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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000423

Date: Sep 14, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 17225 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000423

Position Number: 41000423 

Salary:  $51,627 - $65,000 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2017 

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 an 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is in the Consumer Protection Division and can be located in either the Tallahassee or Tampa offices. This position will assist the Director and the division with legal research, special projects, coordination with bureaus within the division, and other agencies on legal issues relating to Consumer Protection.   This position works with the Special Investigations Unit on litigation issues and cases.  There is a possibility that this position may involve regular, in-state travel, particularly if it is based in the Tampa office.

 

This position requires the applicant to be detail oriented, organized, highly self-motivated, and someone who demonstrates initiative.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, along with a proven ability to negotiate and problem solve, and strong interpersonal skills. A strong interest in legal research and consumer protection is desired.

 

Preference will be given to:

  • Applicants admitted to the Florida Bar;
  • Applicants with at least 1 year of litigation experience;
  • Applicants who were a member of a law review or equivalent; and
  • Applicants with experience as a law clerk or applicants with previous government experience.

 

KSA/EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

This position requires as a prerequisite to employment, a degree of Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, and membership in the Florida Bar. 

Represents the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, in trial and appellate courts, and administrative tribunals in proceedings relating to Chapters 501, 542, 812, 817, 895, and 932 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, and other state and federal laws enforced or utilized by the Office of the Attorney General.

Participates and supervises investigations of alleged economic crimes by individuals and corporate entities, both licit and illicit; reviews reports of law enforcement officers, investigators, accountants and financial analysts; locates and obtains documentary evidence. Directs the investigation of potential violations of state and federal consumer protection and trade practices law; gathers and evaluates evidence and prepares cases for appropriate legal proceedings.

Conducts litigation of consumer protection cases in state and federal courts, including preparing pleadings, motions, memoranda of law and briefs; prepares legal research and evaluates the research of investigators; prepares subpoenas, conducts discovery and other pretrial proceedings. Attends trials, hearings, and appellate oral arguments in court. Computer use is required for the preparation of pleadings, briefs and other documents.  Negotiates settlements, assurances of voluntary compliance and issuance of cease and desist orders; and drafts settlement agreements.

Responds to correspondence and telephone inquiries concerning consumer protection issues.

Participates with other states through the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) by representing the State of Florida in multistate investigations and litigation. Conducts legal research and assists in preparing legislation proposed by the Department.

Represents the Department in meetings and conferences relating to consumer protection investigation and litigation.  Establishes lines of communication with local, state and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors; serves on federal and state task forces and works with those agencies; initiates contact with and processes information from law enforcement agencies in order to locate appropriate consumer protection cases.  Participates in consumer and industry outreach events.

Perform routine administrative matter, including directing assignments to legal secretaries, paralegals, law clerks, and interns; attending staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc.

Maintains current expertise in areas of practice, including reading recent judicial decisions and case summaries and attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars.

Perform in a timely fashion other assigned duties, which may require extended hours and/or travel outside the worksite.

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT:   The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes.  However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click here .  If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

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: //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.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee