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Date:  Jun 19, 2022


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Requisition No: 602427 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21008660 

Salary:  $27,040.08 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2022 

State Attorney’s Office, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Position Opening - Legal Assistant II

Location:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary:  $27,040 / Year plus Benefits

F/T Position:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                        Education:  High School

                        Experience:  At least 2 years


Position Description

Join the State Attorney's Office team as a Legal Assistant.  This position will go to a team player who is able to perform a variety of complex, confidential tasks and work well under pressure while providing outstanding clerical support to several attorneys.


Duties include typing, filing and other clerical tasks; computer data entry; processing of e-filings; telephone communications with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel; maintaining the attorney’s calendar and scheduling depositions; managing daily time sensitive mail; updating case files using our in house case management software; issuing Subpoenas and e-filing motions and orders with the courts; assisting attorneys with routine and detailed tasks related to criminal court proceedings; and other tasks as assigned by the Assistant State Attorneys or the Support Staff Supervisor.



Candidates must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), office experience, and work well in a team environment.  Candidates must be highly motivated, extremely organized, and be able to handle confidential matters with the utmost discretion.  We are looking for self-starters who accept challenges, work well under pressure, and require minimal supervision after training.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with the criminal justice system.


Applicant must be a high school graduate and have two years of secretarial/clerical experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A qualifying typing and data entry test will be administered by our office. 


To apply, please visit and complete the on-line

Support Staff State of Florida Employment Application

and submit it along with a cover letter and resume.


Please do NOT apply via People First.

Applications submitted via People First will NOT be reviewed.


Human Resources for The Office of the State Attorney is located at:

201 SE 6th Street, Room 07150

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

(954) 831-6955

The State Attorney, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, is an

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami