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Date: May 4, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 27889 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General


Position Number: 41000177 

Salary:  $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2018 

This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not apply


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 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 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.



Admission to the Florida Bar and three years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.


Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided membership in the Florida Bar is attained within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class.



This position requires as a prerequisite to employment a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and current membership in the Florida Bar. 


Primary responsibility is to represent the state in Capital collateral litigation prosecuting first degree murder cases where the death penalty has been imposed. Position entails serving as either lead counsel or co-counsel in the state circuit and Florida Supreme Court, as well as, representing the state in habeas actions in federal district, circuit and United States Supreme Court. Litigation includes attendance at evidentiary hearings at all post-conviction and appellate stages, research, preparation of briefs, responses, motions and other functions directly related to appeals (capital direct appeals, interlocutory actions, collateral appeals, and extra-ordinary writs). Handles emergency circumstances (pleadings preparation and court appearances) in all levels of state and federal courts, including during the pendency of an active death warrant.


Candidate should have an extensive comprehension of criminal law, constitutional law and federal habeas corpus practice, trial and/or appellate experience and an ability to handle time constraints; complex legal analysis and multifaceted litigation.



This position entails the prosecution of capital criminal cases in state and federal courts involving direct appeals, post conviction and federal habeas corpus. Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience as an attorney in the trial and/or appellate courts handling complex criminal issues and/or capital cases. Criminal post conviction and federal criminal habeas experience desirable. Candidate must demonstrate excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Preference is given to applicants with capital criminal experience. Excellent insurance and retirement benefits package included. Focus will be given to significant experience regarding felony trial and post conviction litigation in the state trial court, state or federal court staff attorneys handling criminal cases and federal criminal litigation.



A writing sample should be submitted with application.



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: //


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: Tallahassee