Requisition No: 793062
Agency: Business and Professional Regulations
Working Title: DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/ATTORNEY - 79011466/OPEN COMPETITIVE
Position Number: 79011466
Posting Closing Date: 02/05/2023
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Hiring Salary: $50,582 - $55,582 Annually
79011466 DIVISION OF DRUGS, DEVICES AND COSMETICS LEGAL
79000718 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD LEGAL
79001107 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD LEGAL
79011076 DIVISION OF PROFESSIONS LEGAL
79000754 DIVISION OF PROFESSIONS LEGAL
79010566 DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE LEGAL
79011313 DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE LEGAL
Our Organization and Mission:
License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, the standards of racing to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently. Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike.
Under the direction of Secretary Melanie S. Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act;
- Skill in drafting legal documents and trying cases;
- Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
- Skill in setting priorities;
- Ability to work independently;
- Ability to persuasively and concisely communicate points of law and regulatory policy to the Division of Administrative Hearings, state courts, federal courts, division staff and regulated parties;
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Ability to conduct legal research;
- Ability to make oral presentations;
- Skill in effective oral and written communication and listening.
- Must have a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; or
- Must be a current member of the Florida Bar or pass the Florida Bar examination within one year of appointment to this position;
- Must have a valid driver's license.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Advises of need to file pro-active litigation involving Division;
- Researches/drafts/reviews/amends pleadings, complaints, motions, dismissal orders, consent orders, settlement agreements and memoranda of law;
- Conducts legal research using both legal research materials and electronic engines and uses correct legal citations;
- Identifies potential legal problems involving planning, operations and administration of the Division;
- Provides legal advice to Division personnel, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, permitting staff, inspectors and investigators on all aspects of permitting procedure and decisions regarding the processing, granting or denial of permits;
- Prepares permit denial pleadings for those permit denial actions referred to legal by the Division;
- Other duties as assigned.
The Difference You Will Make:
At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.
How You Will Grow:
DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.
Where You Will Work:
Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder. Attorneys wishing to work from another location other than Tallahassee headquarters, will be permitted to work from one of DBPR's satellite offices, which are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Margate, Miami, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.
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.
Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.
NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.
Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed
to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and
improving employment outcomes.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
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.
We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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.