Requisition No: 801776
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: DISTRICT COURT CAREER ATTORNEY - 22001654
Position Number: 22001654
Salary: $49,427.88 - $70,058.39 Annually*
Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2023
First District Court of Appeal; Tallahassee, Florida
Judge Susan L. Kelsey is currently accepting applications for a law clerk position to begin as soon as possible. This is a full-time position, ideally for at least a two-year commitment, but with some flexibility. We’d prefer to work in-person with you at the courthouse in Tallahassee, but are also open to some work-from-home and hybrid options. The successful applicant will join one other law clerk who's been with the Court for 10 years and is an excellent mentor. We have a low-key and friendly atmosphere, and the work is varied, interesting, and sometimes challenging (in a good way).
Education and Training Guidelines
Reasonable time to study for the Florida Bar exam will be made available to lawyers who start before the exam.
*Attorneys are paid according to the Florida State Court System Appellate Staff Attorney Pay Plan, which currently provides as follows:
· DC Staff Attorney- $54,919.86 annually (less than one year of experience practicing law subsequent to passing the Florida Bar examination). Salary is 10% below minimum if not pass Bar.
· DC Senior Staff Attorney- $62,281.69 annually (at least two years’ experience practicing law subsequent to passing the Florida Bar examination)
· DC Career Attorney- $70,058.39 annually (at least five years’ experience practicing law subsequent to passing the Florida Bar examination, or five years’ experience as a law clerk/staff attorney)
The work requires excellence in thinking, legal research and writing skills, proofreading, and Bluebook rules.
Opened Until Filled; applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the First District Court of Appeal Employment website at https://www.1dca.org/Marshal-s-Office/Employment-Opportunities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, State of Florida job application, writing sample, and any references (all in one document, please), to Judge Kelsey’s attention to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information about the job advertised contact Leslie Tharp at 850-717-8131
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 (850) 487-1000 in advance or the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.
Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 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.