SENIOR ATTORNEY - 55001003

Date:  Apr 19, 2024
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 818255 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 55001003

 Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 55001003 

Salary:  $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/28/2024 

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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

916 / Office of General Counsel

OPEN COMPETITIVE

SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Sonya Daws, Chief Counsel, 605 Suwannee Street, MS 58, Tallahassee, FL  32399

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (850) 414-5314

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: sonya.daws@dot.state.fl.us

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: 

 

  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Represents the Department in all phases of administrative proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, including pre- and post-hearing matters, discovery, pleadings, motion hearings, public meetings, negotiations, settlement conferences, bid protest litigation and other legal matters.  In addition, review of environmental documents, manuals, and policies for compliance and conformity with state and federal environmental statutes and regulations.

 

Represents the Department in court proceedings.

 

Provides legal assistance and advice to Department offices, as assigned, and advises responsible personnel in those offices regarding their legal powers and duties, how the law effects their operations, and the implementation of policies and rules.

 

Advises responsible Department personnel regarding the adoption of the most appropriate rules to accomplish their duties, drafts rule language, conducts hearings if requested, and assists with correspondence associated with such rulemaking.  Expected to identify the need for rulemaking and provide advice to affected Department offices that rules should be adopted, amended, or repealed.

 

Qualifying Questions will not disqualify an applicant.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of litigation and civil rules of procedure and practice and Government In the Sunshine Law. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to use word processing, graphic presentation software, database, and mainframe applications

 

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: This position will require overnight travel.  This position requires a Level I background check

 

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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