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