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Date: Oct 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 252401 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21014460 

Salary:  $25,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2020 



Legal Assistant/Secretary I – 210-14460

Starting annual salary $25,000

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Do you want a rewarding career?

Join the State Attorney's Office and be part of a dynamic team.  This office is located in Milton, Florida and is known as home of the world’s most beautiful beaches. This entry level position involves assisting attorneys, data entry, coordinating case files, and high volume phone contact with the public.  This is complex and confidential work.  Full time position – Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entry level staff will be responsible for performing a variety of secretarial and clerical duties in assisting Assistant State Attorneys with routine and detailed tasks.  Duties involve the performance of secretarial and clerical tasks related to criminal court proceedings, setting up and maintaining attorney calendars, document management, pulling files for the daily court calendar, and making travel arrangements.  Duties also involve screening calls, providing information to the general public, some courtroom attendance, reviewing files, and preparing the appropriate motions and orders.

To successfully perform the duties of this position, candidates must have a professional demeanor, excellent communication skills, office experience, keyboarding skills 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. 

Minimum Training and Experience Required:  A high school diploma or equivalency and two years of secretarial or clerical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Applicants will be required to take and pass a Typing and Skills test on site, or at an Employ Florida Career Center. 

Applicants must be able to pass a background check for employment.  Employer is an E-Verify participant, requiring proof of identity, and proof of US citizenship OR legal right to work in the United States. 

Employer has a “harassment-free” workplace policy, and requires honesty, confidentiality and professional conduct. Employees must practice safe workplace policies and procedures.  Employees must maintain satisfactory attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer.

Individuals may use the State of FL “People First” electronic application process.

Or, résumé, employer application and a cover letter may be submitted directly to the employer.

The Employer Application is located on our website: 

See "Employment" link - Print, complete and forward the application with cover letter and résumé.

Methods of submitting application: 

E-MAIL:, OR via

FAX: Attention: Human Resources:  (850)-595-4212

All résumés and People First applications will be confirmed as received by email.

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"  

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: Pensacola