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Date: Nov 30, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399-1900

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Requisition No: 438941 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY I - 22009851

Position Number: 22009851 

Salary:  $64,382.28 - $115,888.10 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2021 

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Job Description

This position serves as the lead attorney for problem-solving courts responsible for providing legal assistance within the areas of drug courts, mental health courts, and veterans courts. Primary responsibilities include drafting, interpreting, and executing contracts; writing, updating and editing legal publications and documents; providing legislative bill analyses on proposed and enacted legislation impacting problem-solving courts; reviewing and summarizing relevant case law; researching and drafting legal memoranda; providing legal staff support to Supreme Court committees and workgroups; and responding to requests for legal information on problem-solving courts.


This position is responsible for working closely on projects with Office of Court Improvement staff and other OSCA units. Close working relationships are established with circuit and county drug court and other problem-solving court personnel, including judges, coordinators, case managers, state attorneys, public defenders, treatment professionals, and others. Close working relationships are established with members of the Steering Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, including stakeholders from outside agencies.


Education and Training Guidelines

Juris doctorate degree and three years of related experience, including two years of experience in the appropriate specialty area of law for the position.



Admission and good standing with the Florida Bar. A general working knowledge of current court operations, specifically with regard to the key components of drug courts, mental health courts, veterans courts, and other problem-solving courts. Must have the ability to assist in the development and implementation of legislative or grant funded projects and lead and complete project deliverables.


Knowledge of contract management and legislative bill analysis is necessary.


Special Comments

The Florida State Court System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.


In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.


All employees of the Florida State Court System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.


How to Apply

Submit a current and complete online State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System at the website


For additional information, contact the Office of Human Resources, 500 South Duval Street; Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or Telephone 850-487-0778.


To learn more about the Florida State Court System, visit our website at


An application must be submitted for the position, listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.


For assistance with using the People First System contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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.