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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64060693

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 276041 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64060693

Position Number: 64060693 

Salary:  Up to $65,000 Commensurate with Experience 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2021 

Florida Department of Health

SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64060693

Open Competitive

Tallahassee, FL

Up to $65,000 Commensurate with Experience

 

 

This position will serve in the Litigation Practice Group to represent the Department of Health before DOAH and all other courts of jurisdiction. These duties include filing with courts for hearings, negotiating stipulations, and issuing recommended orders on stipulations. All litigation preparation such as pre-hearing conferences, preparation of pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery preparation, witness preparation, recommended orders, final orders and appearances at hearings or trials will be handled by  the incumbent. The incumbent will represent the Department in litigation matters in Federal and State court.  Manage caseloads. Maintain case tracking and provide reports as requested. Perform case analysis and make recommendations.  Drafting administrative complaints, closing orders, pleadings, motions, briefs, etc. Conduct discovery. Perform legal research as needed to provide advice and prepare pleadings. Make determinations regarding procedural acts to provide optimum legal representation to the
Department. Litigate before the Division of Administrative Hearings, state and federal trial and appellate courts. Trial preparation including, but not limited to, gathering and preparing exhibits, interviewing and preparing witnesses. For appellate actions, prepare motions and briefs.  Make oral argument.  Reports to the Chief Legal Counsel and accepts all tasks assigned by the Chief Legal Counsel.  Performs other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel.

 

Note:

We request that all applications be completed with People First.  Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

 When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please be advised:

Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 

This position requires fingerprinting and a security background check.  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check.  Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety- sensitive positions. 

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. 

Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergencies.  Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

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: www.sss.gov.

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 successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  

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.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

 

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