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STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, LEAD- 21009547

Date: May 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 156301 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, LEAD- 21009547

Position Number: 21009547 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/07/2020 

State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida

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The State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties and seeks applications for the position of Lead Community Prosecutor.   In a traditional prosecution program, the role of a prosecutor is narrowly focused: assistant state attorneys receive case referrals, file criminal cases, and seek convictions.  In a Community Prosecution model, however, prosecutors step outside of the traditional role to engage as problem-solvers in the community. Prosecutors work directly in neighborhoods, develop relationships with local groups, align enforcement priorities with residents’ public safety concerns, and seek solutions to prevent crime.

The SAO began implementing its Community Prosecution model in 2019.  With additional funding from a Bureau of Justice Assistance Innovative Prosecution Solutions grant, the SAO seeks a lead Community Prosecutor to contribute to the formulation of community action strategies and create proactive problem-solving approaches to prosecution. The Lead Community Prosecutor will coordinate fifteen to twenty Assistant State Attorneys currently working with local Citizen Planning Advisory Committees and JSO Sheriff’s Advisory groups.  The Lead Community Prosecutor will work  closely with stakeholders and law enforcement in neighborhoods, develop relationships with local community leaders, align enforcement priorities with residents’ public safety concerns, and seek solutions to combat violent crime—as well as less serious crimes—before they escalate into violence.

Applicants must have excellent communication and critical thinking skills.  Duties of the position require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement, and office staff. Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team member.

The State Attorney's Office has a harassment-free workplace policy and professional conduct requirement.  Employees must practice safe workplace procedures and follow policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and honesty.  Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level.

Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing.  Entry-level minimum annual salary for attorneys is $50,000 and includes State of Florida employee retirement and insurance options, attorney benefits, paid holidays, and leave.

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: Jacksonville