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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 318142 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22011714

Position Number: 22011714 

Salary:  $48,925.25 or $44,032.72 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/19/2021 

Job Location:

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit - Felony Division; Tampa, Florida

Salary Range

$48,925.25 or $44,032.72 annually*

Job Description


The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill a judicial staff attorney position in Tampa, Florida with an expected start date in early spring 2021. The successful applicant will assist state court circuit judges with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments. It is anticipated that the position will be assigned to the Criminal Division, assisting with pretrial and post-conviction relief matters.



Education and Training Guidelines


Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying. If the successful applicant is not a member of The Florida Bar at the time of hire, he or she must become a Florida Bar member within one year of the hire date.





Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments. Discretion, honesty and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.



Special Comments


*Salary: $48,925.25 (Florida Bar member) or $44,032.72 (awaiting Florida Bar membership), plus benefits.



How to Apply


Applicants must submit a cover letter and a résumé that includes law school class rank. Applicants may also submit a State of Florida employment application and recommendation letters but these items are not required at this time. All application materials should be submitted in one PDF document attachment sent to the circuit’s Legal Department at Materials must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021.


The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.

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: Tampa