Requisition No: 801768
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60006197
Position Number: 60006197
Salary: $60,000 - $79,035.06
Posting Closing Date: 05/21/2023
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
2415 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.
What you will do:
- This position serves as a Licensing Attorney for the agency.
- Review licensing and waiver requests for foster care and childcare to determine denial or issuance.
- Evaluates and litigates licensing waivers; appeals thereof.
- Reviews and evaluates department requests to initiate appellate proceedings.
- Drafts, reviews, or edits Administrative appellate filings.
- Keeps abreast of current and proposed statutory and caselaw on both state and federal levels and interprets these mandates to the program offices.
- Monitors the docket of the Division of Administrative Hearings.
- Receives and evaluates requests for administrative proceedings, referring for appropriate hearings or denying or dismissing.
- Receives and evaluates recommended orders and other dispositions in administrative proceedings, staffing with program offices as needed.
- Processes waiver/variance and declaratory statement petitions. This requires ensuring facial sufficiency and an adequate record, referring to program office and staffing as needed, and preparing orders for review and signature.
- Represents the department as counsel of record in state administrative proceedings, as assigned, where the department does not have final order authority.
- Assists contract and procurement team as assigned.
- Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor, Office of the General Counsel, or Department management.
- Member of the Florida Bar
- Attorney – less than 2 years as an attorney $60,000.20
- Senior Attorney – 2+ years’ as an attorney $79,035.06
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 options;
- 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.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.
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.