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SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 67016801

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 282941 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 67016801

Position Number: 67016801 

Salary:  $51,626.90 - $61,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2021 

SENIOR ATTORNEY – SES

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

STATE OFFICE– 67016801 – 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.  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS, A STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION MAY BE FAXED TO 1-888-403-2110. 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.

 

Must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing.

 

**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 not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers, and public we serve at all times.

 

The Senior Attorney in this position is under the direct supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, in the Office of the General Counsel, and provides legal representation to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (Agency) in Medicaid-related litigation in various forums before the Office of Appeal Hearings, the Division of Administrative Hearings, as well as other state or appellate courts, as required. 

 

The Senior Attorney will represent the Agency in Medicaid Waiver Fair Hearings in person, by video conference, and audio conference.  The Senior Attorney’s representation of the Agency shall be conducted in a manner that is timely, well-researched, thorough, and diligent, with a high degree of professionalism, with a minimal amount of supervision and exercise of sound independent professional judgment. 

 

The Senior Attorney shall perform a variety of complicated legal services. The Senior Attorney shall analyze legal issues, as well sound legal advice, and guidance on complex Agency issues.  The Senior Attorney shall timely respond to oral and written requests from Agency personnel, as directed by the Deputy General Counsel or the General Counsel. 

 

In providing legal advice to the Agency, the Senior Attorney shall adequately explore the underlying facts, engage in discussions with appropriate staff, carefully research the law, as applicable, to furnish proper legal guidance to the Agency.

 

The Senior Attorney shall conduct legal research, interpret statutes, review regulations, rules, relevant handbooks, operating procedures, as necessary, to carry out professional duties and responsibilities in advising the Agency in legal matters.

 

The Senior Attorney will provide training to Agency staff as needed on relevant procedures and hearings. 

 

The Senior Attorney is required to manage the administrative tasks associated with this position such as scheduling hearings, maintaining calendars, preparing evidence packages, coordinating witnesses, et cetera.

 

The Senior Attorney is required to travel, as needed.

 

The Senior Attorney may handle other cases besides Fair Hearing Cases, as needed.

 

The Senior Attorney is required to prepare reports, as directed by the Deputy General Counsel or the General Counsel.

 

The Senior Attorney will be required to perform other duties, as needed.

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