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Attorney (Senate Committee on Judiciary)

Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 751361 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: Attorney (Senate Committee on Judiciary)

Position Number: 99999 

Salary:  0.0 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 

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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.

 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Conducts legal research for evaluating state statutes and preparing legal opinions on questions submitted by authorized persons.
  • Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, and amendments in technically complete language, under supervision.
  • Drafts objective analyses of legislation to aid legislative decision-making.
  • Provides legal counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees on legal matters including the development of legislation and legislative programs; interprets state and federal legislation related to programs of any governmental unit.
  • Recommends 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.
  • Maintains communications with agency heads, or their assigned deputies, assistants, and agency general counsel, as needed.
  • 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.

 

Salary

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:

 

Senate Committee on Judiciary

ATTN: Thomas Cibula
Re: Attorney

404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1100

 

or e-mail: cibula.thomas@flsenate.gov

 

Applications are available throught the Florida Legislature's website Online Sunshine or by visiting 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