Requisition No: 769063
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001164
Position Number: 41001164
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2023
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: $60,000 - $65,000 annually
Position Summary: This position is in the Child Support Enforcement Division in St Petersburg.
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: Attorneys must have knowledge of methods, techniques, and skills necessary for the performance of the job and demonstrate the ability to effectively and efficiently execute all assigned duties and tasks. Quality of work is accurate and thoroughly completed within established time frames and amount of work completed meets or exceeds expectations. Must be able to perform the duties of the position through the competent use of work methodologies, computer applications and software, office equipment, etc.
The duties of this position may include but are not limited to:
- Review and sign documents generated by staff that are to be filed with the court, submitted to counsel, and/or the judiciary to ensure legal sufficiency or appropriateness before signing.
- Prepare complex legal documents.
- Reviews and drafts discovery requests and responses.
- Review and process legal correspondence.
- Attends trial litigation, mediations, and any other court related appearances in circuit court and DOAH on behalf of the Department of Revenue Child Support Program including thorough preparation of cases and timely submission of court orders.
- Advises the Attorney Supervisor of any cases potentially requiring appellate action and, when appropriate, filing the notice of appeal at the trial level and completing the request for appellate authorization. Handles cases at the trial level that may be complicated and keeps the Attorney Supervisor updated on complex cases, as needed.
- Assumes lead trial attorney responsibilities and acts as a liaison with the court regarding day to day administrative issues.
- Provides updates and information on case status to the supervisor, client, and/or partners as requested. Provides assistance researching specific case related inquiries. Organizes and participates in meetings, workshops and conferences as required.
- Maintain case files and ensure files have all proper documentation. Update activity and status in all necessary databases to meet deadlines and contractual performance standards.
- Timely updates billable hours in time tracking database.
- Conducts complex legal research and interprets statutes, regulations, rules and operating procedures, providing legal advice/information to the client or Attorney Supervisor as requested.
- Mentors recently hired attorneys and assists with staff training as directed.
- Performs related work as directed.
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 require the submission of a recent writing sample.
- 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.