Attorney (Florida Commission on Ethics)

Date:  Jun 24, 2024


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Requisition No: 826360 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: Attorney (Florida Commission on Ethics)

Pay Plan: Legislature

Salary:  $63,000 - $72,000 



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The Florida Legislature
Florida Commission on Ethics


Job Title


Ethics Attorney


General Summary


The Florida Commission on Ethics (Commission), the constitutionally independent agency serving as the guardian of the standards of conduct for the officers and employees of the state, counties, cities and other political subdivisions of the state, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Ethics Attorney.  As an Ethics Attorney you will provide legal counsel, representation, advice, education, and opinions on an array of ethics-related matters for the Commission, under the direction of its General Counsel and the Executive Director.


Examples of Work Performed


  • Researches, drafts, and presents legally binding, judicially reviewable ethics advisory opinions interpreting the ethics laws for consideration and adoption by the Commission.
  • Drafts orders analyzing the legal sufficiency of complaints received by the Commission; prepares other orders for consideration and adoption by the Commission.
  • Provides legal advice to Commission members and staff; assists investigators in preliminary investigations of ethics complaints.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel through written analyses and telephonic communications with public officials and employees, local government attorneys, the press, and the general public regarding the Commission's interpretation of the ethics laws.
  • With adequate supervisory support, represents the Commission in judicial and administrative litigation before state and federal courts.
  • Develops and leads educational ethics trainings and lectures for the Commission.  
  • Participates in seminars and other meetings designed to inform interested persons and organizations of ethics laws in Florida.
  • Engages in regulatory rulemaking on behalf of the agency; recommends and drafts proposed legislative amendments.
  • Prepares and drafts contracts, agreements, and related legal documents for the Commission.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications


Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar or passage of Florida Bar within 12 months of hire.


Preferred Qualifications


Experience in administrative law.

Experience with Florida ethics laws.




Hiring salary of $63,000 - $72,000 will be commensurate with education, skills and experience. Excellent benefits package including paid annual leave, sick leave, and retirement benefits.

Additional benefits may include the agency coverage of Florida Bar dues and attendance at training and educational opportunities. 


Application Deadline


Applications will be received until the position is filled.


Submission of Application


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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