Requisition No: 790316
Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Working Title: EXECUTIVE SENIOR ATTORNEY - 76002945
Position Number: 76002945
Salary: $74,000.00-$80,000.00 Annually (Pay commensurate with experience.)
Posting Closing Date: 01/16/2023
Office of Executive Director
*Open Competitive Advertisement*
To be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history. Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.
Contact Person: Jonathan Sanford, 850-617-3101, JonathanSanford@flhsmv.gov
Total Compensation Statement
Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $98,784 to $116,699 annually. The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Our Benefits include
- Annual and Sick Leave Package
- Nine Paid Holidays
- State Health and Life Insurance
- Educational Benefits
- Contributory Retirement Plan
To learn more about FLHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at: flhsmv.gov/careers
Duties and Responsibilities
This Senior Assistant General Counsel position reports directly to the Chief Counsel for Administrative Services within the Office of General Counsel. This position is responsible for administrative legal matters related to Department purchases, contracts, agreements, etc. Responsibilities will include reviewing and drafting contracts and leases; providing legal advice for competitive procurements; and handling issues and disputes related to contract performance. This position may represent the Department in administrative, legislative and civil venues. Potential administrative proceedings may include bid protests and rule challenges.
Additionally, this position will represent the Department in personnel-related litigation. This involves reviewing personnel-related documents (investigation reports, disciplinary actions, etc.) for legal sufficiency and compliance with administrative rules and regulations. Representation of the Department may be in various venues such as the Division of Administrative Hearings or the Public Employees Relations Commission, and in grievance, arbitration, and pre-determination hearings.
What Do I Need to Succeed in This Position
- Knowledge of employment law, labor law, and State of Florida personnel laws and rules (Career Service Appeals process, grievance process).
- Knowledge of contracts and public procurement law.
- Proficiency in civil, appellate, and administrative litigation.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Knowledge of Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
- Ability to research and interpret complex provisions of the law as it relates to powers, duties and functions of the Department.
- Independent decision-making skills and a strong work ethic.
- At least three (3) years of combined litigation and appellate experience.
- Legal experience as it relates to competitive procurements and contract review for State agencies.
- Litigation experience in labor/employment law and/or personnel-related litigation.
- Extensive knowledge of State of Florida personnel laws and rules (specifically Rule 60L-36.005, F.A.C., Sections 110.107 & 110.227, F.S., Career Service Appeals process, grievance process).
- Knowledge of the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights.
- The selected applicant must be a member of The Florida Bar in good standing with two years of experience as an attorney.
- This position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. A driver’s license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.
- Travel is required.
The position you are applying is subject to a Level 2 background check, along with Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) clearance, to include a fingerprint-based check of the criminal records of the FBI, as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 110.1127, 435 and 943, Florida Statutes. Please note that, since this position requires CJIS clearance, the Department will have access to all an applicant’s criminal and juvenile delinquency records, even those that have been sealed or expunged.
The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.
Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI. Fingerprints and associated information/biometrics will be retained in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system and fingerprints may continue to be compared against fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.
The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take 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.
FLHSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.
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.