Requisition No: 795836
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: GENERAL COUNSEL - 22010701
Position Number: 22010701
Salary: $90,537.38 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/07/2023
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This is a highly professional position with the responsibility for advanced legal and administrative services to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. This position involves responsibility for providing legal advice and assistance to the Chief Judge, Court Administrator, judiciary, and senior members of the Administrative Office of the Courts staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Judge and/or the Court Administrator with very wide latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment.
Examples of Work
Prepares, negotiates, or reviews contracts, ordinances, resolutions, administrative orders, and other legal instruments for the Seventeenth Circuit; renders opinions relative to the substance, form, and propriety of such documents; provides review of legally sensitive correspondence.
Attends meetings of state, local, and other community committees and provides legal representation as required by proceedings.
Provides legal assistance related to grant applications.
Acts as liaison between the Administrative Office of the Courts, the State Attorney’s Office, County Attorney’s Office, and other county, state, and federal agencies.
Conducts legally sensitive investigations involving Administrative Office of the Courts personnel, contractors, agents, and representatives.
Supports and assists in the preparation of training programs for the judiciary and staff attorneys of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.
Researches and responds to inquiries from Judges and court staff regarding ethical issues and considerations.
Confers with office personnel on varied legal matters and on ramifications of office regulations and procedures, court procedures, proposed activities, proposed and existing legislation and case law.
Monitors legal actions involving judicial and quasi-judicial officers and court staff.
Works with court program personnel and other administrative staff to coordinate public information they release, including assisting with writing and disseminating these materials.
Edits material designed for internal and external communication to ensure credibility, understanding and readability, and to approve format, style, content, grammar and composition.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited school of law and extensive years of experience in the practice of law, with at least four years of professional experience in public or court administration.
Member of the Florida Bar, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge of county ordinances and charter provisions, state and federal law, and of constitutional law affecting county government.
Thorough knowledge of judicial procedures, rules of evidence, and methods of legal research.
Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents in difficult and complex cases and to present such material in clear and logical form for oral and written presentations or in briefs and opinions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Administrative Office of the Courts staff members, and officials of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and Broward County.
Attendance is an essential function of the job.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
-Performs related duties as directed.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website at http://www.17th.flcourts.org/the-employment-opportunities/.
Submit a cover letter and the state employment application that is located on the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Employment Website.
Submit by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Submit by mail to the address Court Administration, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Room 20140, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.
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The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
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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.