Representative Duties
This vacancy is for a staff attorney in the Ocala Division. Applicants willing to work out of the Ocala courthouse are preferred, however, applicants who desire to work remotely from another courthouse within the district will be considered.

Staff attorneys in the Middle District of Florida provide legal assistance to the court in connection with prisoner litigation, including 1983 civil rights claims and state/federal habeas petitions. Experience in these matters is preferred, but not required.

The caseload in the jurisdiction is heavy, and the types of cases presented are varied and often involve novel and complex issues of law. Qualified candidates must be capable of producing exceptional work under demanding time constraints.

Although the nature of the job is serious, the work environment is collegial. There is regular interaction with the Judges, law clerks, and other staff concerning legal and court-related issues.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify for the position, one must be a law school graduate at the time of appointment, possess excellent research and writing skills, and be willing to work long hours.

Information for Applicants
This position is funded by the Administrative Office on a fiscal year requirement based upon the Court’s workload. Staff attorneys serve at the pleasure of the court.

All resumés will be considered when received. Selected interviews will be conducted in Orlando and scheduled until the position is filled.

Submit a cover letter with resumé, law school transcript, writing sample and list of three professional references as a PDF through

Employment with the United States District Court offers civil law experience at the federal court level and an environment guaranteeing significant responsibility and challenge. This position is funded by the Administrative Office on a fiscal year requirement based upon the Court’s workload.

Salary is determined by work experience, federal service, and pay history.

Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.