Category: Open Positions

Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

TITLE:  Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

Position Overview:

The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants. 

The Job Responsibilities are: 

Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; and attending trials of complex cases.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience required, with appellate experience preferred as excellent writing skills are necessary.  Membership in the Florida Bar is also required.  

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $65,000 to $75,000.   The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.

For additional information, please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by June 25th, 2021, via email at ChristineZahralban@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to:m or U.S Mail to:

Christine Zahralban
Chief Assistant State Attorney- Legal Division
1350 N.W. 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 547-0860

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Victim Witness Specialist II – Children’s Courthouse

Position

Victim Witness Specialist II – Children’s Courthouse
(Formerly Known as Victim Witness Counselor I)

Location

Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse 
155 N.W. 3rd Street
Miami, Florida 33128

Position Overview:

This position requires extensive phone contact with victims and witnesses along with high-volume case, which consists of coordinating witness appearances for trial and depositions. The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but flexibility of the work schedule is needed. 

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing weekly availability lists for trial
  • Assessing victims’ needs and making appropriate referrals to community resources for victims’ assistance
  • Preparing witness locates
  • Processing return mail
  • Coordinating transportation of victims and witnesses for depositions, satellite depositions, and court hearings
  • Assisting the Assistant State Attorneys when preparing for trial
  • Performing extensive phone work with victims and witnesses
  • Assisting the check in booth when necessary
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or,
  • Associate Degree and one (1) year experience with work in the area of criminal justice, social science, counseling, public contact/customer service or,
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish or English and Creole
  • Having customer service experience

Specific Skills and Characteristics are:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed oriented
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Handle large volume of calls

Starting Annual Salary:  $24,421.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Legal Assistant II – Arraignment Secretary

Location

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

Position

Legal Assistant II – Arraignment Secretary
(Formerly Known as Legal Secretary I)

Position Overview

This position is responsible for providing support to four to five Assistant State Attorneys in the Misdemeanor Unit and ensuring that all files are completed and ready for the Attorneys to review and make a filing decision prior to the arraignment. The work schedule for this position is: 8:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing domestic violence cases for upcoming arraignment hearings
  • Identifying witnesses for Discovery
  • Preparing the discovery package
  • Updating witnesses and evidence in HYDRA
  • Ordering all reports and evidence
  • Setting pre-file conference appointments
  • Preparing daily court calendars
  • Processing incoming mail
  • Processing attorney requests
  • Performing extensive phone work
  • Working closely with the Division Trial Secretary, Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor and Victim Specialist
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having knowledge of domestic violence community resources, HYDRA, CJIS, and E-Notify

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Meet stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be flexible with work schedule, to include working additional hours when required

This position is responsible for providing support to four to five Assistant State Attorneys in the Misdemeanor Unit and ensuring that all files are completed and ready for the Attorneys to review and make a filing decision prior to the arraignment. The work schedule for this position is: 8:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing domestic violence cases for upcoming arraignment hearings
  • Identifying witnesses for Discovery
  • Preparing the discovery package
  • Updating witnesses and evidence in HYDRA
  • Ordering all reports and evidence
  • Setting pre-file conference appointments
  • Preparing daily court calendars
  • Processing incoming mail
  • Processing attorney requests
  • Performing extensive phone work
  • Working closely with the Division Trial Secretary, Paralegal, Victim Witness Counselor and Victim Specialist
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having knowledge of domestic violence community resources, HYDRA, CJIS, and E-Notify

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Meet stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be flexible with work schedule, to include working additional hours when required

Starting Annual Salary:  $23,221.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Victim Witness Specialist II – Victim Services Unit

Position Overview:

The Victim Witness Specialist II position provides support to the “A”, “B” and “C” level Assistant State Attorneys in the Felony Judicial Divisions.  This position serves as a point of contact for victims and witnesses, as well as provides guidance and support throughout the criminal justice system.  The work schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but flexibility of the work schedule is needed.

