Organization

Florida Attorney General's Office
West Palm Beach, Florida

Posted Date

October 13, 2022

Contact Information

Ana Rosas
Ana.rosas@myfloridalegal.com

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: $68,006 – $85,000 Annually 

Position Summary: This position is in the Criminal Appeals Unit. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in legal research, honing their writing skills, having vibrant discussions of the law, having the opportunity to orate in the appellate courts, and who seek to work for the people of the State of Florida.

Responsibilities

The Work You Will Do: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: CRIMINAL APPEALS: Represent the State of Florida in all criminal appeals filed with the District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. 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. The duties incident to an appeal consist of the supervision of the timely filing of the necessary pleadings and documents comprising the record on appeal; the review of the assignments of error; the research necessary to prepare and file briefs setting forth contentions and positions of the State of Florida with respect to the issues involved; oral argument and all other responsibilities attending the prosecution of a criminal appeal. FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDINGS: Represent the appropriate state official in habeas corpus proceedings filed by state prisoners in the federal courts in the District Courts for Florida. The duties consist of responding to the claims of the prisoners asserting federal constitutional rights violations. This necessitates a review of all the state proceedings resulting in the conviction questioned, the supervision and preparation of the necessary pleadings, and responses needed to set forth the contentions and position of the State of Florida (including the supervision and preparation of requisite exhibits with respect to the issues raised), handling all hearings and the preparation of post-trial proceedings. Handle appeals from any of the foregoing proceedings to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to the United States Supreme Court. EXTRAORDINARY WRITS: Handles extraordinary litigation in both state and federal courts where appropriate. Handle any other special assignments or duties assigned by the Bureau Chief including civil litigation, special projects, post-conviction litigation, and opinions.

Qualifications

Qualifications: Admission to the Florida Bar and six years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings. The required legal experience must be from the practice of law in a state or territory of the United States. Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided that, pursuant to Rule 11-1.10 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, the attorney applies for and obtains admission to the Florida Bar within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class. 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.  

Application Process

ALL CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON THE PEOPLEFIRST WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED. https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/WEST-PALM-BEACH-SENIOR-ASSISTANT-ATTORNEY-GENERAL-DLA-41000155-FL-33401/939103700/ Apply Now