Category: Staff

Special Victim Advocate I – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit

Title:           Special Victim Advocate I – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit 
                      (Formerly known as:  Victim Specialist I)

Location:     Lawson E. Thomas Court House
                        175 N.W. 1st Avenue
                      Suite 2500
                      Miami, FL  

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 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.

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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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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Legal Assistant IV – Juvenile Division

Title: Legal Assistant IV – Juvenile Division (formerly known as Legal Secretary III)

                Miami-Dade County Children’s Courthouse
                155 N.W. 3rd Avenue
                Miami, FL  33128

Position Overview

The Legal Assistant IV works directly with the Assistant Division Chief and Assistant Chief in the Direct File Investigation Unit.  This is a specialized unit that deals with our most serious charges and our most serious offenders. The unit processes serious cases such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking and more. The cases are followed through their completion in their entirety through the adult system. 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 Minimum Requirements are:

 

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Four (4) years secretarial or clerical experience, one (1) year of which must be as a Legal Assistant
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

 

  • Being Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Working knowledge of the case flow in the Felony Division 
  • Having direct work experience in Juvenile or the Felony Screening Unit

 Specific Skills and Characteristics are:

 The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Type 30 accurate words per minute
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed oriented
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Work independently and meet stringent deadlines
  • Must be flexible with their work schedule and be able to work additional hours when required
  • Effectively work with all levels of staff and outside agencies 

Starting Annual $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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Legal Assistant III Trial Coordinator – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit

Title:             Legal Assistant III Trial Coordinator – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit
                      (Formerly known as Legal Secretary Secretary II)

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

 

Position Overview:

This Legal Assistant III in the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for providing support to four or five Assistant State Attorneys with complex and confidential secretarial work on trial cases. 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 misdemeanor domestic violence cases
  • Generating and processing trial subpoenas timely
  • Ordering reports and evidence such as case reports, telephone and medical records
  • Processing daily court calendars
  • Filing and distributing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Updating witnesses in HYDRA
  • Conducting extensive phone work
  • Setting appointments for deposition, pre-trial and pre-file conferences
  • Assisting the Pre-file Conference Legal Assistant, Victim Witness Specialist and Paralegal in the Unit as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are: 

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Three (3) years of secretarial and/or general clerical experience
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Possessing working knowledge of community resources
  • Possessing working knowledge of HYDRA, CJIS and E-Notify programs
  • Possessing one (1) year of Legal Assistant II experience

 Specific Skills and Characteristics:

 The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Work effectively under stringent deadlines
  • Be a self-starter
  • Lift boxes weighing 25 pounds
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Work independently
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be detailed-orientated
  • Possess and demonstrate a significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Work effectively under pressure and with all levels of staff
  • Type 25 accurate words per minute

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 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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Paralegal Specialist II- Criminal Intake Unit

Title:  Paralegal Specialist II – Criminal Intake Unit Location:    E.R. Graham Building 1350 N.W. 12 Avenue Miami, FL 33136      Position Overview The Paralegal Specialist II in the Criminal Intake Unit is responsible for interviewing individuals who are requesting to file criminal misdemeanor charges.  The work shift for this position is 8:30am to 5:00pm. The Job Responsibilities are: 
  • Handling walk-in complaints to determine if criminal charges can be filed
  • Taking sworn testimony from victims, witnesses and officers
  • Preparing felony warrant cases
  • Submitting clear, concise, and grammatically correct written statement of facts for the attorney’s review
  • Handling high volume public contact
  • Researching and evaluate information
  • Referring the public to appropriate community agencies
  • Providing back-up paralegal coverage for the State Attorney’s Office various branch locations when necessary
  • Performing other related duties as assigned
The Minimum requirements are: 
  • Bachelor’s degree, and one (1) year experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Associate degree and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Paralegal program and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Five (5) years equivalent combination of experience working as a as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator)
The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are: 
  • Being fluent in English/Spanish or English/Creole
  • Possessing knowledge of the criminal justice system
Specific Skills and Characteristics are:  The Successful Candidate must be able to: 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical and written skills
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed
  • Work effectively under pressure and independently
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet stringent deadlines
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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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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