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SENIOR ATTORNEY OPS - 60911822

Date: Oct 6, 2020

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Requisition No: 247721 

 

Agency: Children and Families

 

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY OPS - 60911822

 

Position Number: 60911822 

 

Salary:  $22.84/hour - $25.00/hour depending on experience 

 

Posting Closing Date: 11/05/2020 

 

Children’s Legal Services of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently looking for an OPS full-time Attorney for St. Augustine, FL.

 

The hourly rate for an attorney is $22.84 and the hourly rate for a senior attorney is $25.00.  The hourly rate is depending on qualifications and if a candidate has 2 years experience and 2 years licensed with the Florida Bar.

 

Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.  The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar.  Exceptional candidates will be considered prior to Florida Bar admission.  Applicants with moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to apply.  Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus.  Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other related experience.   

 

Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!!  Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide “law firm” with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families of Florida achieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children. 

 

To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter, a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and any additional information you feel would assist the committee. 

 

Thank you for your interest in Children’s Legal Services!

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.

 

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami