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PARALEGAL SPECIALIST II – Juvenile Division

Posted on: March 4, 2020

TITLE: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST II – Juvenile Division

The Children’s Courthouse 155 NW 3rd St. Miami, FL

Position Overview

The Paralegal II 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. The work schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

    • Analyzing arrest affidavits, conducting pre-filing conferences, gathering information and evidence to determine appropriate filing and charging decisions
    • Generating juvenile pick-up orders/arrest warrants
    • Processing Civil Citation cases
    • Revising and updating cases previously completed at the JAC
    • Assisting Assistant State Attorneys in gathering additional evidence
    • Amending and refiling petitions
    • Acting as back-up to the Paralegal III in reviewing the A-Form Management System
    • 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, or
  • Associate Degree and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor,
    Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary, 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, or
  • Five (5) years equivalent combination of experience working as a as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, or Legal Secretary

The Preferred Qualities/Characteristics are:

  • Being bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Having direct work experience in Juvenile or FSU, and with HYDRA

Specific Qualities/Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of crime elements
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Prioritize and meet stringent deadlines
  • 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. 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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