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Chief Assistant Public Defender - Franklin County (Apalachicola)

The Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for the chief Assistant Public Defender position for the Franklin County (Apalachicola) office.

TO APPLY, COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH THE ADVERTISEMENT ON PEOPLE FIRST, LINKED
HERE.  APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A RESUME AND WRITING SAMPLE.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide effective and professional representation to people charged with criminal offenses..

This position requires leadership and supervision of an attorney, an investigator, and a legal assistant within the assigned felony division while also defending clients in your own caseload.

This position is in the Apalachicola (Franklin County) office location.

PAY
$60,000.00 – $75,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience.


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: Chief Assistant Public Defender - Franklin County (Apalachicola)
Organization: Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary
Location: Tallahassee,  FL 
United States
Salary: $60,000.00 - 75,000.00
Posting Start Date: 1/12/2022
Date Posted: 1/12/2022
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Florida Rules Criminal Procedure, Florida Rules of Evidence, and Florida Criminal Statutes.



EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Juris Doctorate

Five (5) years' or more years' experience in criminal defense law required.

At least 3 years' experience leading an office or team is preferred, but not required.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/12/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary
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