Careers and Volunteers

Careers and Volunteers


 

Legal Assistant I

This is complex and confidential legal secretarial work.

An employee in a position allocated to this class is responsible for performing a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in relieving an Assistant State Attorney of routine and detailed duties. Duties involve the performance of administrative and clerical tasks related to criminal court proceedings; setting up and maintaining attorney’s calendar, case files and screening calls, etc.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed for achievement of desired results.

Minimum Requirements & Annualized Salary

Graduation from a standard high school and two years of secretarial or clerical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in the criminal justice field.

Salary – $23, 439.12

Please complete the attached internal application and e-mail to gacosta@sao9.org.

No Phone Calls.  Applications will be accepted thru Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm.

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Assistant State Attorneys

We are currently accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of Assistant State Attorney.  Members of the Florida Bar and those awaiting results from the July 2017 administration of the Florida bar examination are invited to apply.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via e-mail to Kelly Hicks, Director of Training, at khicks@sao9.org.

 


Administrative Support

All open support and administrative positions for the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office are posted on the People First Job Center. You may submit your application via People First or to Jobs@sao9.org. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. To download a State of Florida application, visit SOF Employment Application.


Investigators

The Ninth Judicial Circuit employs law enforcement investigators pursuant to F. S. 27.255.  State Attorney investigators are required to have a minimum of three years of previous law enforcement experience and maintain a current certification with the Florida Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

State Attorney Investigator Duties Include:

  • Support the efforts of the Assistant State Attorneys by locating, communicating and transporting victims and witnesses as necessary;
  • Support the efforts of the Assistant State Attorneys by facilitating the collection of additional evidentiary articles and sworn statements when found to exist;
  • Support the efforts of the Assistant State Attorneys by coordinating the aforementioned efforts with the applicable local law enforcement agencies’ participation;
  • Support the efforts of the Assistant State Attorneys by serving subpoenas within the state;
  • Conduct criminal investigations, such as misconduct, corruption and Governor’s assignments, and collect case-related interviews and evidence for their use in criminal prosecution;
  • Make arrests based on probable cause, with or without search or arrest warrants, including the pursuit, apprehension and arrest of individuals violating state laws, or county or city ordinances within the Ninth Judicial Circuit;
  • Testify in court as to the conclusions and evaluations of evidence and other investigatory discoveries;
  • Conduct preliminary reviews of use-of-force investigations related to law enforcement forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office;
  • Assist other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in conducting investigations;
  • Perform work related to the prosecution or clearance of criminal cases.

Certified Legal Internship (2L or 3L) / Law Student Volunteer (1L, 2L, or 3L)

The Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office offers non-paying professional internships for second and third year law students considering a career in criminal prosecution. As a Certified Legal Intern (CLI), students are exposed to the criminal justice system and the multifaceted role of the prosecution.

Law students interested in applying for the CLI program must begin the process in their law school’s clinical program. After receiving your school’s application packet through their application process, a representative from the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Human Resources department will contact you if additional information is needed.

Space in our CLI program is limited. Once your application packet is reviewed and approved, we will notify your school of your status.  All required forms and documents must be completed and submitted prior to the start of your internship period.

The State Attorney’s Office also accepts non-certified law students (1L, 2L, or 3L) through our Law Student Volunteer program. If you are a law student interested in volunteering with our office, please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via e-mail to Kelly Hicks, Director of Training, at khicks@sao9.org.


Victim Advocate Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with the State Attorney’s Victim Advocacy Program, please contact Erin McCaulley, Victim Services Director, via e-mail at emccaulley@sao9.org

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