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PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 10TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER

Company: State of Florida
Location: Sebring
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:


Requisition No:723961

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 10TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - 21002023

Position Number:21002023

Salary: $60,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2023

Assistant Public Defender

Annual Starting Salary: $60,000; Competitive raises

Geographic Location: Sebring, Highlands County

Starting Date: approx.: Immediately



SUMMARY OF DUTIES:



  • Prepare cases for defense of indigent persons charged with criminal offenses
  • Interviews clients and prospective witnesses
  • Prepares or oversees the drafting of briefs, memoranda, pleadings, and other legal papers
  • Conducts legal research
  • Represents misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile clients in court arraignments, pre-trial hearings, trials, dispositions, and other proceedings
  • Interviews clients in custody and makes initial decisions concerning bail, release from custody, and mental competency to stand trial
  • Determines need for expert witnesses
  • Performs related work as required.



    ATTORNEY QUALIFICATIONS:



    • Active member in good standing with The Florida Bar or recent law school graduate awaiting Bar Exam or results
    • Reside in the 10th Circuit or surrounding community within a reasonable time of accepting employment
    • Knowledge of criminal law and procedure
    • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation
    • Knowledge of judicial procedures and the Rules of Evidence
    • Ability to manage a high volume caseload while maintaining adequate levels of communication and attention to individual clients.
    • Ability to make regularly scheduled court appearances; conduct case evaluation, investigation and preparation including but not limited to witness interviews, legal research, motion preparation, and related work as required; occasional unscheduled matters may arise
    • Basic computer skills
    • Commitment to public service and protecting the rights of the criminally accused



      THE BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA:



      Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The States total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:



      • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
      • Paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
      • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
      • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions


      • (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);



        • Flexible Spending Accounts;
        • Tuition waivers;
        • And more!



          For a more complete list of benefits, visit .



          THE BENEFITS OF WORKING IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT:



          Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties are ideally located:



          • On the I4 corridor midway between Tampa and Orlando
          • Less congested than major metropolitan areas
          • Less than an hour drive to the Gulf beaches and Floridas theme parks
          • Low cost of living
          • High quality schools
          • Beautiful Bok Tower, Legoland, and spring training home of the Detroit Tigers
          • World famous fishing and water sports on hundreds of lakes
          • See the real Florida in numerous state and local parks with hiking trails and bountiful wildlife



            WE ARE AN AGGRESSIVE TRIAL OFFICE. IF YOU WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CASES; IF YOU WANT TO GET OFF YOUR CHAIR, OUT OF YOUR OFFICE AND INTO A COURTROOM; IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A TOP NOTCH TRIAL LAWYER THIS IS THE OFFICE FOR YOU.





            TO APPLY:



            Submit resume through the People First website at



            OR



            Employer: Office of the Public Defender Tenth Judicial Circuit

            Contact Name/Title: Tami Locke, Administrative Assistant

            Address: P.O. Box 9000 Drawer PD; Bartow, Florida 33831

            Phone: 863-534-4250; Fax: 863-534-4355; Email:



            If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.



            The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

            Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

            The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

            Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
            Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring

Keywords: State of Florida, Lakeland , PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, 10TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER, Other , Sebring, Florida

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