Attorney (Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism)

Date:  Jul 10, 2024
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 831103 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: Attorney (Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism)

Pay Plan: Legislature

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience. The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package. 

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The Florida Legislature
Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism

 

Job Title

Attorney

 

General Summary

Provides legal work in the examination and preparation of legislation, legislative programs, legal instruments, opinions, briefs, or other documents; conducts research to assist a higher level attorney or staff director; and provides counsel and advice to legislative committees.

 

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Pursuant to sections 112.3144 and 112.3145, F.S., this position is required to electronically file a Form 1 –Statement of Financial Interests with the Florida Commission on Ethics within 30 days of hire.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of legal opinions on questions submitted by authorized persons.
  • Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, and amendments in technically complete language, under supervision.
  • Provides legal counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees on the less complex legal matters including the development of legislation and legislative programs; interprets state and federal legislation related to programs of any governmental unit.
  • Recommends needed changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment or citizen request.
  • Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes and on other matters in question for Legislators and staff; answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to constituents.
  • Assists in representing the Legislature in legislative or administrative hearings under supervision of more experienced attorneys.
  • Handles administrative litigation on matters relating to commerce and tourism matters; performs legal research and prepares legal opinions and drafts routine pleadings, briefs related to commerce and tourism issues; conducts discovery through depositions, interrogatories and requests for production of documents.
  • Reviews agency action pursuant to Chapter 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to identify instances of the invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority; monitors Florida court cases and administrative decisions and advises agencies accordingly; reviews statutes passed each session and calls to the attention of the agencies all those which may require administrative rule promulgation, repeal or amendment.
  • Maintains communications with agency heads, or their assigned deputies, assistants, and agency general counsel.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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, press, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use independent judgment 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar.

July Bar candidates will be considered.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.

 

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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