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Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 282861 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79000754 

Salary:  $45,000 - $46,350 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2021 

Position Number: 79000754

Hiring Salary: $45,000 - $46,350 Annually







The Office of the General Counsel is seeking an Attorney for the Division of Professions legal unit. This position is responsible for performing administrative prosecution of violations for assigned professions under the jurisdiction of the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for analysis of assigned cases under the direction of the Attorney Supervisor and timely resolution of cases through effective case management.


NOTE: This advertisement may be used to fill multiple attorney positions including OPS.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver's license;
  • Must be a current member of the Florida Bar or pass the Florida Bar exam within one year of appointment to this position.
    To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation:
  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting "see resume" does not substitute for completing all sections of the Candidate Profile.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.
  • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
    Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate investigative reports and evidence, and analyze facts to law and support analysis
  • Perform legal research
  • Conduct pretrial discovery and depositions
  • Draft pleadings, motions, notices, orders, and legal memoranda
  • Exercise proper prosecutorial discretion
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Represent the department in informal hearings before hearing officers and in formal hearings before the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH)
  • Participate in meetings and training
  • Position may involve infrequent travel
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of substantive law, civil procedures, evidence, and applicable appellate law
  • Strong legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, laws, policies, and procedures relating to businesses and professions regulated by the department
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to represent the department in informal hearings before hearing officers and formal hearings before the Division of Administrative Hearings
  • Ability to use available technology to perform assigned duties
    Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & 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.
    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: .
    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.

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