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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 41000870

Date: Sep 10, 2019

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Requisition No: 73083 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 41000870

Position Number: 41000870 

Salary:  $52,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2019 

**This is a Full-Time Position**

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  To be considered for the position all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying, such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.

 

Verify that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.

 

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 

 

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.

 

OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to the Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is with the Florida Elections Commission, administrativley located within the Department of Legal Affairs.

 

This Senior Attorney position is responsible for enforcement of Chapters 104 and 106 F.S., regarding corrupt election practices and campaign finance reporting.

 

Preference will be given to those candidates with administrative law and Division of Administrative Hearing (DOAH) litigation experience.  Knowledge of Florida's election laws helpful, but not required.

 

Up to 10% of travel may be required.

 

KSA/EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

 

  • Manages a case load of an average of 100 open cases and, for those cases,
    • Works with investigative staff, providing legal input into pending investigations and conducting investigative discovery when necessary;
    • Makes probable cause recommendations by analyzing facts, identifying issues, researching legal precedent, consulting with investigative staff, and drafting Staff Recommendations;
    • Presents probable cause recommendations to the Commission at quarterly, public, televised meetings, answering questions and responding to opposing arguments as required;
    • Negotiates settlements with Respondents and opposing counsel when appropriate;
    • If probable cause is found, prosecutes formally or informally before the Commission or formally before the Division of Administrative Hearings;
    • Drafts all orders during case pendency;
    • Represents the Commission on appeals to higher courts.
  • Works with investigative or administrative staff to gather, organize and prepare summaries of appeals of automatic fines and presents the appeals to the Commission;
  • Prepares and files pleadings and prosecutes actions to collect penalties imposed by the Commission  or other orders;
  • Participates in recruitment and training of new attorneys;

 

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT:   The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes.  However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click here .  If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT:   The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:   All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.  We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

 

E-VERIFY STATEMENT:   The Office of the Attorney General participates in the u.s. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify).  E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the united states after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

 

REMINDERS:   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 SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov.

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.

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.


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