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Date: Mar 7, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 31262 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 43004763

Position Number: 43004763 

Salary:  $51,626.88 - $138,364.44 

Posting Closing Date: 03/20/2018 



JD degree is required. Admittance to the Florida Bar is required.  

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge of probate/estate, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor, insurance, and banking.
  • Seven (7) or more years’ experience practicing law.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience practicing administrative law.
  • At least one hearing as lead counsel before the Division of Administrative Hearings.
  • Excellent writing skills.


    Experience supervising attorneys, particularly in government, is desired.

    Hiring salary range is $60,000-$65,000, depending on related work experience and ability.

    A writing sample will be requested.

    This position requires a security background check as a condition of employment.

    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. 


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

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Either Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis legal research tools.
    Provides legal services to the Divisions of Unclaimed Property, Accounting and Auditing, and Treasury. Legal services include drafting legal documents, case analysis, and litigation before the Division of Administrative Hearings and circuit courts, appellate practice, drafting administrative rules and proposed legislation, and in-house counsel services. Must work collaboratively as part of a team of six attorneys.

    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