Requisition No: 801913
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64080695
Position Number: 64080695
Salary: $70,000.00 to $75,000.00 Commensurate with Experience
Posting Closing Date: 05/26/2023
SENIOR ATTORNEY - 64080695
Open Competitive Opportunity
Your Specific Responsibilities:
This position will serve in the Litigation Practice Group to represent the Department of Health before DOAH and all other courts of jurisdiction. These duties include filing with courts for hearings, negotiating stipulations, and issuing recommended orders on stipulations. All litigation preparation such as pre-hearing conferences, preparation of pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery preparation, witness preparation, recommended orders, final orders and appearances at hearings or trials will be handled by the incumbent. The incumbent will represent the Department in litigation matters in Federal and State court. Manage case load. Maintain case tracking and provide reports as requested. Perform case analysis and make recommendations. Drafting administrative complaints, closing orders, pleadings, motions, briefs, etc. Conduct discovery. Perform legal research as needed to provide advice and prepare pleadings. Make determinations regarding procedural acts to provide optimum legal representation to the Department. Litigate before the Division of Administrative Hearings, state and federal trial and appellate courts. Trial preparation including, but not limited to, gathering, and preparing exhibits, interviewing, and preparing witnesses. For appellate actions, prepare motions and briefs. Make oral argument. Reports to the Chief Legal Counsel and accepts all tasks assigned by the Chief Legal Counsel. Performs other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel.
Member of the Florida Bar
$70,000.00 to $75,000.00 Commensurate with Experience
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
Where You Will Work:
Department of Health
Office of the General Counsel
2585 Merchants Row Boulevard, Suite 110
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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 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, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
Please be advised:
Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS)before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://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 successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health(department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.
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.