Performs related work as required.
There are no supervisory responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and
Use correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Follow written and oral instructions and procedures
Exhibit sound judgment and good listening skills
Handle matters with integrity and confidentiality
Plan and prepare reports, correspondence, and charts in a
variety of formats
Use personal computer and general office equipment
Be extremely organized, establish priorities, and meet
Maintain an effective filing system
Manage multiple assignments simultaneously including long- and
Be flexible in work assignments and processes based upon
Travel to various locations throughout the circuit for
assignments and training
Effectively utilize Microsoft Word and Outlook
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school and two years of progressively
responsible secretarial experience, or an equivalent combination of
training and experience. Prior legal experience preferred.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business
periodicals, technical procedures, legal documents and governmental
regulations. Ability to write business correspondence.
Basic computer skills are required including: keyboarding, use
of PC's, printers, etc. Microsoft Office experience required.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete
variables in standardized situations. Must be able to evaluate
problems, isolate key issues, research and develop alternative
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to be mobile, speak and hear. The employee is
frequently required to sit and reach. The employee is occasionally
required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move
up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Florida Drivers license.
The noise level for this position is moderate.
Personal computers, printers, copiers, scanners, telephones,
calculators, cell phone
This position description in no way states or implies that these
are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in
this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other
job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related
duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or
This position description has excluded the marginal functions of
the position that are incidental to the performance of essential
job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job
functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification
to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform
this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills,
aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some
requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or
significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.
The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of
knowledge, skills and abilities. Employees of the Office of the
Public Defender are at-will employees. This document does not
create employment contract, implied or otherwise, and may be
revised or rescinded at any time, due to operational necessity, at
the sole discretion of the Public Defender.
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