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ATTORNEY - 68064568

Date: Mar 23, 2020

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Requisition No: 162941 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: ATTORNEY - 68064568

Position Number: 68064568 

Salary:  $1,538.46 Bi Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/06/2020 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida.  The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the State of Florida agency responsible for oversight of the health and welfare of residents located in medical facilities throughout the state.  If you are a licensed Florida Bar attorney or are eligible to sit for the Bar Exam and have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team.  As one of Florida's leading state agencies, AHCA's diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida. 


The Office of the General Counsel within the Agency for Health Care Administration has a full-time attorney vacancy.  This position provides legal representation for the Agency's Licensure Program before the Division of Administrative Hearings and other forums pursuant to Chapter 408, Florida Statutes. 


Under the supervision of the General Counsel and Chief Facilities Counsel, this position applies his or her legal expertise to handle litigation, to research federal and state facility regulation and licensure issues, to conduct legal discovery, and to prepare legal pleadings and briefs.  The attorney must be able to assimilate and analyze a variety of legislation and legal concepts relating to facilities regulation and licensure issues. 


Examples of Work Performed:


Handles administrative litigation before the Division of Administrative Hearings and the Agency throughout the State of Florida on regulation of health care facilities.


Assists with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of legal opinions on questions relating to the licensure and regulation of various types of medical and long term care facilities.


Prepares and drafts routine pleadings, briefs, agreements, and related legal documents pertaining to facilities regulation and licensure.


Provides legal counsel on behalf of the Agency on legal matters related to the licensure program; interprets state and federal legislation related to facilities regulation matters.


Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code on health care facilities regulation matters in question.


Performs other related duties as required.  


AHCA offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                    

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities



  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.
  • Ability to provide legal counsel.
  • Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
  • Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use independent judgement when releasing information to the public.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
  • Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.
  • Ability to research legal documents and legal references.



Juris Doctored from an accredited university.   


Eligible for Florida Bar License


CONTACT PERSON: Thomas Hoeler 850-412-3647

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