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Assistant General Counsel - 60074334 1 1 1

Date: Dec 3, 2019

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Requisition No: 86723 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Assistant General Counsel - 60074334 1 1 1

Position Number: 60074334 

Salary:  $62,000.00 - $77,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2019 

The Florida Department of Children and Families has set an agency wide goal of reducing families in crisis by 20% before June 2021. Come be a part of the new paradigm and leadership as we work towards this important goal.  The Office of General Counsel is seeking an Assistant General Counsel at its Tallahassee Headquarters. Specifically, this position will represent the Department’s Office of Child care Regulation in litigation functions relating to regulatory enforcement and licensing issues. This position will also perform other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsels. An ideal applicant will have a strong interest in protecting vulnerable populations and promoting strong and economically self-sufficient families, excellent academic credentials, and strong writing and communication skills. Our office functions as a team environment, which provides opportunities for our Assistant General Counsels to expand their legal skills and practice proficiency.


The job duties of this position will include:


•             Providing legal counsel to the Child care Regulation staff on its policy decisions, including applicable statutes and/or regulations.

•             Representing the Department in litigation involving Childcare Regulation, including administrative and civil matters.

•             Working with Child care Regulation to enhance enforcement activities.

•             Providing legal assistance to other areas within the Department, including other program areas.

•             Assisting Department employees with Open Government Issues.

•             Special Projects as assigned.

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