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Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 32301

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Requisition No: 437223 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21013101 

Salary:  Negotiable based on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 

Office of the State Attorney, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit

Assistant State Attorney

Job Description:

The State Attorney’s Office for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed in Broward County. We seek Assistant State Attorneys who are objective, exercise good judgment, and are committed to the pursuit of fair and equitable justice for all members of the community. 

This position is for an experienced attorney with 3 or more years of criminal trial experience.  Applicants must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar.  Applicants must possess a strong interest in being a trial lawyer and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Applicants must have the time management and organizational skills required to manage a large volume caseload.  Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team member.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal but are not limited for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Conduct jury trials, non-jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and other related courtroom proceedings
  • Investigate, evaluate, and prepare cases for trial
  • Legal research and writing
  • Communicate with and serve as a liaison to victims, their family members, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel
  • All other case related tasks as needed

To Apply:

Please visit and complete the application process there.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, employment application, final law school transcript and three letters of recommendation.  Applicants must also sign a release for the completion of a preliminary background check. 

Please do NOT apply via People First.  Applications submitted via People First will NOT be reviewed.

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: Tallahassee