Requisition No: 767942
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 3RD CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 21001752 1
Position Number: 21001752
Salary: $60,000.00 COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2023
State Attorney’s Office, Third Judicial Circuit
JOB LOCATION: 3rd Judicial Circuit
JOB TITLE: Assistant State Attorney
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
The State Attorney’s Office for the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes in Columbia, Suwannee, Madison, Dixie, Taylor, Hamilton, and Lafayette counties. We are looking for attorneys who have good judgment and share the office’s mission to keep people safe by prosecuting those who disrupt our community and to ensure the pursuit of justice is done in a transparent, fair, and thoughtful way that maintains the trust of those we serve.
Applicants must have a strong interest in courtroom litigation, with excellent communication and critical thinking skills. 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 the facts of cases 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. Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team member.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. Certified legal interns with a course concentration in criminal law will be considered.
COMPENSATION: Entry-level Assistant State Attorneys are compensated at an annual rate of $60,000 with more experienced candidates being compensated at a rate commensurate with their experience. Certified Legal Interns are compensated at an annual rate of $50,000. The full package of State benefits accompanies these positions including State of Florida retirement, insurance options, paid holidays and leave.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and State Attorney Third Judicial Circuit Application (to be found at www.sao3.org under “Employment”). Application will be accepted via mail, fax, e-mail, or online through the People First Portal.
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.