Category: Open Positions

Information Technology Systems Administrator I – (ISD)

Title: Information Technology Systems Administrator I
Information Systems Department

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

Position Overview:

The Information Technology Systems Administrator I in the Help Desk is responsible for the installation and implementation of automated office systems and providing the corresponding assistance to users office-wide as it relates to the personalization of such systems. The work schedule for this position is: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Tracking/Troubleshooting user computer problems and resolving them in a timely manner
  • Answering Help Desk phone calls and emails
  • Answering routine technical and operations questions
  • Performing the installation and replacement of computer hardware\software, basic computer and printer repairs throughout all of the SAO worksites
  • Managing system accounts, password resets, account creation
  • Serving as liaison with automated services personnel of other agencies and our Office concerning programs
  • Performing other related duties and projects as assigned

Minimum requirements are:

  • Associate Degree and one (1) year of experience in data processing operations when working with user personnel and,
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and experience of at least one year with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office or,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver License, possess a very good driving record and meet the requirements of the State Attorney’s Office Driving Policy

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be detail-oriented, identify, analyze and solve problems independently and effectively under pressure to meet stringent deadlines
  • Manage multiple priorities, team oriented and adaptable to change
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and outside agencies

Starting Annual Salary: $30, 306.84

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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Legal Assistant II – Felony Screening Unit/Resets

Title: Legal Assistant I1 – Felony Screening Unit/Resets
               E.R. Graham Building
               1350 N.W. 12 Avenue
               Miami, FL 33136

Position Overview

The Legal Assistant II in the Felony Screening Unit (Resets) provides secretarial support to Assistant State Attorneys and Paralegals.  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.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing next day and future dates pre-file appointment calendars
  • Processing new cases
  • Processing and logging signed No-action
  • Arranging transportation requests for pre-file appointments
  • Scheduling and rescheduling pre-files for civilians, defense witnesses and law enforcement personnel
  • Scheduling and rescheduling jail pre-files
  • Distributing and organizing incoming/outgoing mail
  • Completing requests for Assistant State Attorneys and/or Paralegals
  • Assisting with translations both over the phone and with pre-file appointments if you are fluent in English and Spanish
  • Maintaining the Database
  • Conducting extensive phone work and having contact with the public and law enforcement personnel
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successful completion of a skills test

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 with stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed-oriented
  • Work in a group/team environment

Starting Annual Salary:  $23,221.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Clerical Specialist II – County Court

Title:  CLERICAL SPECIALIST II – County Court
               (Formerly Known as Clerk IV)
                Civic Park Plaza 1469 Northwest 13 Terrace

Position Overview

The Clerical Specialist II in the Traffic/Crimes Division of County Court is responsible for the handling and processing of a high volume of incoming mail from the US Postal Service, Interoffice, Outlook Mailbox and V-doc Manager daily for Crimes, Traffic and DUI cases.  Additionally, this position will serve as a back-up driver when needed, to pick up and deliver mail and packages from court, SAO worksites, and other agencies using a State vehicle.  The schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Sorting and collating incoming mail and distributing to the appropriate personnel
  • Receiving and sorting outgoing mail, weighing and using the meter to apply the appropriate postage, and arranging it for pickup
  • Folding letters, circulars, or other documents and inserting in envelopes for distribution
  • Scanning mail into vcase and emailing secretaries of received mail
  • Retrieving incoming faxes twice daily and scanning them into vcase mail and notifying the secretary or attorney
  • Sorting incoming subpoenas and calendars delivered from ITD and distribute to appropriate division secretaries
  • Serving as the 1st backup to the Runner that involves delivering interoffice mail and subpoenas, within the sites of the State Attorney’s Office as well as outside agencies
  • Serving as backup to the Receptionist
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test
  • One (1) year clerical experience
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver License, possess a very good driving record and meet the requirements of the State Attorney’s Office Driving Policy

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Lift approximately 25 pounds
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Deal effectively with all levels of staff
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively under pressure and with time constraints
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be susceptible to the needs of the general public and members of the legal/law enforcement communities
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills

STARTING ANNUAL SALARY:  $20,613.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

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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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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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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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Victim Witness Specialist II – Children’s Courthouse

Position

Victim Witness Specialist II – Children’s Courthouse
(Formerly Known as Victim Witness Counselor I)

Location

Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse 
155 N.W. 3rd Street
Miami, Florida 33128

Position Overview:

This position requires extensive phone contact with victims and witnesses along with high-volume case, which consists of coordinating witness appearances for trial and depositions. The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but flexibility of the work schedule is needed. 

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing weekly availability lists for trial
  • Assessing victims’ needs and making appropriate referrals to community resources for victims’ assistance
  • Preparing witness locates
  • Processing return mail
  • Coordinating transportation of victims and witnesses for depositions, satellite depositions, and court hearings
  • Assisting the Assistant State Attorneys when preparing for trial
  • Performing extensive phone work with victims and witnesses
  • Assisting the check in booth when necessary
  • 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 training and experience
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are

  • Being fluent 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 oral and written communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed oriented
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Handle large volume of calls

Starting Annual Salary:  $24,421.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Legal Assistant II – Arraignment Secretary

Location

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

Position

Legal Assistant II – Arraignment Secretary
(Formerly Known as Legal Secretary I)

Position Overview

This position is responsible for providing support to four to five Assistant State Attorneys in the Misdemeanor Unit and ensuring that all files are completed and ready for the Attorneys to review and make a filing decision prior to the arraignment. 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.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing domestic violence cases for upcoming arraignment hearings
  • Identifying witnesses for Discovery
  • Preparing the discovery package
  • Updating witnesses and evidence in HYDRA
  • Ordering all reports and evidence
  • Setting pre-file conference appointments
  • Preparing daily court calendars
  • Processing incoming mail
  • Processing attorney requests
  • Performing extensive phone work
  • Working closely with the Division Trial Secretary, Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor and Victim Specialist
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having knowledge of domestic violence community resources, HYDRA, CJIS, and E-Notify

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Meet stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be flexible with work schedule, to include working additional hours when required

This position is responsible for providing support to four to five Assistant State Attorneys in the Misdemeanor Unit and ensuring that all files are completed and ready for the Attorneys to review and make a filing decision prior to the arraignment. 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.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing domestic violence cases for upcoming arraignment hearings
  • Identifying witnesses for Discovery
  • Preparing the discovery package
  • Updating witnesses and evidence in HYDRA
  • Ordering all reports and evidence
  • Setting pre-file conference appointments
  • Preparing daily court calendars
  • Processing incoming mail
  • Processing attorney requests
  • Performing extensive phone work
  • Working closely with the Division Trial Secretary, Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor and Victim Specialist
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having knowledge of domestic violence community resources, HYDRA, CJIS, and E-Notify

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Meet stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be flexible with work schedule, to include working additional hours when required

Starting Annual Salary:  $23,221.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  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
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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