Requisition No: 792880
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ASSISTANT STW PROSECUTOR-ATTORNEY-DLA - 41000479
Position Number: 41000479
Posting Closing Date: 02/10/2023
Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pay: $80,000 Annually
Position Summary: This position is in the Statewide Prosecution Unit. This position requires as a prerequisite to employment a degree of Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar. An attorney employed by the Office of Statewide Prosecution serves as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor and Assistant Statewide Grand Jury Legal Adviser, under the direction and supervision of a Bureau Chief Assistant Statewide Prosecutor.
Qualifications: Membership in the Florida Bar and three years of criminal trial law experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with criminal prosecution experience.
The Work You Will Do: The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Reviewing and evaluating evidence for the prosecution of criminal cases.
- Submitting all necessary data and recommendations to the Chief Assistant for intake decisions to accept or reject cases for prosecution.
- Advising and assisting the investigating agency in the completion of investigations and preparation of cases for prosecution, including the review of search warrants, electronic surveillance applications and orders, arrest affidavits and warrants; the taking of voluntary statements by witnesses or those given pursuant to subpoena; consultation with experts on the meaning and effect of technical evidence; researching applicable laws and regulations and applying them to the facts and evidence presented.
- Making charging decisions based on all relevant and material factors available, in consultation with the Bureau Chief Assistant.
- Establishing contact and coordination with other divisions within the Department of Legal Affairs, or other law enforcement or regulatory agencies, for the purpose of pursuing necessary civil or administrative remedies in appropriate cases.
- Preparing and filing charging instruments.
- Coordinating, to the extent possible, the surrender or arrest of criminal defendants on the charges filed.
- Representing the State at bond hearings.
- Determining the scope of discoverable materials, ensuring compliance with applicable discovery requirements, and attending depositions of all witnesses.
- Representing the State in pre-trial motion practice and at all calendar calls of the court.
- Representation of the State at trial on the charges.
- Representation of the State at post-trial hearings and sentencing proceedings.
- Establishing and maintaining contact with the Assistant Attorney General assigned to handle appellate matters, assisting where necessary in the preparation of the record on appeal, and in the analysis of appellate issues and arguments raised by the defense, or as necessary to the representation of the State's interests.
- Requesting, in all cases, the recovery of the costs associated with the prosecution as expended by the Office, and the costs of investigation as expended by the investigating agencies.
- Conducting and memorializing post-case review sessions with the investigating agencies and appropriate supervisors to determine the effectiveness of the approaches and strategies of the prosecution team.
- Participating in the Statewide Grand Jury process under the direct supervision of the Statewide Prosecutor, in appropriate cases.
- Following established policies and procedures regarding the operation of the Statewide Grand Jury, including the issuance of subpoenas, travel and expense reimbursement rules, and scheduling of appearances.
- Attending and participating in local, regional, and statewide investigative intelligence meetings and task forces, with the consent of the Bureau Chief Assistant, for the purpose of facilitating the implementation and use of the "integrated approach" to combating organized crime.
- Attending, at the direction of the Statewide Prosecutor, the "Integrated Approach" panel meetings sponsored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, when an active case is presented to that panel for acceptance or review.
- Maintaining proper documentation, according to Office policy, or all work performed, including intake and case progress forms, organized and indexed pleadings and case files, and current data entry in the automated case tracking system.
- Assisting the Statewide Prosecutor in the formulation of legislative priorities for criminal justice reform, including the drafting of legislative proposals or analyses of existing proposals.
- Properly representing the Office through courteous, professional, and ethical conduct and demeanor at all times.
- Maintaining continued professional development in the legal field.
- Maintaining a working knowledge of the administrative duties and responsibilities set forth in the Office of Statewide Prosecution Policies and Procedures Manual and the Department of Legal Affairs Policies and Procedures Manual, and subsequent revisions contained in inter-office memoranda from the Statewide Prosecutor, the Executive Assistant, or Bureau Chief Assistant.
- Traveling, as required, to perform the investigative, litigation, and training functions of the Office.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
- Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance option.
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com).
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Tuition waivers.
- And more! For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:
- Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. NOTE: Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.
- Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
- The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise.
- 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.
- OAG employees are paid biweekly. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, FS.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General participates in the U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify). E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).
REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will 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.