Requisition No: 797278
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000453
Position Number: 41000453
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2023
Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pay: $60,000 - $65,000 annually
Position Summary: This position is in the Civil Litigation Division in Tallahassee. The bureau is a "generalist" bureau charged with defending a wide variety of civil litigation and civil rights actions. The bureau represents the State and its employees – including the judiciary, prosecutors, and public defenders – in matters related to correctional systems, employment and related pre-suit matters, bankruptcy, torts, forfeitures, and eminent domain.
Qualifications: Admission to the Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings. The required legal experience must be from the practice of law in a state or territory of the United States. Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided that, pursuant to Rule 11-1.10 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, the attorney applies for and obtains admission to the Florida Bar within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class.
The Work You Will Do: The duties of this position may include but are not limited to:
- Prosecute and defend civil litigation on behalf of state agencies and officials in all federal and state trial and appellate courts, as requested and as provided by law.
- Handle settlement negotiations, pleadings, pre-trial, jury, and non-jury trials, post-trial and appellate practice.
- Exercise a thorough working knowledge of federal and state rules of civil procedure, evidence, and substantive law.
- Requires the ability to research and work independently and involves travel in and out of state.
- The Assistant Attorney General is responsible for the more sensitive and complex cases, including class action lawsuits, which deal with the Governor and Cabinet, legislators, agency heads, prosecutors, public defenders, and judges. These cases frequently have statewide impact and influence the policy direction of state government. These cases frequently involve emergencies regarding matters of great public importance where response time is minimal, and demands are great.
- The Assistant Attorney General is responsible for cases involving constitutional law, civil rights, torts, employment discrimination, elections, environmental law, etc. This office relies on the experience and leadership of assistant attorneys general to provide guidance to the younger attorneys in the office.
- Research and draft motions, answers, replies, interrogatories, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents.
- Attend trials, hearings and appellate oral arguments in court and appear before agency boards and legislative committees. Performs investigations and all aspects of discovery.
- Perform routine administrative matter, including supervising attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and interns; attending staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc. Assist and advise entry attorneys in trial, pleading, practice, procedure, performances, and recommend hiring, retention and promotion. Respond to inquiries from the public.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
- Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance option.
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com).
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Tuition waivers.
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:
Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. NOTE: Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.
- Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
- The elements of the selection process require the submission of a recent writing sample.
- Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of 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.
- OAG employees are paid biweekly. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, F.S.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General participates in the U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify). E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).
REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
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.