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Senior Attorney

Tallahassee, FL
Full Time
Job #: 60056640
The Department of Children and Families, Office of General Counsel, is seeking to hire a Senior Attorney to be based at the Agency Headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. This is a Select Exempt Service position that is responsible for providing legal guidance in the area of Rules and Rule Promulgation.

Examples of Work:
  • Assists program offices with the development and guidance of Department regulations, rules, and policies.
  • Provides general legal support to the program offices to draft rules in compliance with Chapter 120, F.S.
  • Works with the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (JAPC), the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (OFARR), and the Department of State.
  • Drafts and reviews proposed rules for both substantive and technical legality.
  • Leads rule development, conducts rule workshops and rule hearings as necessary.
  • Reviews proposed legislation and existing statutes to ensure statutory alignment.
  • Compiling required information, drafting, and publishing the Annual Regulatory Plan.
  • Compiling required information, drafting, and publishing the biennial Rule Review.
  • Represents the Department in administrative litigation arising out of rule promulgation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Experience researching, navigating, and interpreting Florida Statutes
  • Experience researching, navigating, and interpreting Florida Administrative Code
  • Skill in managing multiple complex cases
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Minimum Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Member of the Florida Bar in good standing
  • Proficiency in office information technology.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

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