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513283 - DEO - SENIOR ATTORNEY - 40022012

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 513283 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 513283 - DEO - SENIOR ATTORNEY - 40022012

Position Number: 40022012 

Salary:  61,800.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/27/2022 

Job Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 40022012

 

JOB TYPE: FULL TIME - SES

 

POSITION LOCATION: Tallahassee, FL

 

This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.

 

www.floridajobs.org

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida's economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. DEO is dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters. DEO is focusing our efforts to help Floridians rebuild their homes and lives after the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Michael.

 

WHAT MAKES DEO UNIQUE AND A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?

 

* Highly skilled, professional environment                                                        *Career Growth

Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required)                              * Healthcare Benefits

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)          *Leave Benefits

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided.

 

  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer's experiences and ourselves.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.

 

As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.

 

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

 

The Senior Attorney is a member of the Office of the General Counsel.

 

YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be team-oriented and have an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to engender confidence from agency leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Chapter 120 administrative proceedings.
  • Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing.

 

THE HIRED CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

The attorney in this position provides legal services to Department administrators under the direction of the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel, and Attorney Supervisor. Position responsibilities include:

  • Serve as legal counsel to the Department divisions on various issues and matters, including providing assistance in developing policies, drafting and reviewing agreements and reviewing and interpreting both federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Assist with Department procurement and contracting by providing legal opinions, developing procurement documents, attending public meetings, and drafting and reviewing contracts to ensure that they meet all applicable state and federal requirements and ensure adequate legal protection for the Department.
  • Make legal determinations as to whether rulemaking is required by the Florida Administrative Procedures Act and applicable case law and assist in developing, drafting and promulgating rules for all program areas of the Department when rulemaking is required; conduct public hearings and workshops on proposed rules; respond to Joint Administrative Procedures Committee staff on rules; and interpret and provide legal opinions on application of Department rules.
  • Handle litigation for the Department, including litigation in administrative forums as well as in all levels of state and federal court. 
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing proposed legislation and review bills passed into law for applicability, effect, and implementation.
  • Review contracts, public solicitation documents, administrative policies and rules. 
  • Assist with Department responses to audits and investigations by state and federal authorities.
  • Handle requests for public records and respond on behalf of the Department to subpoenas and court orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

THIS POSITION HAS THE FOLLOWING JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS:

 

    • Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
    • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the practice of law.
    • Must be an active member of The Florida Bar in good standing and eligible to practice law.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position's advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at http://www.employflorida.com/.

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service - 711.)

 

If you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient's Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:

 

  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building - MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210

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.


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