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Date:  Mar 7, 2023


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Requisition No: 796250 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79010314 

Salary:  $2,350.79 BI-WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 03/23/2023 




Position Number: 79010314


Hiring Salary: $61,120 - $66,000






Our Organization and Mission:

License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently.  Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike.


Under the direction of Secretary Melanie S. Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver's license; and
  • Must be a member of The Florida Bar in good standing; and
  • Must have at least one year of professional experience in the practice of law.


The Work You Will Do:

The Office of the General Counsel, Executive Office Unit, is seeking a highly motivated individual who is organized, possesses excellent writing skills, and has the ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships.  This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.


This is a highly-responsible position in the Office of the General Counsel that will work under the direction of the Chief Appellate Attorney for the Office of General Counsel.  This position will assist the Division in rule making under Ch. 120, F.S. and Ch. 1-1, F.A.C.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must have complete knowledge/understanding of rulemaking process in Ch. 120, F.S. and Ch. 1-1, F.A.C.;


  • Managing rulemaking for the Department, non-board professions & Child/Farm Labor;


  • Drafting and publish Departmental rulemaking language, paperwork, and notices;


  • Moderating Rule workshops/hearings;


  • Serving as primary liaison to Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (notifying JAPC of rulemaking, responding to JAPC comments, etc.);


  • Serving as primary liaison to Office of Fiscal Accountability & Regulatory Reform (notifying OFARR of rulemaking, responding to requests or comments from OFARR);


  • Corresponding with public regarding Department's rulemaking;


  • Filing proposed rules for adoption with the Florida Department of State;


  • Overseeing the Department's Annual Regulatory Plan;


  • Corresponding with the Office of the Attorney General regarding rulemaking and the Annual Regulatory Plan;


  • Overseeing the Department's Annual Rule Review;


  • Assisting Divisions by providing legal services by reviewing rulemaking language;


  • Assisting and training rule coordinators;


  • Ensuring non-attorney rule coordinators understand the requirements of Ch. 120, F.S. and Ch. 1-1, F.A.C.;


  • Ensuring agency staff are made aware of new requirements regarding the rulemaking process;


  • Maintaining and updating Rulemaking guides and templates;


  • Legal counsel to non-board professions;


  • Drafting Declaratory Statements for Department and non-board professions;


  • Communicating with public regarding declaratory statements;


  • Drafting Final Orders for non-board professions when necessary;


  • Performing analysis for legislative proposals and bills monitored by the Department; suggests changes to language when necessary; 


  • Advising on the laws surrounding emergency rulemaking;


  • Defending Departmental rule challenges at the Division of Administrative Hearings; and


  • Generally providing rulemaking legal advice to the Department’s various Divisions.


The Difference You Will Make:

At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end, we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.

How You Will Grow:

DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

 Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill in drafting legal documents;
  • Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to conduct legal research;
  • Ability to make oral presentations in court and in large groups;
  • Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
  • Ability to travel.


NOTE: This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.

NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.



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: .


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, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 



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