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ATTORNEY-ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000057

Date: Jul 31, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33301

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Requisition No: 326141 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: ATTORNEY-ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000057

Position Number: 41000057 

Salary:  $43,900 - $45,000 

Posting Closing Date: 08/09/2021 

**This is a Full-Time Position**

This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not re-apply

 

AGENCY BENEFITS:  The State of Florida offers a variety of employment benefits beginning with: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits. As well as supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance. In addition, employees are offered promotional opportunities and Tuition-Free college courses.

 

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT:  The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud through the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of Florida state government.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  To be considered for the position, all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc.   In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  NOTE:  Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.

 

Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.

 

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 

 

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.

 

OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, Fs.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and membership of the Florida Bar. Applicants who are not current members of the Florida Bar can be considered, providing they have applied to be members of the Florida Bar and received approval to sit for the bar exam. Any employment offer would be contingent upon passing the bar within 12 months from date of employment.

 

Preference will be given to those candidates with Civil Litigation experience as well as at least two years of marital and family law and child support experience.

 

JOB SUMMARY:   This position is in the Child Support Enforcement bureau.  Position entails high volume caseload representing state agency. Excellent organization and communication skills are key. Some travel involved.

 

KSA/EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Attorneys must have knowledge of methods, techniques, and skills necessary for the performance of the job and demonstrate the ability to effectively and efficiently execute all assigned duties and tasks. Quality of work is accurate and thoroughly completed within established time frames and amount of work completed meets or exceeds expectations. Must be able to perform the duties of the position through the competent use of work methodologies, computer applications and software, office equipment, etc..

 

The duties of this position may include but are not limited to: 

Document Review 

1. Review and sign documents generated by staff that are to be filed with the court, submitted to counsel, and/or the judiciary to ensure legal sufficiency or appropriateness before signing.  

2. Prepare complex legal documents. 

3. Reviews and drafts discovery requests and responses. 

4. Review and process legal correspondence.  

 

Court 

5. Attends trial litigation, mediations, and any other court related appearances in circuit court and DOAH on behalf of the Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Program including thorough preparation of cases and timely submission of court orders. 

6. Advises the Attorney Supervisor of any cases potentially requiring appellate action and, when appropriate, filing the notice of appeal at the trial level and completing the request for appellate authorization. Keeps the Attorney Supervisor updated on complex cases, as needed. 

 

Case Management 

7. Provides updates and information on case status to the supervisor, client, and/or partners as requested. Provides assistance researching specific case related inquiries. Participates in meetings, workshops and conferences as required.  

8. Maintain case files and ensure files have all proper documentation. Update activity and status in all necessary databases to meet deadlines and contractual performance standards. 

9. Timely updates billable hours in time tracking database.  

 

Legal Research 

10. Conducts legal research and interprets statutes, regulations, rules and operating procedures, providing legal advice/information to the client or Attorney Supervisor as requested.  

 

Miscellaneous 

11. Performs related work as directed. 

 

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT:  The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. For eligible positions applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes. However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here . If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT:   The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:   All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.  We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

 

E-VERIFY STATEMENT:   The Office of the Attorney General participates in the  U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify).  E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

 

REMINDERS:   Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov.  If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami