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DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010203/OPEN COMPETITIVE

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 68821 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010203/OPEN COMPETITIVE

Position Number: 79010203 

Salary:  $1,985.65 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/25/2019 

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

SENIOR ATTORNEY
Position Number: 79010203
Hiring Salary: $1,985.65 Biweekly

 

*OPEN COMPETITIVE*

 

*NOTE: This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Member in good standing with the Florida Bar; and  
  • Two years professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal writing, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings; and
  • A valid Driver’s License.
     
    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advocates on behalf of the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings;
  • Conducts administrative hearings and prosecutes cases before administrative law judges;
  • Answers telephone inquiries pertaining to legal issues and/or assigned cases;
  • Attends board meetings to present cases for prosecution before probable cause panels and full board meetings for final agency action;
  • Evaluates investigative reports and evidence;
  • Researches/drafts/reviews/amends pleadings, complaints, motions, dismissal orders, consent orders, settlement agreements and memoranda of law;

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to write legal documents (with correct legal citations), draft and write correspondence in plain language, and to give clear, concise, and persuasive oral presentations;
  • Ability to conduct legal research using both legal research materials and electronic search engines and use correct legal citations;
  • Skilled in effective oral and written communication and listening;
  • Ability to negotiate settlements;
  • Ability to analyze bills;
  • Ability to compile exhibits;
  • Ability to prepare witnesses to testify;
  • Ability to take and defend depositions;
  • Ability to initiate and respond to discovery;
  • Ability to provide legal advice to division staff and other agency employees;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
  • Proficiency in case management, group dynamics, written and oral communication and legal research;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.

 

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.

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