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Date:  May 19, 2023

MILTON, FL, US, 32570

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Requisition No: 795521 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21000483 

Salary:  $60,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/20/2023 


Assistant State Attorney



To apply, complete the People First online application process.


Join the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida as a Prosecutor!  Our office is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties.  We are seeking Assistant State Attorneys that have good judgment and a passion to keep our community safe.  


We hire Florida Bar members in good standing who have demonstrated an interest in litigation and/or criminal law through course work and internships.  We also recruit attorneys with prosecutorial experience for lateral hires.


Our prosecutors manage a large caseload, are in court frequently, and prosecute numerous trials. Training and mentoring are provided by senior attorneys. This is truly a unique opportunity to learn to become a first class trial attorney.


Entry level annual salary for attorneys is $60,000, which coupled with our generous benefits package is comparable to $100,838 annually.  Benefits include State of Florida employee retirement and insurance options, paid holidays and paid leave.


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, depositions, and interviewing witnesses/victims and other parties to ascertain facts. 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, and victims.


Employment 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.

Applicants considered for employment will be required to pass a 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.


Employer is a member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and FPAA Pay Plan.


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