Attorney (Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability)

Date:  Jun 27, 2024


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Requisition No: 830243 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: Attorney (Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability)

Pay Plan: Legislature

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience. 


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The Florida Legislature
The Florida Senate


Job Title

Attorney (Governmental Oversight and Accountability)


General Summary

Provides legal work in the examination and preparation of legislation, legislative programs, legal instruments, opinions, briefs, or other documents; conducts research; 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

  • Conducts legal research in evaluating state laws and administrative rules and prepares legal opinions on questions submitted by authorized persons, and assists in the preparation of trial briefs, pleadings, and oral arguments for cases brought before state and federal courts.
  • Drafts objective analyses and fiscal impact statements of proposed legislation.
  • Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, and amendments in technically complete language.
  • Provides legal counsel and advice to authorized persons in drafting legislation and developing agency programs and regulations, and interprets state and federal legislation as it affects the operations of state agency programs.
  • Recommends changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment, or citizen request.
  • Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida law and administrative rules and on other matters in question for Legislators and staff; answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to constituents.
  • 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 designated representative.
  • 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 verbally 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 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 writings and prepare various legal documents.
  • Ability to research legal documents and legal references.


Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar.



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


Application Deadline

Open until filled.


Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

Joe McVaney, Staff Director
Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Re: Attorney
330 Knott Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1100

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Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.


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