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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32210

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Requisition No: 70739 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle


Position Number: 76003489 

Salary:  $51,627.00 ANNUALLY 

Posting Closing Date: 08/20/2019 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Office of Executive Director

Bureau of Administrative Reviews




 In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems and actual work experience, years of employment, hours worked per week must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.



Assistant General Counsel Hearing Officer

$51,627.00 Annually  

Contact Person: Magnus Hines, MagnusHines@FLHSMV.GOV


The Organization

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provide highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Our Benefits include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


Description of Job

As the Assistant General Counsel Hearing Officer you will represent the Bureau of Administrative Reviews by:

  • Conducting formal administrative hearings for the Bureau of Administrative Reviews or  in trial and appellate work in civil and administrative cases.
  • Preparing pleadings, briefs, and attending oral argument incidental to these cases.
  • Responding to inquiries from customers, including but not limited to members of the public, attorneys, legislators, state officials, and DHSMV investigators, as they relate to legal requirements and DHSMV policies as they apply to license issuance and sanctions.
  • Render final orders concerning driver licenses.



Position Requirements:


  • The selected applicant must pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) criminal history background check.


  • This position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. A driver’s license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.


  • Travel is required.



Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in civil, appellate, and administrative litigation. 
  • Skill to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Federal laws, rules, regulations, and DHSMV policies and procedures.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions.
  • Ability to prepare for and conduct hearings.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


General Information

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.   

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