Mitigation Specialist

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Job location
1320 NW 14 ST
Miami, FL 33125
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Law Office of Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez
Street address: 
1320 NW 14 ST
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Mitigation Specialist

Opening Date: 09/28/2016 Closing Date: 10/28/2016

PD11 Overview: The Public Defender is an elected official who has a constitutional duty to provide legal representation to persons in jeopardy of losing their liberty who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.

Job Description: The mitigation specialist assists attorneys representing clients with juvenile (delinquency) or criminal cases. The work may include conducting biopsychosocial interviews with juveniles and adults, identifying issues related to intellect, mental health, substance abuse, and trauma, referring clients to experts, obtaining records, drafting persuasive alternative sentencing and treatment plans and identifying appropriate educational, substance abuse and mental health placements. Applicants must be willing to work with clients in adult jails and in juvenile detention facilities.

How you will be evaluated: Your submitted application package will be reviewed to determine compliance with application requirements, level of position-relevant work experience, education and training.

After your application package has been reviewed, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. Non-local candidates may be interviewed initially via Skype or other electronic means.
Salary: $38,000 - $41,000, depending on qualifications, educational background and experience. Full range of state benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, and free tuition for college courses on a space-available basis.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Veterans are encouraged to apply.


• A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or mental health field is preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree with combined relevant work experience may be considered/ substituted for Master’s Degree
• Excellent verbal, written, computer, and communication skills
• Bilingual skills: English/Spanish and/or English/Creole preferred
• Able to write clearly and concisely and to prepare clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports containing findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations.
• Clean driving record, valid Florida Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance
• Reliable vehicle, as travel is required.

To apply: 

How to Apply: Download the State of Florida job application at and submit the completed application along with your resume and writing sample, all in PDF format, to [email protected]:
Your application package must include the State of Florida job application, resume and required supporting documents. Please include information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide required documentation information may result in rejection of your application package.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
38,000 - 41,000
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 28, 2016