ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000532

Date:  Feb 8, 2024
Location: 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401


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Requisition No: 818054 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000532

 Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 41000532 

Salary:  $75,000 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/13/2024 

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

 

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: $75,000 Annually 

 

Position Summary: This position is located in the Civil Litigation Unit. The Civil Litigation Bureaus provide legal services in their respective geographic locations for state agencies, state officials, and judges in both state and federal court, at both the trial and appellate levels in the following areas of litigation: corrections, employment, and tort. The Bureaus further defend the constitutionality of state statutes.

 

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.

 

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

  • Prosecute and defend civil litigation on behalf of state agencies and officials in all federal and state trial and appellate courts, as requested and as provided by law.
  • Handle settlement negotiations, pleadings, pre-trial, jury and non-jury trials, post-trial and appellate practice.
  • Exercise a thorough working knowledge of federal and state rules of civil procedure, evidence and substantive law.
  • Requires the ability to research and work independently and involves travel in and out of state.
  • Responsible for the more sensitive and complex cases, including class action lawsuits, which deal with the Governor and Cabinet, legislators, agency heads, prosecutors, public defenders and judges. These cases frequently have statewide impact and influence the policy direction of state government. These cases frequently involve emergencies regarding matters of great public importance where response time is minimal and demands are great.
  • Responsible for cases involving constitutional law, civil rights, torts, employment discrimination, elections, environmental law, etc.
  • This office relies on the experience and leadership of assistant attorneys general to provide guidance to the younger attorneys in the office. 
  • Research and draft motions, answers, replies, interrogatories, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents. 
  • Attend trials, hearings and appellate oral arguments in court and appear before agency boards and legislative committees.
  • Performs investigations and all aspects of discovery.
  • Perform routine administrative matter, including supervising attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and interns; attending staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc.
  • Assist and advise entry attorneys in trial, pleading, practice, procedure, performances, and recommend hiring, retention and promotion.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public.
     

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, including 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).

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT: The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need an accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide an accommodation.

 

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. If you return to FRS employment before satisfying the required waiting period, your retirement may be voided, and you may have to repay all benefits you have received, including any Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) payout.

 

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami