes.

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Assistant State Attorney – Felony Screening Unit

Title:  Assistant State Attorney – Felony Screening Unit

Location:

Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle
E.R. Graham Building
1350 N.W. 12nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136

Position Overview:

There is an immediate opening for an Assistant State Attorney position in our Felony Screening Unit.  

The Job Responsibilities are: 

In addition to regular contact with police witnesses and civilians, the person selected will interact with all levels of government and governmental agencies, including regulatory bodies and non-criminal, non-investigative agencies. Attention to detail, the ability to coordinate and mediate, and good people skills are all necessary for this position.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in criminal law and have a good knowledge of criminal law and procedure, good interviewing skills, and decision-making ability.  Membership in the Florida Bar is required. 

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The full package of State benefits accompanies this position (including health, life, and disability insurance, liberal annual and sick leave accrual, deferred compensation and retirement program). We will not consider any applications that do not meet these requirements.

For additional information, please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirements by July 30, 2021, via email at GunnarStewart@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to:

Gunnar Stewart
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Miami State Attorney’s Office
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Equal Opportunity Employer

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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Purchasing Manager – Fiscal Division

Position:

Purchasing Manager
Fiscal Administrator III – Fiscal Division

Location:

E.R. Graham Building
1350 Northwest 12 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136

Position Overview:

This is a hands-on position responsible for the acquisition of goods and services; management reporting; fleet management; and the supervision of accounts payable and property inventory. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Purchasing goods and services via state or county purchase orders needed for office operation in accordance with applicable rules and policies, by analyzing/selecting available government contracts, soliciting competitive bids, or other vendor selection as permitted; process includes receipt/distribution of goods on some orders
  • Supervising staff with respect to purchasing, stockroom operation, property inventory, accounts payable and vehicle/fleet management functions; ensure that all statutory and other regulations/procedures are adhered to with respect to these functions
  • Making budget recommendations at start of fiscal year based on current market factors, contract prices, and office trends; monitors monthly budget reports for pertinent categories
  • Monitoring vendor performance and resolve issues as needed (product quality, delivery delays, accounts payable disputes, etc.)
  • Auditing invoices for payment
  • Entering vendor invoice payment information into Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR) to generate state payment vouchers; verify and sign vouchers
  • Overseeing maintenance of state vehicle records; surplus eligible state vehicles; act as liaison for all accidents involving SAO vehicles; initiates claim for collection of damages if other party is at fault & insured; oversee payment of invoices for fuel and maintenance/repair; acts as SAO liaison for Miami-Dade County Fleet Management Department
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related field, with five (5) years of purchasing experience

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Prior Supervisory experience

Specific Skills, Characteristics and Abilities:

The Successful Candidate Must Possess and Demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate with, motivate, direct, organize and prioritize the workload of assigned staff
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to above job duties
  • Ability to deal with staff at all levels
  • Ability to perform proficiently with Microsoft Office software, including basic Excel skills
  • Good knowledge regarding the purchasing of goods and services
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking skills with ability to work under pressure, independently and meet stringent deadlines

Starting Annual Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application and updated resume with the Subject: PURCHASING MANAGER to SAOJOBS@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at: www.miamisao.com. This position will be open until filled.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Assistant State Attorney – Child Support Program

TITLE:  Assistant State Attorney – Child Support Program

Location:

Overtown Transit Village (Main Office)
601 N.W. 1st Court
12th Floor
Miami, FL 33136

Position Overview:

Entry level position for Florida Bar members with no experience who have demonstrated an interest in family law through coursework and/or internships.

Assistant State Attorneys (ASAs) handle a large volume caseload with emphasis on many aspects of civil litigation including basic and complex issues relating to paternity, support, enforcement, modifications, UIFSA cases and other related child support issues.

The Job Responsibilities are: 

Duties include drafting pleadings and other legal documents, case preparation and court presentation before General Magistrates, Hearing Officers, and Judges. Training on and operation of the Child Support Automated Management System (CAMS) is a required component of the job function.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Preference may be given to Florida Bar members with a minimum of one year of family law experience.

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be $50,000. The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.

For additional information, please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by June 30, 2021, via email at GunnarStewart@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to: or U.S Mail to:

Gunnar Stewart
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Miami State Attorney’s Office
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Equal Opportunity Employer

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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Shares Details About Civil Citation Programs with PACT

Miami, Florida (May 19, 2021) – State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle shared details about our office’s Civil Citation Programs for children and adults during a recent meeting of the People Acting for Community Together (PACT).

Log on to www.MiamiSAO.com/community for more information about State Attorney Fernandez Rundle’s community outreach efforts.

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NBC 6: Slain 6-Year-Old’s Family, Miami-Dade State Attorney Plead for Clues in Shooting

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was shot and killed while leaving a friend’s birthday party in January is speaking out together with the Miami-Dade State Attorney to ask for the public’s help in solving the tragedy.

Family members of Chassidy Saunders, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo held a Monday afternoon news conference to discuss the case.

“It’s hard, especially when we have our youngest son who doesn’t know anything, he misses his sister, his other half,” father Charles Saunders said. “Everyday he has to wake up, just look at his sister’s pictures, watches the videos, smile, laugh. He doesn’t see her anymore, it hurts.”

Saunders and two adults were shot back on Jan. 16 outside a home near the intersection of Northwest 6th Place and 55th Street.

The two adults survived but Saunders died from her injuries.

Grandmother Sheri Cullins said Chassidy was a “beautiful, spirited little girl.”

“Please, please come forward and let us know who did this to our baby Chassidy,” Cullins said. “It’s very hard to wake up every day knowing that Chassidy is not with us.”

No arrests have been made, but Acevedo said the shooting could be linked to gang violence.

“When someone takes a child’s life, the streets talk and it’s time for these streets to talk. We’re long overdue and I can tell you we’re not gonna give up on this case,” Acevedo said.

“We cannot allow callous young men to casually kill our children. We cannot allow them to steal our childrens’ lives and our childrens’ futures,” Fernandez Rundle said.

This story was published by NBC 6 Digital Team for NBC 6 Miami.

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Press Conference: Family of Chassidy Saunders Asks for Community Assistance

Miami, Florida (May 17, 2021) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle held a press conference that allowed the family of murder victim Chassidy Saunders to ask for community assistance to help solve the killing of six-year-old Chassidy on January 16, 2021. The joint press conference included Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

TITLE:  Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

Position Overview:

The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants. 

The Job Responsibilities are: 

Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; and attending trials of complex cases.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience required, with appellate experience preferred as excellent writing skills are necessary.  Membership in the Florida Bar is also required.  

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $65,000 to $75,000.   The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.

For additional information, please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by June 25th, 2021, via email at ChristineZahralban@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to:m or U.S Mail to:

Christine Zahralban
Chief Assistant State Attorney- Legal Division
1350 N.W. 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 547-0860

Equal Opportunity Employer

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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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