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Date:  Mar 7, 2023


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Requisition No: 796979 

Agency: Florida Gaming Control Commission

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 41500504

Position Number: 41500504 

Salary:  $68,000.00 - $72,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/03/2023 

Contact: Ebonie Lanier (

Florida Gaming Control Commission
Office of the General Counsel
Senior Attorney
Position Number: 000000
Hiring Salary: $68,000.00-72,000.00 annually

The newly created Florida Gaming Control Commission (“FGCC”) is a five-member commission appointed by the Governor. The FGCC is charged with investigating and enforcing Florida’s pari-mutuel and gaming statutes and rules.

Position Responsibilities:
The Office of the General Counsel supports every aspect of the FGCC’s operation. Accordingly, senior attorneys will quickly obtain experience in many areas of the law, including advising investigators developing administrative and criminal cases; counseling the FGCC regarding taxation, permitting, and licensing; drafting administrative rules; litigating cases in the Division of Administrative Hearings, Circuit Courts, and District Courts of Appeal; identifying and analyzing the interplay between the newly formed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and the State of Florida; and contracting along with human resources. Senior Attorneys will work under the direction of a supervising Chief Attorney.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 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.
• Must have a valid driver's license;
• Skill in drafting legal documents;
• Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel;
• 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 plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
• Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to manage a litigation case load;
• Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
• Ability to adapt to changing work volume and variety and work efficiently under stressful situations; and
• Ability to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act or criminal law is preferred but not required.

Where you will work:

This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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; and
• Tuition waivers.

Special Reminders:


The Florida Gaming Control Commission has employment restrictions for all commission employees referenced in sections 16.713 and 16.715, Florida Statutes
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