Requisition No: 793866
Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Working Title: ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL - 76002966
Position Number: 76002966
Salary: $61,000.00 - $74000.00 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/28/2023
Office of Executive Director
Office of General Counsel
*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: Bill Minton, WilliamMinton@flhsmv.gov
Total Compensation Statement
Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $84,923 to $112,904 annually . The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.
Who are We?
At the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) we are committed to providing highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. Our nearly 4300 members around the state are dedicated to fulfilling this mission and positively impacting the safety and wellbeing of all Florida residents and visitors.
What will I be doing?
This position serves as a Troop Legal Advisor to a Troop within the Florida Highway Patrol and Assistant General Counsel to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This position provides legal advice and training to FHP members. An ideal candidate will possess criminal litigation experience as a prosecutor, be comfortable in a courtroom setting, and be able to think on their feet. A Troop Legal Advisor (TLA) is required to handle a variety of matters, including prosecution of traffic infraction hearings, civil asset forfeitures, monitor claims litigation, and other administrative hearings as needed. An ideal candidate will have an outgoing personality, should possess excellent interpersonal skills, and will be able to easily relate to other people (especially law enforcement officers). This position includes a training aspect, thus, the ability to communicate effectively with non-lawyers is very important. The ability to self-motivate is important. The ideal candidate will communicate regularly with members of the Office of the General Counsel by video conference and frequent meetings. Overnight travel is required. The candidate will be required to integrate and develop solid working relationships with law enforcement personnel at all levels of the agency, local state attorneys, sheriffs and other local police agencies. This will necessitate conducting ride-alongs, attending sworn personnel training, and some travel within the state. An ideal candidate will also be familiar with and be able to review warrants for probable cause, facilitate the legal aspects of court ordered evidence destruction, and answer questions on a wide range of legal topics. This position touches numerous areas of the law and is rewarding for a person who enjoys working on different matters each day.
Preference will be given to applicants with
- At least two (2) years of experience as an Assistant State Attorney or Public Defender.
- Supervisory experience of other attorneys.
- Experience creating and delivering legal training.
If you are looking for
- Work with a meaningful mission.
- A place to grow your skills and advance your career.
- Competitive medical insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits.
- Generous vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Opportunities for educational assistance.
Consider building your career with us! To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/careers/.
- Selected candidate must be an active member of The Florida Bar in good standing.
- Day and overnight travel are required.
- A valid driver’s license 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.