The St. Johns County Attorney’s office seeks an experienced Assistant County Attorney to provide professional legal work of a challenging and responsible nature.

Preference will be given to applicants with at least three (3) years of local government law experience with a primary focus on land use and zoning.

Representative duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration and various County Departments.
  • Prepares memoranda involving analysis, legal research, and application of thoroughly developed legal expertise. Applies sufficient knowledge of County practices, procedures and policy to accurately gauge impact on County’s interests and policy objectives to recommend appropriate course of action.
  • Reviews, comments upon, and approve legal sufficiency of land use and zoning applications.
  • Negotiates transactions on behalf of the County. Reviews and/or prepares transaction and other related legal documents for the negotiations.
  • Represents the County before federal, state and local agencies; administrative and judicial tribunals; and in federal and state courts.
  • Assists Litigation Counsel in lawsuits, appellate proceedings and administrative appeals.
  • Drafts County ordinances, resolutions, and administrative regulations.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, its advisory boards and commissions, and regulatory agencies for purpose of monitoring and/or providing legal advice.

Candidates may apply through St. Johns County Online Application System

Applications and resumes must be submitted online, paper documents are not accepted.


  • Graduation from an accredited law school, possession of a Florida license to practice law, and a minimum of three years of experience as an attorney.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws on a general basis. Specific knowledge of laws relating to County duties, rights and privileges, including land use and zoning.
  • Ability to coordinate with and instruct other departments concerning legal opinions and policy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage priorities and work with challenging and time sensitive situations with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license.


St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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