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PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – M.O.V.E.S. Program (VAWA/STOP Grant Position)

Posted on: November 18, 2020

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – M.O.V.E.S. Program (VAWA/STOP Grant Position)

Working Off-Site and Courthouse Center 175 Northwest 1st Avenue

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 Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year paralegal program and four (4) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator), or
  • Six (6) years of equivalent combination of education and work experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary (Trial Coordinator)
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Be flexible with their work schedule
  • Work effectively under pressure and with stringent deadlines
  • Be a self-starter
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Work independently
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be detailed-orientated

Annual Salary:  $35,015.16

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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