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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 43004763

Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 774824 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 43004763

Position Number: 43004763 

Salary:  $63,612.00 - $75,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/13/2023 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY***** 
DIVISION:   OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

BUREAU:   FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY  

CITY:   TALLAHASSEE

COUNTY:   LEON

SPECIAL   NOTES: 
A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and admittance to the Florida Bar required.

 

Senior Attorney positions require a minimum of two (2) years of legal experience.

 

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Litigation experience, administrative law practice, and superior writing skills.
  • Knowledge of probate, financial law, and Florida state government.

 

The expected hiring salary range is $63,612.00 to $75,000.00, depending upon experience.

 

This position is located in Tallahassee.

 

Some benefits include:

  • Highly skilled, professional environment
  • Career Growth                                   
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required)
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)
  • Leave Benefits

 

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.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 
The Financial Accountability section represents the Department’s Divisions of Unclaimed Property, Accounting & Auditing, and Treasury in a variety of administrative, civil, and appellate proceedings, including garnishments, extraordinary writs, declaratory judgment actions, and probate matters. Attorneys participate in rulemaking, conduct legislative bill analysis, provide in-house legal advice on various issues to ensure compliance with state and federal law, develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases, prepare witnesses for deposition and cross-examination, attend administrative and circuit court hearings, and draft pleadings, motions, notices of intent, final orders, and appellate briefs.

 

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