Requisition No: 790109
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY-SES - 64000234 1
Position Number: 64000234
Salary: $65,000 annually
Posting Closing Date: 05/26/2023
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.
Senior Attorney- SES
Your Specific Responsibilities:
- Representation in administrative, civil and appellate proceedings in the state and federal courts, and in administrative tribunals.
- Conducting varied litigation in both state and federal courts and administrative forums.
- Representation, consultation and support to public health programs and agency officials enforcing state laws, rules and regulations.
- Negotiation, writing and review of contracts, and memorandums of agreement for partnerships and/or relationships with other organizations and agencies, as developed by those agencies or the county health departments.
- Review of subpoenas, court orders, record requests, and other correspondence which relate to the release of agency records.
- Consultation and advice to human resources managers and agency management in personnel matters.
- Consultation and advice to staff concerning the legal ramifications of potential and pending litigation, legislation, policy decisions, court decisions, and legal opinions of statewide impact.
- Research and review of pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and initiatives to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal law.
- Training to staff on legal aspects of agency programs, operations and specialized legal subjects.
- Liaison with the courts, attorneys, legal services programs, and other stakeholders within the legal community.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of legal terminology.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of juris prudence.
- Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
- Ability to provide legal counsel.
- Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws and rules.
- Ability to prepare and conduct litigation.
- Ability to perform legal research.
- Ability to conduct hearings.
- Ability to relate one law or precedent to another case.
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to prepare various legal documents.
- Ability to prepare and present trial and appellate briefs, pleadings and oral arguments.
- Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law.
- Prior experience as a government attorney in Florida
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
Where You Will Work:
The Mid-County Center of the Florida Department of Health located at 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771
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 options;
- 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.
Please be advised:
Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://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 successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.
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.