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Felony Division Chief Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit
Felony Division Chief Assistant Public Defender


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Our Organization and Mission:
The Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit provides legal representation for indigent individuals accused of criminal offenses. The Second Judicial Circuit encompasses six Florida counties: Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Jefferson, Wakulla and Franklin. 

Each fiscal year, the Second Judicial Circuit represents indigent clients in both criminal trial and criminal appeal appointments, equating to nearly 16,500 criminal cases for six (6) Florida counties and over 1,100 cases on appeal for the 32 counties that make up the First District Court of Appeal.

The Office of Public Defender came into existence in 1963 following the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright.  The Court ruled that indigent citizens have the fundamental right to the assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Under the direction of Public Defender Jessica J. Yeary, the office is comprised of dedicated criminal defense attorneys, investigators, social workers and support staff who work tirelessly to ensure equal justice for all.

The Work You Will Do:
The Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit is seeking qualified applicants for a Chief Assistant Public Defender in the felony trial division.

The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide effective and professional legal representation to people charged with criminal offenses.
This position requires leadership and supervision of attorneys, an investigator, and a legal assistant within the assigned felony division while also defending clients in your own caseload.
This position is in the Tallahassee office location.

How You Will Grow:
The Office of the Public Defender provides in-house training opportunities monthly, as well as opportunities to attend seminars and training opportunities offered by the National Association of Public Defense, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Public Defender Association and more.

Pay:
$60,000.00 – $70,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Florida Rules Criminal Procedure, Florida Rules of Evidence, and Florida Criminal Statutes.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

The Office of the Public Defender is not an agency in the State Personnel System, but offers the same benefits as state agencies, including State Group Insurance and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

The State’s 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, flexible spending accounts, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com),
  • Tuition waivers,
  • And more!
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, please contact Allison Loven, 850-606-1082 or allison.loven@flpd2.com. Notification must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 
Position: Felony Division Chief Assistant Public Defender
Organization: Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary, Second Judicial Circuit of Florida
Location: Tallahassee,  FL 
United States
Salary: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience.
Posting Start Date: 1/10/2022
Date Posted: 1/10/2022
Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  •  Florida Rules Criminal Procedure, Florida Rules of Evidence, and Florida Criminal Statutes.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be a member of and in good standing with The Florida Bar.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in criminal defense law required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least three (3) years’ experience leading an office or team.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/10/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary, Second Judicial Circuit of Florida
Address:
301 S. Monroe Street, Suite 401

Tallahassee,  FL 32301
United States
Email:
allison.loven@flpd2.com
Phone:
(850) 606-1082
Fax:
Contact:
Allison Loven