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Date: Mar 20, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 30409 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 72003084

Position Number: 72003084 

Salary:  $60,000 - $74,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2018 

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.

For a complete position profile, please visit the following link: Position Profile

Position Summary:

Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel

The Department of Management Services’ (DMS) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking to hire a senior attorney. 

The senior attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to the Division of State Group Insurance. The senior attorney will also provide services as counsel and advocate for the agency, including oversight of and participation in the competitive procurement process; negotiation and drafting of contracts; review and drafting of proposed legislation; the promulgation of administrative rules; and litigation in administrative, judicial and appellate fora. 

This position will also advise People First on legal issues as needed.  This position may also serve as one of the hearing officers for the agency on certain informal hearings.

DMS provides an excellent opportunity for attorneys that thrive in a team-oriented organization operating in a fast-paced environment that requires resolution of a broad array of significant legal issues.

Pay Range:

$60,000 - $74,000 Annually

Organization Background:

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees. Learn more about the business and workforce arm of Florida government here:


With its canopied roads shaded by moss-draped oaks, temperate climate and award-winning state park system, Tallahassee is truly a gem within Florida – a state that has created more than 1.3 million private sector jobs since 2010 and offers its workers an excellent quality of life with no state income tax. Tallahassee is home to two major universities, a community college, the epicenter of state government, hundreds of industry association headquarters and multiple private sector interests. It is in close proximity to the crystal clear waters of Destin and Mexico Beach, the old-Florida charm of St. George Island, the Nature Coast, and the hospitality of several quaint South Georgia towns. Explore upcoming events and activities in Tallahassee:

Position Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the Attorney will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide competent legal advice and counsel to the department.
  • Develop an expertise in their assigned subject area in order to give legal advice regarding agency operations, litigation, rulemaking, and legislation.
  • Participate in the provision of legal representation for DMS in administrative and judicial proceedings.
  • Provide advice and work product based on a thorough understanding of the applicable law and an accurate knowledge of the facts.
  • Conduct special projects, as assigned.
  • Fulfill assignments on a timely basis. 

Candidate Profile Experience:

The Attorney should possess the following qualifications:

  • Admission to the Florida Bar is required.
  • At least four years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required.
  • At least two years’ of litigation experience is required.
  • Experience in both civil and administrative litigation is preferred.
  • Experience in government procurement and contracting is preferred.
  • Experience and expertise in healthcare and insurance regulations is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Basic proficiency in office information technology.


  • Juris Doctorate from a law school accredited at the time of graduation.

Reporting Relationships:

This position reports to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.

Recruiting Contact:

Karen Beard


Florida Department of Management Services

Telephone: 850-487-1502


DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.


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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