Category: Open Positions

Special Victim Advocate II – Treatment Courts

Title:  Special Victim Advocate II (Formerly known as: Victim Specialist II)

 Treatment Courts: Veterans Court, Felony Mental Health Court, Misdemeanor Mental Health Court,     
 Baker Acts and Drug Court

Position Overview:

The Special Victim Advocate II in the Treatment Court Unit is responsible for preparing all cases for Baker Act Court which include contacting all hospitals with patients listed on the calendar, interviewing family members and Law Enforcement. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The work schedule for this position will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Reviewing all Involuntary Petitions that are set for hearing and saving them by hearing date
  • Preparing Amendments on all Petitions missing necessary criteria and adding needed witnesses
  • Contacting all officers when a Law Enforcement Certificate is received and sending them a subpoena to attend hearing
  • Contacting all social workers on cases set in order to obtain info on patients needed for hearing
  • Speaking to all proxies for patients going to hearing; Obtaining family history and/or communicating with the ALF for six months of patient history
  • Contacting case managers from the guardianship program as well as DCF on cases to discuss patient history
  • Receiving and saving all Orders of Involuntary Commitment on all hearings
  • Preparing Answers for Assistant State Attorney to review on all cases petitioned for capacity restoration
  • Preparing and obtaining all necessary documents for Firearm Restoration cases
  • Interviewing all witnesses provided to you by the Petitioner for all Firearm Restoration cases
  • Saving and uploading all Emergency Treatment Orders for hearing and Offense Incident Reports by Police Officers.
  • Working closely with the Victim/Witness Specialist and Paralegal staff in the Unit and providing back-up coverage as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Six (6) years of experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position
  • Being fluent in English and Spanish 

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

 

  • Possess and demonstrate an ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with the highest degree of professional responsibility
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate exceptional writing skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be a detail-oriented individual with proven aptitude using databases and an ability to work independently
  • Work effectively under pressure and be adaptable to change
  • Be flexible with their work schedule

Starting Annual Salary:  $40,437.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com, with the Subject: Special Victim Advocate II – Treatment Court.  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 III – Child Support Program

 Title: Legal Assistant III – Legal Secretary Unit and Legal Court Secretary
(Formerly Known as: Legal Secretary II) Child Support Division

Location:

Overtown Transit Village South
601 N.W. 1st Court
Miami, FL 33136

Position Overview:

The Legal Assistant III in the Child Support Legal Department is responsible for supporting the Assistant State Attorney through a court process with an ultimate goal of establishing financial support for the children of Miami-Dade County. There are two (2) available positions in the Legal Secretary Unit and two (2) available positions in the Legal Court Secretary Unit. The work schedules are: 7:45- 4:15 am or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:
• Virtually preparing correspondence, motions, subpoenas, notices, letters, and answers for the ASAs
• Processing Virtual Legal Referrals
• Coordinating CHC hearings with all business partners, including respondent’s counsel and pro se litigants • Maintaining the CHC Attorney’s calendar
• Preparing CHC or Division 46 court orders using Corts 2.0 and Court Map
• Screening phone calls
• Updating CORTS, Case Tracking and CAMs databases
• Completing requests from the Division Chief, Assistant State Attorneys, and CTAs
• Distributing and organizing E-Service emails
• Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum requirements are:

• High School Diploma or its equivalent
• Three (3) years of general clerical/secretarial experience
• Successful completion of a Skills Test

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

• Type 30 accurate words per minute
• Possess and demonstrate thorough knowledge of Corts 2.0, Court Map, Corts and Case tracking
• Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Possess and demonstrate excellent computer skills
• Prioritize and meet stringent deadlines
• Possess and demonstrate working effectively under pressure
• Be very detailed oriented
• Work independently
• Be adaptable to change
• Work effectively with all levels of staff and outside agencies

Starting Annual Salary: $28,288.08

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 III – Felony Reception/Mailroom/Switchboard

Title: Clerical Specialist III – Felony Reception/Mailroom/Switchboard

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

Position Overview:

The Clerical Specialist III for the Reception and Mailroom Units is responsible greeting and guiding all visitors to their appropriate appointments and/or addressing concerns, obtaining proper identification and answering the main phone lines for the State Attorney’s office. This position is cross trained to provide assistance in both the Reception and the Mailroom as needed. The work shift for this position is: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

In Reception
• Meeting and greeting all visitors
• Assisting with the coordination of scheduled appointments
• Ensuring that all visitors are properly screened
• Acquiring and verifying proper identification prior to providing building access
• Announcing visitors and/or clients upon their arrival
• Conducting detailed research in various databases to locate case information
• Researching various databases and internal systems to determine the appropriate location for visitors who arrive without case and/or appointment information
• Providing community resources information when applicable
• Assisting and coordinating defense deposition room reservation requests via our website
• Conducting extensive phone and public contact and at times with very hostile individuals
• Performing other related duties as assigned

In the Mailroom
• Receiving, clocking in, scanning and distributing an abundance of incoming mail
• Identifying Original Certified documents
• Electronically routing all e-service mail to the appropriate unit
• Conducting detailed research in various databases to locate case information
• Conducting extensive phone and public contact
• Processing all USPS/Certified outgoing metered mail
• Providing copier services
• Receiving and distributing incoming packages
• 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:

