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OPS LAW CLERK - 41900022

Date: Feb 5, 2018

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207

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Requisition No: 28861 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: OPS LAW CLERK - 41900022

Position Number: 41900022 

Salary:  $13.00 - $15.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/07/2018 

This is an OPS position, paid on an hourly basis with benefits for those working 30 hours or more.

 

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 and 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 an 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 your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, part-time employment, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.

 

Verify 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 Florida Statutes.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a first, second or third year law student. Pay is commensurate with years $13.00 1st, $14.00 2nd and $15.00 for third and final.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is in the Consumer Protection Division, and is in the Jacksonville office.

 

KSA/EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is the enforcement authority for all multi-circuit violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). The Division protects consumers by initiating investigations against entities that employ unfair methods of competition or unconscionable, deceptive and unfair practices in any trade or commerce.

 

The Division investigates the activities of entities with multi-circuit activities, as the State Attorney has primary jurisdiction for single circuit activity. In addition, the Division participates in investigations of national companies in cooperation with other states and the Federal Trade Commission.

 

Duties of the Law Clerk:

· Perform legal research
· Assist attorneys with all phases of litigation and summarize findings in reports
· Assist with drafting of legal documents such as memoranda of law, motions, pleadings, discovery requests, and responses
· Attend hearings, depositions and meetings with parties and outside counsel
· Review  production
· Interview potential witnesses and draft sworn statements
· Assist in evaluation of possible FDUTPA violations
· Assist in investigative research by performing data analysis, asset searching, and review of financial documents

 

Key Requirements:

· Must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
· Temporary Full-time Position (Summer 2018)
· Must attend an accredited law school and be entering their 2L or 3L year after the summer.
· Relocation expenses will not be paid

 

All applicants who are considered for this position will be required to send their writing samples and transcripts (undergraduate and law school) to theresa.cocosantos@myfloridalegal.com

 

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.  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 Services 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: Jacksonville