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Attorney/222781

Date: Sep 26, 2020

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Requisition No: 222781 

 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

 

Working Title: Attorney/222781

 

Position Number: 20200014 

 

Salary:  COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE 

 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2021 

**This is a Full-Time Position**

 

Opportunity to Protect and Serve the People of Florida in the State’s Law Firm

Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs

Seeking Attorney & Statewide Prosecutor Applicants

 

The Office of the Attorney General, an equal opportunity employer, seeks highly motivated and qualified attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar to join our team of over 400 experienced attorneys.  The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.  If you are interested, we encourage you to apply for one of the most rewarding experiences in your professional career.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  To be considered, 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.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify may not be considered for this position.

 

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 may not be considered for this position.  Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the advertised position.

 

Attorney positions may require travel within and outside of the state of Florida.  In addition, job requirements may include the ability to carry case files and boxes weighing 10 pounds or more with or without an accommodation. All candidates should have strong legal research, writing and analytical skills as well as good communication and advocacy skills. 

 

As an attorney with the Office of the Attorney General, you will receive the benefits package available to state employees, including but not limited to 176 hours of paid annual leave and 104 hours of paid sick leave earned yearly on your employment anniversary, as well as one personal holiday and 9 paid state holidays.  Additional benefits include health insurance at $15.00 monthly for single and $30.00 monthly for family coverage, $25,000 in life insurance paid for by the state and disability insurance. Supplemental insurances at employee expense include but are not limited to optional life, eye, dental and cancer. 

 

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

 

Below are the class titles, minimum qualifications and salaries for positions in which you may be considered.  All salary considerations will be commensurate with experience.

 

Attorney- Assistant Attorney General – Bachelor of Law Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and Admission to the Florida Bar.  Pay Range: $43,900.00 - $50,000  

 

Assistant Attorney General - Three years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial proceedings. Membership in the Florida Bar in good standing.  Bachelor of Law Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.   Pay Range: $51,627.00 - $65,000.00

 

Senior Assistant Attorney General - Six years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial proceedings. Membership in the Florida Bar in good standing.  Bachelor of Law Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.   Pay Range: $61,016.00 - $85,000.00 

 

Division specific information, preferences and required knowledge skills & abilities for each unit are listed below.  For more information about our practice areas, visit our website @

http://www.myfloridalegal.com

 

GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION BUREAU

Child Support Enforcement

This position entails high volume caseload representing state agency before Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Magistrates, and Hearing Officers in Circuit Court and the Division of Administrative Hearings.  Candidates must show an interest in child welfare and related children’s legal issues such as: work with the Guardian Ad Litem Program or other child focused policy or advocacy activity.   Excellent writing skills, computer skills and the ability to handle large caseloads with minimal supervision is essential.   Candidates should also have excellent organization and communication skills.  Some travel involved depending on the office location.  Preference will be given to those candidates with volume experience and civil litigation experience as well as at least two years of family law and child support experience.

 

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.

 

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.