• Fluency in English/Spanish

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

• Possess and demonstrate knowledge of computer programs
• Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
• Work in a stressful environment
• Work independently as well as in a team environment
• Deal effectively with all levels of staff
• Work effectively under pressure and with time sensitive constraints
• Be attentive to the needs of the general public and members of the law enforcement communities
• Be empathetic and able to de-escalate hostile situations
• Be adaptable to change

Starting Annual Salary: $27,040.08

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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Paralegal Specialist III

TITLE:          PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – M.O.V.E.S. Program

                       Working Off-Site and 
                       Lawson E. Thomas Court House Center
                       175 N.W. 1st Avenue
                       Suite 2500
                       Miami, FL 33128

Position Overview:

The Paralegal III in the Mobile Operations Victim Emergency Services (M.O.V.E.S.) Program works off-site and is responsible for conducting pre-file conferences of victims, witnesses and police officers on Misdemeanor and Felony domestic violence cases and assessing the needs of the victim. These statements are taken after normal business hours, weekends and holidays at police departments, victims’ homes or hospitals. Candidates will be responding to the City of Miami, City of Hialeah, City of Hialeah Gardens, City of Miami Springs, Town of Medley and Village of Virginia Gardens. The work schedule for this position is: Working an on-call shift from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday) and 24 hours on weekends and holidays and must work during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at least one week out of each month at the Courthouse Center, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit.

The Job Responsibilities are:

• Taking sworn statements of victims, witnesses and police officers
• Taking photographs of victims’ injuries
• Assessing victims’ needs and providing information regarding their rights as a victim of crime and Crimes Compensation
• Completing a Victim Assessment form in Hydra
• Coordinating emergency shelter for the victim
• Conducting roll calls at various police departments to inform police officers about the program
• Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

• Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
• Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
• Successful completion of a two (2) year paralegal program and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
• Six (6) years of equivalent combination of education and work experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator)
• Must possess a valid and current Florida Drivers’ License and have a very good driving record
• Must reside within 20 miles of the designated areas

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

• Prior work experience with victims of crime

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

• Possess and demonstrate fluency in English and Spanish
• Comply with the SAO Driving Policy
• Use their personal vehicle and will be compensated at .445 cents per mile
• Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
• Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
• Work effectively under pressure and with stringent deadlines
• Be flexible with their work schedule
• Be a self-starter
• Work independently
• Be adaptable to change
• Be detailed-orientated

Starting Annual Salary: $35,568.00

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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Special Victim Advocate I – M.O.V.E.S. Program

TITLE:          SPECIAL VICTIM ADVOCATE I – M.O.V.E.S. Program

                       (Formerly known as:  Victim Specialist I)
                       Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit (Courthouse Center)
                       Lawson E. Thomas Court House Center
                       175 N.W. 1st Avenue
                       Suite 2500
                       Miami, FL 33128

Position Overview:

The Special Victim Advocate I in the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for providing direct victim-centered and confidential emergency support to victims of domestic violence, in the most serious misdemeanor cases from arrest to the final disposition of the case.  The schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and this position may be required to work at least one day of the week offsite at the Coordinated Victim Assistance Center (CVAC).

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Conducting assessments to determine victims’ needs
  • Establishing individualized case management plans
  • Ensuring all victims receive referrals to and information on domestic violence community assistance services, crisis intervention counseling, and on-going counseling
  • Assisting victims with the Crimes Compensation application process
  • Informing victims of their rights and information on legal services
  • Accompanying victims to any criminal and civil proceedings as necessary
  • Conducting presentations within the community
  • Coordinating shelter for victims in need
  • Keeping thorough case notes for statistical reports
  • Attending arraignment and bond hearing on a rotation basis
  • Assisting with weekend DV Assessment calls
  • Taking statements to facilitate the prosecution of the cases
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Social Work/Psychology and one (1) year experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Associate Degree preferably in Social work/Psychology and three (3) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Five (5) years’ combination of education and experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish or English and Creole
  • Having a thorough understanding of how to cope with victims in crisis
  • Having prior work experience with victims of domestic violence 

Specific Skills and Characteristics

 The Successful Candidate must be able to: 

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed-oriented
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to handle difficult and stressful situations
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Be a self–starter and work independently
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be flexible with their work schedule
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public

Starting Annual Salary: $35,568.00

 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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Paralegal Specialist II – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit

Title:            Paralegal Specialist II – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit
Location:     Lawson E. Thomas
                       Courthouse Center
                       175 N.W. 1st Avenue
                       Miami, FL 33128        

                       Two (2) Positions Available

Position Overview:

The Paralegal Specialist II in the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for having a full time PFC calendar of appointments in order to take sworn testimony from victims, witnesses and police officers, to determine if the appropriate filing charges were made at the time of the arrest.  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: 

  • Submitting clear, concise and grammatically correct written statements of facts for the attorneys to review
  • Attending bond and arraignment hearings to interview, assess, provide victim advocacy and take sworn statements
  • Explaining the dynamics of domestic violence, and counseling and providing triage to the victims
  • Cross-training in the handling of walk-in cases as needed to determine if criminal charges can be filed
  • Understanding all the intricacies of civil matters like Injunction for Protection Orders
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and one (1) year experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Associate Degree and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Paralegal program and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Five (5) years equivalent combination of experience working as a as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant (Trial Coordinator)

*Candidates with some years’ experience may apply, and if selected, the pay increase will start when total years of experience requirements are met.  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be given first consideration.

 The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are: 

  • Having experience working with domestic violence victims and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and how to cope with victims in crisis
  • Having working knowledge of community-based programs
  • Being fluent in English and Spanish

 Specific Skills and Characteristics

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate exceptional writing skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Work effectively under pressure and independently
  • Be flexible with their work schedule

Starting Annual Salary:  $30,306.84

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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Process Service I – Victim Witness Process Service Unit

Title:              Process Server I -Victim Witness Process Service Unit

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

Position Overview:

The Process Server position in the Victim Witness Process Service Unit requires serving personal service subpoena requests and Subpoena Duces Tecums to various addresses throughout Miami-Dade County. The work schedule for this position is 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a possible Saturday rotation. Candidates must be flexible with their work schedule.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Serving subpoenas and court summons
  •  Locating witnesses who have moved and/or are avoiding participating in the felony criminal court system
  • Updating the Subpoena Program with the return of service
  • Completing monthly Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Completing Daily Activity Reports
  • Working closely with the Unit Paralegals to obtain better contact information
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • One (1) year of law enforcement investigation or related work 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
  • Must have knowledge of the geographical layout of Miami-Dade County

 The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being familiar with police communications

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Be flexible with their work schedule
  • Be able to multi-task
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Work effectively under stringent deadlines
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff

 Starting Annual Salary: $27,040.08

 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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Victim Witness Specialist II – County Court

TITLE:  Victim Witness Specialist II – County Court (County Payroll)
                (formerly known as Victim Witness Counselor I)

                Civic Park Plaza
                1469 N.W.13 Terrace
                Miami, FL  33125

 

Position Overview

The Victim Witness Specialist II provides secretarial and caseload support for three (3) to four (4) Assistant State Attorneys, helping to prepare availabilities and contacting victims and witnesses for trial hearings.   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. (depending on assigned division).

 

The Job Responsibilities are: 

  • Preparing weekly availability lists for Standby trials
  • Generating subpoenas for upcoming mandatory trial hearings
  • Verifying addresses and contact information and retrieving valid email addresses
  • Preparing witness locates
  • Coordinating transportation of victims and witnesses for pre-file conferences and trial hearings
  • Assessing victims’ needs and making appropriate referrals to community resources for victims’ assistance
  • Updating addresses and contact information in TIS or Hydra
  • Explaining the restitution process to victims and the necessary documents needed
  • Requesting eligible cases be set for restitution hearing
  • Assisting the Assistant State Attorneys when preparing for trial
  • Handling numerous incoming and outgoing telephone calls from defense attorneys, police agencies, victim/witnesses and other outside agencies
  • Providing back-up support to other Victim Witness Specialists
  • 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 

Specific Skills and Characteristics

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
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to work independently
  • Handle a large volume of calls 

 

County Annual Salary:  $26,258.44

 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

External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

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Paralegal Specialist III – Felony Screening Unit

Title:            PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – Felony Screening Unit

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

Position Overview: 

The Paralegal Specialist III reviews and analyzes arrest affidavits to make appropriate filing and charging decisions.  In addition, this position also supports Assistant State Attorneys to gather all evidentiary information on an ongoing basis. This is a “floating” position.  The candidate must be flexible and able to work varied shifts between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Having a full time PFC calendar of appointments in order to take testimony from victims, witnesses, and officers
  • Analyzing arrest affidavits, conducting prefiling conferences, gathering information and evidence to determine appropriate filing and charging decisions
  • Assisting Assistant State Attorneys in gathering additional evidence
  • Making recommendations for adding, reducing, or no-action of charges
  • Occasionally providing back-up coverage for the South Dade Government Center branch office as necessary
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and two (2) years’ experience as a Paralegal Specialist, Victim Witness Specialist, Legal Assistant II (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal Specialist, Victim Witness Specialist, Legal Assistant II (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year paralegal program and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal Specialist, Victim Witness Specialist, Legal Assistant II (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Six (6) years equivalent combination of education and work experience working as a Paralegal Specialist, Victim Witness Specialist, Legal Assistant II (Trial Coordinator)

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish or English and Creole
  • Having experience in the Felony Screening Unit
  • Having direct work experience with Hydra
  • Being familiar with search and seizure 

Specific Skills and Characteristics

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be detail oriented
  • Possess and demonstrate significant understanding of legal issues and legal research
  • Prioritize and meet stringent deadlines
  • Able to handle additional pre-file conferences when needed
  • Work effectively under pressure and independently
  • Be flexible with their work schedule

Starting Annual Salary:  $35,568.00

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com, with the Subject: Paralegal III- MOVES.  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 – 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: $27,040.08

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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