Requisition No: 799987
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ATTORNEY-ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000476
Position Number: 41000476
Posting Closing Date: 06/01/2023
This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not re-apply.
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: $50,000 annually
Position Summary: This position is in the Civil Legal Services-Revenue Litigation Bureau.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and membership of the Florida Bar. Applicants who are not current members of the Florida Bar can be considered, providing they have applied to be members of the Florida Bar and received approval to sit for the bar exam. Any employment offer would be contingent upon passing the bar within 12 months from date of employment.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in litigation and/or tax law through coursework, moot court, internships, etc.
The Work You Will Do: The primary duty of the position is to represent the Florida Department of Revenue in litigation in the state courts and in the Division of Administrative Hearings. Cases involve matters related to tax assessments, refund claims, and ad valorem (property tax) issues statewide. The attorney may be assigned to cases both at the trial and appellate levels.
An Attorney-Assistant Attorney General (“A-AAG”) is an entry-level position who will initially work largely as co-counsel or under close supervision of a more senior attorney. The A-AAG is expected to research and draft pleadings, motions, discovery, memoranda, briefs, orders, and other documents. The A-AAG will also assist or lead in developing litigation strategy in conjunction with the client, preparing witnesses for depositions and trial, conducting discovery, and preparing for trial or hearing. The attorney will be expected to represent the Department in simple to medium complexity matters, and to co-counsel on more complex matters.
The A-AAG is expected to continue to acquire expertise in state tax matters and litigation, including through the OAG’s formal training program. As the A-AAG matures professionally, less direct supervision will occur, and the attorney will take on increasingly complex cases.
The A-AAG also performs administrative tasks, which may include the following: coordinating work assignments with co-counsel, administrative secretaries, paralegals, and interns; attending bureau staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc.
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 may include a skill assessment exercise.
- 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.