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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000430

Date:  Jan 26, 2023
Location: 

TAMPA, FL, US, 33607


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Requisition No: 758065 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000430

Position Number: 41000430 

Salary:  $60,000 - $65,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/10/2023 

“This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not re-apply”.

** Anticipated Vacancy **

 

Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

 

Pay: $60,000 - $65,000 Annually 

 

Position Summary: This position is in the Lemon Law Arbitration Program unit. The successful applicant will serve as legal counsel to the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board and act as Board administrator for the assigned regions. Duties will include attendance at hearings and administration of the caseload in the assigned regions, preparation of Board decisions, recruitment, and screening of applicants for appointment to the Board in the assigned regions, and preparation and presentation of yearly arbitrator training programs.

 

Qualifications: Admission to the Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings. The required legal experience must be from the practice of law in a state or territory of the United States. Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided that, pursuant to Rule 11-1.10 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, the attorney applies for and obtains admission to the Florida Bar within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class

 

Preference may be given to those candidates who possess litigation and administrative experience, as well as strong writing skills. 

 

The Work You Will Do: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Serves as legal counsel to the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board in assigned area(s).  Includes attending all hearings of assigned board(s), interpreting Florida Statutes and department rules regarding the Florida Lemon Law and related laws, advising the board as to the admissibility of evidence, procedural matters, etc.
  • Administering caseload in the assigned areas; scheduling hearings, assigning arbitrators to hearing panels, monitoring caseload to assure that statutory time frames are met, issuing subpoenas upon request of parties or the board, preparing all notices, orders and final decisions of the board.
  • Acts as liaison between board arbitrators and the Program.  Including approving compensation logs, travel, travel reimbursements, and other expense reimbursements, etc.
  • Maintains communication with Program Director, Deputy Director, and other board attorneys to provide information regarding cases heard and to contribute toward the consistency of board decisions statewide. 
  • Responsible for recruitment and screening of applicants for appointment to the board in assigned areas. 
  • Assists the Program Director and Deputy Director with preparation for and presentation of annual arbitrator training.
  • Assists the Director and Deputy Director in drafting program administrative rules, procedures, and forms, as directed. 
  • Makes presentations about Lemon Law and the arbitration program to the public and industry groups as assigned by the Director.
  • Represents the department and the board in circuit and appellate courts as assigned by the Director.
  • Responsible for supervision and other personnel issues for support staff assigned to the unit.
  • Assists with monitoring any approved RV Mediation/Arbitration Program as assigned by the Deputy Director or Director.
  • Responds to correspondence and telephone inquiries concerning the Florida Lemon Law.

 

Note: Job duties may require travel to other locations and work outside of normal hours.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options include health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more! For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. NOTE:  Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.

  • Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
  • The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 
  • Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.
  • OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, FS.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

 

E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General 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).

 

REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov.  If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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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