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Paralegal Specialist I -Victim Witness Services –Expedited Intake System

(E.I.S.) in the Felony Screening Unit


Location: E.R. Graham Building

1350 Northwest 12th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33136


Position Overview:

 The Paralegal Specialist I, in the Felony Screening Unit is responsible for taking telephone statements from victims on Felony Probable Cause arrest cases and consistently and proactively following-up with obtaining statements prior to arraignment. This position involves a high volume of telephone work, including contact with law enforcement officials and representatives of private and public entities. The work schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Taking telephone sworn statements of victims
  • Assessing victims’ needs during the pre-file stage
  • Providing criminal justice information and emotional support
  • Referring victims to community resources
  • Taking in-person statements when needed
  • Researching and evaluating information found in arrest forms
  • Determining elements of crimes and ensuring all relevant case information is complete and available
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or
  • Associate Degree and two (2) years of experience working as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Paralegal program and two (2) years’ experience working as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Four (4) years equivalent combination of experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Four (4) years secretarial experience of which two (2) years must include case preparation and coordination

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having working knowledge of the criminal justice system and restitution alternatives
  • Possessing and demonstrating working knowledge with HYDRA, and Criminal Justice System (CJIS)
  • Being fluent (English/Spanish or English/Creole)

Specific Skills and Characteristics

 The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  •  Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed-oriented
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work effectively under pressure and independently
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public
  • Work effectively under stringent deadlines
  • Be flexible with their work schedule
  • Be personable and positive, demonstrating compassion and providing excellent customer service to all levels of staff and the public


Starting Annual Salary:  $35,773.92

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to:, with the Subject: Paralegal Specialist I – Victim Witness Services.

Applications can be downloaded from our website at:


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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