Requisition No: 774503
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60073817
Position Number: 60073817
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2023
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
2415 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.
“If you have already applied, no need to reapply, you are still being considered.”
What you will do:
- The primary focus of this position is to provide legal services to the Child Welfare Program Office of the Department, including, but not limited to, keeping abreast of current and proposed statutory and case law related to the Child Welfare Program Office, legal analysis and recommendations on policy proposals, operating procedures, legislative analysis and drafting, rulemaking, quality assurance, Risk Management support on litigation involving Child Welfare issues, and legal review and analysis of any other issues involving the Child Welfare Program Office.
- Establishes and maintains a cooperative and constructive working relationship for issue resolution arising from time to time with the CLS function of the Department, which provides legal representation for the Department on behalf of children in the Dependency system
- Participates with management teams of Child Welfare concerning issue and problem analysis and recommendations, as requested by the leadership team for the Child Welfare Program Office.
- Keeps the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel advised of major programmatic issues in Child Welfare which may involve or impact on other program offices of the Department, and coordinates those issues with counsel within the General Counsel's office in region offices who provide services to those program offices.
- Assists in resolving Child Welfare and other issues in the General Counsel's office which relate to and are in common with issues of sister agencies.
- As assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, provides legal support to other areas of the Department outside of Child Welfare.
- Support the regions on Child Welfare related matters involving administrative hearings, and monitor and track appeals of dependency rulings in regions to identify and forecast trends in the law.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Member of the Florida Bar
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:
- No state income tax for residents of Florida;
- 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 options;
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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- Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Tuition waivers;
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
Participation in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program is required as a condition of employment per F.S. 110.113, and enrollment must be completed within the first 30 calendar days of your appointment.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.
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.