Requisition No: 743681
Agency: Florida Legislature
Working Title: House Attorney - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee
Position Number: 99999
Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2023
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This position primarily focuses on banking and financial services matters. The attorney conducts legal research; analyzes legislation; drafts bills, amendments, staff analyses, legal memoranda, and other documents; and provides counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees.
Examples of Work Performed
- Drafts legislative bills, amendments, and staff analyses.
- Monitors and coordinates the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
- Assists in planning committee meetings including agenda, speakers, presentations, and materials.
- Briefs legislators personally or in writing on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
- Provides legal counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees on legal matters including the development of legislation and legislative programs; interprets state and federal legislation related to programs of any governmental unit.
- Recommends needed changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment or citizen request.
- Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutesand on other matters in question for legislators and staff; answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to questions from legislators and the public.
- Maintains knowledge of issues affecting the jurisdiction of the subcommittee by collecting resource materials, reading industry publications, communicating with industry representatives and agency personnel, and attending workshops and conferences.
- Reviews agency action pursuant to Chapter 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to identify instances of the invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority; monitors Florida and federal court cases and administrative decisions and advises agencies accordingly.
- Maintains communications with relevant agency heads, or their assigned deputies, assistants, and agency general counsel.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of legal terminology.
- Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
- Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.
- Ability to provide legal counsel.
- Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
- Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
- Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
- Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, press, and lobbyists.
- Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to use independent judgment when releasing information to the public.
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
- Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.
- Ability to research legal documents and legal references.
Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar.
Experience in banking/financial regulatory matters and insurance related matters and/or the legislative process preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.
Submission of Application
Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:
Office of Administration & Professional Development
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Or email HouseAPD@myfloridahouse.gov
Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.
Accommodation for Disability
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.
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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.