House Attorney - Health & Human Services Committee

Date:  Dec 10, 2023


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Requisition No: 733883 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: House Attorney - Health & Human Services Committee

Position Number: 99999 

Salary:  0 

Posting Closing Date: 12/29/2023 

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General Summary

This position focuses on policy matters related the health care industry regulation and government human services programs.  The attorney provides legal work in the examination and preparation of health care legislation, legislative programs, legal instruments, opinions, or other documents; conducts research to assist a policy chief or staff director; researches and prepares staff analyses, reports, legislation and amendments; and provides counsel and advice to legislative committees under supervision of the policy chief or staff director.


Examples of Work Performed


• Assists with legal research in evaluating state health care statutes and preparation of legal opinions on questions submitted by authorized persons.
• Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, and amendments in technically complete language, under supervision.
• Provides legal counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees on complex legal matters including the development of legislation and legislative programs; interprets state and federal legislation and regulations related to programs of any relevant governmental unit.
• Recommends needed changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment or citizen request.
• Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida law and on other matters in question for Legislators and staff; answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to constituents.
• Assists in developing legislative hearings.
• Reviews agency action pursuant to Chapter 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to identify instances of the invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority; monitors Florida court cases and administrative decisions and advises agencies accordingly; reviews statutes passed each session and calls to the attention of the agencies all those which may require administrative rule promulgation, repeal or amendment.
• Maintains communications with agency heads, or their assigned deputies, assistants, and agency general counsel.
• Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


• Knowledge of legal terminology.
• Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
• Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.
• Ability to provide legal counsel.
• Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
• Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
• Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
• Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
• Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to use independent judgment when releasing information to the public.
• Ability to collect and analyze data.
• Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
• Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.
• Ability to research legal documents and legal references.


Minimum Qualifications


Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar.




Salary commensurate with experience.

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.


Submission of Application


Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

Office of Administration & Professional Development
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Or email


Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.


Accommodation for Disability


If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.


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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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