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Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34475

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Requisition No: 410381 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21003687 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 

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

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The State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. We are seeking Assistant State Attorneys for all our county offices.  We are looking for attorneys who have good judgment and share the office’s mission to keep people safe by prosecuting those who disrupt our community and to ensure the pursuit of justice is done in a transparent, fair, and thoughtful way that maintains the trust of those we serve.

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

Applicants must be members in good standing with the Florida Bar.

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: Ocala