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Date:  Sep 19, 2022


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Requisition No: 741361 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72000025 

Salary:  Up to $85,000 

Posting Closing Date: 10/03/2022 

Attorney – Information Technology Practice Group

Office of General Counsel

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


Our Organization and Mission:

The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government.  It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.


The Work You Will Do:

This position is in the information technology practice group within DMS’ Office of General Counsel, which supports the Division of Telecommunications, the Florida Digital Service, and the Office of Information Technology. This attorney will have the opportunity to develop a proficiency in the state and federal laws affecting these program areas and will provide strategic legal advice and counsel in the areas of procurement, rulemaking, data privacy, cybersecurity, telecommunications, and public safety.


This position may also have the opportunity to handle litigation for the program areas from time to time, or to serve as an agency informal hearing officer.


How You Will Grow:

This position provides the opportunity to develop an expertise in procuring cutting edge technology and negotiating contracts with some of the world’s largest vendors, all while providing strategic legal advice to the DMS program areas that focus on technology and critical infrastructure. The program areas that this position supports work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, allowing the attorney ongoing exposure to new subject matter and the unique opportunity to assist with structuring and implementing new programs in compliance with both Florida and federal law.


The Office of General Counsel also supports attorney development by providing Continuing Legal Education opportunities and allowing its attorneys to gain exposure to other areas of the law that the office assists with by promoting collaboration and cross-training in these highly specialized areas (e.g., real estate, employment and labor relations, health care). Ultimately, this position will allow the right candidate the opportunity to grow professionally while working alongside a team of talented and professional attorneys in a collegial atmosphere.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Work-Life Balance

DMS does not have a billable hour requirement for its attorneys and encourages employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance. On day one, and then on each annual anniversary date, the attorney will receive 176 hours of discretionary leave and 104 hours of sick leave.


Health Insurance

State of Florida employees enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions totaling only $8.00 per month for individual coverage and $30.00 per month for family coverage. 


Retirement Options

State employees enjoy the option of selecting between the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan for retirement. 


Continuing Education

As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems.


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Pay Range:

Up to $85,000, commensurate with experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize and anticipate problems and risks, gather information, and proactively make recommendations, facilitate problem solving, and escalate issues when appropriate
  • Ability to exercise initiative and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while paying close attention to detail.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and timely complete work assignments.
  • Ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.
  • Ability to identify different approaches to problems.
  • Ability to research and summarize complex topics using a variety of resources.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A juris doctor from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to, and good standing with, The Florida Bar.
  • Experience in administrative law (preferred).


Special Notes:

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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