EMPLOYMENT


We accept applications for employment in all five counties on an ongoing basis. Applications are kept on file for consideration for six months. New hires will undergo a comprehensive background check, including fingerprinting. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Non-Attorney Support Staff Positions

Complete a State of Florida Application (link)
Forward the completed application to:
Suz Geeraerts, Executive Director
110 NW 1st Ave., Suite 5000
Ocala, Florida 34475
Or e-mail to: SGeeraerts@sao5.org

If you have any questions about available non-attorney positions or the hiring process for support staff, call 352-671-5800 and ask for administration.


 
Assistant State Attorney Positions

Our office is dedicated to seek justice with integrity and diligence. To that end, we seek to employ hard-working attorneys with good character, a strong sense of ethics and fairness, excellent legal skills, a commitment to public service, and a desire to seek justice. Our attorneys are diverse in background and experience. We have a comprehensive training program for new attorneys as well as in-house continuing legal education throughout your career.

We employ 108 attorneys in our five counties, making us one of the largest litigation firms in the area. Our offices are located in Ocala, Tavares, Inverness, Brooksville and Bushnell. We regularly hire entry-level attorneys as trial attorneys in our county court or intake divisions. We begin interviewing law students in their 3L year of law school. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and our hiring needs, we will from time to time offer employment before a new law school graduate takes and passes the Florida Bar. In those situations, we have a preference for attorneys who are post-graduate CLI-eligible.

While most of our attorneys are hired entry-level, we will also consider applications from experienced attorneys.

To be considered for an Assistant State Attorney position, please send the following:

A State of Florida Application (link)
Cover letter
Resume
Forward these items to:
Lori Cotton, Hiring Attorney
110 NW 1st Ave., Suite 5000
Ocala, Florida 34475
Or e-mail to: LCotton@sao5.org

If you have any questions about available attorney positions or the hiring process for attorneys, call Lori Cotton at 352-671-5800.


 

Internships

Our office provides opportunities to law students to gain experience in the field of criminal law through volunteer intern positions. These positions can be filled through the law school clinic process or on an individual application basis and can be at any time during the year. Undergraduate interns will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in an intern position with our office, forward your Cover Letter and Resume to Lori Cotton at the above address or e-mail.

If you have any questions about intern positions call Lori Cotton at 352-671-5800.