Requisition No: 790774
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64085569 1 1
Position Number: 64085569
Salary: $67,500.00 - $71,000.00 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2023
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROSECUTION SERVICES UNIT
Open Competitive Opportunity
THIS REQUISITION WILL BE OPEN FOR TWO MONTHS AND WILL BE USED TO FILL
VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR IN THE PROSECUTION SERVICES UNIT
The Prosecution Services Unit (PSU) is responsible for providing legal services in the regulation of all health care boards and councils. PSU takes administrative action against healthcare practitioners for violations of the licensee’s practice act.
Your Specific Responsibilities:
The incumbent in this position works independently within a team to provide legal services to the Department in evaluating and prosecuting violations of state law and administrative rules by licensees of the various professions regulated by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance, pursuant to Chapters 120 and 456, Florida Statutes.
- Attorneys review case files, develop legal opinions and recommendations for administrative action or closure of cases.
- Attorneys prepare recommended action for Probable Cause Panels to include dismissals, letters of guidance or Administrative Complaints, and present cases before the probable cause panels.
- Drafts pleadings, discovery, and legal memoranda; represents the Department before the Division of Administrative Hearings and in Circuit Court.
- Provides timely and professional representation in all aspects of litigation including timely trial preparation; motions practice; presentation of the case at hearing or trial; preparation of post hearing pleadings in accordance with statute and rule.
- Attorneys evaluate and prioritize pending caseloads by utilizing Department reports and work to timely resolve pending cases in accordance with statutory requirements.
- Works with assistants to maintain electronic case files, reviews investigative and legal files, advises investigators throughout the state who are assigned to gather evidence for the Department.
- Timely responds to public records requests, inquiries from counsel, requests pursuant to Chapter 456, Florida Statutes, and from other agencies regarding current cases.
- Prepares and presents cases for final action before the boards.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must become a member of the Florida Bar within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class.
Where You Will Work:
2585 Merchants Row Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
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.
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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
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.