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Date: Feb 13, 2020

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Requisition No: 140122 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21003618 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2020 

Assistant State Attorney, 1st Circuit OKALOOSA – SHALIMAR.

This area is known as the home of the world's most beautiful beaches. NOTE: This County was not affected by Hurricane Michael.

This work location is located in Shalimar, FL which is close to Fort Walton, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Crestview, Navarre and Navarre Beach. Other nearby cities are Gulf Breeze, Panama City and Pensacola. Nearby military bases are: Eglin AFB, Hurlburt, Whiting Field and Pensacola NAS.

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 $50,000.00. Attorney positions offer attorney benefits package. However, attorney benefits package is not applicable to Certified Legal Interns. Starting salary for Certified Legal Interns is $48,000.00 with standard employee insurance and retirement options.

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 justice 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.

Duties require reading, thinking, speaking, sitting, computer use and lifting up to 10lbs some on a repetitive basis, or for extended periods of time. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer.

Employment with this employer 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.

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 United States of America (USA) citizenship OR legal right to work in the United States. Only USA Citizens and/or those lawfully authorized to work in the United States (USA) will be considered. The State Attorney's Office participates in the USA 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 of America after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9).

Individuals may use the State of Florida People First on-line application process, however, the applicant will be required to submit the Employer's Agency Application to apply for this position. The Employer's Agency Application may be found and printed from the employer's website: (See "Employment Link" to print the application, complete and forward to employer.)

Optional methods of submitting application directly to the employer:

E-MAIL:, OR via

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

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

HAND DELIVERY TO: Office of State Attorney, 1st Judicial Ct, 190 W. Government Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 (1st Floor Judicial Center)


The State Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a Drug-Free workplace.

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: Fort Walton Beach