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Assistant State Attorney

West Palm Beach, FL
Full Time
Job #: 21012129
Position Summary:
This is a general job posting for entry-level attorney positions in a misdemeanor or juvenile division. Assistant State Attorneys are responsible for prosecuting criminal cases for the 15th Judicial Circuit. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. Entry-level annual salary for attorneys is $50,000 and includes State of Florida employee retirement and insurance options, attorney benefits, paid holidays, and leave.

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. Duties of the position require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement, and office staff.

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. Ability to work as a team and regular, in-office attendance are required. Travel may be required. Lifting of case boxes up to 50lbs may also be required.

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.

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.

Closing Date: 4th November, 2019

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