Employment Guidelines for Non-Legal Staffer at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Offices (SAO).


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

We will only accept your application for positions that are currently open and schedule an interview as vacancies occur. Please note the following:

  • APPLICATION - A completed State Attorney's Office (SAO) application, not a State of Florida application is required, with a current resume.The resume must include dates of employment (months and years) of current and previous employers
  • SCREENING - Candidates who have accepted a position with the office are required to have a criminal history check completed prior to hiring.
  • ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS - Except in extraordinary circumstances, support staff applicants will be considered to fill entry-level positions only. (Advanced positions are offered first to interested individuals currently on the SAO staff.)
  • INTERVIEW - After you have submitted your application, you may be contacted for an interview.
  • RETENTION - Your application will be retained for six (6) months and you may be contacted for an interview at any time during that period. Even if you are not offered a position after your first interview, your application will be retained in our Active Applicants file for six months.
  • SALARY - Salaries are based on tenure, classification, and job responsibilities, within the guidelines of the FPAA Classification and Pay Plan, previously mentioned. Payroll is processed monthly. Your salary is deposited by electronic funds transfer, on the last working day of each month, into a bank or credit union account which you designate at the time of employment. Cost-of-living salary increases are governed by the State Legislature.
  • STATE EMPLOYMENT - As a regular payroll staff member of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit, you are eligible for State employee benefits. State Attorney's Office employees are not under the jurisdiction of civil service regulations. Personnel operations of the State Attorney's Office are governed by the provisions of the Classification and Pay Plan of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD - Each new employee is subject to a probationary period for the first six (6) months of employment. Case Analysts in the Child Support Enforcement Division, however, are subject to a nine (9) month probationary period. Employees will receive performance feedback in writing at the completion of the probationary period, and an annual performance evaluation. While on probation, employees are entitled to benefits.
  • ORGANIZATION - The State Attorney's Office, 11th Judicial Circuit, is staffed with attorneys, investigators, and support (clerical, secretarial, administrative and case analyst) staff. Total staff is 1200+.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY - Open files of State Attorney's Office cases and investigations are confidential, and staff are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, never discussing cases when outside of the office or sharing case information with anyone not currently employed by the State Attorney's Office.
  • PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT - Employees are held to a high standard of professional conduct, as outlined in the Employee Handbook, including strict requirements relating to interaction with victims, witnesses, and the public in general.
  • WORK HOURS/OVERTIME - This office operates on a 40-hour work week. Support staff, with certain exceptions, observe work hours are between 8:00 am-5:00 PM with 1/2 hour for lunch. Varying requirements within different divisions of the office may allow for varying work schedules.
  • VACATION/PAID LEAVE - New employees of the State Attorney's Office earn leave benefits as follows: Annual Leave is earned at the rate of 8.67 hours per month (13 days/yr.) Sick Leave is earned at the rate of 8.67 hours per month (13 days/yr.) Leave is credited to the employee on the last working day of each month and cannot be taken prior to accrual.
    (Note: Annual Leave may be accrued to a maximum of 360 hours; no maximum accrual applies to Sick Leave.) Each employee is credited an annual "Personal Day". The Office is closed for Statutorily-mandated State holidays.
  • HEALTH and LIFE INSURANCE - Through payroll deduction, The State offers support staff employees a health insurance benefit at the rate of $50.00 for individual coverage, and $180.00 for family coverage. A variety of additional benefits at various rates are also offered such as life, dental, vision, disability, and supplemental hospital plans.
  • MISCELLANEOUS INSURANCE - Disability, Cancer, Supplemental Hospitalization, Vision, and Dental insurance plans are also available through payroll deduction, as are several Deferred Compensation plans. All payroll-deducted insurance premiums and Deferred Compensation are part of a Pre-Tax Benefits program (deductions are made from the gross monthly salary before tax is computed.)
  • PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: SUPPORT STAFF - Highly motivated individuals of the State Attorney's Office support staff are encouraged to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities and to seek advancement in the Office. We value and recognize for promotion those individuals who have an outstanding attendance record, who are "team players," and who demonstrate a willingness to master current assignments, learn new tasks and take on new responsibilities. New support staff employees are encouraged to remain in their initial job assignment for at least one (1) year before being considered for transfer or promotion.