Requisition No: 700061
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001153
Position Number: 41001153
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2023
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 General Civil Litigation - Employment Litigation Bureau.
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.
Prior experience in employment law and civil litigation preferred.
The Work You Will Do: The duties of this position may include but are not limited to:
Handle employment law cases on behalf of state agencies, from inception to conclusion, involving discrimination and retaliation claims primarily arising under Title VII, Chapter 760, F.S., Section 112.3187, F.S., and Section 440.205, F.S. Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, and other legal documents. Draft and respond to discovery. Participate in hearings, mediations, and trials. Interview witnesses and take depositions. Practice in state and federal courts, as well as in administrative tribunals such as the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) and the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC).
Where You Will Work: This position is in Tallahassee, Florida. Tallahassee offers everything from a vibrant arts and culture scene to great sports rivalries. It is a true college town that includes Florida State University, Florida A&M, and several smaller schools. As Florida’s capital city and a college town, you can expect a feeling of connectedness and the economic benefits that come with being in the center of state government. In addition, the capital city also offers an abundance of outdoor recreation for all ages, a diverse foodie scene and a ton of family-friendly festivals and activities year-round.
Tallahassee is a small to mid-size city known for its parks and rolling red hills. Nestled in north Florida’s panhandle, it is known as a sportsman’s paradise. It is located just 22 miles from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, which is home to some of the world’s top beaches. In addition, the State of Florida has no state income tax for its residents
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.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT: The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287. If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
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).
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.