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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 55012479

Date: Jun 12, 2018

Location: DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 37991 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 55012479

Position Number: 55012479 

Salary:  $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2018 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

550 / District 5 Chief Counsel

OPEN COMPETITIVE

SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Fred Loose, Chief Counsel, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL  32720

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 386-943-5492

 

For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.   In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Responsible for providing legal counsel and representation of the Department in all phases of the acquisition of right-of-way for transportation facilities.  Responsible for representation in all phases of eminent domain proceedings, including research, the preparation of pleadings, discovery, preparation of witnesses, hearings, settlement negotiations, and trial.  Responsible for preparing real estate conveyance documents.  Responsible for representation in defense of the Department in claims of inverse condemnation, as assigned.

 

Responsible for thoroughly researching all state and federal statutes, court cases, rules, and regulations affecting the right-of-way acquisition operations of the Department.  Responsible for advising the  right-of-way offices the attorney is assigned to work with of their legal powers and duties, how the law affects their operations, and the implementation of policies and rules.

 

Provides support to Department attorneys representing the Department in claims and litigation against and by the Department.  Assists with responding to public records requests and subpoenas, as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of litigation and civil rules of procedure and practice and Government In the Sunshine Law. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to use word processing, graphic presentation software, database, and mainframe applications.

 

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: This position requires overnight travel and a Level 1 Criminal Background Check.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach