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OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney

Date: May 15, 2021

Location: TAVARES, FL, US, 32778

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Requisition No: 357101 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney

Position Number: 22090000 

Salary:  $23.52 Per Hour or 10% less if not passed the FL Bar 

Posting Closing Date: 05/17/2021 

OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney

$23.52 Per Hour or 10% less if not passed the FL Bar


Fifth Judicial Circuit, Tavares, Florida; Hernando County


The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues.  The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders, and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Administrative Judge or designee. 
Knowledge Skills Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures.  Legal research skills.  Comprehensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently.  Ability to reason logically and analytically.  The ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.  Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the court.  Exceptional reading skills.  Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing.  Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court.  Ability to work effectively with others.

Education and Experience Guidelines

Graduate from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate Degree.  

Successful candidate must be a member of the Florida Bar within one year of hire.

Special Comments

*This Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is paid hourly and works 40 hours per week, except for holidays.  OPS/Variable hour employees may be eligible for insurance coverage.  There is no paid holiday, sick, or vacation time.

The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.  The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check.  Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.  All employees of the Florida State Courts System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State Employment Application at the website The employment application is located at the bottom of the page.

Email the application to Robin Hamel at

The People First profile application will not be considered. 

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

For additional information contact Robin Hamel at 352-272-1451.

To learn more about the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida visit its website

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, 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 711 or 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.

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