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Date: Oct 7, 2020

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Requisition No: 246561 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70003205 

Salary:  $45,000.02 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 11/02/2020 


Attorney – 70003205

This advertisement is for a SES position located at Central Office in the Office of General Counsel.

Salary Rate: $45,000.02 Annually


  • Conduct legal research and provide legal opinions to the Office of the General Counsel as needed; represent the Department of Corrections before courts and administrative bodies; provide legal opinions to agency policymakers and agency field staff; prepare legal pleadings; review written materials for legal sufficiency; review, analyze and draft proposed legislation; coordinate document/record production; perform other tasks as assigned by the Attorney Supervisor, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel.
  • Gives legal advice and assistance on a daily basis regarding issues generated by employees, inmates, probationers, parolees and/or the public.  The incumbent will handle telephone and written requests from agency staff for legal assistance, and will conduct legal research and issue legal opinions, as needed.
  • Represents the department and its officials in litigation matters before administrative tribunals and before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as requested.  Assists in all matters related to such representation, including, but not limited to, reviewing the evidence, researching the law, drafting pleadings and memoranda, conducting and responding to discovery, prepping and interviewing witnesses, providing legal representation at the hearing or trial, writing briefs, and representing the agency at appellate oral arguments.
  • Renders legal advice and provide legal assistance regarding the following matters:  Contracts, bids and requests for proposals; construction and environmental law; personnel/labor relations issues, including all legal matters related to employee discipline, grievances, consultations and/or negotiations with collective bargaining unit representatives, interpretation and/or administration of collective bargaining agreements, discrimination and disability law, and other state and/or federal personnel related law and/or regulations; inmate sentence structure; inmate grievances; correctional law and community control issues; rules, policies, procedures and legislation; public records requests, including requests from capital collateral regional counsel; subpoenas; and, garnishments.


  • Exceptional research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Florida legislative process, ethics requirements for public officers, constitutional law, open government and public records law.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of juris prudence.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal law and procedure.
  • Knowledge of court proceedings.
  • Ability to research, summarize and provide written and verbal advice on disparate legal issues as needs dictate.
  • Ability to clearly explain the facts of a case and the legal issues involved.
  • Ability to provide legal counsel.
  • Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws and rules.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct litigation.
  • Ability to perform legal research.
  • Ability to conduct hearings.
  • Ability to relate one law or precedent to another case.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to prepare various legal documents.
  • Ability to prepare and present trial and appellate briefs, pleadings and oral arguments.
  • Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • Must be currently a member of the Florida Bar or eligible for admissions to the Florida Bar.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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