 The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing weekly availability lists for trial
  • Assessing victims’ needs and making appropriate referrals to community resources for victims’ assistance
  • Providing information to victims and witnesses on their rights and the criminal justice system
  • Sending mandatory trial subpoenas
  • Preparing witness locates
  • Coordinating the appearances of victims and witnesses for depositions, satellite depositions, and court hearings
  • Assisting the Assistant State Attorneys when preparing for trial
  • Performing extensive phone work with victims and witnesses
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or,
  • Associate Degree and one (1) year experience* with work in the area of criminal justice, social science, counseling, public contact/customer service or,
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

*Candidates with a minimum of six (6) months experience may apply and if selected, the pay increase will start when year of experience requirement is met.  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be given first consideration.

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish or English and Creole
  • Having customer service experience

Specific Skills and Characteristics are:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and Demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate being detailed oriented
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Be a self–starter and work independently
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public

Starting Annual Salary:  $26,421.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Clerical Specialist III – Human Trafficking

Position Overview

The Clerical Specialist III in the Human Trafficking Unit requires operating video equipment that is used to record all interviews and depositions within the unit. This position is also responsible for meeting and greeting all visitors in the Unit and serving as the first point of contact. The schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but flexibility of the work schedule is required.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Securing, labeling reproducing and cataloging video recordings as needed for evidentiary purposes
  • Utilizing the Application Development System (ADS) program to input data on new cases coming into the unit
  • Sustaining a filing system, compiling statistical data for the unit and maintaining a calendar of weekly appointments
  • Assisting with coordination of scheduled appointments such as defense deposition room reservation requests via our website, as well as working with outside agencies to schedule forensic interviews
  • Ensuring that all visitors are properly screened and providing proper announcement of visitors and/or clients
  • Acquiring and verifying proper identification prior to providing building access
  • Conducting detailed research in various databases to locate case information to determine the appropriate location for visitors who arrive without case and/or appointment information
  • Conducting extensive phone contact with the public
  • Providing community resources information when applicable
  • Attending court when needed as custodian of the records for the recordings
  • Working closely with the Legal Assistants in the Unit and providing telephone coverage and assistance with the mail run
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successful completion of the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having experience operating video equipment
  • Being Fluent in English and Spanish

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Deal effectively with all levels of staff
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively under pressure and with time constraints
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be susceptible to the needs of the general public and members of the legal/law enforcement communities
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Starting Annual Salary: $23,221.08

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Paralegal Specialist II – Juvenile Division

Position Overview

The Paralegal II reviews and analyzes arrest affidavits to make appropriate filing and charging decisions.  In addition, this position also supports Assistant State Attorneys to gather all evidentiary information on an ongoing basis.  The work schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Analyzing arrest affidavits, conducting pre-filing conferences, gathering information and evidence to determine appropriate filing and charging decisions
  • Generating juvenile pick-up orders/arrest warrants
  • Processing Civil Citation cases
  • Revising and updating cases previously completed at the JAC
  • Assisting Assistant State Attorneys in gathering additional evidence
  • Amending and refiling petitions
  • Acting as back-up to the Paralegal III in reviewing the A-Form Management System
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and one (1) year experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist,
    Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant, or
  • Associate Degree and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist,
    Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant, or
  • Successful completion of a two (2) year Paralegal program and three (3) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant, or
  • Five (5) years equivalent combination of experience working as a as a Paralegal, Victim Witness Specialist, Case Analyst, or Legal Assistant

 The Preferred Qualities/Characteristics are:

  • Being bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Having direct work experience in Juvenile or FSU, and with HYDRA

Specific Qualities/Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of crime elements
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Prioritize and meet stringent deadlines
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and outside agencies

Starting Annual Salary: $30,306.84

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Legal Assistant II – County Court

TITLE: LEGAL ASSISTANT II – County Court
(Formerly Known as: Legal Secretary I)
Civic Park Plaza
1469 N.W. 13 Terrace
Miami, Florida


Position Overview: The Legal Assistant II in the Traffic/Crimes Division of County Court provides secretarial and caseload support for three (3) to four (4) Assistant State Attorneys. Due to the high volume of cases processed in County Court from arrest through disposition and the 90-day speedy trial period, we have a limited amount of time to handle a caseload of approximately 100 cases each week for arraignment and trial. The work schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (depending on assigned division).

