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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 68064735

Date: May 14, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 35948 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 68064735

Position Number: 68064735 

Salary:  $2,000.00 / Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/27/2018 

The General Counsel's Office is seeking a litigation attorney with a minimum of two years litigation experience to work within its Facilities Litigation Unit.

Candidate must be able to respond to oral and written requests for legal opinions.  The legal opinions should specifically address and answer the questions raised and be based on careful research, discussions with all persons having relevant information, and an exploration of underlying relevant facts.

Seek out and identify potential legal problems for the Agency for Health Care Administration.  Present identified problems along with any proposed legal advice to the AHCA General Counsel's Office.  This should be accomplished by participating in an agency consultation role to office personnel and groups, reviewing documentation, rules, manuals, and proposed and existing legislation.

Represent AHCA in litigation regarding matters pertaining to Health Quality Assurance.  Such representation may be in all forums, including but not limited: (a) state trial and appellate courts, (b) federal trial and appellate courts, and (c) state and federal administrative bodies.  In the course of litigation, keep in close contact with all personnel affected by the suit.  Office personnel should be informed at all major decision points, and copied with all significant pleadings and memoranda filed and received.  Accurately and timely prepare all necessary legal documents.

The facts and law for each case should be thoroughly researched.  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.

Preference may be given to those candidates with administrative law experience.

 

This position requires travel.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated legal research and writing skills; knowledge of civil and/or administrative litigation procedures; familiarity with administrative rulemaking; and computer skills. 
  • In addition, strong oral and written communications, organizational abilities, effective time management, and ability to work either independently or collaboratively, as required.
  • Ability to travel with or without accommodations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of a juris doctorate degree program
  • Admission to the Florida Bar with membership in good standing
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience in the practice of law

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Florida Bar License

 

CONTACT: THOMAS HOELER (850) 413-3647

 

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