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