Requisition No: 797794
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: JUSTICE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION- ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL - 21016219
Position Number: 21016219
Salary: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 04/02/2023
The Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) serves Florida’s State Attorneys, Public Defenders, Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsels, Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, and the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. JAC assists these offices with the State’s accounting, budget, financial services, and human resources platforms. JAC also processes bills from private court-appointed attorneys and associated due process services vendors (e.g., court reporters, interpreters, investigators, and expert witnesses) representing indigent individuals throughout Florida. JAC hires great people from a wide variety of backgrounds to develop comprehensive solutions for those we serve.
The Work You Will Do:
The General Counsel’s Office seeks an Assistant General Counsel to represent JAC in civil trial and appellate court matters related to payment of state-funded court-appointed attorney fees and costs. Working in teams, you will also advise JAC about employment, procurement, contract, budget, public records, and legislative issues. Because the members of the General Counsel’s Office participate in a wide variety of issues, you will always be developing your legal skills and expertise.
The Difference You Will Make:
At JAC, you will use your critical thinking skills and insight to communicate, innovate, and enhance the services we offer to ensure that Florida’s judicial system operates at the highest level possible. To support employees, JAC offers multiple opportunities for professional growth, including participation in CLE’s, FSU’s Certified Public Manager program, Six Sigma, and other relevant training. JAC also prides itself on providing state of the art information technology equipment and a hybrid workplace.
Benefits of Working for JAC:
Working for JAC is more than a paycheck. Your benefits are a significant part of your compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $86,272 to $124,411 annually and includes your salary, insurance, retirement, paid leave, and holidays. For a more complete list of benefits, click https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/.
The salary range for the selected candidate is $60,000–$80,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
JAC does not have a billable hour requirement and encourages employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Attorneys receive 20 hours of annual leave and 8:40 hours of sick leave monthly.
JAC employees enjoy top-tier benefits including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. Currently, the Legislature has set the employee premiums at $8.34 per month for individual coverage and $30 per month for family coverage.
JAC employees can select to participate in either the FRS Pension or the FRS Investment Plan for their retirement.
Where You Will Work:
JAC’s office is located in downtown Tallahassee. Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, is lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads and combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Close to Florida’s Gulf coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job and those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you are on the career ladder. For more information about Tallahassee, please visit: https://www.talchamber.com/visit-tallahassee/.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and will be required to submit to a Level 2 state and national background check. Strong preference will be given to candidates who possess excellent communication, writing, and research skills. Knowledge of the judicial system or legislative process is also preferred.
How to Apply:
Complete the online application through People First. This position also requires submission of three additional items: (1) a cover letter; (2) a legal writing sample, and; (3) a resume. The writing sample shall be a memorandum or similar document that demonstrates original legal analysis. Please ensure that all submissions are in a readable format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted online through the State of Florida People First website will be considered.
If you are unsure if your documents have been properly submitted, contact People First directly at 1-877-562-7287.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may 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.