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Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: MILTON, FL, US, 32570

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Requisition No: 51366 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21008023 

Salary:  $40,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2019 

State Attorney's Office, 1st Circuit.

Individuals may use the State of Florida People First on-line application process to apply to ad and must provide a cover letter of introduction with the People First application.  Or, resumes (or an Employer Application) and a cover letter may be submitted directly to the employer. The Employer Application may found and printed from the employer's website:  (See "Employment Link" to print the application, complete and forward to employer with cover letter.)

Methods of submitting application directly to the employer:  

FAX: Attention: Jennie T. Pistole, Human Resources:  850-595-4212, OR via 

E-MAIL:, OR via

Office of State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit 
Attention: Jennie T. Pistole, Human Resources
P O Box 12726, Pensacola, FL 32591

OR via 

Office of State Attorney, 1st Judicial Ct
190 W. Government St
Pensacola, FL 32502 (1st Flr Judicial Ctr)

All applicants will be sent a confirmation email of receipt. Resumes and People First applications will be confirmed as received by email by the advertising employer, with the Employer Application attached to the email confirmation.  All applicants will be required to complete the Employer's Agency Employment Application and provide it to the employer by the job ad closing date.  APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THEIR EMAIL SPAM MAILBOX FOR EMPLOYER RESPONSES REDIRECTED TO SPAM.

This position requires a Juris Doctoral (Juris Doctor / Juris Doctorate) degree in law. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, or eligible for certification under the Florida Practice Rules. Position is entry level position   responsible for prosecuting criminal cases for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Beginning annual rate is $40,000, with State of Flordia employee retirement and insurance options, and attorney benefits, paid holidays and leave.  (Starting salary for Certified Legal Interns is $38,000. However, attorney benefits package is not applicable to Certified Legal Interns.)  

Applicants must have a strong interest in courtroom litigation, with excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Attorney responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparation of criminal cases for prosecution requiring  legal  research, taking of depositions, and the interviewing of witnesses, victims and other parties to ascertain facts of cases for prosecution. Trial work includes preparation and summation of detailed case work for presentation of cases in jury and  non-jury trials, and the examining and cross-examining  of witnesses, defendants, victims. 

Performance of duties of this position will require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement staff and office staff. Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team member. Employer has a “harassment-free” workplace policy, and requires honesty, confidentiality and professional conduct. Employees must practice safe workplace procedures; and follow policies and procedures. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer.

Position is advertised for Milton, FL which is close to Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Crestview, Holt, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Navarre Beach, FL. Other nearby cities are Shalimar, Mary Esther and Fort Walton, FL.  Nearby military bases are: Pensacola NAS, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt and Whiting Field. Travel may be required (with reimbursement). Physical activities will require reading, speaking, sitting, computer use and lifting up to 10 lbs some on a repetitive basis and, or for extended periods. 

Applicants considered for employment will be required to pass comprehensive background check including fingerprinting  and are required to have proof of identity, and proof of US citizenship OR legal right to work in the United States.  The State Attorney's Office supports a Drug-Free workplace.  Only U.S. Citizens and/or those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.A will be considered.  The State Attorney's Office participates in the U.S. Government's Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee's eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). 

Agency Head: William Eddins, State Attorney, Employment is "At Will" and non-contracted.  Employer is member of and functions under the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Pay Plan. Agency Mission Statement: "Seeking Justice for Florida".


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: Pensacola