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The Office of the State Attorney, 17th Circuit

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Under the Constitution of the State of Florida, the State Attorney is charged with being the chief prosecuting officer of all criminal trial courts in his or her respective circuit and shall perform all other duties prescribed by general law.

The State Attorney, with the aid of appointed assistants and staff, appears in the Circuit and County Courts within the judicial circuit and prosecutes or defends on behalf of the State of Florida all suits, applications, and civil or criminal motions in which the State of Florida is a party.

The State Attorney is required to provide personnel and procedures for the orderly, efficient and effective investigation, intake and processing of all felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic, juvenile and specially enumerated civil cases. These cases may be referred by law enforcement, by other state, county and municipal agencies as well as the general public. The State Attorney is required to represent the State of Florida in the prosecution of all criminal cases arising out of their respective circuits (F.S. 27.02).


Applicants for a position with the State Attorney's Office, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, shall be evaluated on the basis of training and experience required for the classification (as established by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and this office) without regard to age, race, color, gender, religious affiliations, marital status or disability, except when a specific gender, age, or physical requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

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The Office of the State Attorney, 17th Circuit
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street, Room 07150
Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33301