MyFlorida CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 1ST REGION-MITIGATION SPECIALIST - 21015989 in JACKSONVILLE, Florida

CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 1ST REGION-MITIGATION SPECIALIST - 21015989

Date:Oct 12, 2017

Location:JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

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Requisition No: 22125

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 1ST REGION-MITIGATION SPECIALIST - 21015989

Position Number: 21015989

Salary: $48,000.00- $60,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2017

Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, First Judicial Region.

To apply, complete the online application process through People First.

The Office of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel - Region 1 is accepting applications for a Mitigation Specialist for the Jacksonville, Florida office. This position involves investigative work for the purpose of developing mental health, medical and social history information necessary to both the first and second stages of death penalty murder cases. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in developing a mitigation plan for presentation at trial or on appeal. Duties include interviewing clients, locating and contacting witnesses, locating, collecting, and analyzing educational, medical, mental health, and various other records. The Mitigation Specialist will also assist defense attorneys in locating and working with experts, serving subpoenas, coordinating witnesses, creating demonstrative evidence, preparing timelines and genograms of client, and researching medical/mental health issues. Travel is required and you will eligible for reimbursement per the office's employee manual. The qualified applicant should have at least three (3) years of experience as a Mitigation Specialist and state licensure as a mental health counselor or social worker is preferred. A full job description is set out below and the beginning salary will be between $48,000 - $60,000 depending on the successful applicants experience, along with the generous benefits provided to State employees.

The applicant must demonstrate that he or she has skills necessary to serve as a Mitigation Specialist in a death penalty case and will apply that knowledge and skills with appropriate thoroughness and preparation.

Must meet requirements as set below.

Graduate of a college or university with either a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field.

Skills

  • Familiarity with the law governing the introduction of mitigating evidence at the penalty phase of a capital case.

  • Substantial familiarity with the psychological, behavioral and neurological diseases and disorders set forth in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

  • Substantial familiarity with the protocols for interviewing family members, relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, employers and other potential mitigation witnesses to obtain Information regarding the defendant's background and evidence to support statutory and non-statutory mitigating circumstances.

  • The ability to obtain copies of a defendant's records including, but not limited to, educational, employment, medical, social services, military and prison records.

  • The ability to work as part of the defense team, follow the instructions of defense counsel regarding the handling of the case, and maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained while working on the case.

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:Jacksonville