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Date: Jul 13, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 15430 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 68059457

Position Number: 68059457 

Salary:  $2,000- $2,307.69 BI WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 07/27/2017 

Seeking a licensed member of the Florida Bar in good standing with 5 or more years of experience in the practice of law who is experienced in appeals and has excellent research and writing skills. The preferred applicant will: have past responsibility for briefing of 25 or more appeals in the preceding five (5) year period or five (5) years of experience with a federal or state appellate court; have administrative law experience; be Florida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Practice or Administrative Law; and/or be a member in good standing to the Bar for the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The position holder drafts, engages in thorough research, appellate briefs, engages in motion practice, participates in oral argument, and (when applicable) negotiates resolutions in coordination with the Agency client.  The position holder’s caseload will include cases throughout the state court system and in federal court as assigned and directed by the Chief Appellate Counsel and General Counsel.  Travel to appellate courts for oral argument is required.

At the direction of the Chief Appellate Counsel and General Counsel, the position holder will be responsible for reviewing proposed final orders, identifying Agency legal vulnerabilities and making recommendations, drafting requests for Attorney General's opinions, formulating and drafting internal legal memoranda or opinions, assisting in the formulation and review of proposed legislation and/or rules, and responding to general legal inquiries from internal and external sources. The position holder will provide advice and litigation support to other attorneys in the General Counsel’s Office.

The position holder also accepts Senior Attorney assignments from the Chief Medicaid Counsel. In this capacity, the position holder will respond to oral and written requests for legal opinions, consult with Agency and General Counsel's Office personnel and groups, review documents, rules, manuals, and proposed and existing legislation, seek out and identify legal problems affecting the Agency and solutions. The position holder will also represent AHCA in litigation in all matters, which may include but are not limited to Medicaid fraud and abuse, Medicaid overpayment, licensure and certification, certificate of need, contracts, and personnel.  Such representation may be in all forums, including but not limited to: (a) Public Employees Relations Commission, (b) state trial and appellate courts, (c) federal trial and appellate courts, and (d) state and federal administrative bodies.  Travel to these forums is required. The position holder will thoroughly research the facts and law for each case.  During the course of litigation, the ultimate goal is to facilitate the Agency’s delivery of human and social services and protecting the public interest.



Excellent legal research and writing skills; working knowledge of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, Administrative Procedures Act, and the Medicaid program; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.  In addition: strong oral communication; organizational abilities; effective time management; and ability to work either independently or collaboratively, as required.



  • Florida Bar member in good standing. 
  • Five (5) years in the practice of law. 
  • Experience with appeals.  
  • Excellent research and writing skills.



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