Requisition No: 792178
Agency: Financial Services
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 43000398
Position Number: 43000398
Salary: $63,612.00 - $75,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2023
*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****
DIVISION: OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
BUREAU: CONTRACTS & RULEMAKING
A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and admittance to the Florida Bar required.
Senior Attorney positions require a minimum of two (2) years of legal experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who have two (2) year’s legal experience with procurement and contracting responsibilities for a public or private entity or two (2) year’s legal experience with rule promulgation responsibilities for a public or private entity.
The expected hiring salary range is $63,612.00 to $75,000.00depending upon experience.
Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.
Some benefits include:
- Highly skilled, professional environment
- Career Growth
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required)
- Healthcare Benefits
- Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)
- Leave Benefits
This position is located in Tallahassee.
Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification, or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.
Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and either Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis legal research tools.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Contracts & Rulemaking section represents DFS and its 13 divisions with contract drafting, amending, editing, and negotiating to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws. Attorneys in this section play a key role in competitive solicitations pursuant to chapters 120 and 287, Florida Statutes, by providing legal counsel to the contracting divisions and the Office of Purchasing and Contractual Services. The attorneys also handle all aspects of rule promulgation for the Department including drafting, analysis, legal research, conducting workshops and hearings, and managing rule challenges.
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.