Requisition No: 740308
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000181
Position Number: 41000181
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Posting Closing Date: 02/13/2023
“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 Capital Collateral Division.
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: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
- Represent the state in Capital collateral litigation prosecuting first-degree murder cases where the death penalty has been imposed. This position entails serving as either lead counsel or co-counsel in the state circuit and Florida Supreme Court, as well as, representing the state in habeas actions in federal district, circuit, and United States Supreme Court.
- Litigation includes attendance at evidentiary hearings at all post-conviction and appellate stages, research, preparation of briefs, responses, motions, and other functions directly related to appeals (capital direct appeals, interlocutory actions, collateral appeals, and extra-ordinary writs).
- Handles emergency circumstances (pleadings preparation and court appearances) in all levels of state and federal courts, including during the pendency of an active death warrant.
- Responsibility also includes keeping current on all state and federal decisions directly or indirectly impacting capital cases. This includes becoming familiar with all capital cases in the office and maintaining a communications network with other capital specialists in other offices. Provides advice and assistance to other attorneys with legal analysis, brief preparation, and other attending responsibilities.
Other requirements: An extensive comprehension of criminal law, constitutional law, and federal habeas corpus practice is preferred. Trial and/or appellate experience and an ability to handle time constraints; complex legal analysis and multifaceted litigation are minimal requirements.
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, FS.
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.