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DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/ATTORNEY - 79000461/*OPEN COMPETITIVE* 1 1

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 702839 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/ATTORNEY - 79000461/*OPEN COMPETITIVE* 1 1

Position Number: 79000461 

Salary:  $1,923.08 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/18/2022 

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES

ATTORNEY

Position Number: 79000461

Hiring Salary: $1,923.08 biweekly/$50,000.00 annually

 

*OPEN COMPETITIVE*

 

Our Organization and Mission: License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, the standards of racing to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently.  Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike.

Under the direction of Secretary Melanie S. Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/.

 

The Work You Will Do:

DBPR’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking a highly motivated attorney to join its Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (CTMH) and Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers (CAM) legal team as a Junior Attorney. Under the direction of the attorney supervisor, the CTMH Junior Attorney is responsible for administrative prosecution of violations of the following chapters of the Florida Statutes: Chapters 326 (the Yacht and Ship Brokers’ Act), 455 and 468 (community association management), 718 (condominiums), 719 (cooperatives), 721 (vacation and timeshare plans), and 723 (mobile homes), and the accompanying administrative rules. As the team’s Junior Attorney, you will be responsible for analyzing assigned cases as determined by the attorney supervisor, and for the timely resolution of cases through effective case management.  You will also participate in drafting declaratory statements, which provides a valuable opportunity to gain subject-matter expertise and to develop your writing skills. The nature of the position requires you to be a self-starter who is organized, possesses excellent writing skills, and has the ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships.

Your work will be reviewed through periodic supervisor conferences and review of your written work product.  You will be expected to foster a positive attitude in the workplace through demonstration of the agency's values, including accountability, innovation, integrity, ownership, responsiveness, respect, and teamwork.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Litigating cases in Circuit Courts and the Division of Administrative Hearings;
  • Drafting orders on petitions for declaratory statements;
  • Evaluating investigative reports and determining the sufficiency of evidence;
  • Preparing emergency suspension orders;
  • Negotiating settlements;
  • Reviewing and evaluating proposed administrative rules;
  • Responding to consumer and industry inquiries;
  • Analyzing proposed legislation;
  • Providing legal advice to division staff; and
  • Performing other duties as directed by the supervisor, OGC, or Department management.

 

The Difference You Will Make: At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.

 

How You Will Grow: DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect, and Teamwork. You will be involved in important and often complex projects while gaining valuable experience quickly.

 

Where You Will Work: Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill in drafting legal documents;
  • Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to conduct legal research;
  • Ability to make oral presentations in court and to large groups;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
  • Ability to adapt to changing work volume and variety and work efficiently under stressful situations; and
  • Ability to travel.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, or must pass the Florida Bar examination within one year of accepting this position.

 

Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.

 

NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

 

Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.

 

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.

 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov .

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

 

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