Requisition No: 788702
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: SENIOR TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22009209
Position Number: 22009209
Salary: $60,314.90 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 12/30/2022
Fourth Judicial Circuit; Jacksonville, Florida
The position is responsible for reviewing briefs and case files; conducting legal research; drafting memoranda, opinions, orders, and reports; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. This is a high-volume work environment, and the individual needs to be self-motivated and dedicated. The largest portion of a staff attorney’s assignment focuses on pro se postconviction motions. This position requires an individual who enjoys research and writing.
Education and Training Guidelines
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required for this position.
Law review journal experience and/or advanced research and writing coursework preferred.
Five years of work experience in the practice of law or as a law clerk in an appellate or trial court.
CERTIFICATION: Requires membership in Good Standing with the Florida Bar.
Applicants must possess superior research, writing, grammar and communication skills.
Possess strong attention to detail and can work independently.
Have strong organization and time management skills to effectively prioritize pending assignments.
Exercise discretion, confidentiality and honesty in handling court matters.
Maintain high ethical and professional standards.
The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid $25,000 term life insurance. For more information on the benefits available to State of Florida employees visit: http://www.myflorida.com/mybenefits/.
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.
How to Apply
Submit a current and complete online State Employment Application at the People First State of Florida Jobs website, view the State Courts System page at https://jobs.myflorida.com/.
The resume cannot be substituted for the State Employment Application. All employment information must be seen on the application.
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 the closing date.
For additional information contact Debra Marchant by phone at 904-255-1022 or by email at CourtHR@coj.net.
To learn more about the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website at https://www.jud4.org/.
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, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the contact information indicated for each respective position.
Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.
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.