The State Attorney's Office, 14th Judicial Circuit, seeks an entry-level attorney for a position as an Assistant State Attorney in a misdemeanor division. Assistant State Attorneys are responsible for prosecuting criminal cases for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing.
The annual salary for an entry-level attorney admitted to the Florida Bar is $45,000, and comes with State of Florida Attorney benefit package. The comprehensive benefit package includes:
- State of Florida Retirement: 3 percent employee salary contribution required
- Nine Paid holidays
- Health and Life Insurance
- Additional supplemental insurances available
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.
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. Travel may be required.
Applicants considered for employment will be required to pass comprehensive background check including fingerprinting and drug testing. The State Attorney's Office 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. We hire only U.S. Citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. The State Attorney's Office 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).