Requisition No: 795454
Agency: Business and Professional Regulations
Working Title: DBPR/OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL- SENIOR ATTORNEY MULTIPLE VACANCIES/79001207/OPEN COMPETITIVE 1
Position Number: 79001207
Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2023
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
ARBITRATION LEGAL UNIT POSITION NUMBER: 79001207
ALCOHOLIC, BEVERAGES, & TOBACCO LEGAL UNIT POSITION NUMBER: 79010402
CONDOS, TIMESHARES, & MOBILE HOMES UNIT POSITION NUMBER: 79000771
Hiring Salary: $60,000 – $65,000 Annually
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/.
- Must have a valid driver's license; and
- Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar; and
- Must have at least two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal writing, teaching law, or in administrative or judicial hearings.
NOTE: This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This is a highly responsible position working as a Senior Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel under the direction of the Chief Arbitrator for the Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes Arbitration Legal Unit.
- Evaluates investigative reports and evidence;
- Analyzes violations of statutes or administrative rules for regulated professions/businesses and recommends appropriate action;
- Researches/drafts/reviews/amends pleadings, complaints, motions, dismissal orders, consent orders, settlement agreements and memoranda of law;
- Negotiates settlements;
- Reviews, edits and evaluates proposed rule packages;
- Responds to consumer and industry inquiries;
- Analyzes bills;
- Compiles exhibits;
- Prepares witnesses to testify;
- Takes and defends depositions;
- Initiates and responds to discovery;
- Prosecutes and defends enforcement actions before the Division of Administrative Hearings and the agency's informal hearing officer;
- Prosecutes and defends final orders, emergency suspension orders, declaratory judgments, and rule waiver and variance decisions;
- Attends board meetings and presents cases before Probable Cause Panels and Boards for final agency action;
- Provides legal advice to division staff and other agency employees;
- Arbitrate disputes and drafts/issues associated pleadings, notices, and orders;
- Conducts legal research;
- Assists other units as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Skill in drafting legal documents;
- Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
- Knowledge of arbitration and mediation techniques and procedures;
- Ability to prioritize work;
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
- Ability to communicate effectively;
- Ability to conduct legal research;
- Ability to make oral presentations in court and in large groups;
- Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
- Ability to travel.
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 and 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.