Requisition No: 797206
Agency: Economic Opportunity
Working Title: ATTORNEY SUPERVISOR - 40000314
Position Number: 40000314
Salary: $80,000 - $87,375.96
Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2023
Our Organization and Mission:
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce, and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.
In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply at DEO for positions that fit their skill sets.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)
Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link: http://www.floridajobs.org/
The Work You Will Do:
The attorney in this position provides supervisory support for the Office of General Counsel and legal services to Department administrators under the direction of the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel.
How You Will Grow:
DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of Human Resources Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:
- Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
- Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
- Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
- Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
- Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.
These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.
Where You Will Work:
Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow by attracting development and new businesses. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. DEO’s main office is located in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the state’s Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens, and people pour in to see the Florida Legislature perform business and approve the state’s annual budget. Being in Tallahassee will guarantee you an experience vibrant with a unique experience, professional growth, entertainment, and culture. Tallahassee is:
- Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music, and natural resources (https://talgov.com/ )
- Home to major college campuses, Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
- Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( https://choosetallahassee.com/beaches-near-tallahassee/ )
- Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida
WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS BENEFITS!
* State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)
* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (www.myfrs.com)
* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year
* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits
* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)
* Ongoing comprehensive training provided
* Career Growth
* Highly skilled, professional environment
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
* We care about the success of our employees.
* We care about the success of our clients.
* We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
* A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.
Pay: $80,000 - $87,375.96
Your Specific Responsibilities:
- Assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel by providing supervision, training, evaluation, and administrative support of the Office of General Counsel.
- Serve as legal counsel to the Department divisions on various issues and matters, including providing assistance in developing policies, drafting and reviewing agreements, and reviewing and interpreting both federal and state laws and regulations.
- Assist with Department procurement and contracting by providing legal opinions, developing procurement documents, attending public meetings, and drafting and reviewing contracts to ensure that they meet all applicable state and federal requirements and ensure adequate legal protection for the Department.
- Make legal determinations as to whether rulemaking is required by the Florida Administrative Procedures Act and applicable case law, and assist in developing, drafting, and promulgating rules for all program areas of the Department when rulemaking is required; conduct public hearings and workshops on proposed rules; respond to Joint Administrative Procedures Committee staff on rules; and interpret and provide legal opinions on application of Department rules.
- Handle litigation for the Department, including litigation in administrative forums as well as in all levels of state and federal court.
- Provide legal advice on, review and approve Department employee disciplinary and other personnel actions, and assist in, the preparation of disciplinary notices.
- Assist in drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and review bills passed into law for applicability, effect, and implementation.
- Review contracts, public solicitation documents, administrative policies, and rules. A strong understanding of federal and state administrative law, federal civil rights statutes, 2 C.F.R. § 200, and government contracting is preferred.
- Assist with Department responses to audits and investigations by state and federal authorities.
- Handle requests for public records and respond on behalf of the Department to subpoenas and court orders.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must be team-oriented and have an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers
- Ability to engender confidence from agency leadership
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work independently with attention to detail
- Working knowledge of Chapter 120 administrative proceedings
- Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing
As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.
- Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
- At least five (5) years of experience practicing law
Must be an active member of The Florida Bar in good standing and eligible to practice law
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.