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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 70837 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 43004328

Position Number: 43004328 

Salary:  $55,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2019 








TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITON, apply online at the State of Florida Employment Site AND submit a writing sample within five (5) business days after the closing date of this advertisement in People First. The writing sample must include a recent (within the past two (2) years) Proposed Recommended Order or a Memorandum of Law. Please redact all sensitive/confidential information. Please submit writing samples to:

Licensed Member of the Florida Bar is required.

Three (3) or more years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law, litigation or in administrative or judicial hearings is required.

Preference will be given for:

  • Accounting or Finance Degree or background
  • Financial Institution and/or Regulatory Experience
  • Knowledge of the uniform commercial code.

This position requires driver’s license and a security background check as a condition of employment.

The salary range for this position is $51,626.88 - $138,364.44. OFR anticipates hiring this position at $55,000.

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process. 

All applicants seeking employment with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) are subject to mandatory background checks conducted through the Department of Financial Service (DFS), Bureau of Human Resource Management in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S. and reviews by OFR. Applicants may be disqualified for employment with OFR based on the information that may be obtained through research and/or OFR’s review process. 

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Member of the Florida Bar.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft software.

OTHER KSAs (Incumbent may learn on job):

  • The incumbent will be required to learn and know all laws affecting each of the bureaus within the division.


This OFR position description is for the DMS Class Title of Senior Attorney and the incumbent’s salary will be based on the DMS Class Title and DMS Pay Grade range for the specific position and/or the salary amount determined by the OFR. The salary range will not fall below the minimum range and/or exceed the maximum range. The OFR Working Title for this position will be known as Assistant General Counsel and will appear on OFR correspondence as well as each attorney shall represent themselves as the authorized OFR Working Title. 

  • The incumbent of this position renders legal advice and counsel to agency personnel including, but not limited to, the Commissioner, Chief of Staff, Directors, General Counsel, and all bureaus and administrators on Office policies and regulations, legislative matters, statutory interpretations and rule promulgation, which require significant legal experience and the exercise of independent judgment.  The incumbent may be required to specialize in the law affecting one or more Bureaus, from time to time.
  • The incumbent, as lead attorney, conducts or supervises the conduct of complex litigation in the representation of the various bureaus of the Office of Financial Regulation.  The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of pleadings in anticipation of trial or administrative hearing, preparing appropriate motions and discovery, and presenting evidence and argument in state courts and administrative hearings and in federal courts.
  • The incumbent is required to conduct independent and varied legal research requiring significant legal experience and the exercise of independent judgment in evaluating state statutes, federal statutes and constitutional issues.  Subsequent to research, the incumbent will prepare legal opinions and memoranda for utilization throughout the Office.
  • The incumbent may be assigned by the General Counsel to assist attorneys and law clerks in their work functions and will be required to provide such persons with counsel, advice and suggestions so that a superior work product may be obtained.
  • The incumbent drafts major contracts, agreements or documents regarding matters within the jurisdiction of the Office or determines compliance with applicable state and federal laws as to documents drafted by others.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee