Assistant State Attorney Positions

The State Attorney’s Office hires attorneys as Assistant State Attorneys when positions are open. Applications may be submitted at any time. Please include a cover letter and resume when applying for a position as an Assistant State Attorney. Applications are kept active for a period of 6 months and are reviewed when positions become available. Vacant positions are open to attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar, or graduates of ABA-approved law schools who intend to sit for the Florida Bar Examination.

Assistant State Attorneys are responsible for representing the State of Florida in criminal proceedings before county and circuit courts.  Attorneys are expected to review cases to determine what criminal charges to file, interview witnesses and victims, litigate pre-trial motions, and prepare and try criminal cases before a jury. Applicants should have a thorough working knowledge of the Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence. Prior trial practice courses and internships are helpful but not required. A desire for immediate trial experience is required.

  • All attorneys are provided Westlaw and Internet services, CLE opportunities and extensive in-house training.
  • All attorneys receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and life insurance.
  • All attorneys are members of the Florida Retirement System in the senior management class. Full time employees accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis.
  • We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace.

Application Process

Complete the State Attorney’s Office Employment Application.

This form may be filled out on your computer. If you cannot view PDF files, download the free Adobe Reader software. The download is available here. When downloading, be sure to un-select any “optional offers” that come bundled with the software, as they are unnecessary to the software’s installation.

Email, mail or deliver your completed and signed application along with a cover letter and resume (if you have one) to:

Office of the State Attorney
19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Attn: Legal Affairs
411 South 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

HRASA@sao19.org

Support Staff Positions

We accept and welcome employment applications on a continuing basis. Applications are kept active for a period of 6 months and are reviewed when positions become available. Please include a cover letter and resume (if you have one) with your application when applying.

To support the prosecutorial function of the Office of the State Attorney, we employ investigators, paralegals, legal secretaries, clerks, victim advocates, and administrative staff. The office is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Health insurance, life insurance and other additional benefits are available for support staff at a nominal cost. All employees are members of the Florida Retirement System in the regular member service class. Full time employees accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace.

Application Process

Complete the State Attorney’s Office Employment Application.

This form may be filled out on your computer. If you cannot view PDF files, download the free Adobe Reader software. The download is available here. When downloading, be sure to un-select any “optional offers” that come bundled with the software, as they are unnecessary to the software’s installation.

Email, mail or deliver your completed and signed application along with a cover letter and resume (if you have one) to:

Office of the State Attorney
19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Attn: Office Manager
411 South 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

HRSUPPORT@SAO19.ORG

Legal Internships

The office offers volunteer internships in criminal law for law school students. 

Application Process

Applications for volunteer legal interns are accepted on a continuing basis. Those interested in applying should mail a resume to:

Office of the State Attorney
19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Attn: Legal Affairs
411 South 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950