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Date: Aug 28, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 19129 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: FDLE-SENIOR ATTORNEY - 71000353

Position Number: 71000353 

Salary:  $64,314.12 

Posting Closing Date: 09/22/2017 

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A member of the Florida Bar for two or more years and a minimum of two years of experience as a Florida criminal prosecutor (Assistant State Attorney or Assistant Statewide Prosecutor). Must have a command of Florida DUI law and experience prosecuting DUI offenses and/or experience in administrative proceedings. Member must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES: Incumbent is an attorney within the Office of General Counsel of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with primary responsibility to represent the Department of Law Enforcement Alcohol Testing Program in state court and in administrative proceedings. This position provides legal services and advice in criminal, legislative, and administrative matters for the Department at the direction of the General Counsel. Including but not limited to cases involving impaired driving, the Intoxilyzer and/or breath test instruments, and chemical tests for impairing substances. In addition, this position is also responsible for coordinating training, review and development of administrative rules and policies, and management of public records and public information. Furthermore, this position is also responsible for representing the department in administrative rule challenges at the Division of Administrative Hearings including appellate actions.

From time to time, the incumbent will be assigned legal training and presentation responsibilities. Incumbent is based in Tallahassee, Florida. In-state travel by car may be required. Furthermore, there may be multiple hearings combined in one road trip. Must have good computer skills, in particular, Microsoft Word, use of Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint. Must be an effective communicator and have a practical and workable understanding of the Florida Criminal Justice System, Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Rules, and the Florida Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedure. Must have the ability to effectively work under occasional stressful deadlines or circumstances. Must be able to clearly articulate and advocate one's position verbally and in writing.

SPECIAL NOTES: Administrative and appellate experience is a plus, but not required. All applicants must submit a completed application via the People First System, specifically identifying required experience and current salary. In addition, applicants must email a legal writing sample demonstrating applicant's ability to articulate his or her legal position to the attention of Erin Tupper, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Office of General Counsel, email address: Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Position will be filled at a yearly salary of no more than $64,314.12.

NOTES: Applicants being considered for employment must pass a drug screen and an extensive FDLE background investigation which will include a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application, including specifically required software/computer skills. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.


  1. 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:
  2. 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 or suspended depending upon the date of your retirement.

    The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

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