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STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 13TH CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 21008434

Date: Sep 27, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 477322 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 13TH CIRCUIT-ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 21008434

Position Number: 21008434 

Salary:  $50,000.04 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2021 

  

Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit

Assistant State Attorney

Position Description

This position represents the State of Florida in all criminal and civil cases as prescribed by law and at the pleasure and direction of the elected State Attorney.

The Office of the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is responsible for prosecuting all criminal violations of state law that occur throughout the Circuit, which encompasses all of Hillsborough County, including the incorporated cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City.

In addition to the primary responsibility of prosecuting criminal offenses, our office is actively involved in a variety of community organizations dedicated to preventing crime, reducing recidivism, and supporting victims. Our office also proactively engages in the community in order to improve communication, facilitate transparency, and promote trust with the citizens of Hillsborough County.

Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist State Attorney in presenting criminal cases in court.
  • Administer cases for felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and other types of prosecutions.
  • Prepare indictments, informations and petitions.
  • Prepare cases for prosecution including discovery and depositions.
  • Develop trial strategy, conduct plea negotiations, and perform research.
  • Interact with victims, police, and witnesses to make critical decisions.
  • Attend all court hearings.
  • Prepare legal documents and reports for court proceedings.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and court personnel, and conduct trials in court.
  • Attend and present evidence to grand juries.
  • Manage communication with stakeholders.
  • Train staff on legal issues and goals.
  • Organize and conduct workshops and seminars for stakeholders.
  • Provide administrative assistance to State Attorney as required.
  • Supervise attorneys and staff as assigned.
  • Participate in training opportunities provided by the office.  This may include attendance at courses, training exercises, or training experiences.
  • Comply with all public records statutes and policies.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Dependable and routine in-office attendance.
  • Ability to focus and pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to conduct legal research and apply legal analysis to factual scenarios in an ethical manner. Possess public speaking skills.
  • Efficient typing and computer skills and ability to operate office equipment.
  • Effective and efficient communication skills and ability to interact professionally with other employees, members of the public and stakeholders.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines.
  • Ability to read and follow rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor as well as independently.
  • Travel as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours per week.  Attorneys may be required to attend court hearings conducted outside of normal office hours and are required to adequately prepare cases prior to court hearings.  

Qualifications:        

A law degree from accredited law school, admittance to Florida Bar and continued membership in good standing.  This includes compliance with all membership requirements.

How to Apply:

Application packet can be found at https://www.sao13th.com/ under the Contact Us, Employment tab. Submit completed packets to employment@sao13th.com

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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.


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