STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT-VICTIM WITNESS COUNSELOR II – 21001712 – Pensacola, FL 32502

Requisition No: 88542

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, 1ST CIRCUIT-VICTIM WITNESS COUNSELOR II – 21001712

Position Number: 21001712

Salary: $30,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2019

OFFICE OF STATE ATTORNEY – 1st Circuit of Florida

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a VOCA Grant funded Victim/Witness Counselor II (Victim Advocate) position in Pensacola, FL which is funded on a year-to-year basis as determined by the Federal funding approval for each year. This one year funding began: 10/01/2019.

Minimum Training and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college program with major work in the area of social science or criminal justice, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

A background in social work, criminal justice, psychology, and/or related field is preferred. Training, and/or work experience in the dynamics of victimization, community services and crisis intervention is preferred.

Position will primarily require the employee to make initial and follow-up phone calls, send e-mail and US Mail contacts; attend depositions, hold victim office interviews, attend court proceedings and assist victims with paperwork, as necessary.

Position will also require knowledge and referral of professional support services to victims and family members. Position will support legal and support staff at the State Attorney’s Office in Pensacola, FL.

Duties of this position require the employee to have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work as a team and independently on an effective basis in a highly confidential and sensitive environment. Performance of these duties will require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement staff and office staff. The duties of this position will also require the ability to use various confidential office computer software, Word and automated calendars. Duties will also require data entry for service tracking and reporting. Physical activities will require sitting and speaking on a repetitive basis and/or for extended periods of time.

Applicants must be able to pass a background check for employment. Employer is an E-Verify participant, requiring proof of identity, and proof of US citizenship OR legal right to work in the United States.

Employer has a “harassment-free” workplace policy, and requires honesty, confidentiality and professional conduct. Employees must practice safe workplace procedures; and follow instructions, policies and procedures. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer and meet VOCA grant requirements.

Individuals may use the State of FL People First On-line application process.

Or, resumes, applications and a cover letter may be submitted directly to the employer.

The Employer Application may found and printed from the employer’s website: http://osa1.org

See “Employment Link” – Print, complete and forward the application to employer with cover letter.

Methods of submitting application to this employer:

FAX: Attention: Jennie T. Pistole, Human Resources: 850-595-4212, OR via

E-MAIL: [email protected], OR via

US MAIL: Office of State Attorney, 1st Judicial Ct, FL – Attention: Jennie Pistole, Human Resources, PO Box 12726, Pensacola, FL 32591, OR via

HAND DELIVERY TO: Office of State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit, 190 W. Government Street (1st Floor Judicial Center), Pensacola, FL 32502

All resumes and People First applications will be confirmed as received by email by the employer, with the Employer Application attached to the email confirmation. All applicants will be required to complete the Employer’s Agency Employment Application and provide it to the employer within three (3) work days post employer’s email acknowledgement date. Resumes and applications must show complete and accurate dates and addresses of all employments, and must include education, training and skills.

APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THEIR EMAIL SPAM MAILBOX FOR EMPLOYER RESPONSES REDIRECTED TO SPAM.

Agency Head: William Eddins, State Attorney, Employment is “At Will” and non-contracted. Employer is member of and functions under the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Pay Plan. Agency Mission Statement: “Seeking Justice for Florida”

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: Pensacola

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