The attorney in this position is an experienced senior trial attorney who handles assignments in defense of the Department or in the prosecution of the Department’s rights. Responsible for litigation in federal and state circuit and county jurisdictions and accurately conducting research of various issues.
This attorney is required to travel to assigned districts on a regular basis to conduct discovery, attend hearings, and try cases.
Responsible for the provision of legal advice and counsel to agency personnel on recommended conduct of agency business, and the provision of advice, assistance, and direction on legal strategies.
Qualifying Questions will not disqualify an applicant.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of litigation and civil rules of procedure and practice, Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to utilize problem solving techniques. Ability to work independently. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to use word processing, graphic presentation software, database, and mainframe applications.Required Licensure/registration/certification
: Must be a member of The Florida Bar.Other Job Related Requirements:
This position requires overnight travel. This position requires a Level I background check.Special Requirements:
You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.