Requisition No: 796486
Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Working Title: ATTORNEY HEARING OFFICER - 76003489
Position Number: 76003489
Salary: $61,000.08 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/17/2023
Office of Executive Director
Office of General Counsel
Bureau of Administrative Reviews
*Open Competitive Opportunity*
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: Tom Moffett, Email: TomMoffett@flhsmv.gov
Total Compensation Statement
Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $82,286 to $92,938 annually. The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Our Benefits include
- Annual and Sick Leave Package
- Nine Paid Holidays
- State Health and Life Insurance
- Educational Benefits
- Contributory Retirement Plan
To learn more about FLHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at: flhsmv.gov/careers.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
As an Attorney Hearing Officer, you will represent the Bureau of Administrative Reviews by:
- Conducting formal administrative hearings for the Bureau of Administrative Reviews pursuant to Florida law, including Sections 322.2615, and 322.64, Florida Statutes.
- Responding to inquiries from customers and members of the public as they relate to legal requirements and DHSMV policies as they apply to license issuance and sanctions.
- Writing final orders with factual and legal analysis concerning driver licenses or automobile dealerships.
- Performing other duties as required.
The ideal candidate for this position is an attorney with a minimum of three years of legal experience, two of which are as an Assistant State Attorney, Judicial Staff Attorney, Public Defender, or similar. Experience conducting administrative hearings is strongly preferred. An ideal candidate will possess excellent research and writing skills and litigation experience. An ideal candidate will also have an outgoing personality, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and will be able to explain complex legal issues to members of the public.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency in criminal, appellate, and/or administrative litigation.
- Skill to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
- Knowledge and ability to understand Florida statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, federal statutes, case law, rules, regulations, and DHSMV policies and procedures.
- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Using relevant information and individual judgment to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions.
- Ability to prepare for and conduct hearings.
- Ability to work under stressful situations.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- The selected applicant must be a member of The Florida Bar (a lawyer) in good standing.
- 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.
- This position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. A driver’s license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.
- 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.