Requisition No: 672982
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY I - 22009851
Position Number: 22009851
Salary: $67,846.05 - $122,122.88 Annually*
Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Readvertisement, Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.
Office of the State Courts Administrator, Office of Problem-Solving Courts, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida
The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide legal interpretation and support to court program offices and judicial commissions and committees and/or assist with continuing judicial education programs.
This position serves as legal counsel for the Office of Problem-Solving Courts located within the Office of the State Courts Administrator. Primary responsibilities include providing legal staff support to assigned Supreme Court committees and workgroups; responding to requests for legal information relating to problem-solving courts; reviewing and summarizing relevant case law pertaining to problem-solving courts; drafting legislative bill analyses, drafting and reviewing contracts; drafting legal memoranda and providing legal guidance on problem-solving courts in the areas of drug courts, mental health courts, and veterans courts.
This position will ensure that close working relationships are established with circuit
and county drug court and other problem-solving court personnel, including judges,
coordinators, case managers, state attorneys, public defenders, treatment professionals,
and other related stakeholders.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Juris doctorate degree and minimum of two years of legal experience Candidates with criminal law experience are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge of drug court and other problem-solving court operations is highly desirable.
Experience in contract development and legislative bill analysis is preferred.
Admission to and good standing with The Florida Bar.
*This salary $67,846.05 - $122,122.88 annually is effective July 1, 2022.
The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid $25,000 term life insurance. Visit the website benefits of working for the State of Florida.
The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.
How to Apply
Submit a current and complete online State Employment Profile Application at the People First State of Florida Jobs website, view the State Courts System page at https://jobs.myflorida.com/.
An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
When using the People First State of Florida Jobs website to apply and assistance is needed with using the system, contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Jennifer Grandal in the Office of Problem-Solving Courts at 850-922-5101 or the Office of Human Resources at 850-487-0778.
To learn more about the Florida State Courts System visit its website www.flcourts.org.
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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Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-955-8771.
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.