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PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – Juvenile Division

Posted on: December 31, 2020

TITLE:  PARALEGAL SPECIALIST III – Juvenile Division

Children’s Courthouse 155 NW 3rd St. Miami

Position Overview

The Paralegal III 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. This paralegal will also provide paralegal coverage for the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC).The work schedule for this position is: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and flexibility of the work schedule is needed. In addition, this position may require working nights, weekends and/or holidays, if coverage is needed for the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The Job Responsibilities are: 

  • Analyzing arrest affidavits, conducting pre-filing conferences, gathering information and evidence to determine appropriate filing and charging decisions
  • Completing juvenile arrest warrants
  • 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 Lead Worker Paralegal III in reviewing the A-Form Management System
  • Assisting the Direct file Assistant State Attorneys by conducting pre-filing conferences as needed
  • Providing coverage at the JAC as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years’ experience working as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary, or
  • Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience working as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary, 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, or
  • Six (6) years of equivalent combination of education and work experience working as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor, Case Analyst, Legal Secretary
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Possessing and demonstrating significant knowledge of crime elements
  • Being fluent in English and Spanish
  • Having direct work experience in Juvenile or FSU, and with HYDRA

Specific Skills and Characteristics

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • 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:  $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 – Juvenile by 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 8, 2021. 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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