  • Preparing Misdemeanor or Traffic cases for either a Central or Branch division
  • Creating electronic case files
  • Processing arraignments, motions, reports, trials, probation violation hearings
  • Processing daily calendars, discovery, arrest affidavits, body worn cam videos and police reports and any additional supporting documents
  • Updating witnesses in Hydra/Tis
  • Processing a high volume of faxed documents and mail
  • Locating files for the assigned ASAs to review within 24 to 48 hours of receipt
  • Setting all pre-trial conferences for the assigned ASAs
  • Completing ASA requests
  • Handling numerous incoming and outgoing telephone calls from defense attorneys, police agencies, victims/witnesses and other outside agencies
  • Providing back-up support to other Legal Assistants throughout the Division
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years clerical experience
  • Successful completion of a Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Being fluent in English and Spanish

Specific Skills and Characteristics

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Lift boxes weighing 25 pounds
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Possess and demonstrate very good verbal communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to multitask
  • Work effectively under pressure and with all levels of staff and outside agencies
  • Work effectively under stringent deadlines
  • Be detailed-oriented
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Be computer literate
  • Work in a group/team environment

Starting Annual Salary: $25,211.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Assistant State Attorney – Money Laundering Strike Force

TITLE:  Assistant State Attorney – Money Laundering Strike Force

Position Overview:

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is seeking a Florida Bar member with at least three years’ experience to work with the South Florida Financial Crimes Strike Force (SFFCSF).

The Job Responsibilities are: 

This is primarily a civil litigation position and the selected candidate will be responsible for litigating civil forfeitures on behalf of the SFFCSF in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The assigned Assistant State Attorney will also be expected to provide legal advice to participating Strike Force law enforcement agencies in proactive money laundering and related investigations.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Preference will be given to individuals with superior writing and organization skills, significant litigation experience, and an interest in criminal and civil investigations. Membership in the Florida Bar is also required. 

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $60,000 and $70,000.  The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.

For additional information, please contact Strike Force Executive Director Adam Korn at adamkorn@miamisao.com.  To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements by May 29, 2021 via email to gunnarstewart@miamisao.com or U.S Mail to:

Gunnar Stewart
Recruitment Coordinator
Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL. 33136
Equal Opportunity Employer

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Clerical Specialist III (OPS Payroll) – Felony Screening Unit

TITLE:  Clerical Specialist III (OPS Payroll)

UNIT: Felony Screening Unit – Case Screening Unit

LOCATION: Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle 1350 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136

Position Overview:

The Intake Clerk II position in the Case Screening Unit of the Felony Screening Division, is responsible for preparing daily bond hearing calendars and creating new cases in Hydra.  The work schedule for this position is 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and/or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. accordingly.  However, this may be occasionally adjusted to meet the needs of the unit. This position requires working weekends and some holidays. 

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Preparing daily bond hearing calendars
  • Creating new Hydra cases
  • Conducting high volume research and data entry
  • Conducting extensive telephone interaction with police officers who have made probable cause arrests
  • Using secured and confidential databases to obtain criminal history records, civilian witness addresses, and police officers’ work schedules
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum Requirements are:

  • High School diploma or its equivalent
  • Two (2) years of clerical experience
  • Successfully passing the Skills Test

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Possessing knowledge of the Criminal Justice System
  • Customer Service experience

Specific Qualities/Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Type 20 accurate words per minute
  • Be detailed oriented with an emphasis on quality and accuracy
  • Be self-reliant and able to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Work effectively under pressure and independently with all levels of staff
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet stringent deadlines
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs

Hourly Salary:  $11.16*

*This position is being offered on Temporary OPS Payroll, with the potential of the candidate being transferred to Regular Payroll at a date to be determined.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Only External Candidates will be considered

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