Requisition No: 797115
Agency: Veterans Affairs
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 50950183
Position Number: 50950183
Posting Closing Date: 03/19/2023
SENIOR ATTORNEY – SES 50950183
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Head Quarters, Mary Grizzle State Office Building
Largo, Pinellas County, FL.
Annual Base Salary $60,000.00
Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan. Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates. Paid vacation and sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day. Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester). Education and employment history must be verifiable. Please attach any credentials you claim (degrees, certifications, etc.) to your application.
- A member in good standing with the Florida Bar
- Florida driver’s license in good standing - Periodic travel is required
- Successful completion of a Level 2 Criminal Background Screening and Due Diligence Process.
- Employment experience working for the State of Florida
Provide counsel for FDVA Leadership in all relevant areas of law, including executive functions delegated by agency head;
Develop subject matter expertise to support agency mission, including but not limited to: health care regulation, employment law, real property, procurement matters, applicability of federal and state laws and regulations;
Provide legal support, as requested, for Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame, Florida Veterans’ Foundation, Florida Is for Veterans, d/b/a Veterans Florida;
Prepare and litigate cases in administrative and judicial venues including PERC, EEOC, FCHR, AHCA, DCF, circuit and appeals court, collective bargaining units, mediation/arbitration, and settlements; provide outside counsel support, as needed;
Perform agency rulemaking processes under delegated legislative authority, including rules to support Veterans Preference;
Provide real time legal consults for internal agency clients through calls, e-mails, or meetings; refer external client for services;
review legal documents such as health care designations, powers of attorney, DNRs, etc.; provide training;
Support public records requests, medical records requests, subpoenas, requests for production, other discovery, as needed;
Process wage garnishment orders through HR/BoSP; file Answers of Garnishee and motions statewide;
Perform agency contract and Memorandum of Agreement drafting and reviews;
Perform biennial reviews of agency policies and procedures;
Consult and assist with real estate transactions pertaining to Homes, office spaces, easements, and permitting, as needed;
Review proposed legislation, if requested;
Perform administrative tasks to track and report legal services performed within GCO;
Supervise Paralegal Specialist assignments in Largo Headquarters; and
Perform all other duties requested and assigned by General Counsel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of State government procedures; advanced computer and legal research skills; and excellent writing and editing, verbal, multimedia, and other communications abilities.
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
The Florida Bar and continuing legal education coursework that is relevant to FDVA’s mission and vision;
Florida driver’s license in good standing.
This position is in the Selected Exempt Service system.
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.