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Date: Feb 27, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 30979 

Agency: Department of State

Working Title: DOS - SENIOR ATTORNEY-SES - 45000299

Position Number: 45000299 

Salary:  $64,000-$74,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2018 









  • Acts as chief litigation attorney in the Office of General Counsel under the supervision and direction of the General Counsel. Oversees and is responsible for all litigation brought by and against the Department of State. Represents the Secretary of State, the Department of State, and/or its operating divisions in legal proceedings brought in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Prepares complaints, responses, briefs, memoranda of law, discovery, recommended orders, and other legal documents necessary for adequate representation. Acts as senior legal counsel for the Department of State and serves as legal counsel to the Department and its operating divisions in all legal matters under the supervision and direction of the General Counsel.   Provides guidance to the Department of State and its operating divisions in the formulation of policies and procedures governing agency operations.
  • Review elections fraud complaints submitted to the Department of State, and access the Florida Voter Registration System (FVRS) to perform necessary duties related to preliminary investigations of those complaints to determine whether complaints should be referred to the appropriate prosecuting authority.
  • Coordinate adjudications of petitions for variances and waivers as they pertain to operation of Department rules.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned including, but not limited to, accessing the Florida Voter Registration System (FVRS) to perform necessary duties to view or enter registration data in FVRS.



    Juris Doctor from an accredited school

    Four years’ experience in litigation

    Member in good standing with the Florida Bar

    Discovery experience

    Experience drafting motions, memoranda of law, and/or appellate briefs.

    Experience making appearances in state court, federal court, and/or the Division of Administrative Hearings


    SCREENING DISCLAIMER:  Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the candidate job profile and/or resume.  Attach copies of documents needed to meet the minimum qualifications for this position to this People First requisition.  Examples of educational documents include: college diploma, high school diploma or equivalent.


    CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

    The Department of State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.



    Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

    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:




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

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