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SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 67015966

Date:  Jun 26, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 632781 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 67015966

Position Number: 67015966 

Salary:  $51,626.90-$66,000.74 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2022 

SENIOR ATTORNEY– SES

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

STATE OFFICE – 67015966 – TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

THIS IS A SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE POSITION.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities works in partnership with local communities to support people with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides critical services and supports for customers with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. The Agency serves people with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, children age 3-5 at high risk of developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. There is no charge or co-payment for services provided through the Agency.

www.apdcares.org

DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM - As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.  Rather than receiving a paper paycheck, your funds will be deposited directly into your account at your financial institution. This will be accomplished by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions are eligible to accept such deposits. Retirement funds are also required to be in the Direct Deposit Program.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:

It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.
No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.

WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. APD PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY). E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. ANSWERS TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.

This position requires being a member of the Florida Bar in Good Standing.

This position requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an Attorney.

Position may require some travel to surrounding areas, applicant must be willing and able to travel for work purposes.

**NOTE: Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history with month, year, and hours worked are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

 

***DUTIES:

Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but is not limited to, always acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

Serves as the public records coordinator under s. 110.12, F.S. Responds to all subpoenas and coordinates with Communications on Agency responses to any inquiries. Interacts with agency staff to acquire records; reviews and redacts records according to state and federal requirements; sends invoices and receives payments; tracks requests through to completion. Informs the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel of requests and progress.

Serves as the Agency’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance officer. Reviews Agency action to ensure compliance with all HIPAA regulation, including coordinating required notices in the event of a breach.

Serves as a backup rule’s attorney. Works with the senior attorney in charge of rulemaking to draft and review proposed rules for both substantive and technical legality. Participates in rule development, rule workshops, and rule hearings as assigned. 

Delegates assigned duties to support staff and the Attorney SES position in coordination with the Deputy General Counsel.

Provides legal representation on a variety of issues to the Agency under the direction of the General Counsel. Timely responds to oral and written requests from Agency personnel as directed by the General Counsel. Legal advice and guidance require careful research, exploration of the underlying facts, and discussions with appropriate staff.

Represents the Agency in litigation in various forums to include state trial and appellate courts, federal trial and appellate courts, and state and federal administrative forums.

Conducts legal research, interprets statutes, reviews regulations, rules, and operating procedures as necessary in carrying out duties and responsibilities.

Monitors litigation assigned to outside counsel, providing legal opinions, and direction. Provides updates to the General Counsel as necessary.

Assists with the development and analysis of proposed legislation, rules, and policies/procedures.

Conducts administrative tasks associated with this position such as scheduling hearings, maintaining calendars, preparing evidence packages, coordinating witnesses, et cetera.

Assists with training Agency staff as needed.

Travels as necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Electronic case research and legal document preparation
  • Knowledge and experience of the law regarding public records and its exemptions
  • Knowledge of HIPAA
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Law
  • Knowledge of the Sunshine Law
  • Knowledge of laws and ethics in government
  • Ability to communicate with and train non-legal personnel
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of court, administrative and legal procedure

 

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