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

Salary – $23, 439.12

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.

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

No Phone Calls.  Applications will be accepted thru Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm.

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Human Trafficking Victim Specialist

This is a specialized victim counselor that is responsible for independent work in working in collaboration with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation as well as acting as liaison between the State Attorney’s Office and victims involved in the criminal cases prosecuted by that office.  This position requires a more advanced level of expertise in the particular area of human trafficking.

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

Minimum Qualifications and Annualized Salary

Salary – $40,437.12

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services or a similar degree
  • LCSW preferred by not required
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Prior public speaking preferred
  • Background in working with diverse population
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Savvy in social media
  • Ability to multitask, plan, and prioritize
  • High level of initiative and independent work
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, problem solving capabilities and organizational skills required
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics within the areas surrounding human trafficking/sexual violence/domestic violence

Please complete a State of Florida Application, Resume and Cover letter and submit to emccaulley@sao9.org

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Assistant State Attorneys

At this time, we are not accepting Assistant State Attorney applications. Those interested in a position as an ASA are asked to follow up with the office in January 2017.

 

Emailed applications will not be accepted.


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 Trainee (Internship)

The Ninth Circuit State Attorney offers nonpaying professional internships for second and third year law students considering a career in criminal prosecution. As a Certified Legal Trainee (CLT), students are exposed to the criminal justice system and the multifaceted role of the prosecution. Uncertified law students can also participate on a different level through the volunteer program.

Law students interested in applying for the CLT program must begin the process in their law school’s clinic 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 CLT 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.


Volunteers

Founded in 2008, the Ninth Circuit State Attorney volunteer program has succeeded in hosting more than 150 volunteers each year who contribute 16,000 hours annually to our mission. Our volunteer’s work equals almost $300,000 worth of time donated each year.

Many of our dedicated volunteers learn new skills as well as help make a positive impact on the criminal justice system. Volunteer opportunities range from working with our support team and translation to victim advocacy and research. College students and first year law students are encouraged to apply and may be able to count volunteers hours for class credit.

Please contact our volunteer office at 407.836.2400 or visit our volunteer website at http://govolunteer.sao9.net/ for details and to download an application. Interested parties may also fill out a PDF application here.

 

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