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LEGAL ANALYST - 36000024

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301

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Requisition No: 365930 

Agency: Department of Lottery

Working Title: LEGAL ANALYST - 36000024

Position Number: 36000024 

Salary:  $37,734.96- $60,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/17/2021 


This is highly technical position within the Office of the General Counsel requiring extensive knowledge and proficiency in administrative rulemaking.  



  • Each employee is expected to be knowledgeable of the Lottery’s Responsible Gaming program, including the No Underage Play and Play Within Your Means messaging, and ensure retailers and players are aware of the program and provided information, as necessary.
  • Drafts language for all Lottery administrative rules. Initiates and organizes meetings to review, analyze, problem solve, discuss, and finalize rules.
  •  Ensures that: rules are filed with the Department of State in a timely manner; all documents are accurate; and that all procedures in the adoption process are compliant with the Administrative Procedures Act and Department of State rules.
  • Independently manages and prioritizes the workflow for the position based primarily on Lottery product development calendars. Plans, organizes, and coordinates multiple work assignments.
  • Raises legal issues and seeks guidance from attorneys as appropriate.
  • Serves as agency point of contact for rule related questions.  
  • Obtains timely Agency Head approval for rules.
  • Reviews and posts notices for public meetings in accordance with Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.
  • Edits and proofs contracts, correspondence, advertising materials, web content, and other technical documents while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and policies and procedures.
  • Drafts notices and dispositions for petition for variances or waivers and/or declaratory statements. Ensures that petitions comply with Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, and that the Lottery publishes related notices timely.
  • Functions as agency clerk by entering final orders. Maintains a cumulative index of final orders and timely uploads the orders to the Division of Administrative Hearings website.
  • Maintains internal administrative rules, final orders, and bankruptcy databases.
  • Researches and analyzes bankruptcy documents, files proofs of claim, and monitors the status of active bankruptcy cases.
  • Independently conducts computer-based legal research involving federal codes, state statutes, administrative rules, case law and policies and procedures impacting the Florida Lottery's games, players, vendors, retailers, and employees.
  • Prepares annual statutorily required reports.  
  • Develops and presents briefings to the General Counsel and other senior managers that are accurate and concise.
  • Functions as a notary within the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Performs special assignments of a highly sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 
  • Attendance is an essential function of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of Florida administrative law principles and practices, including the adoption of administrative rules and specifically emergency rules.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well as team member and offer leadership in completion of projects.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion, impartiality, and honesty when handling legal matters.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and administrative reports.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Florida Statutes, administrative rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • General knowledge of all areas of legal research including federal laws and state statutes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software


Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • Successful passing of a required criminal background check (state, local, and national).
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least one (1) year of experience in a law office or legal environment; OR an associate degree and at least three (3) years of experience in law office or legal environment.


Work Hours

Total hours in workweek:  40

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