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Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 283341 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79011107 

Salary:  Hiring Salary: $45,000.00 - $46,350.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/21/2021 


Position Number: 79011107

Hiring Salary: $45,000.00 - $46,350.00 Annually







Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver's license; and
  • Must be a current member of the Florida Bar or pass the Florida Bar examination within one year of appointment to this position.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advises of need to file pro-active litigation involving Division;
  • Researches/drafts/reviews/amends pleadings, complaints, motions, dismissal orders, consent orders, settlement agreements and memoranda of law;
  • Conducts legal research using both legal research materials and electronic engines and use correct legal citations;
  • Identifies potential legal problems involving planning, operations and administration of the Division;
  • Provides legal advice to Division personnel, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, permitting staff, inspectors and investigators on all aspects of permitting procedure and decisions regarding the processing, granting or denial of permits;
  • Prepares permit denial pleadings for those permit denial actions referred to legal by the Division;
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act;
  • Working knowledge of Chapters 90, 120, 550, 551, and 849, F.S. and related rules within the Florida Administrative Code;
  • Skill in drafting legal documents and trying cases;
  • Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
  • Skill in setting priorities;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to persuasively and concisely communicate points of law and regulatory policy to the Division of Administrative Hearings, state courts, federal courts, division staff and regulated parties;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to conduct legal research;
  • Ability to make oral presentations;
  • Skills in effective oral and written communication and listening.
    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.
    The Florida Department of Business & 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.
    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.
    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