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STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 15TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 21006226

Date:  Sep 11, 2022
Location: 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401


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Requisition No: 694662 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 15TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 21006226

Position Number: 21006226 

Salary:  $57,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2022 

OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY, 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

 

The State Attorney's Office, 15th Judicial Circuit, is currently accepting applications for an entry level Assistant State Attorney Position.  THIS IS AN AT WILL POSITION. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three law-related references and complete the online application process through the State of Florida job site.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title: Assistant State Attorney

Position Summary and Duties:

 

This is a general job posting for entry-level attorney positions in a misdemeanor or juvenile division.  An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for advocating the State’s position in all court hearings, trials and sentencings. 

 

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 facts of case 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.

 

The duties of the position require proficient management of detailed case work and the ability to use office computer software and equipment.  Applicant must have knowledge and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.  Duties also require the employee to perform various frequent and repetitive actions/duties, in use of computer programs/keyboard and telephone.  Ability to work as a team and regular, in-office attendance are required.  Travel may be required.  Lifting of case boxes up to 50 lbs. may also be required.

 

The following applicants will be considered:

 

  • Member of the Florida Bar in good standing;
  • Law school graduates that have taken the Florida Bar Exam and are awaiting results; or
  • 3L students from an accredited law school; preference may be given to those qualified as a Certified Legal Intern

 

Salary & Benefits

Current entry-level annual salary for attorneys is $57,000.00.  This position includes a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Low cost health insurance plan options ($8.34 for individual coverage & $30.00 for family coverage)
  • State paid disability & life insurance policies
  • Supplemental insurance plans (including dental, vision, hospitalization, etc.) are available at very reasonable cost
  • Automatic enrollment in the Florida Retirement System in the Senior Management Class
  • Paid State and County holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick leave accrued on a monthly basis
  • Qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Tuition Waiver program
  • Additionally, upon Legislative approval, Florida Bar Dues are paid by the Agency each year in exchange for some pro bono hours.

 

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.

 

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami