Requisition No: 746663
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000189
Position Number: 41000189
Salary: $68,006 - $85,000
Posting Closing Date: 02/16/2023
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: $68,006 - $85,000 annually
Position Summary: This position is in the General Civil Litigation unit.
Qualifications: Admission to the Florida Bar and six 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 Senior Assistant Attorney General is 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. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and authoring trial and appellate briefs, motions, and other legal pleadings on major issues of statewide importance. These cases frequently have statewide impact, represent significant monetary exposure, and influence the policy direction of state government.
The Senior Assistant Attorney General shall 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; and exercise a thorough working knowledge of federal and state rules of civil procedure, the federal and state rules of appellate procedure, evidence and substantive law. The position requires the ability to research and work independently and involves travel in and out of state. The incumbent shall research and draft motions, answers, replies, interrogatories, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents. Computer use is required for the preparation of pleadings, briefs, and other documents. Additional requirements include conducting investigations and involvement in all aspects of discovery.
The Senior Assistant Attorney General position requires experience and expertise in appellate practice. The incumbent shall handle appeals as assigned. The position also requires the incumbent to provide litigation support for other attorneys in the division on appellate matters as needed.
This office relies on the experience and leadership of senior level attorneys to provide guidance to the younger attorneys in the office. The Senior Assistant Attorney General shall supervise attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and interns. The position also entails advising entry-level attorneys in all aspects of the office’s practice and recommending hiring, retention and promotion when asked.
The Senior Assistant Attorney General is expected to maintain current expertise in areas of practice, including reading recent judicial decisions and case summaries and attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars, while contributing to the office’s bank of legal briefs, memoranda, forms, and overall base of legal knowledge.
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 option.
- 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, F.S.
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.